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BNP against providing land to India for Agartala airport

Dhaka, Aug 19 (UNB) – BNP on Monday said there is no reason for Bangladesh to provide its land to India in Brahmanbaria to expand Agartala airport. “There’ve been media reports about it (India’s desire to use Bangladeshi land in Brahmanbaria). We’re closely observing the matter,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. He further said, “Bangladesh government hasn’t ... Read More »

Stand by Mirpur slum fire victims: Dr Kamal

Dhaka – Gonoforum President Dr Kamal Hossain on Saturday urged the government and social organisations to come forward in aid of the victims of Friday’s fire at a slum in the city’s Mirpur-7 area. “Thousands of people are living under the open sky without food, shelter and clothes in a dengue-hit city following the fire. I call upon the government ... Read More »

BNP demands fair probe into Mirpur Section 7 slum fire

Dhaka, Aug 17 (UNB) – BNP on Saturday demanded a fair and neutral investigation into Friday’s fire at a slum in the city’s Mirpur-7 area as such incidents are on the rise. Talking to reporters after visiting the fire-ravaged slum, party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir also urged the government to rehabilitate the victims and provide them with compensation. ... Read More »

BNP accuses govt of destroying leather industry

Dhaka, Aug 16 (UNB) – BNP on Friday alleged that the government has destroyed the leather industry after that of jute in a planned way to make the country dependent on others. “We earn foreign currency through the leather industry as huge rawhides are collected after every Eid-ul-Azha, but the government has destroyed it in a planned way. They did ... Read More »

National Mourning Day observed

Dhaka, Aug 15 (UNB) – People across the country are observing the National Mourning Day, the darkest chapter in the history of independent Bangladesh. On this day in 1975, the nation’s founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members were assassinated by a cabal of military men. Eighteen members of his family, including Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa ... Read More »

‘Efforts reinforced to bring Bangabandhu’s killers back’

Dhaka, Aug 15 (UNB) – Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Thursday said the government has intensified its diplomatic efforts to bring the condemned killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman back. Quader, also the general secretary of Bangladesh Awami League, came up with the remarks while talking to reporters after paying tributes to the departed souls of Bangabandhu ... Read More »

Khaleda turns 75 Thursday: Doa Mohfil Friday: BNP

Dhaka, Aug 14 (UNB) – BNP chairperson and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, now in jail, turns ‘75′ on Thursday. BNP has no scheduled programme to celebrate the day on Thursday. However, the party will arrange doa mahfil across the country on Friday on the occasion. BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programme at a press ... Read More »

BNP wants govt’s immediate resignation, opposes hide export

Thakurgaon, Aug 14 (UNB) – BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday urged the government to quit immediately considering the country’s current situation. Talking to reporters at his local residence before starting his journey for the capital, he also said the leather industry suffered a setback during this Eid-ul-Azha due to the foul play of a syndicate and ... Read More »

Those behind rawhide price slump won’t be spared: Quader

Dhaka, Aug 14 (UNB) – Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday warned that people responsible for the rawhide price fall will be punished. “The government will investigate to see if any syndicate is behind this situation and take legal steps,” he told a post-Eid news conference at the Secretariat. Quader, also the transport minister, said he does not ... Read More »

National Mourning Day Thursday

Dhaka, Aug 14 (UNB) – President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have urged all to work together for building happy and prosperous Bangladesh by completing the unfinished tasks of Bangabandhu as the country is set to observe National Mourning Day on Thursday, a black chapter in the country’s history. The 15th August is the National Mourning Day of ... Read More »

PM Hasina to exchange greetings on Eid day

Dhaka, Aug 10, 2019 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will exchange greetings with the cross section of people, including party leaders and workers, judges and foreign diplomats, at her official Ganabhaban residence on August 12 on the occasion of holy Eid-ul-Azha, the second biggest religious festival of the Muslims. Read More »

Youth dies under police custody in Nilphamari

Nilphamari, Aug 10 (UNB) – A young man died under custody at Kishoreganj Police Station here on Saturday. Although police claimed that Abdullah al Mamun, 22, son of Tafur Uddin of Kishoreganj municipality area, committed suicide by hanging himself, family members alleged that police tortured him to death. Md Ashraf Ali, Superintendent of Nilphamari Police, said law enforcers arrested Abdullah ... Read More »

Eid passengers suffering on highways for mismanagement: BNP

Dhaka, Aug 10 (UNB) – BNP on Saturday alleged that eid holidaymakers are going through immense sufferings on their way home due to the “mismanagement” of the government authorities. “There’re long tailbacks on the highways near the ferry terminals, including Dhaka-Aricha one. Trains are packed and their roofs are overcrowded as the government didn’t take proper steps to ensure the ... Read More »

Bangladesh now ‘vulnerable’ for living: BNP

Dhaka – BNP on Monday alleged that Bangladesh has become a ‘vulnerable’ country for living as people here do not feel safe since the government is busy ensuring its own protection by indulging in widespread corruption. “We’re living in a country where there’s no safety of our lives and no protection of our heath. But the government is indulging in ... Read More »

“Inform new generations truly about Bangabandhu family”

Dhaka, Aug 5 (UNB) – Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun called upon the close associates of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman family members, including Sheikh Kamal, to come forward to share their ideas accurately to the new generations. “It’s not needed to tell untruth about the family. Tell the truth to the new generations so that ... Read More »