Saturday, 30 Sep, 2023


Gayeshwar Chandra Roy resigns from BNP Standing Committee

DHAKA: BNP leader Gayeshwar Chandra Roy has resigned from the party`s standing committee, party sources said, without elaborating on the reasons for his sudden decision to stand down from the policymaking body.The sources said he sent the resignation letter to party chairpersonBegum

None incl PM will be safe if religious parties are banned: Barrister Rafiq

DHAKA: BNP standing committee member Barrister Rafiqul Islam Mia feared no one, including the Prime Minister, would remain safe if the religion-based political parties are banned “in the name of constitutional amendment”.The BNP leader came up with the foreboding while addressing as

Nazrul Islam Khan asks: Why Khaleda should give undertaking?

DHAKA: Main opposition BNP`s Standing Committee Member Nazrul Islam Khan Monday asked the Prime Minister to explain as to why the opposition leader Khaleda Zia would have to give undertaking. “Why should Begum Khaleda Zia give undertaking? Not even a single charge against her could be

PM asks ministers to keep mum on constitutional issue, religious parties

DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Monday asked her cabinet members not to make any comment on constitutional issues and on religion-based political parties, as crucial changes in the fundamental principles of state policy are now under a close scrutiny.She issued the instructions at a

War-crime tribunal petitioned for arrest warrant against Sayedee

DHAKA: The prosecution panel at the International Crimes Tribunal Monday submitted a petition to the tribunal for issuing arrest warrant against detained Jamaat-e-Islami Nayeb-e-Ameer Delawar Hossain Sayedee on war-crime charges. Jeyad Al Mamun, a member of the lawyers` panel, handed the

Khaleda parleys with lawyers on constitution amendment

DHAKA: Opposition leader and BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia held a meeting on Sunday night with senior leaders of her party and lawyers to decide their course of action on the government move to amend the constitution.Held at her Gulshan office, the meeting decided to oversee the

Action after Ramadan: BNP

DHAKA: The opposition BNP said it would announce ‘necessary’ programme after Ramadan if the government does not change its nature.“BNP will announce appropriate programmes if the government does not change its nature, stop repression on BNP leaders and activists and take steps to

Work for common people`s interest, not to topple government, PM tells her rival

DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday advised opposition leader Khaleda Zia to call a halt to movement for ousting the government and work for the common people`s interest."Stop the heinous politics of killing people and prepare the ground for serving people’s interest," said

Party-based election to be introduced for local govt: Ashraful

DHAKA: In a major development on the electoral front, the ruling government is considering introducing ‘party-based’ elections in every tier of local government to make it more effective and “strengthen the democratic process”.The indication came from Local Government and Rural

Indian FM Pranab Mukherjee visits Dhaka on August 7

DHAKA: Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will visit Bangladesh on August 7. During his visit, Pranab Mukherjee will finalise a date for the official visit of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh. Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is likely to pay a visit to Bangladesh in October,

Conspiracy on against Islam, alleges Amini

DHAKA: Islami Oikya Jote chairman Mufti Fazlul Haque Amini alleged the conspiracy is on against Islam and Islamic politics.“The ruling party, however, came to the power pledging not to formulate any law against Islam,” said Amini at a discussion Saturday.Islami Oikya Jote organised

BNP NEC meeting ends with pledges to bolster party, movement against ÔÇÿmisruleÔÇÖ

DHAKA: The National Executive Committee of the main opposition BNP ended their daylong deliberations Saturday with a promise to strengthen the party by resolving inner-conflicts alongside gearing up their movement against “misrule”.The meeting started at 10:45am with Khaleda Zia in

Govt to blame for opposition movement, says Khaleda

DHAKA: BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia Saturday said the ruling government has only itself to blame for the current anti-government movement that she alleged was fuelled by its repressive measures. "Now the opposition has no alternative but to lead the anti-government movement as the

Govt to blame for opposition movement, says Khaleda

DHAKA: BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia Saturday said the ruling government has only itself to blame for the current anti-government movement that she alleged was fuelled by its repressive measures. "Now the opposition has no alternative but to lead the anti-government movement as the

PMÔÇÖs Gopalganj visit postponed due to bad weather

GOPALGANJ: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s scheduled visit to Gopalganj for Saturday morning was postponed due to inclement weather. The next date of her visit will be announced later, PM’s Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad informed her visit, Prime Minister

Govt pushes the country into anarchy: Jamaat-e-Islami

DHAKA: Jamaat-e-Islami on Friday accused the government of pushing the country into anarchy by restoring secularism and socialism in the Constitution.“Bangladesh is the third largest Islamic country in the world with 90 percent Muslim population. It is impossible to think that there

GovtÔÇÖs wrong policy to blame for anarchy in RMG sector: Mirza Fakhrul

DHAKA: BNP Senior Joint Secretary-General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir Friday blamed government’s “wrong policy” for the “anarchy in the garment sector”. He made the comment after placing wreaths at the mazar of BNP founder and slain President Ziaur Rahman. Fakhrul accompanied

PM intended political remedy for BDR mutiny bypassing military action, says Hannan Shah

Dhaka: BNP leader ASM Hannan Shah Friday fulminated that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina intended a “political solution” of the BDR mutiny sidetracking a better option like military action as a fit remedy for the desperate malady.  “Chiefs of the three services were in front of Hasina

Hasina to visit Gopalganj on Saturday

GOPALGANJ: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visits Gopalganj and Tungipara on Saturday. During the visit, she is expected to lay down foundation stone of Gopalganj 100 MW peaking power plant at Haridapur of Sadar upazila.She is scheduled to inaugurate the National Service scheme in the

BNP executive committee meets Saturday after 5 yrs

DHAKA: After a lull of long five years, BNP convened its National Executive Committee meeting for Saturday in the process of reorganizing the party after the recent setbacks.The party will hold the meeting at Diploma Engineers’ Institute auditorium at 10am with BNP Chairperson Begum