Thursday, 07 Jul, 2022


Jamaat-militants bracketed: investigators try to stand militant kingpins before Jamaat leaders

DHAKA: Interrogators prepare to stand the detained militant kingpins and three top Jamaat leaders together in a ‘face-to-face’ brainstorming session of grilling them over Islamist activities on a number of fronts.    Competent sources said 12 questions are being set to be shot at

Remove PintuÔÇÖs name from BDR carnage chargesheet, Delwar asks government...

DHAKA: BNP Secretary-General Khondaker Delwar Hossain demanded that the name of party leader Nasiruddin Ahmed Pintu be dropped from the charge sheet on the BDR carnage at Pilkhana. Addressing a press conference at BNP central office Tuesday, a day after the charges of mutiny-time crimes

Mannan Bhuyan`s condition remains unchanged

DHAKA: Eminent politician and former BNP Secretary General Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan`s health condition remained unchanged on Tuesday, doctors said.Bhuiyan has been on life support at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Square Hospital since Wednesday. "His physical condition did not improve in

Tariqul Islam gets ad-interim bail in corruption case

DHAKA: A Dhaka court Tuesday granted ad-interim bail to former BNP minister Tariqul Islam in a corruption case, one of some hundreds filed by the past interim regime against country’s leading politicians and other high-society people. Metropolitan Sessions Judge Ismail Hossain passed

Khaleda warns Govt. of movement for Chy Alam

DHAKA: Opposition leader Begum Khaleda Zia Monday warned the government of strong movement for party leader Chowdhury Alam, said to be held incommunicado.  “The ruling party has started secret killings as it did in the post-independence period. It has resorted to politics of killings

Mahmudur gets bail in 4 cases

DHAKA: The High Court Monday granted bail for Mahmudur Rahman, the acting editor of now defunct daily Amar Desh, in four cases. A Division bench of the HC comprising Justice Syed Muhammad Dastogir Hossain and Justice AKM Jahirul Haq also asked the government to explain within two weeks

Nizami taken on fresh 4-day remand over hartal violence

DHAKA: Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Maitur Rahman Nizami was now taken on a fresh four-day remand Monday in a case filed with city’s Ramna Thana for his alleged involvement in torching vehicles on the night before June 27 hartal.Earlier on Saturday, party Secretary-General Ali Ahsan Mohammad

BCL activist killed at Sylhet MC College following internal feuds

SYLHET: A leader of the MC College unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League was hacked to death by his rivals near the campus Monday following internal feuds, witnesses said.   The deceased, Udoy Sinha Polash, was a third-year student of Mathematics Department. Campus sources said Udoy’s

GM Kader didnÔÇÖt resign, says Ershad

 DHAKA: Dispelling flying rumours, Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad Sunday categorically said his brother GM Quader did not resign as Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister. Ershad’s comment came in the wake of rumours that Kader, also a presidium member of the party his brother heads,

Businessmen know who extort how much: Obaidul Quader

DHAKA: Ruling Awami League`s presidium member Obaidul Quader MP Sunday apparently gave vent to deep frustrations over the performances of ministers.   “Those who could not attain skills in 18 months wouldn’t be able to attain in 18 years,” he said on an enigmatic note. The

KhaledaÔÇÖs birthday case: Hearing on July 18

DHAKA: Hearing of a revision case challenging the celebration of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s birthday on August 15 will be held on July 18 in the High Court. Advocate Suhrawardy had filed the case on August 20, 1997 with an Assistant Judge`s court in Dhaka seeking an injunction so

JMB man arrested in Naogaon

RAJSHAHI : Police nabbed a suspected militant of banned Islamist outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen of Bangladesh (JMB) from Simulia village in Atrai upazila of Naogaon district Sunday noon. The arrested is identified as Golam Rasul, 52, a close aide of slain JMB second in-command Siddiqul

Chittagong Hill Tracts now den of international conspiracy: Fakhrul

DHAKA: BNP Senior Joint Secretary-General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said the Chittagong Hill Tracts is now a den of international conspiracy and that it’s no more a domestic problem rather an international issue. He made the remark while speaking at a discussion meeting dubbed

Govt to be responsible for Chawdhury Alam: BNP

DHAKA: Opposition BNP on Saturday said the government will be responsible if anything happens to its leader Chowdhury Alam.   “The prime Minister and the Home Minister will have to take the responsibility if anything sad happen to Alam,” BNP Standing Committee Member Dr Khondoker

Mojahid, Sayedee again taken on 4-day remand over hartal violence

DHAKA: Jamaat-e-Islami Secretary-General Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojahid and Nayeb-e-Ameer Delwar Hossain Sayedee were taken on a fresh four-day remand Saturday in a case filed with city`s Ramna Thana for their alleged involvement in torching vehicles on the night before June 27 hartal.  

Chhatra League demonstrates, demands immediate trial of war criminals

DHAKA: The pro-JSD Bangladesh Chhatra League Saturday brought out a protest procession on the Dhaka University campus demanding immediate trial of war criminals.They also demanded ban on Jamaat-Shibir politics being done “in the name of Islam”. The procession started from Madhu’s

20 Shibir activists held in BÔÇÖbaria

BRAHMANBARIA: Police, in a drive, held 20 Shibir activists from Kazipara area in the district town Saturday.  Acting on a tip-off, a team of Sadar thana police, raided Khandakar Mansion, known as a Shibir den at about 12:30pm and arrested the student politicos.“Being informed that two

People fed-up with govt, says BNPÔÇÖs Shamsul in predicting its fate

DHAKA: BNP Standing Committee member Shamsul Islam Friday predicted the present government will not last its five-year term as people got “fed-up” with its 18-month rule.   Islam made the comment at a discussion arranged by Centre for Democracy and Peace Studies at the Jatiya Press

Tahrir leader Mawla remanded for three days

DHAKA: Dhaka University teacher Syed Golam Mawla, the suspected coordinator for Bangladesh operations of the outlawed Islamist outfit Hizb ut-Tahrir, was taken on three-day remand Friday for interrogation on terrorism charges.   Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Munshi Abdul Aziz granted

BNP to lift Mannan BhuiyanÔÇÖs expulsion order

DHAKA: Opposition BNP is set to withdraw the expulsion order on its former secretary-general Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan, now struggling for life in a city hospital, for his exoneration from political nemesis in the last resort.   He was expelled from the former ruling party on September 3,