Saturday, 18 May, 2024


Lawmaker Inu comes under attack One suspect held

KUSHTIA: Leftwing politician Hasanul Haque Inu MP, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Telecommunications, came under a gun attack in Pangsha upazila of Rajbari district on his way home on Thursday night.The JSD chief was accompanied by party leader Karim Sikder, Standing

Khaleda gets 3 more months to stay in Cantt house

Dhaka: The High Court Thursday extended by three months its stay order on government notice directing opposition leader Begum Khaleda Zia to vacate her leasehold cantonment residence.With the latest extension of the hold, the effect of the notice has been stayed five times—thereby

BNPÔÇÖs sit-in demo begins

Dhaka: The main opposition BNP, whose leaders now talk of launching an oust-government movement, staged a ‘mass sit-in’ demonstration in the capital Wednesday professedly in protest against government interference in the judiciary.As scheduled, the 4-hour squatting began on the

EC plans banning showdown in all next local polls

CHITTAGONG: The Election Commission plans to replicate the Chittagong model in all local polls henceforth banning all kinds of showdown, as the restraints worked well in the port city. “Any kind of gathering, including rally and procession, would be banned in all local-government

411 more `political` cases to be axed

DHAKA: The National Committee on review of politically motivated cases recommended the withdrawal of 411 more cases filed during the tenures of the past BNP-Jamaat alliance and caretaker governments. State Minister for Law Advocate Kamrul Islam chaired the committee`s 19th meeting in the

EC`s mission is to hold model election in Ctg, says Shakawat

CHITTAGONG: The `nonpolitical` city corporation election turned into a political one, an election commissioner said here Monday, indicating the open-secret matter of all the major political parties jockeying behind the two rival mayoral candidates. Brig-gen (Retd) Shakawat Hossain,

HC petitioned for declaring BNP hartal illegal

DHAKA: A writ petition was filed Monday with the High Court for its ruling outlawing June 27 hartal called by the opposition BNP, as the opponents interpret the general strike as a disruptive political action.The petition was filed with a HC bench compressing justices Mohammad Mamtaz

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