The nomination of the candidate stands cancelled if these information are concealed



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Participants in the 12th Jatiya Sangsad(JS) Elections if concealed any information while submitting their nomination papers to the Returning Office will invalidate their candidature; The Election Commission (EC) has issued a circular in this regard.

This information was informed in a circular number 7 signed by the deputy secretary of the election management division of the election secretariat on Monday (November 27).

According to the EC, in the election, there is a provision to submit the nomination papers directly to the Returning Officer and Assistant Returning Officer as well as to submit the nomination papers online. Statement of potential sources (as per Form-20), Assets and Liabilities and Annual Income and Expenditure Statement (as per Form-21) should be submitted along with the nomination form filed directly or online.

Documents to be furnished along with submission of nomination paper-

  1. Candidate participating in the election must submit the latest income tax return along with TIN number and copy of proof of payment of tax.
  2. The name and number of the bank account opened for the purpose of meeting election expenses should be recorded in the prescribed space of the nomination paper.
  3. Tk. 300/- (Three Hundred) or in non-judicial stamps of the latest prescribed value or in cases where non-judicial stamps are scarce, an affidavit of same amount court fee shall have to be attached in presence of a notary public or magistrate.
  4. The information submitted in the affidavit must be self-explained. Additional papers may be attached if required to facilitate the provision of information.

If the candidate does not submit these information in the affidavit or provides any false information in the submitted affidavit or conceals the information or does not submit proper evidence in support of the information mentioned in the affidavit, his nomination paper can be cancelled.

The affidavit and other information will be open to all from the day of submission of nomination papers and this information will be published on the Election Commission website for public information. So the candidate cannot avoid responsibility after disclosure of wrong information knowingly or unknowingly.

Photocopies to be provided by candidates along with affidavit-

Affidavit, Statement of Possible Sources, Statement of Assets and Liabilities and Annual Income and Expenditure Statement, Income Tax Return and Evidence of Tax Payment must be submitted to the Returning Officer along with the nomination paper along with two additional photocopies.

For this, one original copy of the affidavit and two photocopies must be submitted. Among the three copies of the affidavit, the original copy should be kept in the office of the returning officer, one copy should be hung in the office of the returning officer and from the remaining copy, various NGOs, media, civil society or any other person can take photocopies. NGOs, media, civil society or any other person will do the photocopying themselves.

According to the announced schedule of the 12th Parliament elections, the last date for submission of nomination papers is 30 November, the scrutiny of nomination papers is from 1 to 4 December, the filing and settlement of appeals against the decision of the returning officer in the commission is from 5 to 15 December, and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is December 17. The returning officers will allot the symbols on December 18. The election campaign will continue till 8 am on January 5. And the polling will be held on January 7 (Sunday).

In this year's national parliament election, the total number of voters across the country is 11 crore 96 lakh 91 thousand 633 people. The Election Commission (EC) released the final voters list for the parliamentary elections on November 2.

According to the information provided by the EC, 6 crore 7 lakh 71 thousand 579 of the total voters are male voters while 5 crore 89 lakh 19 thousand 202 women voters. And the number of third gender voters is 852.



   

Bailey Road fire: 3 arrested along with Kacchi Bhai's manager



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Police arrested 2 people and the manager of Kacchi Bhai from Chaie Chumuk Restaurant on the ground floor of the building in connection with the terrible fire on Bailey Road in the capital.

The arrested are Anwar and Rimon, the two employees of Tea Sip, and Jisan, the manager of Kacchi Bhai.

Dr. Kh. Mahiduddin Additional Commissioner(Crime & Ops)of DMP gave this information in a press conference organized at DMP Media Center on Friday (March 1) evening.

Dr. Mahid Uddin said that the fire started from the food shop on the ground floor of the building. The police will be the plaintiff in a case of wrongful death in the fire incident. Anyone from the victim's family can file a case if they want to file a case. Three people have already been detained and questioned in this incident.

In response to the question of the journalists whether there is any negligence of the responsibility of the owner of the building in the incident of this fire, he said that starting from the owner of the building, legal action will be taken against whoever is found responsible in this incident.

