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All set to observe first ever ‘Genocide Day’ tomorrow


Political Correspondent The nation is set to observe the ‘Genocide Day’ tomorrow for the first time in remembrance of the brutality carried out by Pakistani Army on the unarmed Bengalis on the black night of March 25 in 1971.   “Simultaneously, Bangladesh will submit an application to the United Nations by this month seeking its recognition of the Genocide Day ... Read More »

Reelect AL to keep up peace, uplift: PM Hasina

Bogra Correspondent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged the people to reelect Bangladesh Awami League to continue the country’s peace, progress and development, saying that all uplift activities would be halted if the BNP-Jamaat nexus comes to power. Sheikh Hasina said if Awami League is reelected, development of everybody will be made and their life would be beautiful. But ... Read More »

Khaleda can join polls even if convicted: Moudud

Political Correspondent BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Saturday said their party chairperson Khaleda Zia will be able to join the next general election even if she is convicted in the ‘false’ cases filed against her. “It’s a wrong perception that Khaleda Zia can’t participate in the election if she’s convicted. I would like to clearly say she’ll be able ... Read More »

BNP extends support to Tuesday’s hartal

Thakurgaon: Extending his personal support to the half-day hartal to be enforced by left parties in the capital on Tuesday protesting the fresh gas price increase, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday said their party may also support it. “We consider the hartal is a token a protest (against gas price hike). So, I think all should ... Read More »

BNP to join next election : Hasina

Political Correspondent Ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) president Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said her arch enemy Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) will join the next general elections scheduled to be held in late 2018 or early 2019. Also the leader of the AL’s parliamentary party, Hasina instructed the party MPs to collect and thus scrutinise past election results of their respective ... Read More »

Gas price hiked only for reckless looting: BNP


Political Correspondent Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has termed the gas tariff hike illogical and anti-people, calling on the government to overturn its decision.  Shortly after the announcement of raising prices of gas for all kinds of use by an average of 22.7 per cent, the BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir convened an impromptu press conference at the party ... Read More »

AL plot behind Canada court’s verdict: BNP


The BNP sees an ‘Awami League hand’ behind a Canadian court’s observation which said the party was a terrorist organisation, reports In the verdict rejecting a BNP activist’s application for permanent residency as a protected person, the Federal Court has observed that there are reasonable grounds to believe that his organisation engages, has engaged or will engage in acts ... Read More »

Khaleda, BNP’s audacious acts at Shaheed Minar

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia led her party people on Tuesday night to the Central Shaheed Minar in the capital to lay wreaths there in honour of the martyrs of 1952 Language Movement. But the way they stepped on the main platform, defying requests by volunteers not to flout rules, they simply violated the sanctity of the historic memorial and showed ... Read More »

Canada court labels BNP as ‘terrorist organisation’ The Federal Court of Canada has labeled Bangladesh Nationalist party (BNP), one of the leading political parties in the country, as a ‘terrorist organisation’. Canadian Apex court’s Judge Henry S Brown, in his judicial review on January 25, gave the observation disposing of an appeal petition by a BNP activist. The BNP politico, Mohammad Jewel Hossain Gazi, filed the ... Read More »

Quader Khan mastermind of Liton killing: Police

kader12 Police on Wednesday said Jatiya Party (JaPa) central vice president and former Gaibandha MP Abdul Quader Khan is the mastermind of murdering of the Awami League parliamentarian Manjurul Islam Liton.  He has been planning the murder for a year, said Rangpur police DIG Khandakar Golam Farukh at a press conference in the district. Earlier on Tuesday, detectives arrested ... Read More »