Sunday, 22 May, 2022


Khaleda to address press conference in afternoon

DHAKA: Opposition leader and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia will address a press conference on Friday afternoon to unfold their plans in the context of country’s present state of affairs at her Gulshan office.BNP central office sources said the news conference would take pace at 4:30pm, as

BNP, allies meeting on Friday evening

DHAKA: Top leaders of the opposition four-party alliance will meet at Gulshan office of BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia on Friday evening to fix their strategy ahead of June 27 hartal.Begum Zia will preside over the meeting where the top leaders of the alliance, including

Faruque killing in RU mayhem: 7 Shibir activists arrested

RAJSHAHI: Police arrested seven Islami Shibir activists from the Rajshahi University campus on Thursday evening in connection with the killing of Faruque, an activist of Chhatra League, during a recent mayhem at the varsity.The arrested Shibir men are Mezbah, Mamun, Shamin, Abdul Bari,

Government wonÔÇÖt spare any creative man, says Mirza

DHAKA: Main opposition BNP’s senior joint secretary-general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir Thursday called upon the countrymen to make the 27 June hartal a success for what he said saving country’s independence and sovereignty.“The government will not allow any creative man to live.

Nationwide bandh June 27: BNP kicks off massive agitprop drive

DHAKA: The main opposition BNP kicked off massive mass-contact campaigns to drum up the scheduled June 27 dawn–to–dusk countrywide ‘hartal’, with central leaders lading agitprop groups in the capital.Under the warm-up move, leaders and activists are carrying out mass contact,

BCL leader receives stab injuries in Comilla

Comilla: Unknown assailants stabbed a local Chhatra League leader early Thursday in Dharmosagarpar area of Sadar upazila. Local sources told that a gang of 10/12 unidentified assailants attacked Ripon, former vice president of Comilla Polytechnic College Student

BNP activist succumbs to injury in Rangpur

RANGPUR: A BNP activist injured in a clash with a rival group in the party Tuesday centering council of Peerganj upazila unit succumbed to his injuries at Rangpur Medical College Hospital on Wednesday morning, hospital sources said.Mintu, 33, was injured Tuesday and he was undergoing

Finally no bar to holding muktijoddhasÔÇÖ polls as SC gives the go

DHAKA: The way to holding the Muktijoddha central command council election was finally cleared as the Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court Wednesday gave the go-ahead.Chamber Judge SK Sinha gave his ruling upholding the High Court order disposing of a petition

Battle begins if government creates barriers in hartal: Mirza Fakhrul

DHAKA: Main opposition BNP’s Senior Joint Secretary-General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir Wednesday warned the government that if anybody tried to obstruct hartal on June 27, battle would break out to break the barrier.  “BNP wants to observe the hartal peacefully. If anything wrong

Awami League founding anniversary being observed PM leads homage paying to Bangabandhu

DHAKA: Awami League faithful led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday morning placed wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi as the country’s oldest party celebrated the 61st anniversary of its founding.  The

Helal-Matin panel declares election manifesto

DHAKA: The Helal-Matin panel Tuesday declared the election manifesto for Muktijoddha Sangsad election with the focus on 24 issues, including announcement of March 7 as ‘Freedom Fighters Day’ and increased government allowance for the freedom fighters.Their manifesto also includes

Repression on journalists breaks all previous records: MK Anwar

DHAKA: BNP standing committee member MK Anwar Tuesday alleged that “repression” on journalists during the regime of present government has broken all previous records.“Repression is now being unleashed on the newspapers and journalists while freedom of press is on the wane,” said

Manjur-Mohiuddin meeting and greetings

CHITTAGONG: Chittagong City Corporation Mayor-elect M Manjur Alam Tuesday met his predecessor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury and exchanged greetings, letting off much of the steam from their strained camaraderie.Manjur went to his former boss’ Chashma Hill residence at about 10 am and stayed

Ershad mulls saying bye to ruling alliance<br>Leaves for Rangpur on 4-day tour

DHAKA: Putting out his latest political feelers, former president and Jatiya Party chairman Hussain Muhammad Ershad MP left Dhaka for a four-day visit to his hometown Rangpur on Tuesday morning.  Sunil Kumar, private secretary to HM Ershad, said the former army chief and military ruler

Awami League founding anniversary Wednesday

DHAKA: The ruling Awami League will celebrate its 61st founding anniversary tomorrow (Wednesday) with countrywide programmes, including paying homage to its paramount leader Mujib. The party owes its origin to the then Awami Muslim League formed at Rose Garden in Dhaka on June 23, 1949.

Mayor Khoka in CCU

DHAKA: Dhaka city mayor Sadek Hossain Khoka has been taken to the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) of United Hospital in the city Sunday night, after he fell sick in a BNP rally in the afternoon. He was admitted on Sunday evening at around 6 PM.“Doctors are waiting for some tests-results which

BNP stages countrywide demonstrations <br> Govt represses journalists in ÔÇÿBaksal-styleÔÇÖ, allege

DHAKA: The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) alleged that the government is ruling the country in ‘Baksal style’ by repressing journalists as well as the media.“You were not forgiven by the people for repressing journalists and for shutting down news organizations

Mayor Khoka down during demo, rushed to hospital

DHAKA: Dhaka’s mayor and BNP leader Sadek Hossain Khoka dropped down ill during party’s demonstration in the capital on Sunday afternoon and was rushed to Banani United Hospital.“He fell sick while leading the party procession in protest against the assault on journalists,” said

BNP staging countrywide demo Sunday

DHAKA: The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is staging countrywide demonstrations Sunday against what they say government’s repression on journalists and interference in the run of the mass media. Earlier, the party high command instructed the leaders and activists of

CCC election result a turning point: BNPÔÇÖs Mirza Faqrul

DHAKA: BNP joint-secretary-general Mirza Faqrul Islam Alamgir Saturday termed the Chittagong City Corporation election a ‘turning point’ in national politics, as the opposition camp swept the important local-body polls. “Through the election result, the people of the country started