Sunday, 17 Oct, 2021


Calling minister madcap: Fakhrul sued and summoned

DHAKA: A Dhaka court Sunday issued summons upon BNP senior joint-secretary-general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir asking him to appear before it on November 11 in a defamation case filed earlier in the day for allegedly casting aspersions on a minister.    Metropolitan Magistrate AKM

All-party committee on constitutional amendment is governmentÔÇÖs ill attempt: Delwar

DHAKA: BNP secretary general Khandokar Delwar Hossain said that the government is making an ill attempt to return to the ’72 constitution by forming an all-party committee in the name of bringing constitutional changes. He made the remark at a rally at Muktangon Saturday in response to

No govt. can restore ÔÇÿ72 constitution: Moudud

DHAKA: BNP leader barrister Moudud Ahmed said it is not possible for any government to restore the original constitution of 1972, as he thinks the people will stood to the reversal. “The ruling Awami League would not be in power if they return to ’72 constitution without

Nizami taken on 5-day remand in ÔÇÖ71 genocide case

DHAKA: Detained Jamaat Ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami was Saturday remanded for five days in the ‘1971 genocide’ case filed with Pallabi Police Station, reopening the long-forgotten wound.Metropolitan Magistrate Moazzem Hossain gave the order after CID Inspector Nurul Islam Siddiqui, also

5 BNP-Jamaat activists held in CoxÔÇÖs Bazar

Cox’s Bazar: Police Friday arrested a BNP leader and four Jamaat activists from Banglabazar area in Sadar upazila for bringing out protest procession after Jum’a prayers.The arrested persons are Moktarkul ward BNP President Nazmul Haq and Jamaat activists Abdullah, Mohammad Sohel,

AL to pay for wrongdoings, says Moudud as he rues their own fate

DHAKA: Opposition BNP’s Standing Committee member Barrister Moudud Ahmed cautioned that the ruling Awami League would have to pay through its nose for its wrongdoings like repressive measures, as the former law minister rued their own political nemesis.“The opposition BNP is paying

Local JCD leader receives bullet wounds

JESSORE:  A local leader of Jatiyatabadi Chattra Dal (JCD), the student wing of the opposition BNP was injured with bullet and leathal weapons by some miscreants on Thursday night at Sharsha upazila in the district.The victim was identified as general secretary of Sharsha upazila JCD

Human chain demanding hanging of top Jamaat leaders

DHAKA: Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote on Friday morning staged a human chain demo in front of the National Press Club demanding execution of the arrested top Jamaat leaders and ban on the politics of Jamaat-Shirbir.  Leaders and workers of the Jote formed the human chain from 10:30am to

HC asks police to follow SC guidelines for Jamaat trio

DHAKA: The High Court on Thursday asked the Detective Branch of Police to follow the Supreme Court guidelines while treating the Jamaat-e-Islami leaders during remand.The SC guideline asks police to behave gentle with the accused and give opportunity to take advice from doctors and

Sons of Kamaruzzaman, Quader Mollah among 7 on remand

DHAKA: Sons of detained Jamaat leaders Kamaruzzaman and Quader Mollah and five other persons who were arrested late Wednesday during protests against the leaders’ remand hearings were remanded Thursday for interrogation.Hasan Imam, son of Kamaruzzaman, Hasan Jamil, son of Quader Mollah,

MahmudurÔÇÖs bail petition in corruption charge rejected

DHAKA: A Dhaka court Thursday rejected the bail petition of Mahmudur   Rahman, the acting editor of the now-defunct daily Amar Desh, in a corruption case of evading submission of his wealth statement to the Anti-corruption Commission. Metropolitan Magistrate Kanika Biswas issued the

SC verdict scraps MK AlamgirÔÇÖs parliament membership!

DHAKA: The Supreme Court Thursday endorsed the cancellation of ruling-party lawmaker Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir’s nomination for election and thereby left his parliament membership virtually void. After the final verdict on the election dispute, Election Commission’s lawyer Advocate

Court postpones Mahmudur`s bail

DHAKA: A chamber court of the Appellate Division Wednesday stayed the bail order in one of a raft of cases against Mahmdudur Rahman, the detained acting editor of the now-defunct daily Amar Desh. Justice Mozammel Haque passed the order of stay on the bail in the case filed with Tejgaon

AL policymakers concerned with DCC polls against backdrop of CTG debacle

DHAKA: The policymakers of the ruling Awami League are engrossed in reckoning over Dhaka City Corporation election coming quick on the heels of their Chittagong debacle.       Leaders of different stages and workers of the party confided to the staff writer their

Police obstruct Jamaat demo in city

DHAKA: Police Wednesday intercepted leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami in city’s different parts from staging demonstration protesting the arrest of top party leaders. On the second day of three-day party programme, Jamaat staged demonstration in Jatrabari, Mohammadpur, Mirpur

BNP reels from lack of coordination trying to gather wits after upset

DHAKA: A lack of coordination among the leaders in Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) while trying to regroup after past upset restrained them from performing the right role as the main opposition, insiders observed.  Mid-level leaders in the party termed such ‘lack of coordination’

Jamaat leaders Qamaruzzaman, Quader Mollah arrested for wartime crimes

DHAKA: Jamaat-e-Islami assistant secretaries-general Muhammad Qamaruzzaman and Abdul Quader Mollah were held Tuesday at the High Court gate for their alleged crimes during 1971 Liberation War in what happens to be the first arrest of prominent politicians on war-crime charges of

Jamaat-militants bracketed: investigators try to stand militant kingpins before Jamaat leaders

DHAKA: Interrogators prepare to stand the detained militant kingpins and three top Jamaat leaders together in a ‘face-to-face’ brainstorming session of grilling them over Islamist activities on a number of fronts.    Competent sources said 12 questions are being set to be shot at

Remove PintuÔÇÖs name from BDR carnage chargesheet, Delwar asks government...

DHAKA: BNP Secretary-General Khondaker Delwar Hossain demanded that the name of party leader Nasiruddin Ahmed Pintu be dropped from the charge sheet on the BDR carnage at Pilkhana. Addressing a press conference at BNP central office Tuesday, a day after the charges of mutiny-time crimes

Mannan Bhuyan`s condition remains unchanged

DHAKA: Eminent politician and former BNP Secretary General Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan`s health condition remained unchanged on Tuesday, doctors said.Bhuiyan has been on life support at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Square Hospital since Wednesday. "His physical condition did not improve in