Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Govt out to create leadership vacuum in BNP: Alamgir

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has launched a broadside against the government, assailing it for what he termed its “baseless statement” that the party’s senior vice chairman, Tarique Rahman, had furnished a bail bond before leaving the country. Alamgir urged the government to make the written obligation

Dialogue offer to opposition still valid: PM

Prime Minister and Awami League president, Sheikh Hasina, on Saturday, again urged leader of the opposition and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson, Khaleda Zia, to sit for a dialogue, shunning the “path of conspiracy”, in order to resolve the country’s prevailing political standoff. “Our offer of a dialogue to the opposition still remains valid…you may ... Read more

BNP asks Shahbagh protesters not to be used as ‘pawns’

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party has expressed hope that the youth movement at Shahbagh Square would encompass the issues of ‘democracy’ and ‘corruption’ apart from their demand for death sentence to all war criminals. The BNP high command in a meeting with party chairperson Khaleda Zia in the chair at her Gulshan office on Monday night took stock of ... Read more

Fakhrul released on bail

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, was released on bail on Tuesday after 57 days of his detention. Kashimpur central jail authority released him just before 5:00pm after they had received an order for his release on bail. The government is out to suppress the movement for the through detention, enforced

JCD central committee named

New guards overaged, mired in controversies A 201-member central committee of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, backed by the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, was announced with Abdul Kader Bhuiyan Jewel and Habibur Rashid Habib, are in or close to their forties, as president and general secretary. Some of the leaders said that Kader and Habibur had ... Read more

BNP briefs EU diplomats

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Sunday briefed diplomats of European countries about the evolving political situation of the country and the party’s stance. The briefing, a routine exercise of the main opposition to keep the foreign diplomats posted on political issues, focussed BNP’s position over the current development, particularly the party’s ongoing

BNP wants to go to power with people’s mandate: Khaleda

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Thursday said her party did not want to go to power by enforcing ‘arson and oar-and-scull programmes’ like that of Awami League but with people’s mandate after a democratic movement against the government’s ‘misdeeds’. But, she warned, her party would give a befitting reply to whatever language the Awami League

Proceedings stayed

Arson case against top opposition leaders Proceedings stayed The High Court on Monday stayed for eight weeks the proceedings in the arson case, which is now pending with the Dhaka Speedy Trial Court-5, against 46 top BNP-led opposition alliance leaders. The court also asked the government to explain in two weeks the legality of the ... Read more

Fakhrul, 45 others indicted

Trial in arson case begins Aug 7 A Dhaka court on Tuesday charged 46 leaders of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led opposition alliance, including the acting BNP secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, with setting a bus on fire near the Prime Minister’s Office on April 29. The Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal of Harun-or-Rashid posted for ... Read more

ACC asked to submit probe report on Oct 10

Khaleda’s Case ACC asked to submit probe report on Oct 10 A Dhaka court on Tuesday asked the Anti-Corruption Commission to submit by October 10 the report of the investigation of the corruption case it filed against the Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Monday. Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Md Erfan Ullah also posted for ... Read more

BNP to write to int’l bodies

The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party is likely to send letters to 19 countries and international human rights organisations, including the United Nations, informing them of rights violations such as police assault on the opposition chief whip, Zainul Abdin Farroque, in Bangladesh.  A meeting of the BNP parliamentary party made the decision, opposition lawmakers told

Second warrant issued for arrest of Tarique, 11 others

A Dhaka court on Thursday issued warrants for arrests of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s eldest son Tarique Rahman and 11 others in a case filed under the Explosive Substances Act for the grenade attack on an Awami League rally on August 21, 2004. Dhaka metropolitan sessions judge Mohammad Zohurul Haque also asked the police to ... Read more

Khaleda to stand by families of victims

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Thursday visited the families of the schoolboys killed in a traffic accident at Mirsarai in Chittagong and said that the death of the children was a national loss. ‘I am here to share your pain. It is not only you who are grief-stricken but the entire nation ... Read more