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It’s govt duty to create proper environment for poll: Sushma

Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj believes that it is a responsibility of the government to create an environment conducive to the holding of an inclusive general election with participation of major political parties. She said this in her meeting with prime minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday evening, according to people close to Hasina. In a […]

ISI instigating Rohingya militants to create unrest, claims Bangladesh security analyst Bangladeshi security analyst Major General (Retd.) Abdur Rashid said that ISI created the Rohingya issue by using the Arakan militants to hinder the development activities of the opponent countries. Sahidul Hasan Khokon Dhaka, October 15, 2017 Abdur Rashid Bangladeshi security analyst Major General (Retd.) Abdur Rashid […]

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Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda termed the 11-point proposal submitted by the ruling Awami League for holding a free and fair election “neutral”, AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said. Emerging from a two-and-half-hour meeting with the election commissioners, Obaidul, also Roads, Transports and Bridges minister, said this while briefing reporters at the EC […]

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During its dialogue with the Election Commission today, the ruling Awami League is going to place an 11-point proposal, including following the constitutional provision under which the incumbent prime minister would remain the head of the polls-time government. The AL would also propose to keep army as a striking force during the elections, update the […]

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The government plans to take preemptive action against political movement ahead of elections The government has launched a mass arrest campaign to foil BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami’s joint political movement and create fear among their activists at all levels. The drive will continue periodically, Awami League’s policymakers have told the Bangla Tribune. Some leaders have described […]

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The BNP yesterday briefed foreign diplomats stationed in Dhaka about the country’s latest situation and some other issues relating to the Supreme Court’s verdict on the 16th amendment and Chief Justice Surendra Kumar’s one-month leave. BNP Standing Committee Member Moudud Ahmed apprised the diplomats of the party’s observations on the issues at a closed-door meeting […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday claimed that the government ‘grabbing power forcibly’ had launched an ‘attack’ to demolish all the organs of the state. Khaleda, who is now in London, came up with the remark in a message issued on the occasion of ‘Shahid Jehad Dibos’ today. Nazir Uddin Jehad, an activist […]

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Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir  The secretary general of the country’s principal opposition political party Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, has talked at length about the Rohingya crisis in an interview with Prothom Alo. Over half a million Muslim Rohingyas have come into Bangladesh fleeing persecution by security forces in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member Moudud Ahmed on Thursday claimed that application in the name of Chief Justice SK Sinha addressing the president seeking  one-month leave is ‘fake’. Moudud, a senior lawyer of the Supreme Court, addressing a seminar, alleged that Chief Justice Sinha is now under house arrest. The government has ’caused death’ […]

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The government sent Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha on forced leave, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir alleged today. Failing to get judgement of a case in its favour, the government forced him for the leave, Fakhrul said at a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan office in Dhaka. “We condemn such activity taken by […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Tuesday said the prime minister is out to bring all organs of the state under her authority at ‘gunpoint’. Addressing a news briefing at BNP central office,  Rizvi made the remarks. He, however, did not elaborate further. When asked about BNP’s comment over Chief […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said that the decision to form a Joint Working Group between Dhaka and Naypyidaw to take back Myanmar’s Rohingya nationals pointed toward an ‘uncertain’ path. ‘This (Joint Working Group) is totally an uncertain matter. This proves that the government is failing to resolve the […]

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