Saturday, 23 Sep, 2023


BNP leader Chand sent to jail after remand

A Dhaka court today (June 9) sent BNP Rajshahi district unit convenor Abu Sayeed Chand to jail after remand in a case filed on charges of issuing a ‘death threat’ to prime minister Sheikh Hasina at a public rally. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Arafatul Rakib passed the

Three more testify in graft case against Tarique, Zubaida

Three bank officials today (June 8) testified as prosecution witnesses (PWs) in a graft case against BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman and his wife Zubaida Rahman. The three PWs are-Prime Bank Limited executive officer Md Humayun Kabir, senior officer Md Abdullah Al Hasan and officer

Indictment hearing in Khaleda Zia's two cases on June 27

A Dhaka court today set June 27 for holding hearing on charge framing against BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia in two cases - one lodged on the charges of observing fake birthday on National Mourning Day and another for stigmatizing the War of Liberation.  Today was fixed for

BNP leader Aslam Chy indicted in graft case

A Dhaka court on Thursday (June 8) framed charges against BNP's joint secretary general Aslam Chowdhury in a case filed against him for not submitting his wealth statement to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) within the stipulated time. Dhaka Special Judge's Court-4 Judge

Chand on fresh remand over 'Death threat' to PM

A Dhaka court today (June 7) placed Rajshahi district BNP Convener Abu Sayeed Chand on a two-day remand in a case filed on charges of issuing a ‘death threat’ to prime minister Sheikh Hasina at a public rally. Dhaka's Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Hasibul

Dialogue with political parties not yet decided: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said no decision has been taken regarding dialogue with any political party regarding the upcoming general elections.  He also rejected the matter regarding dialogue on mediation of the United Nations. Obaidul Quader, also Road

BNP changes youth rally programme schedule 

BNP has changed the scheduled of its affiliated organisations' youth rallies. Top leaders of Chhatra Dal, Jubo Dal and Sechsebak Dal announced the change today (June 7) at a press conference at the BNP Chairperson's political office in Gulshan in the capital.  Jubo Dal

No alternative to dialogue, says Home Minister

Awami League (AL) MP and Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said there is no alternative to dialogue, as most of the issues can be solved with mutual discussions. He made the remark while replying to a query from the reporters after attending an event organised by the fire service and

Mirza Fakhrul holds meeting with Peter Haas

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir held a meeting with US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas.  Mirza Fakhrul entered the US Embassy around 1:20pm on Tuesday and left around 2:30pm, according to BNP sources. However, no other BNP leader accompanied Mirza Fakhrul

43 Sylhet BNP leaders expelled for life 

BNP, in its latest move, has expelled its 43 candidates for Sylhet City Corporation elections including mayor for life.  Of those expelled, 38 are male and four are female councillor candidates. BNP Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi issued a notice in this regard on

BNP to hold nationwide sit-in program June 8

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) will hold a nationwide sit-in programme in front of the electricity suppliers' offices on June 8. BNP's joint secretary Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programme this afternoon (June 6) at the party's Naya Paltan office in the

Japanese envoy meets Fakhrul 

Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Iwama Kiminori met BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir this morning (June 4). The ambassador met Fakhrul at the BNP chairperson's Gulshan office around 10:30am. Shairul Kabir Khan, member of BNP chairperson's media wing,

AL to hold post budget conference tomorrow

Awami League's (AL) press conference on the proposed budget for the fiscal year 2023-2024 will be held tomorrow. A press release signed by AL Office Secretary Barrister Biplab Barua was issued today (June 2). General Secretary of the party and the minister of road transport and

MA Latif throws challenge to Amir Khasru 

Awami League (AL) lawmaker MA Latif alleged that BNP leader Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury has no connection with the people of Chattogram constituency 11. He made the remark during a short rally organised by ''Swadhinota Nari Shakti'' on Monday (May 29). Abdul Latif

'Death threat' to PM: BNP leader Chand remanded again

A Rajshahi court today (May 30) again placed BNP's district convener Abu Sayeed Chand on a three-day remand in a case filed on charges of issuing a ‘death threat’ to prime minister Sheikh Hasina at a public rally. Judge Mahbub Alam of Rajshahi Judicial Magistrate

HC upholds jail sentences of Aman, his wife in graft cases

The High Court today (May 30) upheld trial court verdicts that convicted and sentenced BNP leaders Aman Ullah Aman and his wife Sabera Aman to 13 years' imprisonment in a corruption case filed in 2007. The HC also directed them to surrender before the lower courts concerned in two

HC upholds 9-year jail for BNP leader Tuku

The High Court today (May 30) upheld a 2007 special anti-graft court verdict that sentenced BNP leader Iqbal Hassan Mahmood Tuku to nine years in jail for for amassing wealth illegally and concealing information in his wealth statement. An HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder

3 witnesses testify in graft case against Tarique, Zubaida

Three more prosecution witnesses gave their statements before a Dhaka court today (May 29) in a graft case filed against BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman and his wife Zubaida Rahman. Judge Md Asaduzzaman of Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Special Judge's Court recorded their

Khaleda indictment hearing in Barapukuria graft case on July 13

A Dhaka court today (May 29) set July 13 for the hearing on charge framing in the Barapukuria coalmine graft case filed against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and six others. Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman of the Special Judge's Court-2 of Dhaka passed the order after a petition was filed

BNP’s Nipun Roy gets bail in Keraniganj clash case

The High Court on Monday (May 29) granted anticipatory bail to Dhaka District BNP General Secretary Nipun Roy Chowdhury for three months in a case filed in connection with an Awami League-BNP clash in Keraniganj on May 26. The HC bench of Justice Md Habibul Gani and Justice Ahmed Sohel