Saturday, 24 Feb, 2024


‘Give me a chance’

HABIGANJ: Jatiya Party (JP) President HM Ershad urged people to vote him to power for peace, harmony and stability in the country.“Please consider me to serve for ‘Islam’ and to evade the ominous spell on countries democratic practice,” he added. The former President came up with

BNP man killed in clash with AL

NATORE: A Jubo Dal leader was killed and 10 others were injured in a fierce clash between Awami League activists in Baraigram upazila of the district on Friday.The deceased was identified as Abul Bashar, 30, Vice-president of Baraigram Upazila Jubo Dal.Sources said the clash took place

Govt has 20 days left: Obaidul

SAVAR, DHAKA: Communications Minister Obaidul Quader categorically said that the incumbent government had 20 days more in power.The lawmaker slammed opposition saying, “Agitation in a bid to oust government will go in vain as the term will be expired within 20 days.” He came up with

‘Disaster, if BNP assumes power’

DHAKA: Ruling Awami League presidium member Mohammad Nasim categorically said the country would face disaster if BNP assumes power next.He came up with the apprehension in a conference to commemorate the 26th death anniversary of former president of Awami League, organiser of the

BNP involved directly

DHAKA: Awami League advisory committee member, also minister without portfolio Suranjit Sengupta alleged that BNP was involved directly with leak of the verdict of Salahuddin Quader and Skype scam.He came up with the allegation while addressing a discussion at the auditorium of Institute

Khaleda-Razzak meeting

DHAKA: Opposition leader and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia met Jamaat-e-Islami assistant secretary general barrister Abdur Razzak on Thursday night.Meanwhile, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir was present in the meeting.Barrister Razzak went to Khaleda’s Gulshan

AL wins Barguna-2 by-poll

BARGUNA: Ruling Awami League candidate Shakawat Hachanur Rahman Riman won Barguna-2 by-polls on Thursday.According to the unofficial results from 96 centers, Awami League candidate Rezwan Ahmed Towfiq bagged 65,813 votes while the nearest contester Golam Sarwar Hiru got 57,993 votes.On

Muhith for National ID obligatory for voting

DHAKA: Finance Minister AMA Muhith urged Election Commission (EC), in a letter, to make it obligatory to show National Identity Card (NID) in the polling centres.He also urged the EC to give the opportunity to voters to change their voting area till 15 days prior to the date of vote,

Khaleda fears court: Hasina

DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday said opposition chairperson Khaleda Zia does not go to the court fearing punishment as she embezzled orphans’ money.“Khaleda whitened black money. Her two sons siphoned off huge amount of money to abroad. She herself embezzled orphans’

Polls impossible under partisan govt

DHAKA: opposition BNP standing committee member Barrister Moudud Ahmed on Thursday categorically said Awami League would realize that it is not possible to hold general election under partisan government.The senior leader of the party came up with the assertion while addressing a

AL for development, claims Hasina

DHAKA: Criticizing the opportunists, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday claimed that the country is developed when pro-liberation force remains in power. “The people, who have sacrificed their lives, can develop the country but the opportunist can’t develop the country,” she

ATM Azhar’s indictment hearing Oct 7

DHAKA: The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 deferred till August 29 the hearing on framing charge against Jamaat Assistant Secretary General ATM Azharul Islam for his alleged involvement in crimes against humanity in 1971.The three-member tribunal headed by Justice ATM Fazle Kabir

BNP’s countrywide protest today

DHAKA: Opposition BNP is set to stage protest programme across the country on Thursday protesting ICT-1 verdict that awarded death penalty to Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury for war crimes.The party will hold a rally at Suhrawardy Udyan at 3:00pm.BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul

No alternative to oust govt, says Obaidul

GAZIPUR: Communications Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said the free and fair general polls is only way to oust incumbent government.The communications minister came up with the observation while talking to reporters after visiting the work on the four-lane project of

Borguna-2 by-polls Thursday

DHAKA: By-elections of Barguna-2 (Pathorghata-Bamna-Betagi) constituency will be held on Thursday.The voting will begin 8.00am and continue till 4.00pm without any break.Meanwhile, the returning officer has completed all the necessary preparations for a free and fair election.A total of

7 BNP men held in city

DHAKA: the members of law enforcement agency arrested seven BNP men from in front of party’s Nayapaltan office on Wednesday.They were arrested from 4:30pm to 5:15pm during press conference called by the party.Paltan Thana Sub-Inspector Jahangir Alam confirmed the matter to

Conspiracy behind SQ Chy verdict leak

DHAKA: State Minister for Law Quamrul Islam on Wednesday categorically alleged that it is being spread out confusion over the leak of verdict of Salauddin Quader Chowdhury.The state minister made the observation in a press briefing at the ministry in the afternoon.He said, “The

Hasina slams BNP-Jamaat

PABNA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday alleged that the then BNP-led four-party alliance government killed and raped Bangladeshi people like Pakistani military forces.The premier, also ruling Awami League president, came up with the allegation while addressing rally at Rooppur

Ershad for reforming election system

DHAKA: Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad on Wednesday proposed to reform the election system ahead of the next general elections.The former president of the country placed a proposal in a press conference organized by the party at a city hotel. As per his proposal, the Election Commission

BNP stages protest prog Thursday

DHAKA: Opposition BNP will stage protest programme across the country on Thursday protesting ICT-1 verdict against BNP lawmaker Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury.The party will also hold a rally at Suhrawardy Udyan at 3:00pm in the same day.BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam