Saturday, 13 Apr, 2024


BNP made mistake not joining January 7 polls: Quader

Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader today (February 9) said BNP will have to pay for the mistake it made by not joining the January 7 polls. He made the remark while speaking at a press conference at the AL president's Dhanmondi political office in the capital this

AL to hold special meeting Saturday

A special extended meeting of Awami League (AL) will be held at Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's official Ganabhaban residence at 10.30am tomorrow (February 10).   Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will chair the meeting, said a press release.  

Khaleda Zia returns home after check-up

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has returned to her Gulshan residence after completing health check-up at Evercare Hospital in Dhaka. Shamsuddin Didar, a member of the BNP chairperson's press wing, confirmed the matter.  Earlier on Thursday, she was taken to the hospital again

Khaleda Zia to be taken to hospital for checkup

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will be taken to the hospital again on Thursday (February 8) for a physical examination. Dr AZM Zahid Hossain, vice chairman of the BNP and personal physician to Khaleda Zia confirmed the matter today.  Earlier on January 11, the former prime

Dhaka court sets February 14 for Fakhrul, Khasru’s bail hearing

A Dhaka court today (February 6) fixed February 14 for hearing bail petition filed by BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and standing committee member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury in a case lodged over vandalising chief justice (CJ) residence at Ramna police station.

AL's nomination form selling for reserved seats begins

The ruling Awami League (AL) today (February 6) began the sale of forms for reserved seats for women in the parliament.  The aspirants will be able to collect and submit the forms between 10 am and 4 pm every day during this period, according to a media release published on Sunday

BNP criticizes Russian envoy’s statement on 12th JS polls

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Friday (February 2) termed Russian Ambassador to Bangladesh Alexander Mantytskiy’s statement on the 12th parliamentary election unexpected.  On Wednesday, Russian Ambassador to Bangladesh Alexander Mantytskiy said the BNP’s

Dhaka court denies bail to Fakhrul

A Dhaka court today (February 1) denied bail to BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a case filed over vandalising chief justice residence at Ramna police station. Dhaka metropolitan magistrate court’s (CMM) magistrate Farzana Sakila Sumu Chowdhury passed the

BNP’s Mirza Abbas shown arrested in nine cases

Mirza Abbas, BNP standing committee member was shown arrested on Thursday (February 1) in nine cases filed with Paltan and Ramna model police stations over political violence in Dhaka on October 28 last year. Of the cases, five was filed with Paltan Model Police Station while four with

Malaysia won't deport Bangladeshi opposition politician for now

The Malaysia Immigration Department has given its assurances that it will not deport Bangladeshi opposition politician MA Quayum pending a court hearing. This is after the High Court on Wednesday (January 31) recorded the undertaking by the department represented by deputy public

AL will nominate 48 candidates for reserved women's seats

Awami League will nominate candidates for 48 seats out of the total 50 reserved for women in the 12th parliament. A team of AL led by AL organizing secretary and whip of the parliament Abu Sayeed Al Mahmood Swapon today handed over a letter, signed by AL general secretary Obaidul

Russian envoy dismisses BNP's claims of election interference

Russian Ambassador to Bangladesh Alexander Mantytsky today (January 31) said BNP's allegation that the new Bangladesh government was formed with the help of foreign powers namely Russia, India and China is misleading and false.  "It (BNP's allegation) is misleading or

Hearing on Mirza Abbas's bail plea in 9 cases tomorrow

A Dhaka court today (January 31) set tomorrow to hold hearing on bail pleas filed by BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas in nine separate cases against him lodged with the capital's Paltan and Ramna Police Stations. The court is likely to hold hearing on police plea to show

Law enforcers release BNP’s Moyeen Khan

Police released BNP Standing Committee Member Abdul Moyeen Khan hours after his detention from capital’s Uttara on Tuesday (January 30). The BNP leader was released around 3:30 pm, Shamsuddin Didar, a member of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's media wing. Earlier in the day,

BNP leader Moyeen Khan in police custody

Members of law enforcement agencies on Tuesday (January 30) had taken BNP Standing Committee Member Abdul Moyeen Khan into custody while holding ‘Black Flag Procession’ in the capital.  Shahirul Kabir Khan, member of BNP's media cell, confirming the matter, said

BNP to hold countrywide 'black flag' processions today 

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is set to resume its nationwide "black flag" processions today (January 30) demanding the cancellation of the “dummy parliament" and new elections under a non-partisan caretaker government. The processions will be held across

Jatiya Party: Raushan expels GM Quader, Chunnu

Jatiya Party Chief Patron Raushan Ershad on Sunday (January 28) removed its Chairman GM Quader and Secretary General Mujibul Haque Chunnu of the party posts.  She made the announcement at a press conference at her Gulshan office in the capital this noon. Raushan and her

Al to hold ‘Peace’ rally on January 30

The ruling Awami League (January 27) will hold Peace, Democracy and Development rally on January 30 across the country. Besides, BNP will bring out black flag processions on the same day to press home its demand for a fresh election under a caretaker government.     The

BNP to hold nationwide black flag procession on Jan 30 

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) will bring out black flag processions across the country on 30 January demanding the cancellation of the 12th parliamentary election and a fresh election under a nonparty Caretaker Government. The procession will be brought out from all metropolitan

Police ready to arrest accused if joins BNP procession: DMP

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Joint Commissioner (Crime) Liton Kumar Saha on Saturday (January 27) said police have taken all measures to arrest warranted accused if any of them will join BNP’s black flag procession. He disclosed the information in response to a question from