Tuesday, 25 Jan, 2022


KokoÔÇÖs parole cancelled, called back home

DHAKA: The government cancelled the parole of ex-PM Khaleda Zia’s younger son Arafat Rahman Koko and called him back home, as there are cases pending against him. The Ministry of Home Affairs took the decision on grounds that he “broke the terms and conditions” of his release on

Government should quit power for inefficiency: Khaleda

DHAKA: Opposition leader Begum Khaleda Zia Thursday said the government should quit for what she said its inefficiency in running the country. "The government is a failure in all respects. They have become incompetent to rule the country and so they should step down from power," said the

Arrest warrants issued against Sayedee, Mir Kashem

DHAKA: A court here Thursday issued arrest warrants against Jamaat-e-Islami Nayeb-e-Ameer Delwar Hossain Sayedee and party leader Mir Kashem Ali in separate tax-dodging cases.Senior special judge of the district court Ismail Hossain passed the arrest orders shortly after the two were

Govt. busy executing hidden deals with neighbour: BNP

DHAKA: Opposition BNP Secretary-General Khandaker Delwar Hossain Thursday fired a broadside at their political foes as he alleged that the government is busy executing “hidden deals” with a neighbouring country."The Awami League government did not give anything new to the nation but

BNP-Jamaat top brass wonÔÇÖt be spared for August 21 grenade attack: Qamrul

DHAKA: State Minister for Law Advocate Qamrul Islam said top brass of the then BNP-Jamaat alliance government involved in August 21 grenade attack would be brought to book for further investigation.“The investigation into the case is on. Names of all the bigwigs of the then government

DelwarÔÇÖs remarks old manÔÇÖs fits of delirium: Syed Ashraf

DHAKA: Ruling party’s general secretary and LGRD Minister Syed Ashraful Islam dismissed opposition BNP leader Khandaker Delwar Hossain’s remarks over Bangabandhu as an “old man’s fits of delirium”.      In a statement issued Wednesday, Syed Ashraf made the comment a day

12 JCD activists held in Savar, BCL claims them its activists

SAVAR: Police on Wednesday held 12 Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) activists from a press conference here. Police also seized a good number of sticks from the conference venue.Police said, Ashulia thana unit JCD and Savar University College unit committee arranged the press conference

BCL intra-party clash leaves 10 injured in Madaripur

MADARIPUR: At least 10 persons were injured in a clash between two rival groups of Madaripur Government Nazimuddin University College unit Chhatra League Wednesday.Seriously injured Rakib Hawlader, 24, and Kanan Sharif, 24, were admitted to Madaripur Sadar Hospital.Witnesses said the one

Khaleda hosts iftar for diplomats

DHAKA: Opposition leader and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia hosted an iftar party for diplomats working in Bangladesh on Wednesday. Diplomats from some 30 countries including USA, UK, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan joined the party.Begum Khaleda Zia reached the venue at around 5:30pm and

Court defers hearing on KokoÔÇÖs tax-dodging case

DHAKA: A Dhaka court Wednesday extended the time for hearing on the tax-evasion case against BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia’s younger son Arafat Rahman Koko.Acting Judge of Senior Special Judge Court Ismail Hossain issued the order deferring the date to October 6 after Koko’s

PM can say anything as she has no fear of case: Mirza Fakhrul

DHAKA: Refuting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s remark about BNP patronizing militants, party’s senior joint-secretary-general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir Wednesday said she could say anything off the cuff as she has no fear of case.“Cases are filed against us if we say something.

JCD leader killed in Magura

MAGURA: A Chhatra Dal leader was chopped to death here on Tuesday night after he assaulted a Juba Dal leader hours before he was killed, police said. The deceased was identified as Mahbub Hossain, 30, joint-convener of district unit of Chhtra Dal, student wing of opposition BNP. Police

6 Shibir cadres of RU held

RAJSHAHI: Police during a raid held five Shibir cadres of Rajshahi University at Kajla gate in front of the campus here at 9 pm on Tuesday.The detainees are Nuruddin and Shimul, masters while Abdul Hi Siddique, Md Sohel and Habib Ullah, fourth year students of the Islamic studies

Khaleda hosts iftar party for politicians

DHAKA: Opposition leader and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia hosted a high-profile iftar party for country’s top politicians on Tuesday at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, where the invitees crowded in, bar three specially invited bigwigs.     Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Swechhasebak League occupies DU land!

DHAKA: Fronting the banner of Awami Swechhasebak League, some people have occupied a patch of Dhaka University land and set up their office near Dhaka Medical College.They have erected a bamboo-fenced corrugated tin-shed office on the university land without any approval from anyone,

Nation will never accept ÔÇÿfather of the nationÔÇÖ, says BNP

DHAKA: The opposition BNP said the nation would never accept if the government constitutionally declares ‘Father of Nation” by amending the Constitution. “The people never accept any decision imposed on them,” said  party secretary-general Khondakar Delwar Hossain to journalists

HC scraps jail sentences against Aman, Sabera, Omar

DHAKA: The High Court scrapped special-court verdicts sentencing former State Minister for labour Amanullah Aman, his wife Sabera Aman and former State Minister for Religious Affairs Sahjahan Omar for amassing wealth by unfair means.An HC Division Bench comprising Justice Syed Mohammad

Khaleda hosts iftar for politicians Tuesday: two breakaway leaders left out

DHAKA: Opposition leader and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia hosts a high-profile iftar party Tuesday for country’s top politicians, leaving out two prominent breakaway leaders of her party.     The iftar party will be held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, as part of a

Bail petitions of Nizami, Mojaheed, Sayedee rejected in sedition case

DHAKA:  A Dhaka court Monday rejected the bail petitions of three top Jamaat-e-Islami leaders, who are now facing trial in the war-crime tribunal, in connection with a sedition case filed with Uttara police station.Earlier in the day, Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami,

BNPÔÇÖS joint-meeting Tuesday

DHAKA: The main opposition BNP and its front organisations are set to hold a joint meeting at the party central office in capital’s Nayapaltan area on Tuesday.“The meeitng will discuss programmes for the founding anniversary,” BNP’s Joint-Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said.