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Ensure right to vote of people with disability
Speakers urge govt
Speakers at a discussion yesterday said the people with disabilities are deprived of their fundamental rights including right to voting due to lack of initiatives by the government as well political parties.
'Implement electoral laws strictly to curb corruption'
Shushashoner Janney Nagorik (Shujan) yesterday called for proper implementation of the election-related laws in order to curb corruption and ensure transparency in the forthcoming general election.
SC stay order obstacle to right to know about polls candidates
Speakers tell rally
With his hands tied and mouth gagged, a voter sat in front of the National Museum in the city yesterday to protest a Supreme Court order staying a High Court verdict that compels the Election Commission
5 killed in road accidents
Five people were killed in separate road accidents across the country yesterday.
Babu Lal Murder Case
All 19 accused acquitted
All the 19 accused in Babu Lal Shil murder case including some cadres of outlawed party were acquitted yesterday.
Valuables worth Tk 6.61 lakh looted in Barisal
Robbers looted valuables worth Tk 6.61 lakh in two separate incidents in the district yesterday.
South Asian University
Final decision in March next year
A final decision on the proposal of South Asian University (SAU), put forward by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the last Saarc summit in Dhaka, is likely to be taken in March next year aheadof
AL deal with bigots condemned
Different development and women organisations yesterday condemned the deal signed between Awami League (AL) and Bangladesh Khelafat Majlish (BKM).
CA urged to work impartially
A citizens' rights body has urged the President/Chief Adviser (CA) to the caretaker government Prof Iajuddin Ahmed to ensure a free and fair election acceptable to all by working impartially.
Sub-Editors Council Polls
Mutasim, Masum president, secy
Shah Muhammad Mutasim Billah of the daily Janakantha and Masum Billah of Dainik Naya Diganta were elected president and general secretary respectively of Dhaka Sub-Editors Council (DSEC) on Monday.
Anti-corruption concert today
The first ever anti-corruption concert, organised by Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), will be held in the city today.
Abbas, Yusufi elected CPC president, secy
Ali Abbas and Ezaz Yusufi were elected president and general secretary of Chittagong Press Club (CPC) on Wednesday.
CARE-NILG deal to strengthen local govt bodies
CARE Bangladesh and National Institute of Local Government (NILG) yesterday signed an agreement for strengthening capacities of local elected bodies, service providers and pourasabha and city corporation
60 launches stranded in mid-river for six hours
About 60 passenger-launches were stranded in the mid-rivers for almost six hours due to dense fog near Chandpur and Mehendiganj on Wednesday night causing sufferings to thousands of passengers.
US embassy closed for three days
The American Embassy offices, including the American Centre, Archer K Blood American Center Library, the student counselling service and the Consular Section will remain closed for three days from Sunday
5 bank officials sued
Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday filed five separate cases against six people, including five employees of Agrani Bank, on charge of misappropriation of funds from Green Road Branch of the bank,
New chairman of Red Crescent meets staffs
Prof Abdur Rob, the new Chairman of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS), had a courtesy meeting with the members of the managing board, officers and staff members on Wednesday at the BDRCS national
Appeal for help
Sati Rani Sarker, a mother of three, has appealed for financial assistance for her treatment as she has been suffering from severe kidney diseases, says a press release.
Benajir chairman of NSU Foundation
Benajir Ahmed has been elected chairman of the North South University Foundation at the meeting of its Board of Governors on December 24, says a press release.

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