Thursday, May 24, 2018 | ePaper

HC also stays DSCC polls in 18 new wards

  • Print
Staff Reporter :
The High Court (HC) on Thursday stayed for three months the effectiveness of the schedule for holding elections to elect Councilors of 18 new wards and six reserved seats of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC).
The HC bench of Justice Tariq ul Hakim and Justice Md Faruque passed the order and issued a rule after hearing on a writ petitions filed challenging the election schedule.
The elections were scheduled to be held on February 26.
The court also issued a rule asking the Election Commission and the government as to why the schedule issued by the EC for holding the elections should not be declared illegal. Mozammel Miah, a voter of Demra, a new ward of DSCC, filed the writ petition on Wednesday with the HC citing some irregularities in the Election Commission's election procedure.
Advocate Kamrul Huq Siddiquee appeared in the court on behalf of the petitioner.
Another bench of the High Court on Wednesday stayed for three months the effectiveness of the schedule for holding the by-elections in Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) on February 26 to elect Mayor.

More News For this Category

Indo-Bangla border in Assam to be sealed by Dec: CM Sonowal

Hindustan Times :Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday announced that the India-Bangladesh border in the state will be completely sealed by December.Sonowal made the remarks at a conference marking

RMG workers` unrest feared

Special Correspondent :The government agencies have beefed up vigilance at key garment industrial zones across the country fearing workers' unrest ahead of Eid centring non-payment of arrear salaries and festival

Landslides threaten camps of Rohingyas : HRW

Landslides threaten camps of Rohingyas : HRW

Tens of thousands of Rohingyas in camps in Cox's Bazar district are at imminent risk of landslides, Human Rights Watch has said in a newly released online video.Bangladesh authorities with

Provide info on rape of Rohingya women

Myanmar should comply with a UN committee's request for information on the military's responsibility for widespread rape of Rohingya women and girls in northern Rakhine State, said Human Rights Watch

Learn from BD how to stand by distressed humanity: Priyanka

Unicef Goodwill Ambassador and Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra on Thursday said the world should learn from Bangladesh how to stand beside the distressed humanity.She also appreciated Bangladesh, particularly Prime Minister

Focus on Rohingya children's future; not past: Priyanka

Focus on Rohingya children's future; not past: Priyanka

Unicef Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra has called for more global action and support for vulnerable Rohingya children and women urging all to open their hearts with compassion. "Every child deserves

Trump cancels Kim summit amid North Korea `hostility`

US President Donald Trump has cancelled a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, saying the world had "lost a great opportunity for lasting peace".He said his decision was because

No place for drug traders in capital: Asad

Issuing a note of warning, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Thursday said there will be no place for drug traders in the city."Actions will be taken against them following the

Child's body found in luggage

Staff Reporter :Police recovered the body of a child from a luggage in Kotbari area under Dakshin Khan Police Station in the capital on Thursday.Dakshin Khan Police Station OC Topon

9 more drug peddlers killed

Staff Reporter :Nine suspected drug peddlers were killed in separate incidents of gunfights in Feni, Cumilla, Magura, Narayanganj and Akhaura districts early Thursday during the ongoing anti-narcotics drive. With the