Monday, 25 Oct, 2021


Historic Six-point Movement Day being observed <br>AL pledges militant-free country

DHAKA: The historic six-point movement day is being observed today (Monday) with the main pledge for keeping the country free from militancy, which emerges as the gravest concern for people at home and abroad in present times.The ruling party, Awami League, is observing the historic 7th

Writ petition seeking HC rule outlawing hartal on way

Dhaka: A writ petition is going to be filed Monday with the High Court for declaring the general strike called by Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) for June 27 as illegal and contrary to the constitution, as a legal notice went unheeded, said one of the petitioners.Five people, including

Historic Six-point Movement Day

DHAKA: Awami League will observe the historic 7th June tomorrow (Monday) to commemorate the six-point movement it launched this day 43 years ago with the pivotal demand for autonomy of erstwhile East Pakistan. The six-point movement was scaled up with the supreme sacrifice of Sramik

City AL starts fundraising for Nimtoli fire victims

DHAKA: Dhaka City Awami League Saturday started fundraising in aid to the people affected by Thursday night’s blaze at Nimtola in the old part of the capital city that put at least 120 people to a terrible death.The fund was formed at an extended meeting of the city unit of the ruling

Magistrates, police deployed ahead of CCC polls

CHITTAGONG: Strong contingents of law-enforcing agencies, led by executive magistrates armed with power of holding spot trial, started policing work Thursday in the run-up to the much-watched Chittagong City Corporation polls as the authorities are pledge-bound to make the June 17 vote

CCC poll-sympol distribution

Chittagong: Election symbols were distributed Wednesday among eight mayoral candidates contesting the 17 June Chittagong City Corporation polls, giving them the formal go for electioneering on a full scale. Awami League candidate under the banner of Nagorik Committee ABM Mohiuddin

Khaleda attends lawyersÔÇÖ programme marking Zia anniversary

Dhaka: Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia on Tuesday noon fed poor people at a lawyers’ programme marking the 29th death anniversary of party founder and late president Ziaur Rahman.The opposition leader and ex-PM attended the programme at about 12:35pm and

Zia's 29th death anniversary being observed

Dhaka: Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Sunday observed the 29th death anniversary of its founder and late president Ziaur Rahman, with thousands of his faithful and admirers renewing their pledge to advance the country along the line he set in national politics.General Zia, who founded

Speaker expects boycotting BNP in budget session

DHAKA: Speaker Advocate Abdul Hamid Saturday said that it would be a wrong decision if the main opposition BNP stayed away from the House during the upcoming budget session of parliament. ”Nothing happened. I hope they will join the session, attend budget dicussion and criticise the

BNP again demands midterm election

Dhaka: The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Friday again threw a challenge for the ruling Awami League to test their popularity in a midterm election.The demand came from a roundtable on ‘Democracy of Bangladesh and Ziaur Rahman’ arranged by National Youth Forum at

AL district-level organizational programme suffers setback

Dhaka: The ruling Awami League’s organizational regeneration drive appears to have lost gear, as its top leaders’ district tours and extended meetings remained half-done. After holding meetings in 52 districts, the programme now got stuck-up, party sources said. Awami League

Why not illegal? <br> HC asks govt, ACC to explain notices to Khaleda in two graft cases

DHAKA: The High Court Monday issued twin-rules upon the government and the Anti-Corruption Commission to explain within seven days why the notices served by the ACC to BNP chairperson and ex-PM Begum Khaleda Zia regarding two graft charges “should not be declared illegal”.The High

Calling Zia PakistanÔÇÖs spy: BNP challenges AL to prove

Dhaka: Senior joint secretary-general of BNP Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir Saturday threw a challenge for an Awami League minister to prove their sweeping allegation that slain former president General Ziaur Rahman was a ‘spy’ of Pakistan during the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war. He

BNP out to stall war criminalsÔÇÖ trial thru anti-govt move: Quamrul

DHAKA:  A government leader Friday alleged that the opposition BNP is out with destructive programs like hartal to destabilize the country and thereby forestall the trial of war criminals.“But the ruling government must try the war criminals within its tenure, and the trial be a fair

CCC election<br> EC sends list of candidates to Bangladesh Bank to check defaulter

Chittagong: The Election Commission Friday sent the list of candidates for the upcoming Chittagong City Corporation elections to Bangladesh Bank to check out any loan defaulter.District election officials said among the nomination-paper collectors, 45 percent didn’t submit their

BNP bigwig makes war-crime trial conditional First try Chhatra League-Jubo League atrocities and the

DHAKA: Senior BNP leader Gayeswar Chandra Roy Friday made it a point that the government should first try the killings committed during the post-liberation era and Chhatra League-Jubo Leagues atrocities and then war criminals.   The comment of the BNP standing committee member, making

BNP rally: traffic halt creates public miseries

DHAKA: It was about 4:30pm while Mosharraf Mollah from Araihazar of Narayanganj was walking past the National Press Club. “I am carrying lunch for my sick mother admitted into Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University,” he says.Roads in downtown Dhaka were closed to buses and other

Police purge over 200 floating people for BNP grand rally

Dhaka: Police and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) forces purged over 200 street children, vagrants and drug addicts out of the city to clear the decks for the grand rally of Bangladesh National Party (BNP).Police claimed they removed the waifs and strays to avert extra troubles, as ensuring

Mayor Mohiuddin to resign Thursday to run for fourth term

Chittagong: Mayor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury will step down tomorrow (Thursday) at 10am to submit his nomination to stand in the forthcoming election for a fourth consecutive term as the candidate of Nagorik Committee.The mayor declared his decision Wednesday at a programme in the CCC

BNP calls hartal for June 27

DHAKA: Opposition leader and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia eventually kicked off a vigorous anti-government movement by calling a dawn-to-dusk countrywide hartal for June 27. This is for the first time that the opposition BNP called for countrywide shutdown after the Awami League-led grand