Referring to yesterday's fire incident, 46 people have died so far, Kh. Mahid Uddin said, 20 men, 18 women and eight children died in the fire. 40 of the dead have been identified. The bodies of 38 of them have been handed over to their families. The bodies of two people have been kept in the freezer of the morgue. Attempts are being made to identify the remaining six through DNA testing.

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Seven new state ministers took oath



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Seven more state ministers who were newly added to the cabinet for the fourth consecutive term of the Awami League government under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina have taken the oath of office. As a result, the size of the cabinet has increased to 44 members.

President Md. Sahabuddin administered the oath to the new State Ministers at Bangabhaban on Friday (March 1) evening. In the presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the oath ceremony was conducted by Cabinet Secretary Md. Mahbub Hossain. Besides Speaker Shireen Sharmin Chowdhury, cabinet members were also present on the occasion.

The new State Ministers who took oath are – Rajshahi-5 Constituency Member of Parliament (MP) Md. Abdul Wadud, Naogaon-2 Constituency MP Shahiduzzaman Sarkar, Chattogram-14 Constituency MP Nazrul Islam Chowdhury, Reserved Women Constituency MP and Awami League Central Education and Human Resource Affairs Secretary Begum Shamsun Nahar (Tangail), Reserved Women Constituency MP and Awami League Central and Planning Finance Secretary Begum Wasika Ayesha Khan (Chattogram), Begum Nahid Izahar Khan (Dhaka), MP for reserved women's seat and daughter of Martyred Colonel Nazmul Huda and MP for reserved women's seat and Central Health and Population Secretary of Awami League Begum Rokeya Sultana (Jaipurhat).

Earlier in the afternoon, the President appointed seven new ministers of State to the cabinet. A notification in this regard was issued by the Cabinet Division.

It was informed that according to Clause (2) of Article 56 of the Constitution, the President on Friday appointed seven people as State Ministers of the Government.

Awami League has formed the government for the fourth consecutive term after winning the majority of seats in the 12th Jatiya Sangsad elections on January 7. Boat symbol won 223 seats in the election. The coalition partners also got two seats elected on the boat symbol. Jatiya Party got 11 seats and Kalyan Party got one seat. Besides, independent candidates have won 62 seats for the first time.

On January 11, 37 members of the new cabinet took oath at Bangabhaban. Among them, 36 ministers-state ministers except the Prime Minister. As 7 new members were added today, the size of the cabinet now stood at 44. Of them, 25 full ministers and 18 state ministers.

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Bailey Road fire in International media



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Forty four people have died so far in the fire in the building of Kacchi Bhai restaurant on Bailey Road in the capital. Several others who were burnt are undergoing treatment at the Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute.

The fire was reported at 9:50 pm on Thursday (February 29). After about two hours of efforts, the fire was brought under control around 12 midnight.

The incident of this terrible fire came to the international news agency Reuters, AP, Aljazeera, The Guardian and other major international media. In addition, the news of the fire is being promoted very seriously in the media of different countries of the world. Since the accident, it has been broadcast as 'breaking news' in various international media.

Health Minister Dr. Samanta Lal Sen said that the respiratory systems of most of the injured in the fire were burnt. Their condition is serious. Efforts are underway to save them.

According to a statement of the fire service, they rescued 75 people alive. The multi-storey building on Bailey Road mainly housed restaurants as well as several clothing and mobile phone shops, the fire service said.

The fire service's media cell informed them that they received information about the fire at 9:50 pm. The first unit arrived at the scene at 9:56 a.m. Later, 12 more units rushed to the spot as the fire spread. Police, Ansar, RAB and NSI worked to control the fire.

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Fire originated from ground floor of building: CID



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Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Chief Mohammad Ali Mia said that the fire originated from the ground floor of the Kacchi Bhai restaurant building on Bailey Road in the capital.

He said this to reporters after visiting the scene on Thursday (February 29) around 3:30 a.m.

CID chief Mohammad Ali Mia said, we have learned that the fire originated from the underground (ground floor) of the building. But it could not be confirmed whether it was due to short circuit or gas. The evidence will be collected and chemical tests will be done in the lab. Then the real cause of the fire will be known.

The head of CID said that the DNA test will be done to identify the identity of the dead body in the fire incident. Legal action will be taken against anyone who is negligent in this incident.

Incidentally, fire broke out in the building around 10:30 on Thursday night. At least 44 people have died.

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