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No special move for BNP's election participation: PM

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DHAKA - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today ruled out possibilities of any special initiative on her part to ensure BNP's polls participation unlike the past saying the 2018 polls would be held as parliamentary democracy is practiced in other countries.

"I'm not going to pour butter in an improper saucepan . . . (but) the election will not wait for the absentees (either)," she told at a press conference at her Gonobhaban residence.

Sheikh Hasina added a particular political party would have...
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Cambodia tour will bolster bilateral ties: PM

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DHAKA - Describing her just-concluded official visit to Cambodia as very successful and fruitful, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said it would further deepen the bilateral relations and cooperation.

"I think this tour will help take the ties between Bangladesh and Cambodia to a new height,"...
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India, China want process to facilitate Rohingya repatriation

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India has said Bangladesh and Myanmar should implement a systematic process of verification to facilitate the repatriation of Rohingyas living in Bangladesh.
The neighboring country said the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) should help Myanmar implement its responsibilities towards...
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Quader rules out snap poll possibility

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Ruling out the possibility of snap polls, Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said the next parliamentary election will be held in the scheduled time.
Quader came up with the remark while talking to journalists at the secretariat in the morning.
"The Election...
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BNP leader Altaf Chow asked to surrender in graft case

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The High Court on Wednesday asked former home minister and BNP leader Altaf Hossain Chowdhury to sur-render to a lower court within four weeks in Barapukuria coalmine graft case.
The HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Karim passed the order after dismissing...
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