Thursday, 28 Sep, 2023


BNPÔÇÖs demo in Dhaka on Aug 24, across the country Aug 26

DHAKA: Opposition BNP called nationwide demonstrations for August 26 in protest against the filing of “false” cases against party leader Tarique Rahman and cancellation of parole of his younger brother Arafat Rahman Koko. Under the latest major action programme, they will also stage

Mir Kashem gets anticipatory bail

DHAKA: The High Court (HC) Sunday granted six months anticipatory bail to Diganta Media Corporation chairman and Jamaat leader Mir Kashem Ali in tax evasion case.An HC bench comprising Justice Sharif Uddin Chaklader and Justice Md. Fazlur Rahman issued the order in response to a petition

Ex-military ruler Ershad claims credit for democracy

DHAKA: Former military ruler HM Ershad Sunday said he withdrew Martial Law in 1986 and introduced democracy in the country.His comment came from a joint meeting of his Jatiya Party and its front organisations at city`s Diploma Engineers Institution auditorium. The former army chief had

Khaleda meets party seniors

DHAKA: BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia sat with her party’s senior lawyers at Gulshan office Saturday night to discuss legal issues over government decision of canceling the parole release to her younger son Arafat Rahman Koko.Koko has been abroad for treatment being released on

Delwar gets anticipatory bail

DHAKA: BNP secretary general Khandaker Delwar Hossain has got two months` anticipatory bail from the High Court in a case filed for threatening Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.The HC bench of Justice Syed Muhammad Dastagir Husain and Justice AKM Sahidul Haque granted the bail on Sunday.The

Juba DalÔÇÖs countrywide demonstration on August 24-25

DHAKA: Jatiyatabadi Juba Dal (JJD), youth wing of the opposition BNP will demonstrate across the country on August 24 and 25 to protest cancellation of release of Arafat Rahman Koko on parole.As part of the programme, the JJD will demonstrate at district and thana headquarters on August

Extended meeting of Jatiya Party on Sunday

DHAKA: An extended meeting of Jatiya Party (Ershad) will be held at Engineers’ Institution auditorium here on Sunday. The meeting will begin at 11am with its chairman HM Ershad in the chair, a press release said.Leaders and activists of the party were requested to attend the meeting,

Mojaheed sent to jail after remand

DHAKA: Jamaat-e-Islami Secretary General Ali Ahasan Mohammad Mojaheed was sent to jail after his three-day remand in a case filed against him under an anti-terrorism act with Kadamtali police station. Dhaka’s Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Minhaz-Um-Munira came up with the order as

Khaleda hosts iftar for eminent personalities

DHAKA: Opposition leader and BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia Saturday hosted an iftar party for eminent personalities of the country. Leaders of different organizations, teachers, social workers, artists attended the iftar at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, party sources

BNPÔÇÖs anti-government putsch under neo-strategy after Ramadan: Moudud

DHAKA: The opposition BNP plans to launch a fresh anti-government movement after the Ramadan lull, with a sure-fire neo-strategy.  “BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia will announce new strategy of its movement to topple the government after the month of Ramadan,” said party standing

A section of bureaucrats out to embarrass the Govt: Monnujan

KHULNA: State Minister for Labour and Employment Begum Monnujan Sufian Saturday accused a section of bureaucrats in the administration of plotting trouble and embarrass the government. “A section of bureaucrats who were privileged during the BNP-Jamaat alliance regime was out to

JCD calls countrywide demo Sunday protesting cancellation of KokoÔÇÖs parole

DHAKA: Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal called a countrywide demonstration on Sunday protesting the government decision canceling parole of Koko, the younger son of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.The announcement came from a demonstration in front of party central office in city’s Nayan Paltan

BCL factional clash leaves 2 injured at DU

DHAKA: Two activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League, the student wing of ruling Awami League, were injured in a factional clash at Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Hall of Dhaka University early Saturday.The fighting groups also ransacked three rooms during the clash—a latest eruption of internal

Prove govtÔÇÖs failure: Hanif to Khaleda

DHAKA: The ruling Awami League asked opposition leader Begum Khaleda Zia to prove the government’s failures she alleged Thursday in demanding that it quit.“In which sectors the government has failed to run has to be proved by Khaleda Zia with evidences,” said Awami League Joint

ÔÇÿCase terrorismÔÇÖ grips country: Fakhrul

DHAKA: Taking a swipe at the current spell of litigation in the country, BNP leader Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir Friday called upon the youth to stand united to face the situation he defined as ‘case terrorism’. The Senior Joint Secretary-General of the opposition party made the call

Canceling KokoÔÇÖs parole is manifestation of govtÔÇÖs hostile attitude: BNP

DHAKA: Opposition BNP is taking preparation to challenge legally the government decision canceling Koko’s parole.“Such government action is a manifestation of government’s hostile and indecent attitude,” it was stated in a midnight meeting of BNP’s panel of lawyers on Thursday

KokoÔÇÖs parole cancelled, called back home

DHAKA: The government cancelled the parole of ex-PM Khaleda Zia’s younger son Arafat Rahman Koko and called him back home, as there are cases pending against him. The Ministry of Home Affairs took the decision on grounds that he “broke the terms and conditions” of his release on

Government should quit power for inefficiency: Khaleda

DHAKA: Opposition leader Begum Khaleda Zia Thursday said the government should quit for what she said its inefficiency in running the country. "The government is a failure in all respects. They have become incompetent to rule the country and so they should step down from power," said the

Arrest warrants issued against Sayedee, Mir Kashem

DHAKA: A court here Thursday issued arrest warrants against Jamaat-e-Islami Nayeb-e-Ameer Delwar Hossain Sayedee and party leader Mir Kashem Ali in separate tax-dodging cases.Senior special judge of the district court Ismail Hossain passed the arrest orders shortly after the two were

Govt. busy executing hidden deals with neighbour: BNP

DHAKA: Opposition BNP Secretary-General Khandaker Delwar Hossain Thursday fired a broadside at their political foes as he alleged that the government is busy executing “hidden deals” with a neighbouring country."The Awami League government did not give anything new to the nation but