Saraswati Puja 2020

January 18, 2020
January 18, 2020

EC has complicated the situation: CPB mayoral aspirant Rubel

Dhaka North City Corporation mayoral candidate Ahammad Sajedul Huq Rubel has alleged that the Election Commission has “complicated the situation” by not deferring the election date that coincides with Saraswati Puja.

January 18, 2020
January 18, 2020

City polls: Minority rights body cancels weeklong demo

Bangladesh Hindu-Bouddha-Christian Oikya Parishad withdraws its weeklong countrywide demonstration programme over deferral of the date of the city polls.

January 18, 2020
January 18, 2020

DU students call off hunger strike

Dhaka University students call off their hunger strike after the Election Commission deferred the Dhaka city corporations’ polls date to February 1.

January 16, 2020
January 16, 2020

Holding polls on Saraswati Puja day an unjust act: Kamal

Jatiya Oikyafront convener Kamal Hossain today says holding polls to two Dhaka City corporations on the day of Saraswati Puja is an unjust act.

January 16, 2020
January 16, 2020

Appeal seeks stay on DCC polls

A petition has been filed with the Supreme Court seeking its directives on the Election Commission (EC) to stay Dhaka north and south city corporations’ polls on January 30 as it coincides with Saraswati Puja.

January 13, 2020
January 13, 2020

Dhaka city polls: EC to act according to court directive

The Election Commission will act in accordance with the court directives on Dhaka north and south city corporation elections scheduled for January 30, says Election Commission Secretary Md Alamgir.

January 12, 2020
January 12, 2020

Students urge EC to change election date for Saraswati Puja

Bangladesh Chhatra Oikya Parishad urges the Election Commission to hold elections to the Dhaka North and South city corporations on another date instead of January 30 as the Saraswati Puja will be observed on that day by the Hindu community across the country.

January 6, 2020
January 6, 2020

Writ seeks deferment of DNCC, DSCC polls

A Supreme Court lawyer files a writ petition with the High Court seeking a directive on the Election Commission to defer the date of Dhaka city corporation elections, slated for January 30, as Saraswati Puja will be held on the same day.