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DCC Polls under Previous Boundaries PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 19 September 2010

Dhaka City Corporation elections of will be held in December under the previous boundary of the constituencies, the chief election commissioner says.

The DCC ran its term in May 14, 2007. During the previous elections there were 90 wards in the capital. Elections to the other five city corporations have already been held.

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Request to Shut Schools from 10 Ramadan PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 09 August 2010

Dhaka Metropolitan Police have requested the education ministry to shut down all schools and colleges in the capital from 10 Ramadan in a bid to ease traffic congestion.

At the same time, it urged authorities of shopping malls and markets to initiate community policing.

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Actions on Past Irregularities: Manzur PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 20 July 2010

New Chittagong city mayor M Manzur Alam has said any irregularities in the city corporation in the past will be looked into for effective actions.

He said this in a brief press conference after moving into the mayor office on Tuesday.

He declared that resolving the water-logging problem of the port city is his major goal. "A separate standing committee will be formed in the first general meeting scheduled on July 26 to take effective steps to resolve water-logging."

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Khaleda Seeks Greater Fund for CCC PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 19 July 2010

Opposition BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has called on the government to increase budgetary allocation for development of Chittagong City Corporation, headed by a mayor her party backs.

Her call came hours after local government minister Syed Ashraful Islam promised maximum cooperation of the mayor and councillors for the development of the port city.

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Khaleda Invited to Ctg Mayoral Oath Ceremony PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 18 July 2010

Main opposition BNP chief Khaleda Zia has been invited to the oath swearing programme of the newly elected Chittagong mayor M Manzur Alam, the Awami League leader general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam said on Saturday.

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will administer the oath of BNP-backed mayor-elect at her office at 10am on Sunday.

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Chittagong Buzzing with Election Frenzy PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 13 June 2010

The port city of Chittagong has taken a festive mood with mayoral and ward councillor candidates in CCC election going full steam ahead with their campaigns for votes on June 17.

The candidates have been making all out efforts to woo voters with banners, posters and festoons bearing their respective election symbols.

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EC Embarrassed at Ministers' Chittagong Visits PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 June 2010

Election commissioner M Sakhawat Hossain on Monday said they are embarrassed at the frequent visits of ministers to Chittagong ahead of the city corporation polls.

He said if they did not stop visiting Chittagong city at the request of the Election Commission, law-enforcement agencies would not allow them to enter the city anymore.

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Mohiuddin, Manzur debate Tuesday PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 07 June 2010

ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury and M Manzur Alam will face off in an open debate on Tuesday.

The debate between the major contestants in the June 17 Chittagong City Corporation elections will be aired by the BBC Bengali Service in collaboration with the Election Commission.

Former mayor Mohiuddin is backed by ruling Awami League and its allies and Manzur has opposition BNP's support behind him.

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Election Chief Warns Against Anarchy PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 05 June 2010

The top election official has warned against anarchy during the upcoming Chittagong City Corporation polls on June 17.

Chief election commissione ATM Shamsul Huda said on Friday that any breach of law or breakdown of public order must not be tolerated.

Huda made the statement in a meeting with law-enforcing agencies and administration officials at the circuit house in the afternoon.

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8 Mayoral Hopefuls in CCC Polls PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 02 June 2010

Eight candidates will be vying for the post of Chittagong mayor in the June 17 city corporation elections. The Chittagong district election office published the list of qualified candidates on Tuesday after withdrawal of candidature by some.

The candidates are ruling Awami League-backed ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury, main opposition BNP-backed M Manzur Alam, Jatiya Party-backed Solaiman Alam Sheth and independent candidates Syed Sajjad Joha, Mohammad Ibrahim, Zane Alam, Mofazzal Hossain Bhuiyan and Rafiqul Alam.

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10 Islamist Parties Support Manzur PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 31 May 2010

Ten Islamist political parties including Jamaat-e-Islami have extended their support to M Manzur Alam, the opposition BNP-backed mayoral candidate for Chittagong City Corporation polls.

