Sunday, 25 Feb, 2024

Politics

Voting in Naogaon-2 underway amid tight security

The election to the Naogaon-2 (Dhamoirhat and Patnitala) constituency, which was postponed following the death of independent candidate Aminul Haque, is underway. The balloting began at 8am and will continue till 4pm today (Feb 12) without any break under tight security. Voters were

BNP calls 6-day mass contact programmes from Feb 13

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Sunday (February 11) announced a six-day programme to press home their demand to release party chairperson Khaleda Zia and jailed leaders, to reduce prices of daily commodities, and cancelling the January 7 election. The party’s senior

BNP leader Altaf shown arrested

A Dhaka Court on Sunday (February 11) shown arrested former home minister and BNP Vice Chairman Air vice Marshal (retd) Altaf Hossain Chowdhury in three other separate cases. Dhaka Additional Metropolitan Magistrate Md Sultan Shohag showed the BNP leader arrested. Four cases were

HC: Writ filed over 13 BNP men death in jail seeks probe

A writ has been filed at the High Court (HC) seeking directive for compensating the family members of 13 BNP leaders, activists' who died inside jail. At the same time, Barrister Kaiser Kamal, Legal Affairs Secretary of BNP, sought international standard investigation over their

BNP made mistake not joining January 7 polls: Quader

Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader today (February 9) said BNP will have to pay for the mistake it made by not joining the January 7 polls. He made the remark while speaking at a press conference at the AL president's Dhanmondi political office in the capital this

AL to hold special meeting Saturday

A special extended meeting of Awami League (AL) will be held at Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's official Ganabhaban residence at 10.30am tomorrow (February 10).   Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will chair the meeting, said a press release.  

Khaleda Zia returns home after check-up

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has returned to her Gulshan residence after completing health check-up at Evercare Hospital in Dhaka. Shamsuddin Didar, a member of the BNP chairperson's press wing, confirmed the matter.  Earlier on Thursday, she was taken to the hospital again

Khaleda Zia to be taken to hospital for checkup

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will be taken to the hospital again on Thursday (February 8) for a physical examination. Dr AZM Zahid Hossain, vice chairman of the BNP and personal physician to Khaleda Zia confirmed the matter today.  Earlier on January 11, the former prime

Dhaka court sets February 14 for Fakhrul, Khasru’s bail hearing

A Dhaka court today (February 6) fixed February 14 for hearing bail petition filed by BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and standing committee member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury in a case lodged over vandalising chief justice (CJ) residence at Ramna police station.

AL's nomination form selling for reserved seats begins

The ruling Awami League (AL) today (February 6) began the sale of forms for reserved seats for women in the parliament.  The aspirants will be able to collect and submit the forms between 10 am and 4 pm every day during this period, according to a media release published on Sunday

BNP criticizes Russian envoy’s statement on 12th JS polls

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Friday (February 2) termed Russian Ambassador to Bangladesh Alexander Mantytskiy’s statement on the 12th parliamentary election unexpected.  On Wednesday, Russian Ambassador to Bangladesh Alexander Mantytskiy said the BNP’s

Dhaka court denies bail to Fakhrul

A Dhaka court today (February 1) denied bail to BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a case filed over vandalising chief justice residence at Ramna police station. Dhaka metropolitan magistrate court’s (CMM) magistrate Farzana Sakila Sumu Chowdhury passed the

BNP’s Mirza Abbas shown arrested in nine cases

Mirza Abbas, BNP standing committee member was shown arrested on Thursday (February 1) in nine cases filed with Paltan and Ramna model police stations over political violence in Dhaka on October 28 last year. Of the cases, five was filed with Paltan Model Police Station while four with

Malaysia won't deport Bangladeshi opposition politician for now

The Malaysia Immigration Department has given its assurances that it will not deport Bangladeshi opposition politician MA Quayum pending a court hearing. This is after the High Court on Wednesday (January 31) recorded the undertaking by the department represented by deputy public

AL will nominate 48 candidates for reserved women's seats

Awami League will nominate candidates for 48 seats out of the total 50 reserved for women in the 12th parliament. A team of AL led by AL organizing secretary and whip of the parliament Abu Sayeed Al Mahmood Swapon today handed over a letter, signed by AL general secretary Obaidul

Russian envoy dismisses BNP's claims of election interference

Russian Ambassador to Bangladesh Alexander Mantytsky today (January 31) said BNP's allegation that the new Bangladesh government was formed with the help of foreign powers namely Russia, India and China is misleading and false.  "It (BNP's allegation) is misleading or

Hearing on Mirza Abbas's bail plea in 9 cases tomorrow

A Dhaka court today (January 31) set tomorrow to hold hearing on bail pleas filed by BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas in nine separate cases against him lodged with the capital's Paltan and Ramna Police Stations. The court is likely to hold hearing on police plea to show

Law enforcers release BNP’s Moyeen Khan

Police released BNP Standing Committee Member Abdul Moyeen Khan hours after his detention from capital’s Uttara on Tuesday (January 30). The BNP leader was released around 3:30 pm, Shamsuddin Didar, a member of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's media wing. Earlier in the day,

BNP leader Moyeen Khan in police custody

Members of law enforcement agencies on Tuesday (January 30) had taken BNP Standing Committee Member Abdul Moyeen Khan into custody while holding ‘Black Flag Procession’ in the capital.  Shahirul Kabir Khan, member of BNP's media cell, confirming the matter, said

BNP to hold countrywide 'black flag' processions today 

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is set to resume its nationwide "black flag" processions today (January 30) demanding the cancellation of the “dummy parliament" and new elections under a non-partisan caretaker government. The processions will be held across