BNP to support its candidates in city corporation elections

Opposition BNP has decided to provide necessary support to their candidates in all city corporation polls. The decision was taken at the party’s national standing committee meeting, held on Saturday night with BNP Chairperson and the leader of the opposition Khaleda Zia in the chair The meeting held at Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan party office discussed the country’s prevailing

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Six BNP leaders get bail

The High Court (HC) on Thursday granted bail for six months to six BNP leaders in different cases filed on charges of vandalising vehicles, attacking police and blasting cocktails early March.
The BNP leaders are Mirza Abbas, Goyeshwar Chandra Roy, Amanullah Aman, Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, Abdullah Al Noman and Moazzem Hossain Alal. In response to separate bail petitions,

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BNP calls off May 2 hartal

The BNP-led 18-party Opposition alliance on Tuesday withdrew its nationwide dawn-to-dusk hartal slated for May 2, as it did not want to hamper rescue operations at the collapsed Rana Plaza at Savar. This was stated in a press statement, signed by Maruf Kamal Khan Sohel,
press secretary of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia.

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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 the

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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

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Khaleda leaves for Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia leaves Dhaka for Saudi Arabia today to perform Umrah at the invitation of the Saudi government.
She is scheduled to fly from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in a flight of Emirates Airlines in the evening.
Her APS Mohammad Suratuzzaman, her younger brother’s wife Kaniz Fatema, nephew

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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 notification issued on July 31 by Dhaka’s chief metropolitan magistrate to constitute the

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Govt to be forced out if polls not held under CG: Khaleda

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday said the next election must be held under the system of caretaker government; otherwise, the government will be forced to quit.
She said the entire country is ready for movement and different political parties that have contacted with BNP want movement to restore democracy in the

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BNP threatens to avenge MU Ahmed’s death

The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Saturday threatened to dislodge the government to ‘avenge’ the ‘killing’ of Supreme Court lawyer MU Ahmed.
‘We do not know how lawyers would take the death of MU Ahmed or whether they would take revenge, but we must avenge the killing by ousting the fascist government,’ BNP acting secretary general

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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 October 10 the hearing in the case

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ACC sues Khaleda

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s chairperson, Khaleda Zia, was sued on Monday on graft charge for using undisclosed money to buy land for a charity named after her late husband.
The Anti-Corruption Commission’s assistant director, Harunur Rashid, filed the case with the Tajgaon thana, accusing Khaleda of criminal misconduct and abusing her power as the then prime minister

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Police asked to report on warrants in 15 days

A Dhaka court on Tuesday gave the police 15 more days to report on the execution of the warrants it had issued for arrest of Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia’s eldest son Tarique Rahman and 11 others in a case for the grenade attack on an Awami League rally on August 21, 2004.
Dhaka metropolitan sessions judge Mohammad Zahurul Haque on Tuesday asked the

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Tarique asked to appear in court on Aug 8

A Dhaka court on Monday asked Tarique Rahman, the eldest son of Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia, to appear on August 8 in a money laundering case.
Dhaka special judge Mohammad Mozammel Hossain passed the order and said that the court would frame charges against Tarique, also senior vice-chairman of BNP, in his absence should he fail to

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UP results boost BNP confidence

Party favourites won chairmanship in nearly half of the unions in recent polls
The BNP high command considers the success at recent union parishad polls a big comeback for the party in grassroots politics as its favourites won chairmanship of about half of the unions across the country.
The party leaders say the elections came as a blessing as its local leaders, who were driven away from their areas by their rivals, are now returning to political

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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

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BNP, allies turn down EC invitation

BNP stuck to its stand and once again turned town an invitation for Wednesday’s talks with the ‘biased’ Election Commission.
‘We express our sincere regrets as it is not possible to take part in the discussion at your invitation  today because  there is no change  in our position as I had conveyed to you in my previous letter,’ BNP

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BNP, allies to stage demo on July 23

Main opposition BNP and allies announced Tuesday that they would hold countrywide demonstrations on July 23 to press the demand for the repeal of the 15th amendment to the Constitution which abolished the election time non party caretaker government and to push other issues.
BNP said that it would also protest against Awami League led government’s conspiracy to eliminate

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