Sunday, 17 Oct, 2021

Politics

Bangabandhu homecoming day celebrated

The historic Homecoming Day of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman has been observed in the country today (January 10). The supreme commander of the country's Liberation War Bangabandhu returned liberated Bangladesh via London and New Delhi on January 10 in 1972,

Sheikh Hasina’s glorious 12 years in office

The ruling Awami League has completed 12 consecutive years of office, setting a milestone of success in all development indexes and resulting in Bangladesh’s emergence as a role model of development in the world. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s dynamic leadership, prudence,

Barrister Moudud Ahmed’s condition deteriorates

The condition of BNP Standing Committee member Barrister Moudud Ahmed has deteriorated. BNP chairperson’s press wing member Shairul Kabir Khan said it on Tuesday afternoon. Shairul said Barrister Moudud Ahmed was admitted to the coronary care unit (CCU) of Evercare Hospital on

Irfan Salim secures bail in two cases filed by RAB

A Dhaka court on Tuesday granted ad-interim bail to Irfan Salim, son of Dhaka-7 lawmaker and Awami League leader Haji Salim, in two cases filed under the narcotics control and arms acts. Additional District Magistrate of Dhaka Bhaskar Debnath Bappi passed the order following appeals

Indictment hearing in Khaleda’s Niko graft case on Jan 19

A Dhaka court on Tuesday set January 19 to hold a hearing on charge framing in Niko graft case against BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and others. Judge Sheikh Hafizur Rahman of Dhaka Special Judge Court-9 passed the order at the makeshift courtroom at Keraniganj Central Jail.

AL starts selling nomination forms for 4th phase municipal polls 

The ruling Awami League started distribution of the party’s nomination papers on Tuesday among mayoral aspirants to contest in the fourth phase elections to 56 municipalities slated for February 14.  Awami League Office Secretary Barrister Biplob Barua made the disclosure

BCL celebrates 73rd founding anniversary

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) has celebrated its 73rd founding anniversary through arranging various programmes on Monday. BCL, the largest student organisation of the country having glorious heritage of struggle and success, came into being on January 4 in 1948 under the leadership

BNP vice-chairman Mir Nasir gets bail

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday granted ad-interim bail to BNP vice-chairman Mir Mohammad Nasir Uddin, who was jailed for 13 years in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).  A virtual appeal bench, chaired by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain,

BNP leader Moudud Ahmed hospitalised

BNP Standing Committee Member Barrister Moudud Ahmed has been admitted to Coronery Care Unit (CCU) of Evercare Hospital in Dhaka. BNP chairperson's press wing member Shairul Kabir Khan confirmed the information to media. Moudud, former law minister of BNP regime, had been

Nobody can break BNP’s vote robbery record: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said nobody can break BNP’s record of vote robbery in the history of Bangladesh. Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said this while addressing a program as chief guest virtually from his official residence in

AL bags most mayor posts in first phase municipal polls

The ruling Awami League-backed candidates took the lead for the mayor posts in the first phase of the municipal elections held on Monday. In the first phase, elections to 24 municipalities under 23 districts in the country were held with some isolated untoward incidents and

Court orders to freeze 617 bank accounts of MP Papul, 3 family members

A Dhaka court on Sunday ordered to freeze 617 bank accounts of Laxmipur-2 lawmaker Kazi Shahid Islam Papul and three other members of his family in a graft case. Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Special Judge KM Imrul Kayes passed the order after hearing a petition filed by the

AL picks candidates for 3rd phase municipality polls

The ruling Awami League (AL) on Saturday picked candidates for the third phase elections to 64 municipalities. The names of 64 candidates were announced following a meeting at the Prime Minister’s official Ganabhaban residence. AL Local Government Public Representative

Ex-state minister AKM Jahangir Hossain dies of Covid-19

Awami League Central Executive Committee member and former state minister of Textiles AKM Jahangir Hossain has died of Covid-19. He breathed his last while undergoing treatment at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) around 4:45 pm on Thursday. Awami League Office

Bangladesh-India relations based on bond of blood: Indian envoy

Indian High Commissioner Vikram Kumar Doraiswami said friendly relations between Bangladesh and India are based on bond of blood. He said it while visiting the central office of ruling Awami League in the capital’s Bangabandhu Avenue on Wednesday morning. Awami League General

Indictment hearing in Khaleda’s Gatco graft case defers to Jan 26

A Dhaka court on Tuesday fixed January 26 to hold a hearing on charge framing in Gatco graft case against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and others. Acting Judge Nazrul Islam of the Dhaka Special Judge Court -3 set the date in response to a time plea of the defence. Today was set for

BNP announces countrywide demo on Dec 30

BNP has announced to hold protest rallies in district towns across the country, including the capital, on December 30 marking the second anniversary of the 11th parliamentary election. BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir announced the programmes at a press conference at

Three remanded over Bagha Jatin sculpture vandalization

A Kushtia court on Monday placed three accused, including a local Jubo League leader, on a three-day remand each in a case filed for vandalizing a statue of Bagha Jatin at Kaya College in Kumarkhali upazila of Kushtia. Selina Khatun of Kushtia Senior Magistrate Court passed order after

AL starts selling nomination forms for municipal polls 

Ruling Awami League started selling nomination forms for the third phase elections to 64 municipalities across the country from Sunday. “Nomination forms will be distributed from Sunday to Thursday at Awami League President Shiekh Hasina’s political office at Dhanmondi. The

Pakistan now wants to be like Bangladesh: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said the development stories of Bangladesh are now discussed in Pakistan parliament and they want to be a country like Bangladesh.   Quader was addressing a discussion marking Victory Day and inaugural ceremony of Bangabandhu,