Tuesday, 21 May, 2024

Politics

Sadiq Abdullah can’t contest JS polls

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court today (January 2) rejected a petition filed by independent candidate Serniabat Sadiq Abdullah seeking the revival of his candidacy for the Barisal-5 constituency.  A bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Obaidul Hassan

AL to hold election rally in Dhaka this afternoon 

The Awami League (AL) is set to hold an election rally at Kalabagan ground in Dhaka's Dhanmondi area on Monday afternoon. Party chief Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is slated to address the rally as chief guest at around 3pm. Awami League Dhaka North President Sheikh Bazlur Rahman

BNP wants to foil polls by committing killings: Quader 

Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader today (December 31) alleged that the BNP wants to disrupt polls through politics of killing after they failed in the anti-government movement. He said: "BNP wants to foil elections through committing killings after failing in

Alal among 8 BNP men jailed for 3 years

BNP’s Moazzem Hossain Alal, former Juba Dal president Saiful Islam Nirob, and six others were sentenced to three years in jail for their involvement in an arson attack on a passenger bus in the city's Dhanmondi area during BNP and Jamaat-e-islami's hartal in 2013. 

Boycott 'one-sided' polls: Rizvi

BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi has called upon the countrymen to boycott "one-sided" elections scheduled for January 7. He said after distributing leaflets in the capital's Malibagh kitchen market areas on Sunday (December 31), calling for people to

Messages coming from London to conduct assassinations: Quader

Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader today (December 30) said the BNP has taken the path of sabotage after failing in regular movement. He said: "We are getting news that messages are being sent from London instructing to carry out assassinations, if necessary. They

Tarique to be brought back from London and punished: PM 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the BNP leader Tarique Rahman would be punished after being brought back home from London if Awami League (AL) comes to power through the January 7 national election. “Tarique Rahman is the mastermind of all ongoing violence and sabotage. We will

BNP announces two-day mass contact across Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) announced a two-day mass contact and leaflet distribution programme for Sunday (December 31) and Monday (January 1) as part of their one-point movement. BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi came up with the new announcement at a

Sheikh Hasina reaches Tungipara rally ground

Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reached the rally venue in Gopalganj’s Tungipara today (December 30). She will address an election rally of Awami League at Tungipara Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Government College ground. The premier, along with her

BNP, Jamaat's politics is to burn people: PM

Awami League (AL) President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said that politics of Awami League is just for the welfare of people, but BNP-Jamaat's politics is to burn people. "Their (BNP-Jamaat's) politics is to burn people. Do the people want them? Tell me. No,

BNP distributes leaflets in Dhaka to press for election boycott

BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Advocate Ruhul Kabir Rizvi has organized a mass campaign in the Dhaka's Dhanmondi to boost the party’s non-cooperation movement and call on the public to boycott the upcoming national polls scheduled for January 7. He distributed leaflets

BNP leaders Altaf, Hafizuddin jailed for sabotage

A court in Dhaka today (December 28) sentenced former home minister and BNP Vice-Chairman Air Vice Marshal (retd) Altaf Hossain Chowdhury, Major (retd) Md Hafizuddin Ahmed, and Major (retd) Md Hanif to jail for 21 months in a sabotage case. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Rajesh

Verdict in graft case against Mirza Abbas deferred to Jan 24

A Dhaka court today (December 28) deferred the date till January 24 to deliver its verdict in a graft case filed against BNP Standing Committee Member Mirza Abbas in 2007.  Judge Monjurul Imam of Special Judge's Court-6 of Dhaka set the fresh date on Thursday.  The

BNP announces fresh mass contact programme for Dec 29, 30

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) announced a two-day mass contact and leaflet distribution programme for Friday (December 29) and Saturday (December 30) as part of their one-point movement. BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi came up with the new announcement at

Cox's Bazar-1: Ibrahim sent letter to CEC against present MP

Bangladesh Kalyan Party chiarman Maj Gen (Retd) Syed Muhammad Ibrahim has sent a letter to the Election Commission (EC) claiming that the Awami League supporters in Cox's Bazar-1 constituency are obstructing his election campaigns. Ibrahim, who is a candidate from Cox's Bazar-1

Drama being staged in the name of polls, BNP to EU team

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Wednesday (December 27) informed the EU electoral expert delegation that 'a drama' is going to be staged in the name of election.   A six-member BNP politician talked to the visiting European Union (EU) election expert virtually.

Faridpur AL leader arrested for attack on AK Azad's supporters

A local Awami League (AL) leader was arrested for allegedly attacking a supporter of independent candidate AK Azad in Faridpur on Tuesday (December 27). Tofazzel Hossain Samrat, 46, is the president of Alibad Union unit AL. Shahidul Islam, officer-in-charge of Faridpur Kotwali

PM to address public rally in Kotalipara Saturday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to address a public rally in her constituency (Gopalganj-3) on Saturday. Marking the rally, a preparatory meeting was held at Awami League upazila unit office on Wednesday (December 27) in Kotalipara of Gopalganj. Former senior secretary Md

Rizvi distributes leaflets in Dhaka to press for election boycott 

BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Advocate Ruhul Kabir Rizvi has organized a mass campaign in the Dhaka's Shantinagar to boost the party’s non-cooperation movement and call on the public to boycott the upcoming national polls scheduled for January 7. He distributed leaflets

PM in Rangpur for election campaign

Awami League (AL) President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in the northwestern division of Bangladesh on Tuesday (December 26) morning, as part of her party's campaign for the 12th national parliamentary election.   The prime minister’s younger sister Sheikh