Tuesday, 26 Sep, 2023


Six more testify in graft case against Tarique, Zubaida

Six more prosecution witnesses (PWs) today (July 16) testified in a graft case against BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman and his wife Zubaida Rahman. The six new witnesses' are- Md Shahdat Hossain, Shamsuzzoha Farhad, Md Redwanul Haque, Ramendra Nath Basak, Md Abu Sufian and

AL to hold countrywide peace procession from Tuesday

The Awami League (AL) will hold peace and development processions across the country protesting the terrorism and anarchy unleashed by the BNP and its allies. An AL release was issued today (July 16) in this regard. According to the release: "The Awami League will hold

Khaleda's hearing in 11 cases now on August 15

A Dhaka court today (July 16) fixed August 20 for the hearing of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in 11 cases lodged against her. Today was fixed for her appearance before the court, but Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Md. Asaduzzaman reset the date after Khaleda's lawyer submitted an

Sheikh Hasina's imprisonment day today

Today (July 16) is the imprisonment day of Awami League (AL) President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. On this day in 2007, Sheikh Hasina was arrested from her Sudha Sadan residence at Dhanmondi in the city during the military-backed caretaker government, which assumed power in the

Our one-point demand is free, fair election: JP

Jatiya Party (JP) told the European Union Election Exploratory Mission today (July 15) that the people of the country want a free and fair election. "This is our only demand -- free and fair election," party's General Secretary Md Mujibul Haque Chunnu told media after the

EU delegation holds meeting with AL leaders

The visiting Election Exploratory Mission of the European Union (EU) has sat down with the ruling Awami League leaders. The scheduled meeting started after 12pm today (July 15) at Dhaka Sheraton Hotel in Banani. Seven Awami League leaders led by AL general secretary and Road,

EU delegation meets BNP leaders

The European Union's Election Exploratory Mission met the leaders of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) today (July 15). The meeting began at 9am at BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's Gulshan office in the capital. Party Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir is

AL holds view-exchange meeting today

A view-exchange meeting of Awami League (AL) will be held at AL President Sheikh Hasina's Political Office in the capital's Dhanmondi area today (July 13) at 5pm. AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader will preside over the meeting, said a press release signed by AL Office

Election to be held as per the constitution: Law minister

Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq today (July 14) said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman gave us a constitution after the independence of the country and the next general election will be held as per that constitution. "We follow the

Indictment hearing in Khaleda's Barapukuria graft case Aug 8

A Dhaka court today (May 29) set August 8 for the hearing on charge framing in the Barapukuria coalmine graft case filed against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and others. Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman of the Special Judge's Court-2 of Dhaka passed the order after a petition was filed with

BNP unveils 31-point state reform proposal

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has placed a 31-point charter as a state reform proposal. He declared the charter at a press conference in BNP chairperson's Gulshan office in the capital on Thursday (July 13) morning. The 31-point charter is the updated version

AL's one-point demand is to hold polls as per constitution: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today (July 12) reiterated that the next parliamentary elections would be held under the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government in line with the country's constitution. "One dream of BNP has died and now it is dreaming of

BNP announces nationwide marches on July 18, 19

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has announced a march programme in all city and district headquarters on July 18 and July 19 respectively to materialise their one-point demand. BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has declared the program to oust the government during

BNP rally: Mobile network, Internet disrupted at Naya Paltan 

People faced disruption in the network and internet services on their cellphones during BNP rally at Naya Paltan area in the capital on Wednesday (July 12), said party leaders and activists.  A Journalist, who also worked there to cover the event, had the same complaint. 

12 injured in attack on way to BNP rally from Tangail

At least 12 local leaders and activists of Bangladesh Nationalist party (BNP) and Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) in Tangail's Dhanbari upazila were injured in an attack allegedly by Chhatra League and Jubo League early today (July 12). Tangail's Dhanbari upazila JCD Member

BNP begins rally at Nayapaltan

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has started its rally in front of its central office at Nayapaltan in the capital today (July 12). The rally started around 2:00 pm. The party is holding the rally to kick off their one-point movement for forcing the government to hold the next

AL, BNP ready to show strength today

The ruling Awami League and the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) are set to hold rallies in the capital today (July 12), aiming to demonstrate their strength ahead of the next general election, triggering tensions among the city dwellers. The Awami League plans to organize

BNP men thronging Nayapaltan for rally 

Supporters and activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) started thronging at the party's central office premises at Nayapaltan ahead of its pre-scheduled rally today (July 12). Dhaka north and south city units of the party will jointly organise the rally at 2pm. 

Change of govt possible through elections, not conspiracy: Home minister

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan today (July 11) said BNP announced a one-point demand to oust the government but the people of Bangladesh turned their faces from the party.  He also said the only path for a change of government in the country is through elections.  He made

Netrokona MP Rebecca Momin dies 

Rebecca Momin, a member of parliament from Netrokona-4 constituency, died at a hospital in the capital on Tuesday (July 11) morning. She was 76. She breathed her last at Dhaka's Square Hospital around 4 am today.  The Awami League lawmaker had been suffering from old age