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Khaleda expresses deep shock at President’s death

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday expressed profound shock at the death of President Zillur Rahman. In a condolence message, Khaleda said, “I’m deeply shocked being informed by the media about the death of Bangladesh’s President, veteran politician, independence warrior and Awami Leagues’ ex-acting president Zillur Rahman while undergoing treatment abroad.” The President died on […]

BNP on Wednesday postponed its Thursday’s dawn-to-dusk hartal, which was supposed to be enforced in Dhaka district, following President Zillur Rahman’s death. Abdul Mannan, president of the main opposition’s district unit, announced the decision at a press conference at BNP Chairperson’s Gulshan office on Wednesday night. He said they decided to postpone the hartal showing […]

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Dhaka, Mar 20 (UNB) – The Foreign Ministers belonging to the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) on Wednesday condoled the demise of Bangladesh President M Zillur Rahman. The Group expressed deep sorrow at the sad demise of the President and conveyed sincere sympathy to the members of the bereaved family and the people of Bangladesh, […]

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President Zillur Rahman who died on Wednesday at Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital will be laid to rest at Banani Graveyard on Friday afternoon. His body will be flown in Dhaka on Thursday noon. A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying Zillur’s mortal remains will arrive at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 12 noon, President […]

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Foreign Policy (blog) By Stephen M. Walt Friday, March 15, 2013 Why did the U.S. fail in Afghanistan? (I know we are pretending to have succeeded, but that’s just camouflage to disguise what is in fact an embarrassing if predictable defeat). The reasons for our failure are now being debated by people like Vali Nasr […]

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According to the website of Berlin Based Transparency international, the vision of the organization is a world in which government, politics, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. And it’s mission, as mentioned in the same website, is to stop corruption and promote transparency, accountability and integrity at all […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the ruling Awami League had given people back their power after days of autocracy following the killing of the Father of the Nation. “Without uninterrupted democracy in a country, no progress can be made. Democracy in Bangladesh has been disrupted on many occasions,” she said at a programme […]

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A Dhaka court on Wednesday rejected bail pleas and prayers for remand of BNP Joint Secretaries General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi and Amanullah Aman, and opposition Chief Whip Zainul Abdin Farroque in connection with two cases filed at the Paltan Police Station. Metropolitan Magistrate Keshob Roy Chowdhury passed the order after police produced 154 arrested BNP […]

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The government has declared three days of national mourning starting Thursday upon the death of President Zillur Rahman. The national flag will fly half-mast at all government, semi-government, autonomous and private institutions, Cabinet Secretary Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan told bdnews24.com on Wednesday evening. President Zillur died at at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on Wednesday […]

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Dhaka, Mar 20 (UNB) – Expecting a meeting with BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia anytime soon to discuss ways to break the current political standoff, FBCCI president Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed on Wednesday said they would not go for any programme in this regard unless the meeting is held. “We’re emphasising dialogue right now. Hope, the […]

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Dhaka, Mar 20 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of President Mohammed Zillur Rahman. In an instant reaction, the Prime Minister said the demise of Bangladesh’s most elderly politician, Zillur Rahman, is an irreparable loss to the country and its people. In her condolence message, […]

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The body of President Zillur Rahman will be flown in Dhaka on Thursday noon. President’s press secretary AKM Nesar Uddin Bhuiyan told UNB that a special flight of Bangladesh Biman carrying Zillur’s mortal remains will arrive at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 12 noon. The President died on Wednesday at Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital at […]

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