Monday, 23 May, 2022


Khaleda's Barapukuria graft case indictment hearing April 26

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

AL to observe historic March 7

Bangladesh Awami League (AL) has taken elaborate programmes to observe the historic March 7, a red-letter day in the country's history, on Monday in a befitting manner. On this day in 1971, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, in his historic speech at a mammoth

Dhaka Bar polls: AL-backed panel clinches landslide victory

Awami League-backed Sammilito Ainjibi Samonnay Parishad has won Dhaka Bar Association elections for 2022-2023. In the elections, Sammilito Ainjibi Samonnay Parishad achieved 17 posts, including president and general secretary. On the other hand, BNP-backed Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi

Khaleda Zia to receive Covid booster dose today

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will receive her booter dose of Covid-19 vaccine at Sheikh Russel Gastroliver Institute and Hospital today (Feb 23). The former premier will get the shot around 2:30pm, said Khaleda Zia's press wing member Syrul Kabir. She took her first and second

BNP expels Major (retd) Akhtaruzzaman 

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) expelled Major (retd) Akhtaruzzaman on charge of breaching the party discipline. Party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi confirmed the matter on Sunday (Feb 20). BNP has expelled Akhtaruzzaman over an allegation of involving

Murder in Pallabi: Ex-MP Awal, 14 others charge-sheeted 

Detective Branch (DB) of police submitted a charge-sheet against 15 people including former lawmaker of Lakshmipur-1 in a case filed over the murder of trader Md Shahinuddin in the capital's Pallabi on May 16 last year. DB inspector and investigation officer of the case Syed

Full text of verdict released: Haji Selim to surrender by 30 days 

The High Court (HC) on Thursday (Feb 10) published the full text of its judgment that upheld a lower court verdict, sentencing Haji Mohammad Selim MP to 10-year imprisonment in a graft case.   A High Court division bench comprising Justice Md Moinul Islam Chowdhury and Justice AKM

Ivy sworn in as Narayanganj city mayor

Selina Hayat Ivy on Wednesday (Feb 9) took an oath as the mayor of Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) for the next five years. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina administered the oath to Ivy at a ceremony held at Osmani Memorial Auditorium joining virtually from her official Ganabhaban

BNP MP Rumeen Farhana tests positive for Covid-19 again 

Barrister Rumeen Farhana, a BNP lawmaker from reserved seat, has tested positive for coronavirus for the second time. However, she is doing well and taking treatment from isolation at her residence in the capital. Shairul Kabir Khan, a member of the BNP chairperson's media wing,

BCL announces DU hall units presidents, general secretaries

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) today (Feb 2) announced the name of Dhaka University's 18 hall units presidents and general secretaries (GS). A notice signed by the university unit BCL president Sanjit Chandra Das and general secretary Saddam Hossain was issued in this regard on

Khaleda Zia returns home from hospital

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia returned home from the capital's Evercare Hospital on Tuesday evening after 80 days. She left the hospital around 7:45 pm. Addressing a press conference at the hospital around 7:00 pm, Khaleda Zia’s medical board chief Fakhruddin Mohammad

Khaleda Zia to return home from hospital this evening

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is set to return to her Gulshan residence today (Feb 1) from the capital’s Evercare Hospital. Her media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan said, “Doctors have decided to discharge Madam (Khaleda) from the hospital this evening.” Khaleda will

6th phase polls to 218 unions ends, counting underway

The counting of ballots is underway as the sixth phase of the local government polls ended at 218 union parishads (UPs) across the country on Monday. The polling started at 8:00am and continued till 4:00pm without any break. Electronic voting machines (EVM) were used in 216 unions

6th phase polls to 218 unions underway

The sixth phase of the local government polls has begun at 218 union parishads (UPs) across the country.  The polling has started at 8:00am and will continue till 4:00pm without any break. Meanwhile, incidents of violence, killing, and torching of campaign offices have become

6th phase elections to 218 UPs on Monday

Elections to 218 union parishads (UPs) of 42 upazilas under 22 districts of the country will be held on January 31 (Monday) in the sixth phase.   The voting will begin at 8:00am and continue till 4:00pm without any break. Of the centres, electronic voting machine (EVM) will be

Khaleda's Gatco case indictment hearing now March 13

A Dhaka court on Sunday fixed March 13 to hold a hearing on charge framing in Gatco graft case against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and others. The court also exempted her from personal appearance before it in the case. Acting Judge Nazrul Islam of the Dhaka Special Judge Court -3

Khaleda’s Barapukuria graft case indictment hearing now March 6

A Dhaka court on Thursday set March 6 for holding hearing on charge framing in Barapukuria Coalmine graft case against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and 10 others. The hearing was supposed to take place today. But Khaleda Zia failed to appear before the court because of her 'poor

BNP celebrates Zia’s birthday today

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its associate bodies are celebrating the 86th birth anniversary of the party founder and late president Ziaur Rahman across the country today (Jan 19). Born on January 19, 1936 at Bagbari in Bogra, Zia had become the country’s 7th president

Khaleda's Niko graft case indictment hearing on March 8

A Dhaka court Dhaka court on Tuesday (Jan 18) fixed March 8 to hold hearing on charge framing in Niko graft case against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and others. Judge Sheikh Hafizur Rahman of Dhaka ninth Special Judge Court set the date after accepting a petition seeking time filed by

Presidential talks with AL team led by Sheikh Hasina underway

A 10-member team of the ruling Awami League, led by party chief Sheikh Hasina started talks with President M Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban in the capital. At the fag-end of the ongoing “Presidential Dialogue’’ with country’s registered political parties, Awami