Tuesday, 05 Mar, 2024


BNP leader Maj Hafiz lands in jail on surrender

A Dhaka court today (March 5) rejected the bail petition of BNP vice-chairman Major (retd) Hafiz Uddin Ahmed and ordered to send him to jail in 2011 sabotage case. Earlier in the day, Maj Hafiz surrendered before the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Rajesh Chowdhury and sought bail.

Niko graft: Two more witnesses testify against Khaleda Zia, others

Two more witnesses testified today (March 4) in the Niko graft case against BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and seven others. The two are seizure list witnesses Miraz Hossain and Abdul Baki. Of the two, testimony and cross examination of Miraz were concluded today. Testimony of

Mirza Fakhrul off to Singapore for treatment

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir left Dhaka for Singapore for treatment on Monday morning (March 4). He along with his wife left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 8:40 am by a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines. He said the BNP leader is scheduled to

Cabinet expansion: Seven MPs take oath as state ministers

Seven members of parliament (MPs) took oath as state ministers on Friday (March 1) evening. President Mohammed Shahabuddin administered the oath of office to them at Bangabhaban at 7: 35pm. With this, the number of cabinet ministers in the government stands at 42. After the 12th

Chhatra Dal gets 7-member partial central committee

Rakibul Islam Rakib and Nasir Uddin Nasir have been appointed as President and General Secretary, respectively, of the 7-member partial committee of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), the student wing of BNP. The announcement of the new committee was made on Friday, according to a press

Govt values friendly relations with foreign nations: Quader

Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader today (Feb 27) said that the government values friendly relations with foreign nations but does not adhere to any form of foreign dominance. Quader, also Road Transport and Bridges Minister, came up with the remark after three-day

All candidates win unopposed in reserved 50 women seats in JS

All fifty candidates of Awami League were declared elected unopposed in the 50 seats reserved for women in the 12th Jatiya Sangsad (JS). At the end of deadline for withdrawal of nomination papers today, returning officer Md Moniruzzaman Talukdar announced each candidate in 50 reserved

US delegation meets with BNP leaders 

The visiting US delegation met with senior leaders of the BNP on Saturday (Feb 24) afternoon and discussed the country's current political situation and the sufferings of jailed opposition members. BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and Standing Committee Member Amir

BNP leader Altaf Hossain granted bail in all cases 

A Dhaka court today (Feb 22) granted the bail application of BNP Vice Chairman, former home minister, Air Vice Marshal (retd) Altaf Hossain Chowdhury in the case filed in connection with the attack on the residence of the chief justice. There is no obstacle to his release from prison

BNP leader Khandaker Mosharraf returns home

BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain returned home from Singapore on Wednesday (Feb 21) after receiving treatment. He landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 1am. "My father is now better Alhamdulillah than before. He received treatment at

Shamsuzzaman Dudu granted bail in three more cases

A Dhaka court today (Feb 20) granted bail to BNP’s vice chairman Shamsuzzaman Dudu in another three cases filed at Paltan police station in the capital.  With this, the BNP leader secured bail in eight out of 10 cases. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of Dhaka

Mirza Abbas free to walk from jail

A Dhaka court on Monday (February 19) granted bail to BNP Standing Committee member Mirza Abbas in a case filed with Dhaka Railway police station. Dhaka Judicial Magistrate Julhash Uddin passed the order this afternoon. According to Mirza Abbas’ lawyer Mohiuddin Chowdhury,

Independent MPs along with JaPa can criticize govt in JS: Quader

Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader today (February 18) said independent MPs can now criticize the government along with MPs from Jatiya Party (JaPa) in the parliament.   Quader also state minister for roads transport and bridges made the remark after submitting the

MP Mohiuddin Bachchu gets bail

A Chattogram court on Sunday (February 18) granted bail to lawmaker Mohiuddin Bachchu of Chattogram-10 (Khulshi-Pahartali) constituency in a case filed in connection with the violation of electoral code of conduct. Chattogram Fourth Metropolitan Magistrate Md Salauddin passed the

BNP leader Shamsuzzaman Dudu shown arrested in 8 cases

BNP’s vice chairman Shamsuzzaman Dudu was shown arrested in eight cases filed against him at three police stations in the capital. Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court (CMM) magistrate Md. Sultan Shohag Uddin passed the order over a petition filed by the defense lawyer.

Govt has no part in cases against Dr Yunus, remarks Anisul

Law Minister Anisul Huq on Friday (February 16) said the government has no role in filing cases against Nobel laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus. He made the remark while talking to reporters at Akhaura railway station in Brahmanbaria. “The National Board of Revenue (NBR) and the

Quader suggests BNP to prepare for next JS polls

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today (February 16) advised BNP to prepare for the next general election instead of thinking about the next movement. Quader also Road Transport and Bridges Minister made the suggestion at a joint meeting of the party held at the Awami

Indictment hearing in Khaleda Zia’s Gatco graft case March 6

A Dhaka court today (February 15) set March 6 for hearing a graft case against BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and 14 others. Judge Ali Hossen of Dhaka Special Judge Court-3 re-fixed the date after holding a short hearing on two of the defendants' exemption pleas. As the

Mirza Fakhrul and Amir Khasru freed from jail

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and Standing Committee Member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury were released from Keraniganj Central Jail on Thursday (Feb 15) afternoon. Earlier on Wednesday, A Dhaka court granted bail Mirza Fakhrul and Amir Khasru in a case filed for

AL announces candidates for reserved seats

Awami League (AL) today (Feb 14) announced the names of its nominated candidates for the reserved women's seats in the 12th National Parliament. General Secretary of the party Obaidul Quader announced the names of 48 candidates of Awami League in Ganabhaban in afternoon. Earlier