Banks to remain closed in polls area today

Bank branches will remain closed today in parts of the country where elections and by-elections to different upazila and union councils will be held on the day, said a Bangladesh Bank circular.

It said the measures were taken in accordance with the declaration of the general holiday by the Election Commission on the occasion of elections in those areas, reports UNB. An EC gazette notification shows that by-elections to chairman, vice chairman and female vice-chairman posts will be held at Daudkandiupzila while vice-chairman election. 

at DinajpurSadarupazila and chairman election at JessoreSadarupazila, South Matlab of Chandpur, Jamalganj of Sunamganj, Shibchar of Madaripur, Sarankhola of Bagerhat, Paikegachha  of Khulna and Manda upazila of Naogaon district on Tuesday.

General election will be held at 10 union councils and by-election to vacant posts of chairman of 41 union councils in different districts will be held on October 20.