Thursday, 20 Jan, 2022


KhaledaÔÇÖs birthday case: Hearing on July 18

DHAKA: Hearing of a revision case challenging the celebration of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s birthday on August 15 will be held on July 18 in the High Court. Advocate Suhrawardy had filed the case on August 20, 1997 with an Assistant Judge`s court in Dhaka seeking an injunction so

JMB man arrested in Naogaon

RAJSHAHI : Police nabbed a suspected militant of banned Islamist outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen of Bangladesh (JMB) from Simulia village in Atrai upazila of Naogaon district Sunday noon. The arrested is identified as Golam Rasul, 52, a close aide of slain JMB second in-command Siddiqul

Chittagong Hill Tracts now den of international conspiracy: Fakhrul

DHAKA: BNP Senior Joint Secretary-General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said the Chittagong Hill Tracts is now a den of international conspiracy and that it’s no more a domestic problem rather an international issue. He made the remark while speaking at a discussion meeting dubbed

Govt to be responsible for Chawdhury Alam: BNP

DHAKA: Opposition BNP on Saturday said the government will be responsible if anything happens to its leader Chowdhury Alam.   “The prime Minister and the Home Minister will have to take the responsibility if anything sad happen to Alam,” BNP Standing Committee Member Dr Khondoker

Mojahid, Sayedee again taken on 4-day remand over hartal violence

DHAKA: Jamaat-e-Islami Secretary-General Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojahid and Nayeb-e-Ameer Delwar Hossain Sayedee were taken on a fresh four-day remand Saturday in a case filed with city`s Ramna Thana for their alleged involvement in torching vehicles on the night before June 27 hartal.  

Chhatra League demonstrates, demands immediate trial of war criminals

DHAKA: The pro-JSD Bangladesh Chhatra League Saturday brought out a protest procession on the Dhaka University campus demanding immediate trial of war criminals.They also demanded ban on Jamaat-Shibir politics being done “in the name of Islam”. The procession started from Madhu’s

20 Shibir activists held in BÔÇÖbaria

BRAHMANBARIA: Police, in a drive, held 20 Shibir activists from Kazipara area in the district town Saturday.  Acting on a tip-off, a team of Sadar thana police, raided Khandakar Mansion, known as a Shibir den at about 12:30pm and arrested the student politicos.“Being informed that two

People fed-up with govt, says BNPÔÇÖs Shamsul in predicting its fate

DHAKA: BNP Standing Committee member Shamsul Islam Friday predicted the present government will not last its five-year term as people got “fed-up” with its 18-month rule.   Islam made the comment at a discussion arranged by Centre for Democracy and Peace Studies at the Jatiya Press

Tahrir leader Mawla remanded for three days

DHAKA: Dhaka University teacher Syed Golam Mawla, the suspected coordinator for Bangladesh operations of the outlawed Islamist outfit Hizb ut-Tahrir, was taken on three-day remand Friday for interrogation on terrorism charges.   Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Munshi Abdul Aziz granted

BNP to lift Mannan BhuiyanÔÇÖs expulsion order

DHAKA: Opposition BNP is set to withdraw the expulsion order on its former secretary-general Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan, now struggling for life in a city hospital, for his exoneration from political nemesis in the last resort.   He was expelled from the former ruling party on September 3,

Compromise on trial of war crimes will be suicidal: CPB

DHAKA: Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) President Manzurul Ahsan Khan Thursday said any compromise on trial of war criminals would be suicidal for the ruling Awami League.   “If the government takes the path of compromise on trial of war criminals, it would be suicidal for the

Golam Azam ÔÇÿkey manÔÇÖ of Jamaat yet, says Nizami

DHAKA: Golam Azam still calls the shot as ‘key person’ in Jamaat, detained Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami was quoted as saying during interrogation in DB police custody on Thursday morning. Some officials of the interrogation team, on condition of anonymity, informed

Delwar visits his predecessor Mannan lying in deep danger

DHAKA: BNP secretary-general Khandaker Delwar Hossain on Thursday noon visited his predecessor in the party post Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan, lying in deep coma in the city’s Square Hospital ICU, to know about his condition.On life support in a grave condition for fatal cancer, Bhuiyan was

BNPÔÇÖs human chain: One dies, 55 held, 60 injured while Delwar drops down sick

National Desk A Juba Dal leader died on fight while at least 60 people were injured and 55 held as the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Wednesday staged countrywide human-chain demonstrations amid obstruction by law-enforcers at different

Govt. behaves autocratic: Mirza Fakhrul

DHAKA: Main opposition BNP’s Senior Joint-Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday bitterly criticized, what he said, ‘undemocratic behaviour’ by the government to foil the opposition’s human chain demonstration.  The allegation came from a press conference at

Manzu delays tributeÔÇôtrip to ZiaÔÇÖs grave

DHAKA: Newly elected Chittagong City Corporation mayor Manjur Alam Manju deferred his preset visit to former president Ziaur Rahman’s tomb Wednesday by a day in view of BNP’s countrywide human-chain protest.Earlier it was scheduled that the CCC mayor would pay tribute to the party

BNP stages countrywide human-chain demo: Delwar drops sick during protest 55 held, 60 injured

DHAKA: At least 60 people were injured and 55 held amid troubles as the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Wednesday staged countrywide human-chain demonstrations amid obstruction by law-enforcers at different places.The main scene of brawls in the capital was the National

8 Jamaat leaders get bail

DHAKA: Eight prominent Jamaat leaders, including party’s acting Secretary-General ATM Azharul Islam, got anticipatory bail for four months in a case filed on charge of impeding police duties during the arrest of Jamaat chief Matiur Rahman Nizami.A High Court bench compressing Justice

25 Shibir activists, district Jamaat Ameer detained in CTG

CHITTAGONG: Police detained Nayeb-e-Ameer of the district (south) Jamaat Mafizur Rahman along with 25 Shibir activists from a restaurant in a Khulshi Thana area Tuesday, as a crackdown on the party adherents is on stream to forestall protests. More than 150 other activists fled during the

Manju to visit ZiaÔÇÖs grave Wednesday

DHAKA: Chittagong City Corporation’s newly elected Mayor Manjur Alam will visit former president Ziaur Rahman’s grave on Wednesday to pay tribute at Chandrima Uddyan in the city.Later, he will meet BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia in the evening at her Gulshan office. BDST 1848 HRS