Thursday, 29 Oct, 2020


AL picks Manu for Dhaka-5, Helal for Naogaon-6 by-polls 

Ruling Awami League has picked Kazi Manirul Islam Manu and Anwar Hossain Helal as its candidates for the by-polls to Dhaka-5 and Naogaon-6 constituencies respectively. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader disclosed the names while addressing an online regular press

Corona infected MP Babu airlifted to Dhaka from Khulna

Member of Parliament from Khulna-6 constituency Akhteruzzaman Babu, who tested positive for covid-19, has been airlifted to Dhaka for better treatment. A helicopter of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) brought the MP to Dhaka at 7:30am on Monday, said his personal assistant Taslim Hussain Taj

Prothom Alo Editor among 4 face defamation suit 

Bangla daily newspaper Prothom Alo’s Editor Matiur Rahman and three other journalists of the daily have faced a Tk100 crore defamation lawsuit for publishing reports against former home minister and current Chandpur-1 (Kachua) MP Dr Mahiuddin Khan Alamgir. Kachua upazila parishad

Attack on UNO: 2 Jubo League leaders expelled

Two Jubo League leaders, who were arrested in connection with the attack on Ghoraghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Wahida Khanam, have been expelled from the ruling party’s youth wing. The expelled leaders are Jahangir Alam, convener of Ghoraghat Upazila Jubo League and convener

Govt to extend Khaleda's release for 6 months

Law Ministry gave consent for extension of executive release of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia for another term of six months. Law Minister Anisul Huq confirmed the development to Banglanews on Thursday. Former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia’s family earlier submitted another

BNP observes 42nd founding anniversary 

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) celebrated its 42nd founding anniversary across the country on Tuesday in a low-key manner due to the coronavirus prevalence. On September 1, 1978, late Ziaur Rahman founded the party with a 19-point programme. BNP chalked out some

Former DUCSU VP Ferdous Ahmed Qureishi dies

Veteran Journalist, politician and former vice-president of Dhaka University Central Students' Union (DUCSU) Ferdous Ahmed Qureishi died on Monday. He was 79. He breathed his last at around 2:30 pm at his residence in Uttara, said his daughter Anindita Shabnam Qureishi. Qureishi

Decision on Khaleda Zia depends on her health

Law Minister Anisul Huq said the extension of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s conditional release would depend on her current health condition and grounds of her application. The minister made the remarks at secretariat on Monday in response to journalist’s query about the

Quader for boosting Covid-19 tests, quick delivery of reports

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday laid emphasis on increasing the number of Covid-19 test and quick delivery of reports to lessen the hassle of people. Quader. Also the road transport and bridges minister, said it while addressing a function to handover health

Govt continues diplomatic efforts to resolve Rohingya crisis: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said the government is continuing diplomatic efforts to resolve the ongoing Rohingya crisis. Drawing attention of the international community, he raised a question that how is it possible for Bangladesh to bear the burden of additional

SC upholds HC stay on Khaleda’s 4 more case-trial 

The Supreme Court on Sunday upheld the High Court order that stayed trial proceedings in four sabotage cases filed against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. A virtual bench of the Appellate Division, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hasan, issued the order rejecting state petitions seeking

PM terms Zia ‘real villain of 1975 carnage’

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said military ruler and BNP Founder Ziaur Rahman was the real villain of the August 15, 1975 carnage while his wife Khaleda Zia played similar role behind the August 21, 2004 grenade attack. “The real villain behind the assassination of

Papia, her husband indicted in arms case

A Dhaka court on Sunday framed charges in an arms case filed against expelled Bangladesh Awami Jubo Mohila League leader Shamima Nur Papia and her husband Mofizur Rahman Sumon. Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayes framed charges in presence of the accused and also fixed

Faridpur BCL leader arrested in money laundering case

A team of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Police arrested a leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) in a money laundering case in Dhaka. Nishan Mahmud Shamim, president of Faridpur district unit BCL, was arrested from Uttara area of the capital on Thursday night.

Khaleda, Tarique staged Aug 21 grenade attack: PM

Recalling the gruesome attack, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said then prime minister Khaleda Zia staged the August 21, 2004 grenade attack as carrying out killings is their habit. The premier said it while addressing a discussion marking the 16th anniversary of August 21, 2004 grenade

16th anniversary of Aug 21 grenade attacks marked

Bangladesh on Friday observed the 16th anniversary of the gruesome grenade attack on an Awami League (AL) rally in the Dhaka on August 21, 2004.  The grisly attack was carried out at an anti-terrorism rally of Awami League on Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital aiming to bankrupt

Khaleda’s Barapukuria graft case indictment hearing Sept 17

A Dhaka court on Thursday set September 17 for the hearing on framing of charges in Barapukuria Coal Mine graft case filed against BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and others. The hearing was supposed to take place today. Judge AHM Ruhul Imran of Dhaka Special Judge Court-2

Two ‘Neo JMB’ men arrested in Dhaka

Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has arrested two members of a Neo JMB ‘sleeper cell’ in Dhaka.  They were arrested in a drive conducted in the capital's Sadarghat area on Monday night, said a press release. The

SC upholds HC stay on Khaleda’s 4-case proceedings

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a High Court order staying the trial proceedings of four cases filed against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. A virtual bench of the Appellate Division, headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, passed the order after hearing appeals filed by the

Khaleda’s indictment hearing in 11 cases on Oct 6

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s indictment hearing in 11 cases including a sedition suit has been deferred till October 6. Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court issued the order after Khaleda's lawyer sought adjournment. Of the 11 cases, 10