Monday, 05 Jun, 2023


Mirza Fakhrul Covid-19 positive again

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has tested positive for COVID-19. He got the report around 10am on Tuesday. He is now undergoing treatment at Square Hospitals. "The party Secretary General has been feeling unwell since Monday noon", said BNP media cell

BNP man sued in Rajshahi for threatening to kill PM

BNP's Rajshahi district unit convenor Abu Sayeed has been sued for threatening to kill Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in a speech on May 19. The case was filed under the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2020, by local Awami League leader Abul Kalam Azad at Puthia police

Quader urges Fakhrul to disclose specific time of govt's fall 

Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader today (May 20) urged BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir to disclose the specific time when the government will fall. He said: "BNP is saying every day that the government's time is over so as the general

Sylhet Mayor Ariful boycotts city polls

BNP leader and Sylhet City Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury has announced that he will not contest the upcoming Sylhet City Corporation elections.  He made the announcement at a public meeting held at the Registrar Ground in Sylhet's Bandarbazar at 3:00 pm today (May 20). 

1,300 BNP men sued over clash with police in Khulna

A case has been filed against 1, 300 people in connection with the clash between BNP men and police during the party's countrywide protest programme  near Khulna Press Club and adjoining areas on May 19.  Sub-inspector Khalid Uddin filed the case on Friday night with

Indictment hearing in Khaleda's two cases on June 8

A Dhaka court today set June 8 for holding hearing on charge framing in two cases, one for observing fake birthday on National Mourning Day and another for stigmatizing the War of Liberation, lodged against BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia. Today was fixed for holding the indictment

30 journalists assaulted in Barishal AL, BCL clash

At least 30 journalists were assaulted while taking photos of a clash that broke out between Awami League (AL) and Bangladesh Chhatra League (AL) men in Barishal on Wednesday (May 18). The incident happened at the residence of Jubo League joint convener Mahmudul Haque Khan Mamun.

Khaleda seeks cancellation of charge framing order in Niko graft case

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday (May 17) filed a petition with the High Court seeking the cancellation of a charge framing order against her in Niko graft case. Khaleda's lawyer Barrister Kaysar Kamal confirmed the matter on Wednesday. The Anti-Corruption Commission

Sheikh Hasina’s homecoming Day today

Today (May 17) is the 43rd Homecoming Day of Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. On this day in 1981, Sheikh Hasina returned home from India after nearly six years in exile following the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family

Will remain in election field till end: Jahangir

Md Jahangir Alam former suspended mayor of Gazipur City Corporation said there is no scope to quit from the competition in upcoming city corporation election. Jahangir was addressing reporters at his residence in Gazipur’s Choydana on Tuesday (May 16) afternoon. He said,

Deposition in graft case against Tarique, Zubaida starts May 21

A court in Dhaka today set May 21 for recording depositions of the witnesses against BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman and his wife Zubaida Rahman in a graft case. Judge Md Asaduzzaman of Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Special Judge's Court passed the order.  According to the

AL expels Jahangir for life  

Awami League (AL) expelled Jahangir Alam, the suspended mayor of Gazipur City Corporation, for life. A press release was issued by Office secretary of the party Biplab Barua on Monday (May 15). According to the press release, AL’s central executive committee expelled former

Khaleda's hearing in 11 cases now on June 15

A Dhaka court today (May 15) fixed June 15 for the hearing of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in 11 cases lodged against her. Today was fixed for her appearance before the court, but Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Md. Asaduzzaman reset the date after Khaleda's lawyer submitted an

BNP announces 4-day demo from May 19

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) today (May 13) announced the phases of programmes across the country from May 19 to press home their 10 point-demand, including the formation of a caretaker government and the release of party leaders and activists. The party's Secretary

BNP rally starts at Nayapaltan

BNP leaders and activists joined the party's rally at Nayapaltan headquarters and its surrounding areas to press home their 10-point demand. The protest rally began at 2:30pm on Saturday (May 13) afternoon. The leader and activist were seen wearing colourful caps, carrying

Quader refuses to comment on Gazipur's Jahangir

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today (May 10) refused to comment on former Gazipur City mayor Jahangir Alam. Obaidul Quader also the Minister of Road Transport and Bridges also said that refraining Jahangir is also against the conduct of the Election Commission. He

Manna visits BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia

Mahmudur Rahman Manna, president of Nagarik Oikya, met BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday (May 8) night.  He entered Khaleda Zia's residence in Gulshan around 8:15pm on Monday and left around 9:30pm. During his visit, Manna inquired about Khaleda Zia's physical

Jahangir can't contest polls as HC rejects writ 

The High Court (HC) on Monday (May 8) rejected the writ petition filed by Jahangir Alam, an independent mayoral candidate in the Gazipur City Corporation polls, to regain his candidature. The High Court bench of Justice Farah Mahbub and Justice Muhammad Mahbub-ul Islam rejected

People will vote for AL, not BNP-Jamaat in next polls: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina hoped that people will vote for Awami League (AL) in the next elections as they will not keep trust in the BNP-Jamaat. The premier expressed her optimism while she was accorded a civic reception by expatriate Bangladeshis in the United Kingdom (UK) at

No foreign pressure for caretaker govt: Obaidul Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today (May 7) said there is no foreign pressure for restoring the caretaker government system in Bangladesh. He said: "European Union, the USA, the UK or no other friendly country put pressure on Bangladesh over caretaker government