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EC’s dialogue with pol parties from Sept 11

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Staff Reporter
The Election Commission (EC) has planned to sit in talks with 40 registered political parties from September 11 to October 10 next to discuss the preparations for the next parliamentary polls.
The EC Secretariat has worked out a timeline for holding talks with different stakeholders as part of the roadmap it prepared for 11th national election, which is likely to be held in late December, 2018.
"The dialogue is likely to begin on July 30 next with talks with civil society...
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Farhad Mazhar ‘kidnapped’

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Staff Reporter
Farhad Mazhar, a poet and columnist, was reportedly kidnapped by unknown miscreants from the city's Adabar area early Monday.
Quoting family members, Mohsin, a sub-inspector of Adabar Police Station, said Farhad Mazhar came out of his residence, 'Haq Garden', at Adabar Link Road...
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Decision on 16th amend after full verdict

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Law Minister Anisul Huq on Monday said the government will take its decision once it receives the full text verdict of the Supreme Court that has declared illegal the 16th amendment to the Constitution establishing Par-liament's authority to remove Supreme Court judges.
"In its...
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Accused in Ekram murder killed in ‘gunfight’

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Feni: One of the key accused in the Fulgazi upazila chairman Ekram murder case was killed early Monday, in a 'gunfight' with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Birinchi area of the Municipality.
The deceased is identified as Md Shohel alias Ruti Shohel, an accused in at least 8 cases...
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16th Amendment unconstitutional: SC

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The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the High Court verdict that declared illegal the 16th amendment to the Constitution establishing Parliament's authority to remove Supreme Court judges.
A seven-member Appellate Division bench, headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha...
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