Monday, 25 Oct, 2021


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

BNP leader Barkat Ullah Bulu, family contract Covid-19

BNP Vice-Chairman Barkat Ullah Bulu and three members of his family tested positive for Covid-19.  They were admitted to Green Life Hospital in Dhaka yesterday and currently undergoing treatment under medicine specialist Prof Dr ABM Abdullah. Manjurul Azim Sumon, assistant

AL to continue drive against corruption, irregularities: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said the drive Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina started against irregularities and corruption in the party will continue in the future. Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, made the remarks while speaking at a briefing at

Foreign Minister Momen, Secy Masud test positive for Covid-19

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen have tested positive for Covid-19. According to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, they are doing fine and are in isolation. Both of them were scheduled to leave for Nigeria on Wednesday morning to attend the 47th

Sirajul Mostafa now AL religious affairs secretary

Sirajul Mostafa, president of Cox’s Bazar district unit Awami League, has been Selected as religious affairs secretary of ruling Awami League. This information was disclosed through a press release, signed by Awami League Office Secretary Barrister Biplab Barua, on Wednesday.

Foreign Minister Dr Momen catches Covid-19

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has tested positive for coronavirus. However, the minister is feeling well and did not develop any symptoms of the virus, said a foreign ministry press release on Wednesday.  The result came out positive on Tuesday night after Momen submitted

Dhaka-18 MP Habib Hasan sworn in 

Md Habib Hasan from ruling Awami League has been sworn as the member of the parliament representing the Dhaka-18 constituency. Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the oath taking ceremony of Habib at the parliament on Tuesday afternoon, the Parliament Secretariat said.

Faridul Haque to take oath as state minister this evening 

Faridul Haque Khan, a ruling party lawmaker from Jamalpur 2 constituency, is expected to be sworn in as the state minister for the Religious Affairs Ministry on Tuesday evening. Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said it to reporters on Tuesday morning.  Quader also

BNP leader Ishraque acquitted in ACC case

A Dhaka court on Monday acquitted BNP leader Ishraque Hossain, a mayoral candidate of the last Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) election, in a (non-submission) case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Judge Shaikh Nazmul Alam of Dhaka Special Judge's Court-4 passed

Sramik League president Fazlul Haque passes away

Fazlul Haque Montu, president of Bangladesh Jatiya Sramik League, passed away at a hospital in Dhaka on Friday morning. He was 71. Montu, a freedom fighter, breathed his last around 4:00 am in the hospital while undergoing treatment. The leader of Sramik League, the labour wing of

Fakhrul in quarantine as relative catches coronavirus 

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir is currently under home quarantine as one of his close relatives tested positive for coronavirus. The BNP leader told media that he has decided to remain in isolation at home for 14 days from Thursday as a precautionary measure.

Torching buses in Dhaka: 120 BNP men get anticipatory bail

The High Court on Wednesday granted anticipatory bail to 120 BNP leaders and activists including BNP Standing Committee Member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy till January 5 next year in separate cases filed over the arson attacks on buses in Dhaka. The HC bench of Justice Md Habibul Gani and

Khaleda’s Gatco graft case indictment hearing on Dec 22

A Dhaka court today fixed December 22 to hold a hearing on charge framing in Gatco graft case against BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and others. Acting judge Nazrul Islam of the Dhaka Special Judge Court -3 set the date in response to a time plea of the defence. Today was set for

BNP leader Rizvi hospitalized again

BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi was admitted to hospital again on Tuesday due to cardiac issues. Rizvi's personal physician cardiologist Dr Manwarul Qadir Bitu said the BNP leader was admitted to Labaid hospital in Dhaka around 11:30 am for further treatment.

Ex-deputy speaker Shawkat Ali no more

Shawkat Ali, former deputy speaker of the National Parliament, passed away on Monday at the age of 84. He breathed his last this morning while undergoing treatment at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka this morning. His son Khaled Shawkat Ali confirmed the matter. The

Babunagari now Hefazat Amir, Nur Hossain general secy

Allama Junaid Babunagari has been elected as the Amir of Hefazat-e-Islam and Nur Hossain Kashemi elected the general secretary of the organization.  Maulana Mahfuzul Haque, general secretary of Befaqul Madarishil Arabia Bangladesh, announced the names after concluding Hefazat

Jubo League gets full-fledged committee

The ruling Awami League announced a full-fledged committee of Awami Jubo League with the approval of party president Sheikh Hasina at the party president’s Dhanmondi political office here this afternoon. Earlier, Jubo League Chairman Sheikh Fazle Shams Parash and General

AL candidates win by-polls to Dhaka-18, Sirajganj-1

Ruling Awami League nominated candidates Mohammad Habib Hasan and Tanvir Shakhil Joy won the by-elections to the Dhaka-18 and Sirajganj-1 constituencies respectively on Thursday. Habib elected Dhaka-18 lawmaker by beating his nearest rival BNP contender SM Jahangir Hossain by a huge

9 Jubo Dal men held as buses torched in city

Police detained nine people from a procession organized by Jubo Dal, the youth wing of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, in Paltan area of Dhaka on Thursday.  The detention came after unidentified miscreants torched seven buses across the capital on Thursday noon.  Paltan