Sunday, 17 Oct, 2021


Mujib Barsho extended by nine months

The government has extended the celebrations of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birth centenary by nine months citing the disruptions caused by Civid-19 pandemic As per the new decision, the celebration programme will be continued till December 16, 2021 instead of Mar 26,

Alems won't protest, solution thru discussion: Home minister

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said Islamic scholars and leaders (Alems) will not protest against the construction of Bangabandhu's sculpture as their five-point recommendation to be resolved through discussion.  Government would not hurt anyone's religious sentiment

PCJSS activist killed in Rangamati ‘shootout’ with army

An activist from Santu Larga group of Parbatya Chattogram Jana Samhati Samity (PCJSS) was killed in a reported shootout with members of an Army petrol team in Dullachhari area under Kaptai upazila of Rangamati on Sunday. The disclosure was made in an ISPR press release on Monday. 

Hefazat-e-Islam leader Kasemi dies

Nur Hossain Kasemi, secretary general of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh, passed away at a hospital in Dhaka on Sunday noon. He breathed his last around 12:45 pm while undergoing treatment at United Hospital. Kashemi's press secretary Mufti Munir Ahmed confirmed the matter to

Hefajat emerging as neo-Razakar: Joy

ICT Advisor to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed Joy said that Hifazat-e Islam is opposing Bangabandhu’s statue and playing the role the Jamaat-e-Islami did during the 1971 Liberation War. Joy, the son of PM Sheikh Hasina, made the comment on Saturday while

Hefazat-e-Islam leader Kasemi in critical condition

Nur Hossain Kasemi, secretary general of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh, is in critical condition at the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital in the capital. Confirming the news, Hefazat press secretary Munir Ahmed told Banglanews that the physical condition of Kasemi deteriorated

Sculpture issue: defamation case against Khaleda, Tarique dismissed

A Dhaka court on Thursday dismissed a defamation case against six people including BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, her son Tarique Rahman, and Hefazat chief Junayed Babunagari for speaking against Bangabandhu's sculpture. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Satyabrata Sikder passed the

Case against Mamunul under DSA not accepted

A tribunal in Dhaka on Thursday refused to accept a plea for lodging a case against Hefazat-e-Islam Joint Secretary General Mamunul Haque under the Digital Security Act (DSA). While refusing the application, Judge Ash Shams Joglul Hossain of Dhaka Cyber Tribunal told the applicant,

AL activist hacked to death in Jashore

An activist of ruling Awami League's Bagharpara upazila unit was hacked to death by unidentified miscreants at Betalpara village of the upazila in Jashore. Khaledur Rahman Tito, 32, son of Muntaj Molla from Betalpara village, died around 9:45 am on Thursday while being taken to

HC orders MP Papul’s wife, daughter to surrender in ACC case 

The High Court on Thursday ordered Laxmipur-2 lawmaker Shahid Islam Papul’s wife and daughter to surrender before a lower court within 10 days in a graft case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). The virtual HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Ahmed

Ex-BNP minister Kamal Ibne Yusuf dies of Covid-19

BNP Vice-Chairman and former minister of Food and Disaster Management Chowdhury Kamal Ibne Yusuf died from Covid-19 infection on Wednesday.  The former minister breathed his last around 1:00 pm while undergoing treatment at Ever Care Hospital in Dhaka.  BNP

Khaleda, Tarique, Fakhrul sued over sculpture issue 

A case has been filed against BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia, her son Tarique Rahman and party's Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir for allegedly patronizing and supporting anti-sculpture remarks made by the leaders of different Islamic political parties. Jananetri

Court asks PBI to probe cases against Babunagari, Mamunul

A Dhaka court on Monday directed the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to conduct investigation into the two cases filed against Hefajat-e-Islam Ameer Junayed Babunagari and two others for their derogatory remarks on sculpture of Bangabandhu. The court of Metropolitan Magistrate

Babunagari, Mamunul sued for sedition

A sedition case has been filed against Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh chief Junaid Babunagari, Joint Secretary General Mamunul Haque and Nayeb-e-Ameer of Islami Andolan Bangladesh Faizul Karim for making derogatory remarks on the sculpture of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Muktijoddha

Stern action a must for damaging Bangabandhu sculpture: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said punitive actions will be taken against those who vandalized an under-construction sculpture of Bangabandhu in Kushtia. Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, was addressing an extended meeting of Narsingdi

PCJSS activist shot dead in Rangamati

An activist from MN Larma group of Parbatya Chattogram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS) was shot to death by rivals at Pakuijjachhari in Baghaichhari upazila of Rangamati early Sunday. The deceased was identified as Ratan Priyo alias Dhiman Chakma, 35, son of Boddha Mangal Chakma of the

Former education minister Nahid catches Covid-19

Former education minister and presidium member of Bangladesh Awami League Nurul Islam Nahid has tested positive for coronavirus. Nahid himself confirmed the matter to Banglanews on Friday afternoon. Nahid, lawmaker from Sylhet-6 constituency, gave his sample on Thursday and the

3 aides of Ducsu VP Nur remanded in rape case

A Dhaka Court on Thursday placed three leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra Odhikar Parishad on two-day remand each in a rape case.  The court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shahidul Islam passed the order after police produced them before it with a five-day remand prayer. The

AL finalises 25 mayoral candidates for 25 municipalities

Awami League has finalised a list of candidates for contesting the 25 Pourasava elections where voting will take place on December 28 next under the first phase. The selection of the candidates was finalised at the local government representative board meeting of the ruling Awami

Debates over Bangabandhu’s sculpture won't be tolerated: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Saturday said a communal force is creating unwanted debates over the establishing of sculptures of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He said: “Imaginary explanations centering Bangabandhu’s sculpture is