Saturday, 13 Apr, 2024


Both East, West keen to work with Bangladesh: FM

Foreign minister Hasan Mahmud on Sunday (January 14) said that both the East and the West had expressed eagerness to work with the new government formed through the January 7 national election. He made the remark while talking to reporters at his office in the capital. the election

SC denies Aman’s bail

The Supreme Court (SC) today (January 14) denied bail to BNP leader Amanullah Aman in a corruption case in which he was sentenced to 13 years' imprisonment in 2007. However, SC, allowed Aman, to appeal before this court against the HC verdict that upheld the lower court judgement,

11 cases against Khaleda: Charge framing hearing on Feb 14

A Dhaka court on Sunday (January 14) fixed February 14 for hearing on charge framing of 11 cases, including one filed over sedition, filed against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. Judge Md Asaduzzaman of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court set up at Keraniganj Central Jail set

AL's joint meeting Monday

Awami League (AL) will hold a joint meeting at the party's Bangabandhu Avenue central office at 3pm on Monday. Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will chair it, said a press release. AL central working committee members, advisory council members and

12th JS polls: AL's Poppy wins from Mymensingh-3 constituency

Awami League-backed candidate Nilufar Anjum Poppy has secured victory in the election race from Mymensingh-3 parliamentary constituency. Poppy was declared victorious on Saturday following the vote counting at a previously suspended centre in the constituency. Poppy bagged 54,491

BNP's fresh programme coming for new polls: Rizvi

BNP Senior Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi has said that his party will announce anti-government programmes immediately to press home its demand for a fresh election in the country. He said: “BNP’s ongoing movement will not go in vain. We will announce a new programme

PM doesn't care about visa policy: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today (January 13) said individuals who boycotted the 12th parliamentary election have not retreated, rather they have resorted to conspiracy afresh so that this government cannot stay in power. Mentioning that the opposition is expecting

PM, new cabinet pay tribute to Bangabandhu in Tungipara

The new Cabinet led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (Jan 13) paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at his mausoleum here, marking the installation of her government for the record fifth time and fourth consecutive term. The prime minister

Firoz Rashid, Sunil Shubho expelled from Jatiya Party

The Jatiya Party (JaPa) has expelled its Co-Chairman Kazi Firoz Rashid and Presidium member Sunil Shubho Roy, stripping them of all positions in the party. JaPa Chairman Ghulam Muhammed Quader made the decision, which has already become effective, exercising his authority as per the

Khaleda Zia returns home from hospital this afternoon

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, who has been undergoing treatment at Evercare Hospital in Dhaka for over five months (156 days), will return to her home in Gulshan this (Jan 11) afternoon. The BNP chairperson would leave the hospital at 4pm, Dr AZM Zahid Hossain, Khaleda’s personal

BNP leaders enter Nayapaltan central office after 2.5 months

BNP reopened its central office in Dhaka's Nayapaltan today (Jan 11) for the first time in 75 days since it was locked following a clash with police. Around 10:30am, a group of BNP leaders and activists led by Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi broke open the padlock

Mirza Fakhrul gets bail in 9 cases

A Dhaka court today granted bail to BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in nine cases filed against him over political violence in Dhaka on the October 28 BNP rally. Sultan Sohag Uddin, additional chief metropolitan magistrate of Dhaka, passed the orders after hearing the

JaPa grassroots leaders give Quader, Chunnu 48-hr ultimatum to resign

Grassroots leaders of the Jatiya Party today (January 10) staged a demonstration demanding the resignation of Chairman GM Quader and Secretary General Mujibul Haque Chunnu for the party's terrible position. Written statements were read out in front of the Jatiya Party

Fakhrul denied HC bail over CJ's residence attack case

The High Court today (Jan 10) denied bail to BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a case filed over an attack on the Chief Justice's official residence. High Court bench Justice Md Salim and Justice Shahed Nuruddin on Wednesday (January 10) passed the order after

Bangabandhu’s Homecoming Day today

The historic Homecoming Day of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the greatest Bangalee of all time, is being observed across the country today (Jan 10).  On this day in 1972, Bangabandhu, the supreme commander of the country’s Liberation War, returned

BNP to hold meeting with allies to devise next course of prog

BNP convened a meeting with its alliance leaders to devise the next course of action programme in response to the evolving situation following the 12th parliamentary election held on January 7. As part of the efforts, BNP senior leaders held a meeting with its alliance leaders at party

Jatiya Party MPs-elect to take oath Wednesday

The Jatiya Party candidates who won the Jatiya Sangsad polls on 7 January as lawmkers will take oath on Tuesday. The pre-declared meeting of the party on Thursday, however, was cancelled, confirmed Mahmud Alam, joint office secretary in a message on Tuesday evening. The Jatiya Party

Dhaka court to hear Fakhrul’s bail petition tomorrow

A Dhaka court today (January 9) set January 10 for hearing the bail petitions in several cases filed against BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. Dhaka Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sultan Sohagh Uddin set the date when Fakhrul’s lawyer Joynul Abedin

Newly-elected MPs to take oath tomorrow

The newly elected members of the 12th Parliament will be sworn in tomorrow (January 10). The Parliament Secretariat is making preparations for the oath-taking ceremony, sources said. Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury will administer the oath of the new members of Parliament.

AL joint meeting tomorrow

A joint meeting of Bangladesh Awami League (AL) will be held at Dhaka District AL office in the capital's Tejgaon at 4pm tomorrow. AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader will preside over the meeting, said a press release signed by AL office secretary Barrister Biplab Barua. He