Politics

AL wants competitive elections: Quader

Staff Reporter Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said the AL does not want uncontested elections, it wants competitive ones instead with participation of all political parties. “The Awami League never wants to score goals on an empty field. We want all political parties to join elections,” he told reporters after joining a ...

Sheikh Hasina’s imprisonment day observed

Staff Reporter The imprisonment day of Awami League (AL) President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was observed today in the capital and elsewhere across the country amid holding different programmes and maintaining the health guidelines and social distancing. On the occasion, Bangladesh Awami League (AL), its associate bodies and likeminded socio-cultural organisations arranged the day with various programmers, including special ...

Democracy was confined by arresting Sheikh Hasina: Hasan

Staff Reporter Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today said, in fact, the democracy was confined through arresting Bangabandhu’s daughter and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina on July 16 in 2007.“The July 16 is not only the imprisonment day of Bangabandhu’s daughter and incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, it is also the democracy confinement day. And democracy was released ...

Imprisonment Day of Sheikh Hasina today

Staff Reporter The imprisonment day of Awami League (AL) President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be observed in the country today in a befitting manner. Sheikh Hasina was arrested from her Sudha Sadan residence at Dhanmondi in the city on July 16, 2007, during the military-backed caretaker government, which assumed power in the political changeover of 1/11 in 2007. ...

Quader extends Eid greetings to countrymen

Staff Reporter Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today extended greetings to the countrymen on behalf of the party on the occasion of the holy Eid-ul-Azha. “We are celebrating Eid at a time when the people of a region in the country are facing colossal losses due to flood. Coronavirus infection rate is also on rising trend,” he told a ...

Raushon Ershad flies to Bangkok again for follow-up treatment

Staff Reporter Opposition Leader Raushon Ershad on Tuesday went to Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, for follow-up treatment, after her eight-day stay in Bangladesh,. She along with her son Rahgir Almahe Ershad MP (Rangpur-3) and his wife Mahima Ershad left Hazrat Shahjajal International Airport at 1:30pm by a flight of Thai Airways. Jatiya Party senior leaders including its chairman ...

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 ...