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Hundreds of vehicles got stuck in a huge traffic gridlock as ferry service being disrupted due to dense fog. This photo was taken from near Daulatdia Ghat on Sunday.

Hundreds of vehicles got stuck in a huge traffic gridlock as ferry service being disrupted due to dense fog. This photo was taken from near Daulatdia Ghat on Sunday.

Two big parties facing tremendous pressure in selecting nominees

Reza Mahmud :The high commands of the two big political parties - AL and BNP-are in tremendous pressure in selecting their candidates for the upcoming 11th national election as a

BNP to give 70 seats to partners

Keeping aside 70 seats for its two alliance partners, BNP is going to finalise its candidates for 230 seats through a four-day interview of its nomination seekers that began on

Tarique joins interviews thru video confce

Staff Reporter :BNP acting Chairman Tarique Rahman on Sunday conducted interviews of the party's nomination seekers for the 11th parliamentary election through a video- conference from London where he is

Hearing on plea challenging govt's inaction now today ; Hearing of appeals one week after SC vacation

Staff Reporter :The High Court (HC) on Sunday deferred till today (Monday) the hearing on a writ petition filed challenging the government's failure and inaction to prevent the recent attack

AL to leave 65 - 70 seats for allies

Staff Reporter :Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said that the ruling party has planned to give 65 to 70 seats to the allied parities for contesting the

Video confce is BNP's internal matter: Fakhrul

Staff Reporter :BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday said that the video conference by the party's its acting Chairman Tarique Rahman with party nomination aspirants was party's

Mirza Abbas his wife get anticipatory bail from HC

Staff Reporter :The High Court (HC) on Sunday granted anticipatory bail to BNP Standing Committee Member Mirza Abbas and his wife Afroza Abbas for eight weeks in three cases filed

Cyclone Gaja leaves 40 dead, over 80,000 stranded

Cyclone Gaja leaves 40 dead, over 80,000 stranded

Hindustan Times, Chennai :With the death toll rising to 40 and more than 80,000 people stranded at relief camps facing a paucity of food and drinking water and other amenities,

38 BNP men produced before court after remand

Court Correspondent :The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court of Dhaka yesterday passed the order after police produced them before the court on completion of their two-day remand instead of five days'

Reza Kibria submits nomination form to Dr Kamal

Reza Kibria submits nomination form to Dr Kamal

Staff Reporter :Former Finance Minister and Awami League (AL) leader Shah AMS Kibria's son Dr. Reza Kibria submitted his nomination form to Dr Kamal Hossain, the top leader of Jatiya

Actions against Tarique, if law permits: EC

Staff Reporter :Election Commissioner Md. Rafiqul Islam has said appropriate actions will be taken against fugitive Tarique Rahman, Acting Chairman of BNP, for interviewing nomination aspirants of his party through

CIA Khashoggi assessment

Reuters, Washington :Khashoggi assessment "very premature": TrumpUS president Donald Trump on Saturday called a CIA assessment blaming Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal

Don`t boycott polls, guard centres : Kamal

Don`t boycott polls, guard centres : Kamal

Staff Reporter :Jatiya Oikyafront leader and Gano Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain on Saturday called upon the supporters of the newly floated political alliance to guard the polling centres instead

JOF poll aspirants inform BNP of their target seats

Reza Mahmud :Leaders of Jatiya Oikya Front (JOF) have informed the BNP about where their top leaders want to contest in the coming Parliamentary election.BNP and JOF sources said, the

Ansar, VDP to be armed before polls

Kazi Zahidul Hasan : The Home Ministry has sought Tk 139.86 crore from the Finance Ministry for buying 30,000 shotguns and 3,000,000 cartridges for the Ansar and VDP before the

HC hearing on plea challenging govt's inaction today

Staff Reporter :The High Court (HC) will hold the hearing today (Sunday) on a writ petition filed challenging the government's failure and inaction to prevent the recent attack on Barrister

EC seeking police report on clashes with BNP men

The Election Commission will ask for a report from police on Wednesday's violent clashes between them and the BNP supporters at Nayapaltan.The law enforcers will be asked to include photos,

UN committee condemns HR violations against Rohingyas

AP :A key United Nations committee overwhelmingly approved a resolution on Friday strongly condemning the continuing "gross human rights violations and abuses" against Rohingya Muslims who are treated as outsiders

Saudi prince behind murder of Khashoggi: CIA

Saudi prince behind murder of Khashoggi: CIA

The CIA believes that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to US media reports.Sources close to the agency said it had assessed

Biased poll officials to face music: EC

Staff Reporter :Election Commissioner Brigadier General (Rtd) Shahadat Hossain Chowdhury has warned election officials of stern punitive actions if any allegation of biasness found against them.Mentioning that the EC does

California wildfires: 'Over 1,000 missing' in Camp Fire

More than 1,000 people have been reported missing in a California wildfire which has destroyed thousands of homes and killed at least 71, local officials have said.The death toll rose

BNP spends money to make election controversial: Quader

Staff Reporter :General Secretary of Awami League Obaidul Quader on Saturday said, the BNP is spending money to make the coming 11th National Election controversial. Obaidul Quader said it in

SAMS Kibria`s son joins Oikyafront to contest in polls

SAMS Kibria`s son joins Oikyafront to contest in polls

Staff Reporter :Reza Kibria, son of former Finance Minister and Awami League leader Shah AMS Kibria, wants to contest in the upcoming 11th National Election from Jatiya Oikyafront. An economist,

 Death toll hits 63

Death toll hits 63

CHICO, Calif. (AP)  :At least 63 people are now dead from a Northern California wildfire, and officials say they have a missing persons list with 631 names on it

 Nipun Roy, six others put on 5-day remand

Nipun Roy, six others put on 5-day remand

UNB, Dhaka :A court here on Friday placed BNP National Executive Committee member Nipun Roy Chowdhury and six other party men on a five-day remand in a case filed

One killed, 6 hurt in gas cylinder blast

One killed, 6 hurt in gas cylinder blast

Staff Reporter :A minor boy was burnt to death and six others sustained burn injuries in a fire that originated from a leaked gas cylinder explosion in a two-storey

4 killed, 100 injured in Narsingdi AL factional clash

Staff Reporter :Four people were killed and 100 others injured in two separate clashes between the factions of Awami League over establishing supremacy in Nilakkha and Bashgari union parishads

Remove posters, banners by tomorrow: EC

Staff Reporter :The Election Commission (EC) has directed Assistant Returning Officers (AROs) to initiate steps to remove posters, banners, effigies and other visible means of campaign matters by the

 Keep close eyes on govt activities for fair election

Keep close eyes on govt activities for fair election

UNB, Dhaka :Jatiya Oikyafront leader Dr Kamal Hossain on Friday urged the newspaper editors to keep close eyes on government activities to hold the next general election in a