Wednesday, 24 Apr, 2024


JaPa to act as main opposition in parliament: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday (January 22) said the Jatiya Party (JaPa) would play the role of main opposition in parliament. Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, was speaking at a press conference held at the Awami League president’s

BNP's nationwide black flag processions on Jan 26, 27

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has announced nationwide black flag processions on January 26 and 27 to press home its demands. BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi made the announcement today (January 21) at a press conference held at the party's Nayapaltan

Ziaur Rahman’s 88th birth anniversary today 

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) today (January 19) celebrates the 88th birth anniversary of its founder Ziaur Rahman. The BNP and its associate bodies have taken elaborate programmes to celebrate the day. Ziaur Rahman was assassinated by a group of army officers at Chattogram

JaPa nominates GM Quader as its leader

The opposition Jatiya Party (JaPa) parliamentary party has nominated the party’s chairman GM Quader as its leader and senior co-chairman as its deputy leader. The parliamentary party took the decision in its meeting held at the office of the deputy leader of the opposition in the

Amir Khasru gets bail in two more cases

A Dhaka court today (January 18) granted bail to BNP standing committee member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury in four cases filed over violence in connection to BNP’s rally in Dhaka on October 28, 2023. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Md Tofazzal Hossain passed the order

Hasan Mahmud to visit India on February 7

The Newly appointed foreign minister of the country Dr Hasan Mahmud will visit New Delhi on February 7 as his first official bilateral tour. “I am going for tour of India on February 7 at the invitation of honourable Indian external affair minister,” he told the reporters

Quader terms TIB as BNP’s agent, its report anti-govt 

Terming Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) as BNP’s agent, Road Transport and Bridges minister Obaidul Quader today (Jan 18) said the TIB report is one-sided and anti-government.  Quader also Awami League (AL) general secretary was addressing a press briefing at the

BNP holds virtual meeting with EU election expert team

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Wednesday (January 17) held a meeting with a team of European Union experts that monitored Bangladesh's 12th Jatiya Sangsad elections. BNP media cell member Shairul Kabir Khan confirmed the matter.  “The virtual meeting lasted

Mirza Fakhrul gets bail in sabotage case

A Dhaka court today (January 17) granted bail to BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a case filed with the city's Paltan Police Station on charge of sabotage. Dhaka's Additional Metropolitan Magistrate Tahmina Huque passed the order after hearing a bail

AL's joint meeting in afternoon 

Awami League (AL) will hold a joint meeting at the party's Bangabandhu Avenue central office at 3pm today (Jan 15). Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will chair the meeting it, according to a press release. AL central working committee members, advisory

Both East, West keen to work with Bangladesh: FM

Foreign minister Hasan Mahmud on Sunday (January 14) said that both the East and the West had expressed eagerness to work with the new government formed through the January 7 national election. He made the remark while talking to reporters at his office in the capital. the election

SC denies Aman’s bail

The Supreme Court (SC) today (January 14) denied bail to BNP leader Amanullah Aman in a corruption case in which he was sentenced to 13 years' imprisonment in 2007. However, SC, allowed Aman, to appeal before this court against the HC verdict that upheld the lower court judgement,

11 cases against Khaleda: Charge framing hearing on Feb 14

A Dhaka court on Sunday (January 14) fixed February 14 for hearing on charge framing of 11 cases, including one filed over sedition, filed against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. Judge Md Asaduzzaman of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court set up at Keraniganj Central Jail set

AL's joint meeting Monday

Awami League (AL) will hold a joint meeting at the party's Bangabandhu Avenue central office at 3pm on Monday. Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will chair it, said a press release. AL central working committee members, advisory council members and

12th JS polls: AL's Poppy wins from Mymensingh-3 constituency

Awami League-backed candidate Nilufar Anjum Poppy has secured victory in the election race from Mymensingh-3 parliamentary constituency. Poppy was declared victorious on Saturday following the vote counting at a previously suspended centre in the constituency. Poppy bagged 54,491

BNP's fresh programme coming for new polls: Rizvi

BNP Senior Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi has said that his party will announce anti-government programmes immediately to press home its demand for a fresh election in the country. He said: “BNP’s ongoing movement will not go in vain. We will announce a new programme

PM doesn't care about visa policy: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today (January 13) said individuals who boycotted the 12th parliamentary election have not retreated, rather they have resorted to conspiracy afresh so that this government cannot stay in power. Mentioning that the opposition is expecting

PM, new cabinet pay tribute to Bangabandhu in Tungipara

The new Cabinet led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (Jan 13) paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at his mausoleum here, marking the installation of her government for the record fifth time and fourth consecutive term. The prime minister

Firoz Rashid, Sunil Shubho expelled from Jatiya Party

The Jatiya Party (JaPa) has expelled its Co-Chairman Kazi Firoz Rashid and Presidium member Sunil Shubho Roy, stripping them of all positions in the party. JaPa Chairman Ghulam Muhammed Quader made the decision, which has already become effective, exercising his authority as per the

Khaleda Zia returns home from hospital this afternoon

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, who has been undergoing treatment at Evercare Hospital in Dhaka for over five months (156 days), will return to her home in Gulshan this (Jan 11) afternoon. The BNP chairperson would leave the hospital at 4pm, Dr AZM Zahid Hossain, Khaleda’s personal