Monday, 23 May, 2022


Narayanganj mayor polls: AL nominates Ivy again 

Bangladesh Awami League nominated Dr Selina Hayat Ivy again as its mayoral candidate to contest the Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) election slated for January 16.  Besides, the ruling party picked Khan Ahmed Shuvo as its MP candidate for Tangail-7 parliamentary by-polls

Khaleda’s Barapukuria graft case indictment hearing now Jan 20

A Dhaka court on Sunday set January 20 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 (Dec 1). But Begum Khaleda Zia failed to appear before the court because of

Hefazat secretary general Nurul Islam Jihadi passes away 

Nurul Islam Jihadi, the secretary general of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh, died at a hospital in Dhaka on Sunday. He breathed his last at around 11:40 at Labaid Specialized Hospital. Hefazat's publicity secretary Maulana Muhiuddin Rabbani confirmed the matter to Banglanews. On

Khaleda Zia diagnosed with liver cirrhosis

Former prime minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia has been diagnosed with liver cirrhosis, said her doctor Dr. Samsul Arefin. He said: "There is no treatment for this disease in the country, though it is being treated in some specialized

Third phase: Election to 1,000 UPs underway

The election to 1,000 union parishads is underway on Sunday in the third phase. People were seen casting their votes at the polling centres of the union parishads defying winter after the voting started at 8am.  The polling will continue till 4:00 pm without any break. 

Fifth phase of UP elections on January 5

The fifth phase of Union Parishad elections will be held on January 5 next year, the Election Commission announced. A total of 707 union parishads across the country will go to polls in the phase. Election Commission's Secretary Humayun Kabir Khandaker on Saturday declared the

AL pays tribute to Shaheed Dr Milon

Shaheed Dr Milon Day is being observed on Saturday with due respect commemorating the 31st martyrdom anniversary of Dr Shamsul Alam Khan Milon during the anti-autocratic movement in 1990. Leaders and activists of Awami League paid tributes to Shaheed Milon by placing wreaths at his

Gazipur Mayor Zahangir Alam suspended

The government has suspended Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) Mayor Mohammad Zahangir Alam. Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) Minister Md Tajul Islam made the disclosure in a briefing.  He said: "There are several allegations including land grabbing, abusing of

Helena Jahangir granted bail, no bar to release

A Dhaka court has granted bail to Helena Jahangir, a businessperson turned politician, in a case filed under the Digital Security Act with Gulshan Police Station. Dhaka Additional Magistrate Abu Bakkar Siddique passed the order on Wednesday. With this bail order, there is no legal

Khaleda's appearance in 11 cases now on March 15

A Dhaka court today set March 15 in the next year for the appearance of BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia before it in 11 cases lodged against her. Today was fixed for appearance of the BNP chief before the court, but Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Qayesh reset the date as

Human chain: BNP MPs demand Khaleda’s overseas treatment

BNP lawmakers on Sunday formed a human chain in front of South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad in Manik Mia Avenue demanding the immediate release of party chairperson Khaleda Zia for better treatment abroad. The lawmakers staged the programme in front of the parliament building for about an

BNP observes mass hunger strike, to stage rally Monday 

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) will stage rallies across the country on Monday (November 22) demanding party chairperson Khaleda Zia’s release and better treatment abroad. BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir made the announcement after the party had observed

Mass hunger strike underway for Khaleda's treatment abroad

BNP has started a seven-hour mass hunger strike across the country on Saturday demanding party Chairperson Khaleda Zia be allowed to go abroad for advanced medical treatment. In the capital, the programme started from 9am in front of the party's Nayapaltan central office and will

Mass hunger strike Saturday for Khaleda's treatment abroad

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) will observe mass hunger strike on Saturday (November 20) demanding party chairperson Khaleda Zia’s release and better treatment abroad. The hunger strike will be held in front of National Press Club in the capital from 9:00am to 4:00pm. BNP

Mirza Abbas hospitalised

BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas was admitted to a city hospital early Wednesday with chest pain. BNP’s health affairs secretary Dr Rafiqul Islam confirmed the matter. Mirza Abbas was taken to Evercare Hospital as he complained of chest pain, he said. The BNP

Ex- state minister Afshar Uddin Khan dies

Former state minister for housing and public works Advocate Afshar Uddin Ahmed Khan passed away on Tuesday night (Nov 16). He was 81. Afshar Uddin, the younger brother of Bangladesh's first Prime Minister Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed, died at his residence in Kapasia upazila of Gazipur.

Khaleda Zia shifted to CCU of Evercare Hospital 

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has been shifted to the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) of Evercare Hospital in the capital on Sunday. “Khaleda Zia is undergoing treatment in CCU of the hospital,” said her personal medical team member Dr AZM Zahid Hossain without elaborating the

5 get life term for killing Rajshahi Jubo League leader 

Five people were sentenced to life term imprisonment and 20 others to different terms for killing a Jubo League leader in Rajshahi in 2018. Judge of Rajshahi Speedy Trial Tribunal Anup Kumar delivered the verdict on Sunday. Godagari Jubo League leader Isamil was stabbed to death by

Khaleda Zia admitted to Evercare Hospital again

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was admitted to Evercare Hospital on Saturday (Nov 13) as per the advice of the medical board formed earlier for her treatment. The BNP chief was admitted to the hospital for the third time this year with various health complications. The BNP chief along

Newly elected UP member hacked dead in Gaibandha

A newly elected member of Laxmipur union parishad was allegedly hacked to death in Gobindapur village of Sadar upazila on Friday night. Deceased Md Abdur Rouf Mia, 45, was the newly elected UP member of Ward no.1 under the union. He was also a senior teacher at Laxmipur School and