Politics

Raushan to return from Bangkok today

Staff Reporter Leader of the opposition in parliament Raushan Ershad is scheduled to return home from Bangkok today after nearly seven and a half months’ stay there for medical treatment. Raushan Ershad is scheduled to reach Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 12:10 pm on Monday, party sources said. Party leaders and activists will be present at the airport to welcome ...

73rd AL founding anniversary today

Staff Reporter Bangladesh Awami League, a torchbearer of the country’s glorious history, is celebrating its 73rd founding anniversary today in a befitting manner. On this day in 1949, the Awami League, the oldest political party in the country, started its journey from the historic Rose Garden in Old Dhaka and led the country’s war of independence in 1971. The party ...

PM pays homage to Bangabandhu on AL’s founding anniversary

Staff Reporter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday paid glowing tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman marking the 73rd founding anniversary of the ruling Awami League (AL). She paid homage to Bangabandhu by placing a wreath at the portrait of the Father of the Nation at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi-32 in the capital this morning. ...

Cumilla City polls: AL backed Rifat wins by 343 votes

Staff Reporter Awami League nominated candidate Arfanul Haque Rifat has been unofficially elected mayor in Cumilla City Corporation. In all 105 centres, he has bagged 50,310 votes winning by 343 votes. His nearest rival and independent candidate Monirul Haque Sakku has got 49, 967 votes. The vote results were announced at 9: 33pm. In an instant reaction, winning Rifat said ...

AL asks nomination seekers to collect forms for local body’s polls

Staff Reporter Awami League has asked the party’s nomination aspirants to collect forms to get nominations for taking part in the upazila parisahd, municipality and union parishad polls announced by the Election Commission (EC), reports BSS. Forms can be collected from May 5 to May 11 between 10.30am and 5.30pm and properly filled up forms along with required papers will ...

People are source of AL’s strength: Quader

Staff Reporter Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on on Sunday said his party is not a captive of any force rather the people of this country are the key strength of AL. “People are the source of strength of Awami League. It doesn’t have to be a captive of any other force,” he ...

Families of enforced disappearance victims in serious strife: BNP

Staff Reporter BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday said family members of the victims of enforced disappearance, including Ilias Ali, are facing severe strife in absence of their near and dear ones. Talking to reporters after visiting the house of missing BNP leader Ilias Ali in the city’s Banani area, he also alleged that the government has ...

BNP leader Mokbul jailed over New Market clash

Staff Reporter A Dhaka court jailed BNP leader Advocate Mokbul Hossen for allegedly deterring police from doing their duty during the student-trader clash in the city’s New Market area on April 18.As Mokbul Hossen was produced before the court today, New Market Police Station Inspector Halder Arpit Thakur submitted an appeal to the court to jail him till the investigation ...

BNP’s movement means protest of 200 people: Hasan

Staff Reporter Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said the poor presence of party activists in BNP’s rallies proves their ability of demonstration. “BNP staged demonstrations with 200 activists out of two crore people in Dhaka city and it proves their ability of movement. We want the BNP would raise the mistakes of the government. And we want that ...

AL’s character to blame BNP for its own misdeeds: Mirza Fakhrul

Staff Reporter BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday alleged that Awami League’s real character is to shift blame onto others after committing misdeeds itself. “A courier service employee, Nahid, was killed in the New Market violence as he was beaten and hacked by the helmet-wearing terrorists…journalists investigated and found three helmet-wearing terrorists are the activists of Chhatra ...