Monday, 05 Jun, 2023


Several hurt as BCL 'attacks' JCD members at DU

Several members of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) unit of Dhaka University were injured as Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists allegedly carried out an attack on them. The incident happened around today (May 6) while JCD leaders were leaving the campus after greeting admission

JAPA announces candidates for 5 city polls

Jatiya Party (JAPA) has announced its mayoral candidates for upcoming city corporation elections in Gazipur, Sylhet, Khulna, Rajshahi and Barishal. The candidates are MM Niaz Uddin in Gazipur; Saiful Islam Swapan in Rajshahi; Shafiqul Islam Madhu in Khulna; Engineer Iqbal Hossain

Khaleda Zia to return home today from hospital 

BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia is set to return home on today’s evening after the completion of a regular health check-up at Evercare Hospital in the capital. She will be taken home around 3 pm, said BNP Media Cell member Shamsuddin Didar.  The former prime minister

Unity needed to make electoral system independent: GM Quader

GM Quader, Jatiya Party Chairman and Leader of the Opposition in parliament said to make the country's electoral system independent. All political parties must be united to raise the demand of a free and transparent electoral system. GM Quader was addressing to media at the party

Mamunul Haque secures bail in 5 cases

The High Court today (May 3) granted bail to Mamunul Haque, the former joint secretary general of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh, in five separate cases.  An HC bench of Justice Mostafa Jaman Islam and Justice Aminul Islam passed the bail order. Earlier on April 18, 2021, Mamunul

Jubo League leader shot dead in Cumilla

A Jubo League leader was shot to death by miscreants at Gauripur West Bazar of Comilla Daudkandi upazila on Sunday night. The deceased was identified as Jamal Hossain, 38, son of Fazlul Haque and resident of Ziarkandi village of Titas Upazila.  Jamal was Joint Convener of Titas

BNP leaders submit nomination papers for city polls: Quader

Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said BNP leaders are submitting nomination papers for contesting the upcoming city elections though Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said BNP won't contest in the elections.  He also said

Indictment hearing in Khaleda Zia's two cases on May 18

A Dhaka court today set May 18 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

Jahangir's nomination cancelled, mother's one legal

The nomination paper of Mohammad Zahangir Alam, suspended mayor of Gazipur City Corporation, has been rejected while his mother Zayeda Khatun's one was declared valid for the mayoral post. Md Faridul Islam, the returning officer for the election, today (April 30) informed the

Khaleda Zia taken to hospital for health check-up

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was taken to Evercare Hospital in the capital on Saturday (April 29) evening for health check-ups. She reached the hospital from her Gulshan residence around 6:45pm, said her media wing member Shamsuddin Didar. He said the BNP chairperson will undergo

BNP won’t participate in city polls: Fakhrul

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said the party is not participating in the upcoming five city elections. He also said that in the city polls, there will be no representation from the party for mayoral and councillor posts.  "We will not join any local

Khaleda Zia to visit hospital for health check-ups in afternoon

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia will go to Evercare Hospital in the capital on Saturday (April 29) afternoon for a regular health check-up. Sayrul Kabir Khan, the BNP chief’s media wing member, confirmed the news. According to him, Khaleda Zia is scheduled to go to Evercare

AL will resist election obstructers: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister also the general secretary of Awami League (AL) Obaidul Quader has said that AL will resist if anyone tries to obstruct in holding the election. The Minister said AL wants a participatory and peaceful election. He told this to media after placing

Voting underway in Chattogram-8 by-polls

Voting in the election to Chattogram-8 (Chandgaon-Boalkhali) by-election began on Thursday (April 27) morning with over five lakh people expected to exercise their franchise. The voting started at 8am and will continue till 4pm. The total number of voters in this constituency is Tk

Ruhul Kabir Rizvi freed from jail

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi was released from jail on Tuesday (April 25) on bail after more than four and a half months of his arrest. He walked out of Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj around 4pm. Around a hundred party leaders

BCL leader shot to death in Rajbari

A local leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) was shot to death in Rajbari Sadar upazila on Sunday night. The deceased was Sheikh Sabuj, 29, of Urakanda under Barat union. He was the nephew of Farid Uddin, general secretary of Barat union unit of Awami League. Another one named

BNP against people's safety, smooth Eid celebration: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today (April 23) said that the country's common people are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr safely and smoothly but BNP doesn't like it.   He said: "The country's Muslim devotees are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr smoothly and

Senior BNP leaders meet Khaleda Zia, exchange Eid greetings

Senior BNP leaders visited the party chairperson Khaleda Zia's Gulshan residence to exchange Eid greetings on Saturday (April 22). Led by the party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, the standing committee members Barrister Jamir Uddin Sircar, Mirza Abbas, Gayeshwar

Attack on Hasina's convoy: 4 get life term, 44 others 7-yr jail

A Satkhira court on Tuesday (April 18) sentenced former BNP MP Habibul Islam Habib and three others to life term imprisonment and 44 others to seven years jail in an arms case filed over the attack on then opposition leader Sheikh Hasina’s convoy in Kolaroa of Sathkhira on August

Quader accuses BNP of plotting against Sheikh Hasina

Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today (April 17) said sensing defeat in the next national parliament elections, BNP has chosen the way of conspiracy against prime minister Sheikh Hasina. He said: "A deep conspiracy is