Monday, 23 May, 2022


Cumilla City polls: BGB will be deployed on May 15

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) will be deployed from May 15 ahead of Cumilla City Corporation elections to be held on June 15, said Election Commission (EC) Joint Secretary SM Asaduzzaman on Tuesday (May 10). They will work with local law enforcement officers to maintain

Not possible to use EVM in all 300 seats: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal said it is not possible to hold the national elections using electronic voting machines (EVMs) in all 300 seats at this moment.   He also said: “We still don’t have the capacity to hold elections to all the 300

Next hearing in Khaleda’s Gatco case June 5

A Dhaka court on Tuesday (May 10) deferred till June 5 the hearing on charge framing against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and 19 others in the Gatco graft case that involves Tk1,000 crore. Judge Mohammed Ali Hossain of the Dhaka’s Third Special Judge’s Court set the fresh

Ex-finance minister Muhith's Qulkhani today

The Qulkhani of former Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith will be held at Gulshan Central Mosque (Azad Masjid) after Asr prayers today (May 7). Muhith's younger brother foreign minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has requested family members, friends and well-wishers to join the Dua

Ahsanullah Master's 18th death anniversary today

The 18th anniversary of death of the freedom fighter, labour leader and teacher Ahsanullah Master is being observed today through various programmes across the country.  On this occasion, elaborate programmes have been taken by Shaheed Ahsan Ullah Master Foundation and Shaheed

Haji Salim went abroad abiding by law: Home Minister

Lawmaker Haji Salim had gone abroad and returned home following the legal course, said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Thursday (May 5). The Awami League lawmaker, who was convicted and sentenced to 10-year imprisonment in a graft case, went to Bangkok, Thailand, on April 30, and

Haji Salim returns home after treatment 

Awami League lawmaker from Dhaka-8 constituency Haji Mohammad Salim returned home on Thursday morning after a visit to Thailand for medical treatment. Haji Salim, a member of the Dhaka south unit Awami League’s Advisory Council, arrived in Dhaka at around 12:15pm. His private

PM mourns Kishoreganj AL president Kamrul Ahsan Shahjahan’s death

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday (May 2) expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of valiant Freedom Fighter and Kishoreganj district Awami League (AL) President Advocate Kamrul Ahsan Shahjahan. In a message of condolence, she prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul

Muhith laid to rest in Sylhet

Former Bangladesh finance minister and Awami League advisory council member Abul Maal Abdul Muhith was laid to rest at his family graveyard in Sylhet on Sunday. Before burial at Rainagar, his last namaz-e-janaza was held at Sylhet Government Alia Madrasah after Zohr prayers. 

BNP leader MA Mannan dies

BNP vice-chairman and former mayor of Gazipur City Corporation Professor MA Mannan passed away at a hospital in the capital on Thursday afternoon. The former minister breathed his last while undergoing treatment at Hospital around 4.30 pm. BNP chairperson's press wing member

BNP leader MA Mannan on life support

BNP vice-chairman and former mayor of Gazipur City Corporation Prof MA Mannan has been put on life support as his health condition deteriorated. The former minister was admitted to the emergency department of United Hospital in the capital on Wednesday night. BNP chairperson's

Khaleda's Barapukuria graft case indictment hearing June 13

A Dhaka court on Tuesday set June 13 for holding a hearing on charge framing in the Barapukuria Coalmine graft case against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and 10 others. Today (April 26) was fixed for holding the indictment hearing, but Begum Khaleda Zia failed to appear before the court

Enu, Rupon jailed for 7 years for money laundering 

A Dhaka court today (April 25) sentenced two brothers Enamul Haque Enu and Rupon Bhuiyan along with nine others to seven years in prison each for money laundering a total of Tk 19,990,000. Dhaka 5th Special Judge Iqbal Hossain also fined each of the convicts Tk 4 crore for their

Makbul arrest: BNP announces countrywide demo Tuesday

BNP is set to stage rallies in all metropolitan cities, including in the capital, on April 26, demanding the release of arrested BNP leader Makbul Hossain. The party also demand and withdrawal of ‘false cases’ filed by police in connection with the clashes in the

New Market clashes: BNP leader Makbul on 3-day remand 

A Dhaka court today (April 23) placed BNP leader Makbul Hossain Sarder on a three-day remand in a case filed for obstructing police to perform duties and vandalizing shops. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mamunur Rashid issued the order after New Market Police Station inspector Arpito

Some political parties plotting to oust AL govt: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday (April 20) said a group of political parties in patronisation of BNP-Jamaat alliance is involved in conspiracy to oust the Awami League government only to cast the people again in the reign of darkness. She also said: "What their motive is

BNP misquoted me on democracy and human rights issues: German envoy 

German Ambassador to Bangladesh Achim Troester on Wednesday (April 20) expressed his discontent over BNP's comments quoting him about human rights situation and democracy here, saying the wording of the party was "not true".   "I read (in newspapers)... BNP

Srabon made JCD president, Jewel general secretary 

Kazi Rawnakul Islam Srabon was has been made president of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) while Saif Mohammad Jewel general secretary. BNP’s Acting Chairman Tarique Rahman abolished the existing committee of JCD announcing a partial body of the student wing of the party comprising

Mujibnagar Day: AL pays homage to Bangabandhu 

The ruling Awami League (AL) along with different political and social organizations today paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of the historic Mujibnagar Day.  Homage was paid to Bangabandhu by placing wreaths at his

Historic Mujibnagar Day today

The historic Mujibnagar Day is being observed today marking the oath-taking ceremony of country's first government on April 17, 1971.   Following the Pakistan army's genocide on unarmed Bangalees on the black night of March 25 in 1971, senior leaders of Awami League