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Mudslinging starts in city polls campaign

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Hectic election campaigns by the candidates of two Dhaka city corporations’ polls continued on Wednesday amid allegations and counter-allegations against each other.

Like any other day since the electioneering got off to a formal start on April 7, the mayoral and councillor candidates and their representatives visited different parts of the city to woo the voters.

Afroza Abbas, wife of BNP-backed mayoral candidate for Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mirza Abbas...
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All war crimes trial verdicts to be executed: PM

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Slamming those who say the execution of condemned war criminals is a violation of human rights, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday vowed to execute the remaining war crimes trial verdicts saying that Bangladesh war criminals committed much more heinous crimes than Iraq’s...
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EC warns against violation of poll codes

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In the wake of allegations of brining out processions by the city polls contestants, Election Commissioner Shah Nawaz on Wednesday warned that if anyone takes out any procession violating the election code of conduct will face tougher actions.

“We’ve already directed the...
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3 cops among 5 charged in gold smuggling case

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The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) on Wednesday approved a charge-sheet against five people, including three policemen, in a gold smuggling case.

The Commission at its regular meeting today approved the charge-sheet against them, ACC source said.

The charge sheet will be...
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US sees BD a vibrant economic partner

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US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat on Wednesday said all who love Bangladesh need to spread the word that Bangladesh is a vibrant economic partner which is improving workers’ rights and creating safe working environments.

“The path forward is clear,” she...
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