Monday, 05 Jun, 2023


People lost their voting rights: Fakhrul 

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said the people of the country lost their voting rights. He said: “We have lost our right to vote...we have lost our right to speak freely...we have to fight for it.”  He came up with the statement today (Mar 26)

PM pays homage to Bangabandhu on Independence Day

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (March 26) paid rich tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on 53rd Independence and National Day. She placed a wreath at his portrait in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi 32 in the capital. The premier

BNP terms EC letter for talks part of govt's latest polls strategy

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today (Mar 25) termed the Election Commission's (EC’s) letter inviting BNP to talks as the latest strategy of the government.  He also said their party’s standing committee will hold a meeting and take a decision on

AL nominates Noman for Ctg 8 by-polls

Awami League (AL) has nominated Noman Al Mahmud as candidate for the by-election to Chattogram-8 constituency. AL General Secretary Odaidul Quader came up with the disclosure while briefing the press on Saturday. Noman is the Chattogram organizing secretary of AL. The seat was

AL Parliamentary Nomination Board meeting Saturday

A meeting of Awami League (AL) Parliamentary Nomination Board will be held at Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's official Ganabhaban residence on Saturday (March 24). President of AL's Parliamentary Nomination Board Sheikh Hasina will chair the meeting to be held at 11:30am. AL

EC invites BNP for view-exchange

The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday (March 23) invited Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) to a view-exchange meeting on the upcoming national general elections. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal sent a letter to BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam

Bangladesh shameful of US report: Fakhrul

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said that the US report has given accurate information about Bangladesh's democracy and human rights situation.  He also said that the country is ashamed of the report which was released by the US on human rights. 

Sanjit Das made PM's assignment officer

Sanjit Chandra Das has been appointed as the Prime Minister's assignment officer. A notification in this regard was issued by the Ministry of Public Administration today. The notification said Sanjit Chandra Das has been appointed as the assignment officer to the Prime

BNP expels journalist leader Shawkat Mahmud

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Tuesday (Mar 21) expelled its Vice Chairman and journalist leader Shawkat Mahmud for violating party discipline. The party issued a press release in this regard today.  The National Standing Committee of the party expelled him from all the

DB arrests 54 BNP men in Banani Club raid

The Detective Branch (DB) of police has arrested 54 leaders and activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in a raid at Banani Club in the capital. They were arrested on Sunday (March 19) night while they were holding a meeting at Banani Club.  Mostafizur Rahman,

Khaleda's coal mine graft case indictment hearing May 29

A Dhaka court today (March 20) set May 29 for holding hearing on charge framing in the Barapukuria Coalmine graft case against BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and 10 others. The date was announced by Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman of Dhaka Special Judge Court-2, as the defence lawyers

SCBA polls: 13 pro-BNP lawyers including Khokon, Kazal get bail

Thirteen pro-BNP lawyers including Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president candidate AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon and secretary candidate Md Ruhul Quddus Kazal have been granted anticipatory bail in three separate cases. They got bail for eight weeks, or till submission of police

Ex-president Zillur Rahman's 10th death anniversary today

Today is the 10th death anniversary of former President Zillur Rahman, a veteran politician, a Language Movement hero. Zillur Rahman, who was also an organiser of the Liberation War and one of the close associates of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, died of old-age complications at a

Trial begins in Khaleda Zia’s Niko graft case

A Dhaka court framed charges against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and others in the much-discussed Niko graft case on Sunday.  Judge Sheikh Hafizur Rahman framed the charges against the accused at a temporary courtroom of Dhaka Special Judge's Court-9 at Dhaka Central Jail in

BNP demands fresh election of SCBA

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has questioned Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) election and demanded fresh polls should be held.  BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said this at a press conference held at the party's central office in Nayapaltan on

Indictment hearing in Khaleda's two cases on April 5 

A Dhaka court on today set April 5 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

No question of holding dialogue with BNP: Hasan Mahmud

There is no question of holding dialogue with BNP over the caretaker government issue, said Information and Broadcasting Minister and Awami League Joint General Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud today (Mar 15).  He said: "Have we called them (BNP) to hold dialogue? There is no need

AL joint meeting tomorrow

Bangladesh Awami League (AL) is set to hold a joint meeting with Dhaka city south and north units of the party as well as its associate bodies' presidents and general secretaries tomorrow (March 15). The meeting will be held at the party's central Bangabandhu Avenue office in

Next hearing in Khaleda Zia’s Gatco graft case May 17

A Dhaka court today set May 17 for holding a hearing in a graft case against BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and 14 others. Judge Ali Hossen of Dhaka Special Judge Court-3 re-fixed the date after filing a plea by defendant lawyer for extending time of hearing on charge framing due to

Khaleda Zia’s release likely to be extended by 6 months

The Ministry of Law today (Mar 12) gave its opinion in favour of extending the period of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's jail sentences suspension by another six months on the existing conditions. Law Minister Anisul Huq said it on Sunday while talking to reporters at the