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15 hurt as JP men clash in Rangpur

Ershad vs Ranga

15 hurt as JP men clash in Rangpur

At least 30 Jatiya Party activists were injured in Rangpur yesterday afternoon in a clash between the supporters of JP chief HM Ershad and party lawmaker Moshiur Rahman Ranga. The clash began when supporters of Ranga allegedly attacked a procession brought out by supporters of Ershad to protest Ranga's removal from the JP presidium,...

Influential quarters barrier to freeing footpaths: Ashraf

Influential quarters barrier to freeing footpaths: Ashraf

LGRD Minister Syed Ashraful Islam today said in parliament that it was not possible to evict illegal occupiers from the capital’s footpaths due to their patronisation by influential quarters and lack of interest of law enforcement agencies. Replying to lawmakers’ queries, he said Dhaka south and north city corporations have been trying relentlessly to...

Editorial

LGRD bodies' 10 percent

THE TIB report portrays a very dark picture of the local government bodies. But it only reconfirms what is already public knowledge. The said report shows that bribery, which is employed to grease the palms of various officials, nepotism and political influence, determine the approval of local government projects. This picture is fairly representative of the state of affairs in almost all the government ministries and departments. What is perhaps news is the percentage of the project funds, 10...

Dhaka City Corporations

No possibility of polls in near future

There is no possibility of holding the long overdue elections to the bifurcated Dhaka city corporation (DCC) in the near future, said Election Commissioner Abdul Mobarak yesterday. “We are legally bound to hold the elections. But necessary situation for the elections is absent. We will hold the polls at a suitable time when favourable situation prevails,” he told journalists in the capital's EC Secretariat. On Tuesday, LGRD & Cooperatives Minister Syed Ashraful Islam told parliament that as per law the EC...

Polls to 100 upazilas likely next month

The Election Commission is likely to announce on Sunday the schedule for polls to around 100 upazila parishads to be held in late February, said an election commissioner yesterday. "We have planned to hold the polls in phases considering law and order. We want to hold polls to more than 100 upazila parishads by the end of February," the election commissioner told some reporters asking not to be named. The last election to around 480 upazila parishads was held on January...

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