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European MP wants review of Mujahid’s death sentence

The Chair of the European Parliament Delegation to South Asia has urged the Sheikh Hasina government to review the death sentence of war criminal Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid that was confirmed by Bangladesh’s highest constitutional court.Jean Lambert also expressed her concern at the Supreme Court’s Appellate Division decision in a letter written to Bangladesh Ambassador to EU Ismat Jahan on ... Read More »

Bnp wants Ashura blast probe, takes up Nov 7 observance plan

The main opposition Bnp has demanded full inquiry into the bomb blast incident at the Ashura gathering of the Shia Musims at Huseini Dalan Imambara on early Saturday and complained that the govenment was out to annihilate the party. BNP has anounced a 10-day programme to celebrate the “National Revolution and Solidarity Day” that falls on November 7. Read More »

BNP won’t leave Jamaat’s side:Qamrul

The BNP will never be able to leave the side of its long-time ally Jamaat-e-Islami, says Food Minister Qamrul Islam.“Even if the BNP ever says they will break ties with Jamaat, it will mean that they are hatching a new strategy to execute their conspiracy,” Islam said on Friday.“I have seen newspaper reports that said BNP is going to leave ... Read More »

Miscreants won’t be allowed to raise their heads: Asad

Dhaka – Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Thursday said that the law enforcement agencies do not allow militants or terrorists to raise their heads in the country. “We have been taking action against extremists, terrorists or miscreants on the basis of intelligence reports so that they (criminals) do not get any scope to raise their heads,” the Home Minister ... Read More »

Ansarullah Bangla team among Olama League!

The media was threatened in an e-mail by none other than the leaders of an Awami Ulama League faction that used the name of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team, its rival group alleges.A faction led by Ilias Hossain bin Helali and Delowar Hossain made the claim at a press briefing on Wednesday.It said “truth will be unveiled” if leaders ... Read More »

100 more economic zones in phases: PM

Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asked the authorities concerned to work with new concept to attract more local and foreign investment and reiterated her government’s plan to establish 100 economic zones in phases for further development of the country,. The Prime Minister gave the directives while addressing the third meeting of the governing board of Bangladesh Economic ... Read More »

Bnp’s Swechchasebok Dal countrywide demo Oct 25

Jatiyatabadi Secchasebok Dal, the volunteers’ front of the BNP, will stage demonstration at city and district levels across the country on October 25 protesting carrying out “false propaganda” against its president Habib-un-Nabi Khan Sohel and demanding withdrawal the cases filed against him. General secretary Mir Sharafat Ali Sapu and organising secretary Shafiul Bari Babu announced the programme through a press ... Read More »

Kader Siddique moves HC

Krishak Sramik Janata League (KSJL) chief Kader Siddique has moved the High Court seeking to overturn the Election Commission’s decision scrapping his nomination for the Tangail-4 by-polls.His counsel AJ Mohammad Ali told a bench would hear the plea on Wednesday.Tangail-4 constituency fell vacant after Siddique’s elder brother Abdul Latif Siddique resigned last month.Latif Siddique had earlier lost his Cabinet ... Read More »

‘Calling me defaulter trick’ Kader Siddique lodges appeal with EC

The Election Commission has dismissed Krishak Sramik Janata League (KSJL) chief Kader Siddique’s appeal against the cancellation of his nomination for the Tangail-4 by-polls.Siddique and his wife Nasrin Siddique’s nominations were cancelled for defaulting on repayment of loans.His lawyer says they will challenge the decision in court.The couple had moved the EC against the returning officer’s decision to cancel their ... Read More »

4 Jamaat men held in Rajshahi

Detectives picked up four leaders and activist of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, including the general secretary of its Rajshahi city unit, from different areas of the city early Monday.The detained were identified as Amaj Uddin Mondal, general secretary of Rajshahi unit of Jamaat, Mohammad Hafiz Uddin Esha, ammer of Shah Makhdum thana unit of Jamaat and another leader Zillur Rahman, and an ... Read More »

Govt is suffering from Khaleda-Tarique phobia:Nazrul

The government seems to be suffering from ‘Khaleda-Tarique phobia’ for it keeps blaming them for anything that goes wrong, says a senior BNP leader.“It seems Khaleda Zia, Tarique Rahman and the BNP are always held responsible (by the government) for any incident in the country. They will be blamed even if an earthquake were to hit the country today,” said ... Read More »

Bangladesh benefiting from India: Tofail Ahmed

Bangladesh has been benefiting by importing from India, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has said while trying to assuage the critics of the bilateral trade gap, which is heavily in favour of New Delhi.“India has given duty-free quota-free access to all out items except two — alcohol and tobacco. The trade (bilateral) is now close to $6 billion. It is in ... Read More »

23 BNP, Jamaat men sent to jail in Jessore

A court in Jessore on Tuesday sent 23 local leaders and activists of BNP and Jamaat to jail rejecting their bail prayers in two cases filed for subversive activities and carrying explosives.According to the case statement, tipped off that a group of BNP-Jamaat men were staying in Telidhanyopura area of Bagharpara upazila in Jessore, a team of police conducted a ... Read More »

Party-based local polls for: ‘democracy’- Govt, ‘one-party rule’ – Bnp

Local Go vernment, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Engineer Khandker Mosharraf Hossain on Tuesday said local government polls on party line will strengthen the practice of democracy at the grassroots level. The minister came up with the remarks while talking to reporters after attending a programme of signing the Annual Performance Agreement of the government with different divisions at the ... Read More »

President Hamid calls business domination in politics disgraceful

Dhaka – President Md Abdul Hamid, who rose to nation’s top office from the grassroots, has called for ending the domination of businessmen in Bangladesh’s politics.“It is unfortunate that businessmen are controlling the country’s politics today. This is the most disgraceful development. We must get rid of this trend,” he said.The president shared his feelings while addressing a public rally ... Read More »