Saturday, 22 Jan, 2022

Politics

Shahjahan Siraj's fugitive wife sent to jail on surrender

DHAKA: Rabeya Siraj, wife of former BNP minister for Forest and Environment Shahjahan Siraj, was Wednesday sent to jail on surrender after absconding for long with prison terms nearly long as her life.      Judge Jasmine Anwar of the Special Judge Court-4 passed the order sending the

BNP forms human chain protesting PMÔÇÖs remark

DHAKA: Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) formed a human chain in front of the National Press Club on Wednesday afternoon protesting the remark of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina about Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Khaleda Zia. Opposition Chief Whip Jainul Abdin Faruque led the

Police raid Jamaat city office: 25 activists held All detainees sent to jail

DHAKA: Police picked up 25 Jamaat activists from and around their city office at Paltan in the capital Wednesday, as the party faces the worst ordeals in its history, with all its top leaders held for trial on war-crime charges.The detained Jamaat activists were sent to jail in the

IndiaÔÇÖs agreement with AL, not Bangladesh: Khaleda

DHAKA: Opposition leader and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia said that the recent agreement with India was not with Bangladesh but with Awami League, once again disapproving of the deal. Speaking to a group of leaders who came to join BNP at her Gulshan office, the ex-PM said, “It is the

Govt held Pintu to save ruling-party MPs involved in BDR massacre: BNP

DHAKA: Opposition BNP Tuesday alleged that the government held in detention their party leader Nasir Uddin Ahmed Pintu to “save the MPs of the ruling Awami League involved in the BDR massacre at Pilkhana”.Leaders of the party made the sweeping allegation at a protest meeting organized

Court summons Jamaat leader Taher in sedition case

DHAKA: The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court Tuesday summoned Jamaat-e-Islami leader Dr Abdullah Mohammad Taher shortly after a sedition case was filed against him on charge of issuing threat to the government.President of Bangladesh Awami Ulema League Md Iliyas Hossain Bin Helali filed

Manju, Nasir exonerated from conviction for corruption

DHAKA: The High Court exonerated two former ministers--Anwar Hossain Manju and Mir Mohammad Nasir Uddin—from conviction on charges of corruption, overturning the rash justice of the emergency times.An HC division bench scrapped the jail sentences against former minister Anwar Hossain

Bangla BhaiÔÇÖs wife, 2 JMB members jailed for 20 yrs

DHAKA: The Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 on Tuesday sentenced wife of JMB second in-command Bangla Bhai and two others to 20 years jail for possessing explosive substances.Tribunal Judge Mohammad Rezaul Islam fined the convicts Tk 25,000 each, in default, to serve one year more in jail. The

One killed in AL factional clash in Jhenidah

JHENIDAH: One person was killed and 30 others were wounded in a factional fight of the ruling Awami League’s local unit at Achintapur in Shailakupa upazila of the district on Tuesday morning following rivalry for respective supremacy over the village. The victim, Rusdar Ali, was a

Moudud gets bail in sedition case

DHAKA: The High Court gave BNP leader Barrister Moudud Ahmed MP anticipatory bail in a sedition case filed in Khulna till charge framing.An HC bench comprising Justice Dastagir Ahmed and MK Jahirul Haq passed the order following a petition filed by Moudud Monday seeking bail in the

Shah Moazzem, Rafiqul get bail in 9 sedition cases

DHAKA: The High Court Monday granted anticipatory bail to BNP leaders Shah Moazzem Hossain and barrister Rafiqul Islam Mian in a raft of nine sedition cases they are entangled in for their “threatening” speeches against the Prime Minister.An HC bench comprising Justice Mohammad

Young Turks in Jamaat for leadership change

DHAKA: Significant changes are on the cards in leadership of ultra-right Jamaat-e-Islami party against the backdrop of most top brass of the party in jail with war crimes charges.   The second-tier of the leadership has been brought to the forefront who are comparatively junior to those

Bail petitions of Mojaheed, Sayeedi, Kamruzzaman, Quader rejected

DHAKA: A Dhaka court Monday rejected the bail petitions of four top Jamaat-e-Islami leaders, who are now facing trial in the war-crime tribunal, in separate other cases.They are Party Secretary-General Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed, Nayeb-e-Ameer Delwar Hossain Sayedee, and assistant

Opposition stages mass march Scrap deals with India, says Khaleda as she leads demo

DHAKA: Opposition leader Khaleda Zia Monday led a mass march through the capital, asking the government to scrap the latest agreements with India that principally envisages transit to the neighbouring country.The procession of thousands of slogan-chanting activists, with the ex-PM and BNP

Rajshahi city Jamaat acting secretary arrested

RAJSHAHI: Police arrested acting secretary of Rajshahi city Jamaat Abdul Malek from his house in Chhoto Bangram Uttarpara area of the city Monday morning.Boalia model thana OC Sahadat Hossain said the Jamaat leader was arrested in a specific case. He was an accused of a case filed by

Anee barred from going abroad

DHAKA: BNP lawmaker Shahid Uddin Chowdhury Anee was barred from going abroad at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) on Sunday midnight. Anee told banglanews24.com.bd from the airport that immigration authorities obstructed him from taking a flight to Singapore for

Khaleda to lead BNPÔÇÖs mass march on Monday

DHAKA: The opposition BNP will bring out a mass procession in the capital on Monday as part of its ongoing anti-government movement.Party chairperson and opposition leader Khaleda Zia will lead the march that will start from the historic Paltan ground that was made off-limits to them for

Agreement with India a security threat: Moudud

DHAKA: BNP’s standing committee member Barrister Moudud Ahmed on Sunday said the agreement with India poses a major security threat for the country.“India is one of the powerful states in the world. We will keep relationship with India but not sacrificing everything,” he said while

Govt hatches conspiracy to foil peaceful demo: Nazrul

DHAKA: Opposition BNP`s Standing Committee Member Nazrul Islam Khan Sunday accused Awami League government of hatching conspiracy against peaceful demonstration by the party. “The government is hatching conspiracy against our peaceful demonstration of mass procession," he said after

Deal with IndiaÔÇÖs bank disgraceful: Khandakar Mosharraf

DHAKA: BNP Standing Committee member Dr Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain Sunday termed Bangladesh’s latest credit agreement with an Indian bank “unequal and disgraceful” for the country.“The government signed the agreement with a private bank of India which is disgraceful for the