Now HC stays DSCC polls

Now HC stays DSCC polls

The elections were scheduled to be held on February 26.

The court also issued a rule asking the Election Commission and the government why the schedule issued by the EC for holding the elections should not be declared illegal.

The HC bench of Justice Tariq ul Hakim and Justice Md Faruque came up with the order and rule following a writ petition filed by Mozammel Mia, a voter of Demra union, challenging the legality of the election schedule.

submitted the petition saying that all the posts of union parishads (UPs) have to be dissolved before including them as wards in the city corporation and then a gazette notification has to be issued to this effect under the Local Government (Union Parishad) Act, 2009. But, the posts of UP chairman have not been dissolved yet. Nor have the new voter lists for the new wards been published, the petition added.

The HC stayed the process of holding elections to the councillors’ post under DSCC a day after the court halted for three-month the process of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) polls.

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Students of 7 DU affiliated colleges block Nilkhet intersection

Students of 7 DU affiliated colleges block Nilkhet intersection

Vehicular movement through Nilkhet intersection in Dhaka came to a complete standstill as hundreds of students of seven Dhaka University affiliated colleges blocked the road since this morning demanding publication of second-year exam results by this month.

Around three hundred students of 2014-15 sessiontook position in the middle of the intersection around 11:30am blocking all sorts of traffic movement in the area, our DU correspondent reports from the spot.

The second-year final examination for the session was held on January 7 last year.

A huge traffic jam has been created on the all four connecting roads of the intersection due to the student protest, he said.

The protesters are also seen blocking pedestrians from their way crossing the intersection when this report was updated at 1:09pm.

In a five-point demand, the protesting students demanded the publication of the second-year result by January.

  • Third-year honours final year examination for 2014-15 session should be held by March.
  • Publication of an academic calendar for the seven affiliated colleges.
  • All examinations of 2012-13 sessions should be held as soon as possible.
  • All the examinations of the sessions under degree pass course should be held and its results published as early as possible.

A huge traffic jam has been created on the all four connecting roads of the intersection due to the student protest, he said.

The protesters are also seen blocking pedestrians from their way crossing the intersection.

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New Rangpur city mayor takes oath

New Rangpur city mayor takes oath

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina administered the oath at a ceremony held at her office today.

LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Engineer Khondkar Mosharraf Hossain, Prime Minister's Special Envoy and Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad, State Minister for the Ministry of LGRD and Cooperatives Mashiur Rahman Ranga were present.

LGRD and Cooperatives Secretary Abdul Malek conducted the oath-taking ceremony.

Later, the newly elected 33 councillors of general wards as well as 11 female councillors of the reserved seats of Rangpur City Corporation were also sworn-in at the same venue.

LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Engineer Khondkar Mosharraf Hossain administered the oath to the councillors.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister urged the newly elected Mayor and councillors to render desired services to people of their locality.

Hasina said her government not only established Rangpur City Corporation but also declared Rangpur as a division and has been implementing various programmes to ensure overall development of the region.

She mentioned that Monga had been in the northern region in the past as the misery of people which her government has been able to remove.

The Prime Minister said once the poor people had to go to relief centres and that will never be seen in the future.

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PAK SCAN: India Being Rewarded For Serving US Interests

PAK SCAN: India Being Rewarded For Serving US Interests

The continued violations of the ceasefire agreement 2003 by India, which last year claimed 54 civilian lives and inflicted injuries on 254 of them besides a number of casualties of the Pakistan army personnel, is a calculated attempt to achieve two objectives. One is in the context of Indo-Pak relations premised on the conflict in Kashmir and the

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Full-Fledged Chinese Military Complex In Doklam, Show Satellite Pics

Full-Fledged Chinese Military Complex In Doklam, Show Satellite Pics

Images show military structures along East-West road in disputed region. Trenches visible at another site where there is Chinese construction. There are two helipads, clearly demarcated by an H marking

by Vishnu Som

A massive, full-fledged Chinese military complex is being built within Doklam, show new satellite images five months after India and

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Ageing Mi-26s In For Fresh Lease of Life

Ageing Mi-26s In For Fresh Lease of Life

by Vijay Mohan

Even as the Indian Air Force prepares to induct the US-made Chinook heavy-lift helicopter, it has set in motion the process for life extension of the ageing Soviet-origin Mi-26 that has been forming its heavy-lift component since 1985.

The IAF has three Mi-26, the world’s largest helicopter, based at Chandigarh with 126 Helicopter F

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Winds of up to 120 kph batter south as storm hits the Netherlands

Winds of up to gale force 10 have already been recorded in Zeeland as the second winter storm of 2018 hit the Netherlands on Thursday.

The storm is expected to reach its height between 10am and 12am and weather forecasters have issued a code red weather alert for central parts of the Netherlands and code orange for the rests.

Hundreds of flights to

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