Thursday, 20 Jan, 2022

Politics

Constitution amendment needs national consensus: Dr Kamal

CHITTAGONG: Gono Forum president and constitutional expert Dr Kamal Hossain said amendment to the constitution should be brought on the basis of national consensus and advised the recalcitrant opposition to reverse their boycott stance. “National consensus is a must if changes

BNP to join constitution committee if opposition gets equal representation: Moudud

DHAKA: BNP Standing Committee Member Moudud Ahmed MP said the party would join the special committee formed for processing the constitutional amendment if there be equal representation from the opposition.He told a press conference at his chamber Saturday that without equal number of

2 Jubo League men held with firearms in Natore

NATORE: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) personnel detained two Jubo League men with firearms in Naldanga upazila on Friday night, police said.The detained were identified as Mahbub Hossain, 40, ward no, 5 Jubo League president of Biprobelgharia union under the upazila, and party activist

BNP likely to call hartal again ahead of Ramadan

DHAKA: The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is likely to opt for tougher programmes like hartal ahead of Ramadan, party’s senior leaders said, as the holy month of fasting and festivals usually brings a lull on the outdoor political arena.Majority leaders and workers of

Sayedee on fresh 2-day remand

DHAKA: Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee was placed for remand for two days on Friday for his alleged attempt to kill writer Dr Humayan Azad.“Sayedee was produced before the Dhaka CMM court seeking a 7-day remand while magistrate Dilara Alo Chandana approved two days after

Govt pushing opposition towards hartal: Fakhrul

DHAKA: With their latest move for a mass hunger strike stalled, BNP Friday alleged that the government is pushing the opposition towards tougher action like hartal by blocking all ways of democratic protest. BNP Senior Joint Secretary-General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir made the

5 BCL men held with firearms in Habiganj

HABIGANJ: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) personnel held five men of Chhatra League’s district unit including its leader here and recovered firearms from their possessions.The detained were identified as joint secretary of district unit Chhatra League Habibur Rahman Chawdhury Rajib, 22,

JCD leader slaughtered in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI:  Unidentified terrorists slaughtered a local Chhatra Dal leader at Maipara bazar in Puthia upazila on Thursday night.The deceased was identified as Nuh Alam, 28, publicity secretary of Baneswar Union unit of the pro-BNP student organization.Quoting witnesses, Puthia Thana OC

War criminalsÔÇÖ trial now a ÔÇÿmatter of timeÔÇÖ: Ashraful

RAJSHAHI: Awami League General Secretary and LGRD Minster Syed Ashraful Islam Thursday said staging the trial of war criminal is now only a ‘matter of time’.He made the comment while speaking as chief guest at a divisional rally organized here by Jubo League, the youth wing of the

Maiden meeting of constitution committee on July 29: Sajeda invites BNP

DHAKA: The special committee for amending the Constitution would sit in its maiden meeting on July 29 at 11am in the cabinet room of the national parliament to get down to their task of high historical importance.Deputy Leader of the House Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury, also chairperson of the

BNPÔÇÖs July 25 hunger strike halts

DHAKA: Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) will stage a demonstration at Muktangan on July 25 failing to get permission to observe mass hunger strike at Paltan Maidan.BNP Joint Secretary-General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Thursday disclosed the change at an urgent press conference at the party’s

Quamruzzaman, Quader Mollah on fresh remand

DHAKA: Assistant secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami Quamruzzaman and Abdul Quader Mollah were placed on remand for 11 days each on Thursday in four separate cases.They were placed on eight-day remand in three cases for obstructing police duties with Paltan Police Station.  In another

Door open for BNP to join the powerful constitutional amendment committee: Sengupta

DHAKA: Co-chairman of the special committee formed Wednesday for constitutional amendment Suranjit Sengupta Thursday said the door was still open for the boycotting BNP to join the panel for making changes to the much-mutilated constitution. Sengupta clobbered BNP Secretary-General

Nine Shibir men held in CoxÔÇÖs Bazar

COX’S BAZAR: Police arrested nine Shibir activists from Cox’s Bazar Government University College area Wednesday night.The arrested are- Mohammad Jishan, Abu Hanif, Salahuddin, Mohammad Shahin, Mohammad Abdul Kaiyum, Mohammad Ismail, Abdul Halim, Nasir Uddin and Nazmul

Constitution amendment: `Illegal` AL Govt has no moral right, says Delwar

DHAKA: Main opposition BNP`s Secretary-General Khandoker Delwar Hossain said there is no moral right of the `illegal` Awami League government to amend the constitution, a day after a parliamentary committee was formed to bring about the change. The objection came from a press conference

Zia was involved in all anarchic activities after 1975: Dy speaker

DHAKA: Deputy Speaker Colonel (Rtd) Shawkat Ali Thursday alleged that slain president Ziaur Rahman had a hand in all anarchic activities after the killing of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975.He came up with the swinging criticism at a roundtable titled quick

Govt to establish ÔÇÿBakshalÔÇÖ: Delwar

DHAKA: Ruling Awami League government’s move to alter the 5th amendment of the constitution is aimed at establishing ‘Bakshal regime’ that would be prohibited by mass movement, BNP secretary general Khandaker Delwar Hossain said.Following a meeting with the top leaders of four-party

All-party constitution commission unconstitutional: BNP

DHAKA: Main opposition BNP readily rejected the all-party parliamentary committee for amending the constitution as unconstitutional, saying that the ruling party didn’t go by the parliament’s law book. “Forming the committee contravenes clause 76 of the rules of procedure,” said

HC issues rule against seven including Home Secretary

DHAKA:  The High Court Wednesday issued a rule upon seven high officials including Home Secreatry to produce Golam Murtoza, cultural secretary of Islami Chhatra Shibir, before the court within a week. The Division Bench of the court comprising of Justice Abdul Wahab Mian and Quazi Rezaul

Jubo League leader shot in city

DHAKA: Armed assailants shot a Jubo League leader in the city’s Pallabi area Wednesday morning. The injured is Aminul Islam Sentu, 40, finance secretary of ward No.5 Jubo League, and a resident of Mirpur-11.Witnesses said assailants opened fire on Sentu as he just came out of his house