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    Urban local govt instts not ready to pursue SDGs: CPD

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:08am on April 25, 2019

    Weak urban local government institutions suffering from dearth of capacity and skill face difficult challenges in attaining sustainable development goals in Bangladesh, said a new...

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    Three district council members take oath

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:58am on April 08, 2019

    Three newly elected district council members of Munshiganj, Kurigram and Sirajganj took oath of the offices at LGRD and Cooperatives Ministry in Dhaka on Sunday....

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    AL to contest upazila polls without allies

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 05:06pm on January 15, 2019

    Awami League will contest the upcoming Upazila Parishad elections without any alliance, party general secretary Obaidul Quader said on Tuesday. ‘We won’t go into the...

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    Start upazila election preparations: Quader

    Moloy Saha | Updated at 12:17am on January 14, 2019

    Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader, on Sunday instructed the party leaders and activists to begin preparations for taking part in the next upazila parishad...

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    BNP allies gear up for local govt polls

    Rashed Ahmed Mitul | Updated at 12:05am on January 14, 2019

    Allies of main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party are busy strengthening their respective grassroots bases for facing political challenges that ensued after the December 30 parliament...

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    Of the people, by the people, for the people

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 21, 2018

    ‘I’ve come to take part in the free elections. They make us proud.’ In January 2017, these were the words of a voter in the...

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    Local govt chiefs disqualified from JS elections

    Ahammad Foyez | Updated at 12:29am on November 25, 2018

    The Election Commission on Saturday decided that the elected heads of the local government bodies would not be allowed to take part in the parliamentary...

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    Children’s participation in local govt activities demanded

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:49am on October 21, 2018

    Child rights activists on Saturday urged the government to ensure children’s participation in local government activities....

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    China local govts’ hidden debt could total $5.8t: S&P

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on October 17, 2018

    Off-balance-sheet borrowings by Chinese local governments could be as high as 40 trillion yuan ($5.78 trillion) and amount to ‘a debt iceberg with titanic credit...

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    Sripur mayor sent to jail in graft case

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:37am on September 10, 2018

    A Dhaka court on Sunday sent two people, including mayor of Sripur municipality in Gazipur Anisur Rahman, to jail in a graft case filed by...