Bangladesh Elections 2007

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Deny polls nomination to loan defaulters, criminals

Posted by Nirbachon on July 13, 2006

Suggests Prof Rehman Sobhan in memorial lecture
Staff Correspondent

A conscious decision must be taken to deny poll nominations to people with criminal records or who remain in default of their credit and fiscal obligations, observed Prof Rehman Sobhan, chairman of Centre for Policy Dialogue, yesterday.

The Daily Star article 

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Prepare CHT voter list in light of peace accord

Posted by Nirbachon on July 8, 2006

Larma tells regional dialogue in Rangamati

Rafiq Hasan and Shantimoy Chakma, from Rangamati

The speakers at the sixth regional dialogue in hill town Rangamati yesterday demanded withdrawal of what they said was unofficial martial law, full implementation of the peace accord, and land rights for the indigenous people.

Speaking at the discussion organised jointly by the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), The Daily Star, Prothom Alo and Channel i, they said the army rule has yet to end in the three hill districts although a peace accord was signed between the government and the main insurgent groups in 1997.

The Daily Star article

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