Wednesday, 27 Sep, 2023


Khaleda Zia's indictment hearing in 11 cases now on July 16

A Dhaka court today (June 15) fixed July 16 for the hearing on charge framing in 11 cases lodged against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and others.  Today was fixed for her appearance before the court, but Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Md. Asaduzzaman reset the date

Khaleda Zia’s condition now 'stable' 

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s condition is now ‘stable’ and her treatment is ongoing under the close supervision of experts, her personal physician Dr AZM Zahid Hossain said today (June 14).  He also said a medical board reviewed her test reports and decided to

BNP's Salahuddin gets travel pass to return from India 

Former state minister and BNP standing committee member Salahuddin Ahmed, is set to return to Bangladesh from India as he received a travel pass from the government. The high commission of Bangladesh in Guwahati confirmed the matter on Tuesday (June 13).  Salahuddin Ahmed

Khaleda Zia hospitalised as she falls ill 

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was admitted to Evercare Hospital in the capital early Tuesday (June 13) after she suddenly fall ill.  Khaleda Zia left her Gulshan residence and reached the hospital around 1:45am. “Madam (Khaleda Zia) was taken to the hospital as she fell ill

Agents not being allowed to enter polling centres: Rupom

Barishal City Corporation (BCC) polls independent mayoral candidate Kamrul Ahsan Rupom has alleged that his agents are not allowed to enter the polling centers during elections. He said: "As far as I know, my agents were not allowed to enter the two centers so far." Rupom

Veteran AL leader Abdul Haque Sobuj passes away

Dhaka South City unit Awami League Senior Adviser Abdul Haque Sobuj died of kidney ailments at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital on Sunday (June 11) night.   He was 68.   "My father breathed his last at about 11pm," Sobuj's second son

Khulna, Barishal city corporation elections tomorrow

The Khulna and Barishal city corporation elections ended amid festivity on Saturday with voting scheduled for tomorrow (June 12). Polling will be held from 8:00am to 4:00pm through Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) in the polls in Khulna City Corporation (KCC) and Barishal City

Jamaat gets permission for rally in capital

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami finally got permission to hold a public rally in the capital after a long span of ten years. The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Saturday (May 10) granted the party permission to organize their event at the Engineers Institution Auditorium in the

BNP leader Chand sent to jail after remand

A Dhaka court today (June 9) sent BNP Rajshahi district unit convenor Abu Sayeed Chand to jail after remand in a case filed on charges of issuing a ‘death threat’ to prime minister Sheikh Hasina at a public rally. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Arafatul Rakib passed the

Three more testify in graft case against Tarique, Zubaida

Three bank officials today (June 8) testified as prosecution witnesses (PWs) in a graft case against BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman and his wife Zubaida Rahman. The three PWs are-Prime Bank Limited executive officer Md Humayun Kabir, senior officer Md Abdullah Al Hasan and officer

Indictment hearing in Khaleda Zia's two cases on June 27

A Dhaka court today set June 27 for holding hearing on charge framing against BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia in two cases - one lodged on the charges of observing fake birthday on National Mourning Day and another for stigmatizing the War of Liberation.  Today was fixed for

BNP leader Aslam Chy indicted in graft case

A Dhaka court on Thursday (June 8) framed charges against BNP's joint secretary general Aslam Chowdhury in a case filed against him for not submitting his wealth statement to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) within the stipulated time. Dhaka Special Judge's Court-4 Judge

Chand on fresh remand over 'Death threat' to PM

A Dhaka court today (June 7) placed Rajshahi district BNP Convener Abu Sayeed Chand on a two-day remand in a case filed on charges of issuing a ‘death threat’ to prime minister Sheikh Hasina at a public rally. Dhaka's Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Hasibul

Dialogue with political parties not yet decided: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said no decision has been taken regarding dialogue with any political party regarding the upcoming general elections.  He also rejected the matter regarding dialogue on mediation of the United Nations. Obaidul Quader, also Road

BNP changes youth rally programme schedule 

BNP has changed the scheduled of its affiliated organisations' youth rallies. Top leaders of Chhatra Dal, Jubo Dal and Sechsebak Dal announced the change today (June 7) at a press conference at the BNP Chairperson's political office in Gulshan in the capital.  Jubo Dal

No alternative to dialogue, says Home Minister

Awami League (AL) MP and Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said there is no alternative to dialogue, as most of the issues can be solved with mutual discussions. He made the remark while replying to a query from the reporters after attending an event organised by the fire service and

Mirza Fakhrul holds meeting with Peter Haas

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir held a meeting with US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas.  Mirza Fakhrul entered the US Embassy around 1:20pm on Tuesday and left around 2:30pm, according to BNP sources. However, no other BNP leader accompanied Mirza Fakhrul

43 Sylhet BNP leaders expelled for life 

BNP, in its latest move, has expelled its 43 candidates for Sylhet City Corporation elections including mayor for life.  Of those expelled, 38 are male and four are female councillor candidates. BNP Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi issued a notice in this regard on

BNP to hold nationwide sit-in program June 8

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) will hold a nationwide sit-in programme in front of the electricity suppliers' offices on June 8. BNP's joint secretary Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programme this afternoon (June 6) at the party's Naya Paltan office in the

Japanese envoy meets Fakhrul 

Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Iwama Kiminori met BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir this morning (June 4). The ambassador met Fakhrul at the BNP chairperson's Gulshan office around 10:30am. Shairul Kabir Khan, member of BNP chairperson's media wing,