The declaration came form a press briefing attended by the 10 parties at the Chittagong Press Club auditorium on Monday.

Other than the BNP and Jamaat, the other eight parties are Bangladesh Jatiya Party (BJP), Jatiya Ganatantrik Party, Nezam-e-Islami Party, Muslim League, National People's Party, Islami Oikya Jote, Khelafat Majlish and Jatiya Party (Matin).

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DCC's Illegal Billboard Drive Stalls After Just 2 Hours PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 19 March 2010

The Dhaka City Corporation's "overnight drive" against illegal hoardings in the capital came to a halt after just two hours on Thursday night.

Executive magistrate of the Dhaka City Corporation, Khalil Ahmed, said, "We've stopped the drive as the police left. We are in a precarious situation without their protection."

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Acting CCC Mayor visits puja mandaps PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 October 2008

Acting CCC mayor Alhaj M Manzur Alam visited different puja mandaps of the district last night, says a press release.

He went to the mandaps of Pahartali, Doublemooring, Bandar and Patenga areas and exchanged wishes with the Hindu devotees and other visitors.

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SUASA stands by orphans PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 October 2008

Suasa Community Organization, a social welfare establishment,  at South Charoti, Satkania undertook many activities  to help the local poor and orphans recently, says a press release.

These include among other things arranging discussions on significance of Ramadan, hosting iftar parties and distributing Eid dresses among local orphans and their family members.

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Greeting from acting CCC Mayor PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 September 2008

The acting CCC Mayor Alhaj M Manzur Alam has greeted all countrymen including Chittagonians on the occasion of Holy Eid-ul-fitr, says a press release.

In a statement issued on the occasion he said, Eid is a religious festival of Muslim Ummah. It brings glad tidings to rich and poor alike.

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Police-transport workers clash strands home-goers in Ctg PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 29 September 2008

Staff Reporter

Ten people were injured when transport workers and the police fought pitched battles at an inter-district bus station in the port city on Sunday, halting bus operations and stranding homebound people.

The police and local people said shortly before midday a patrol police had beaten the driver of a bus of Palki Paribahan after he had tried to drive the bus off the queue at Kadamtala inter-district bus station.
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Jews of Israel blamed for killing Muslim Palestinians PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 27 September 2008

Discussion on World Al-Quds Day

Speakers at a discussion on World Al-Quds Day criticized the Jews of Israel for killing the Muslim children and women of Palestine, says a press release.

Al-Quds Committee Chittagong Chapter organized the discussion at city's Nasirabad Housing Society Area yesterday.

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Faridpur Welfare Assoc holds discussion, Iftar party PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Holy Ramadan

The greater Faridpur Welfare Association, Chittagong Chapter held a discussion on holy Ramadan and Iftar party at Railway Officers Club, Pologround, Ctg yesterday, says a press release.

President of the association, Md. Belayet Hossain presided over the discussion where AKM Shahidul Hoq (BPM), DIG, Chittagong Range attended as Chief Guest.

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Ctg jute mill workers threaten strike PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Demand to pay unpaid salaries, arrears

Staff Reporter

Workers of Amin Jute Mills in Chittagong on Monday staged demonstrations and rallies at the mills premises to demand, among other things, unpaid salaries.

They said they would start a strike in the mills on Tuesday.
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Reminiscence of Muridul Alam tomorrow PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

A meeting to call up the contributions of martyr Murdiul Alam will be held tomorrow at Engr. Abdul Khaleque Auditorium of Ctg Press Club, says a press release.

Tofael Ahmed, AL Presidium member and former minister will attend the function as Chief Guest.

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BHBKOP GS meets members of minority community of Patiya upazila PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 07 September 2008

Dr. Nim Chandra Boumic, General secretary of Bangladesh Hindu Buddha Christan Oikkyo Parisad(BHBCOP) and president of Puja Udjapan Parisad yesterday met the members of the marginalized communities of Patiya upazila, says a press release.
Advocate Rana Das Gupta, Ln Sankar Sen Gupta of BHBCOP were also present at that time.

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