Thursday, 20 Jan, 2022


Satkhira Jamaat Ameer, 50 others get bail

DHAKA: The High Court on Wednesday granted four months anticipatory bail to 51 leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student front Islami Chhatra Shibir of Satkhira.  A division bench comprising of HC Justice Afzal Hossain Ahmed and Justice Abdul Hafiz passed the order.

Nation be made stigma-free holding trial of war criminals: Kamrul Hanif says BNP knows Chy AlamÔÇÖs

DHAKA: State Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Advocate Kamrul Islam Wednesday reaffirmed that the nation would be made stigma-free through holding trial of the war criminals and sought new-generation BNP people’s help in matter of national importance.While addressing a rally

Moudud for all-party action plan to control narcotics

DHAKA: BNP Standing Committee Member and ex-law minister Barrister Moudud Ahmed proposed framing all-party national work plan for controlling narcotic drug menace.“All-party action plan is needed to be formed to protect the country from the harms of drugs,” said Moudud at a discussion

Constitution Commission to be finalized in current parliament session: Ashraf

DHAKA:  Awami League General Secretary and LGRD Minister Syed Ashraful Islam said a commission will be formed during the current session of parliament to bring amendment to the constitution, as the present government plans major changes to the country’s basic laws. “The Commission

BNP replies AL letter without naming member for all-party constitution committee

DHAKA: Opposition BNP sent reply to ruling Awami League’s letter inviting nomination of a member to an all-party parliamentary committee for constitution amendment, but without proposing any name.“We have not taken any decision as to whether or not to join the constitution amendment

Opposition BNPÔÇÖs next major move: mass hunger strike on July 25

DHAKA: The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) will stage a mass hunger strike on July 25 at Paltan Maidan in their next major political move in protest against what they said “oppression-repression” by the government. BNP secretary-general Khandaker Delwar Hossain announced

Mirza Abbas gets bail for bus torching case

DHAKA: A Dhaka Court Tuesday granted bail to BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas in a case filed for torching a bus on the night before June 27 hartal.After the hearing, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ismail Hossain passed the order rejecting the remand prayer of the investigation

Manjur takes over as Mayor of Chittagong, says irregularities to be proved

CHITTAGONG: Newly elected Mayor of the port city M Manjur Alam formally took office on Tuesday morning at Chittagong City Corporation Bhaban, striking a note of unison in his maiden address to his colleagues. After the takeover, the mayor exchanged pleasantries with the CCC councilors,

Awami LeagueÔÇÖs joint meeting Tuesday

DHAKA: A joint meeting of the ruling Awami League will be held at party central office on Bangabandhu Avenue at 5:00pm Tuesday with some major matters on the agenda.Central Executive Committee members, Executive Committee of Dhaka City Awami League, all thanas` Presidents and General

SC upholds HC order granting Mahmudur bail in two cases

DHAKA: The Supreme Court Monday upheld a High Court order granting bail to Mahmudur Rahman, the detained acting editor of the daily Amar Desh, in two cases filed with different police stations.Chamber Judge Justice SK Sinha of the Appellate Division passed the orders following the

JamaatÔÇÖs countrywide protest Monday

DHAKA:  Jamaat-called protest rallies across the country are on steam Monday to protest what the beleaguered Islamic party said unleashing repression on top party leaders “in the name of remand”. All units of the party were instructed to observe the protest programme announced by the

HC asks cops to find out Chy Alam

DHAKA: The High Court Monday directed the chiefs Police and elite-force Rapid Action Battalion to take immediate legal steps to rescue opposition BNP leader and Dhaka city councilor Chowdhury Alam.A High Court bench comprising Justice Mamnoon Rahman and Justice Syeda Afsar Jahan issued

DCC mayor, councilors on fast for colleague AlamÔÇÖs rescue

DHAKA: BNP-backed ward councilors of Dhaka Monday went on a six-hour fast to press the government for disclosing forthwith the whereabouts of their colleague Chowdhury Alam. Dhaka City Corporation Mayor Sadek Hossain Khoka is leading the token hunger strike that began at 11am at the

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