Sunday, 22 May, 2022


Khoka demands release of Ramna BNP president Chowdhury Alam

DHAKA: Dhaka City Mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka, also a vice-chairman of the opposition BNP, Tuesday demanded immediate release of Chowdhury Alam, Ramna thana president of the party and councilor of the DCC ward No. 56.Making the demand at a news conference at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity

BNP stages human chains across country on July 7

DHAKA:  The opposition BNP will stage human-chain demonstrations in district and divisional headquarters on July 7 in protest against “attacks” party men and their arrests during Sunday’s dawn-to-dusk hartal.BNP Secretary-General Khandaker Delwar Hossain made the announcement of

President returns home Tuesday

DHAKA: President Zillur Rahman returns home on Tuesday evening after undergoing a medical checkup on a 10-day visit to the United Kingdom.The President, who left London on Monday night, will arrive at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport by Emirates flight at 7:55pm after an overnight

BNP staging countrywide demonstrations Monday

DHAKA: In protest against arrests and alleged attacks on their leaders and workers during Sunday’s dawn-to-dusk hartal, the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is staging countrywide demonstrations Monday.BNP secretary-general Khondoker Delwar Hossain announced the

Khaleda congratulates countrymen on hartal success

DHAKA: BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia congratulated the countrymen on observing a “successful” hartal Sunday at her call to protest various acts and failures of the government they listed.    The opposition leader and ex-premier gave the thanks while presiding over the BNP

Khaleda congratulates countrymen

DHAKA: BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia has congratulated the countrymen for observing a successful hartal, while presiding over the BNP standing committee meeting on Sunday night.Meanwhile, BNP Chairperson visited the residence of Mirza Abbas as law enforcers raided in it during

BNP holds countrywide demonstration Monday

DHAKA: The opposition BNP will stage demonstrations across the country protesting the arrests of the party leaders and activists during Sunday’s dawn-to-dusk hartal.The party will hold a protest rally in the city’s Muktangon at 3:00pm. Besides, District units will also hold protest

Jamaat hardly present during hartal

DHAKA: The presence of leaders and activists of Bangladesh Jamaat Islami, the main ally of BNP in the four-party alliance, was very poor in number during Sunday’s hartal.    “The leaders and activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) brought out rallies in support of hartal

ÔÇÿSuccessful HartalÔÇÖ, claims BNP

DHAKA: Opposition BNP claimed that the countrywide hartal it called to protest government’s “misrule” was observed successfully, sending a warning for the rulers.“Spontaneous participation of the people proved that the hartal is cent-percent successful," BNP secretary-general

BNPÔÇÖs hartal a warning for government, says mayor Khoka

DHAKA: BNP leader and Dhaka City Corporation Mayor Sadek Hossain Khoka said the opposition called Sunday’s dawn-to-dusk hartal to send in a warning for the government, not for toppling it.“A strong movement will be waged in future if the government does not take any lesson from the

Countrywide hartal underway

DHAKA: The main opposition BNP and its allies Sunday staged a countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal, the first major political move against the seventeen-month-old Awami League government, amid strong picketing in some areas and mass arrests.Vehicles, bar a few buses and manually driven

Countrywide hartal underway

DHAKA: The main opposition BNP and its allies Sunday staged a countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal, the first major political move against the seventeen-month-old Awami League government, amid strong picketing in some areas and mass arrests.Vehicles, bar a few buses and manually driven

Ex-minister Abbas held

DHAKA: Pickets from a procession hurled two petrol bombs towards security patrols amid mayhem after the arrest of ex-minister Mirza Abbas in the city’s Shahjahanpur area during Sunday’s hartal hours. After the major incident in the capital during the BNP-called countrywide general

Around 400 held in Capital

Dhaka: Police detained around 400 people from different areas in the capital Sunday. Of them, on-duty police sub-inspector Shahadat said, five including Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal convener of Jagannath University Golam Mowla Shahin, were arrested from Victoria Park area in the morning.

Unbearable situation prevails in the country: Fakhrul

DHAKA: Opposition BNP’s senior joint-secretary-general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir Saturday said that an “unbearable” situation is now prevailing in the country for “unrelenting repression” by the government on the party’s activists and leaders. “People can get rid of this

Opposition leaders assigned to heading hartal picketing

DHAKA: The BNP-led four-party alliance Saturday selected 112 spots in the capital for picketing to enforce Sunday’s general strike. Also, the top leaders of the allied parties were assigned to lead picketing on the designated spots. The spots were selected as part of their preparation

BNP leaders, activists arrested to foil hartal: Delwar

DHAKA: BNP Secretary-General Khandakar Delwar Hossain Saturday alleged that the police administration is out to foil Sunday’s hartal by arresting party leaders and activists.“Police are putting up barricades in different areas and raiding the houses of party activists so that they

Hartal exemptions: emergency services spared

DHAKA: The mass media, ambulances, emergency health service, corpse-carrying vehicles, fire service and power- water-gas suppliers’ vehicles are spared from Sunday’s shutdown called by Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). A press release signed by joint-secretary-general of BNP Ruhul

BNP set for nationwide bandh tomorrow

DHAKA: The main opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP) is set to observe its scheduled countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal on June 27.The party leaders and activists have already taken all-out preparation to make a “success” the first nationwide general strike by the mainstream

Khaleda warns govt against interfering with ÔÇÿhartalÔÇÖ

DHAKA: Opposition leader and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia warned that the government would be held responsible if any unwanted situation arises through impeding the dawn-to-dusk hartal on June 27, as her minions in the party and allies prepared to enforce the shutdown.“We want to hold a