Saturday, 20 Apr, 2024


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

Industries minister wins 5th time in Narsingdi-4

Industries Minister Advocate Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun has been elected Member of Parliament (MP) for the fifth time in Narsingdi-4 (Monohardi-Belabo) constituency in the 12th national election on Sunday. He was elected as MP in the 4th national election in 1986 for the first time,

New Cabinet likely to form by 15 January: Nasrul Hamid

The ruling Awami League (AL) and its alliance partners are likely to form the new Cabinet by 15 January, after registering a landslide victory in the 12th general election on Sunday. State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid predicted the time frame. Nasrul

BNP demands fresh election under non-party govt

BNP today (January 8) demanded a fresh election under a non-party interim government to restore public trust in the democratic process and establish a legitimate and accountable government.  At a press conference at the party chairperson’s Gulshan office, the party also

Envoys of India, China, Russia, 4 other countries congratulate PM

Ambassadors of India, Russia, China, Bhutan, Philippines, Singapore, and Sri Lanka have congratulated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for winning of the Awami League at the 12th Parliamentary election. The envoys of different countries congratulated Awami League President and Prime

GM Quader's wife Sherifa loses security deposit

Jatiya Party (JaPa) chairman GM Quader's wife Sherifa Quader lost to independent candidate Md Khasru Chowdhury in the Dhaka-18 constituency. Khasru Chowdhury, also the industry and commerce secretary of Dhaka North Awami League, bagged 79,085 votes with the 'kettle' symbol,

Shamsul loses to Motaherul in polls race in Patiya

Independent candidate Shamsul Haque Chowdhury was defeated in Chattogram -12 constituency.  He lost the electoral race to Awami League candidate Motaherul Islam Chowdhury by 85,073 votes. Bagging 1,20,313 votes, Motaherul Islam was elected from this constituency. Shamsul got

12th JS polls: Awami League wins record fourth straight term

The Awami League (AL) secured a landslide victory in the 12th national election on Sunday (January), paving the way for the party to form the government for the fourth consecutive term. When this report was filed early Monday, unofficial results showed the Awami League won in 223

Barrister Sumon wins JS polls from Habiganj-4

Barrister Sayedul Haque Sumon, an independent candidate from Habiganj-4 constituency, became victorious in the 12th general election. He defeated Awami League candidate and incumbent State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali. Sumon,  bagged 1.98 lakh votes

Rashed Khan Menon wins JS polls from Barishal-2

Workers Party of Bangladesh President Rashed Khan Menon, a contestant with 'boat' symbol, has won the Barishal-2 (Banaripara-Wazirpur) constituency for the sixth time, unofficial results confirmed.  He bagged 1,22,175 votes.  Menon's nearest rival, independent

Magura-1: Shakib in driving seat

Awami League-backed candidate Shakib Al Hasan has taken the lead with a big margin of votes in the election for Magura-1 parliamentary constituency. Initial results from three centers in the Magura-1 constituency reveal that Shakib is well in the lead. Out of the 3,270 votes cast in

Railway Minister Sujon elected from Panchagarh-2 constituency

Awami League (AL) candidate Railway Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujon has been elected unofficially by a huge margin from Panchagarh-2 constituency in the 12th parliamentary elections held today (January 7).   According to the Returning Officer, Sujon bagged 1,74,504 votes with Boat

Sheikh Hasina sets example of holding a free, fair polls: Quader 

Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said Sheikh Hasina has set an example of holding a free and fair national election. "Sheikh Hasina has proved that how an acceptable election can be held under an independent and

People boycott polls as BNP urges: Moeen Khan

BNP Standing Committee Member Abdul Moeen Khan claimed that the countrymen boycotted the 12th parliamentary election that ended amid the low voter turnout across the country on Sunday (January 7). “Like the BNP, the Awami League men also knew that their candidates had already

Narayanganj-1: Gazi’s agent counting votes by closing door

After the voting has ended, the polling authorities are now counting votes, closing the door at Purvagram High School Center of Narayanganj-1 Constituency (Rupganj). According to locals, there are nine candidates, but only the agent of candidate Golam Dastagir Gazi is inside the