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Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday said the ruling Awami League would not forge any unity with BNP which was a true nationalist party. Addressing a discussion, Fakhrul said the biggest failure of the government was that it yet could not create a national unity to face the challenge of current […]

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The Election Commission (EC) announced on Tuesday that it will arrange for dialogues with three mainstream political parties – the ruling Awami League, BNP and Jatiya Party in October. Helaluddin Ahmed, acting secretary of EC, confirmed the news and informed that the Commission will sit in talks with Ershad-led Jatiya Party on October 9, BNP […]

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Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. — Focusbangla file photo Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Sunday called for engaging military in relief distribution to Rohingyas who entered Bangladesh fleeing persecution in Myanmar in recent time. The party once again asked the government to immediately convene meeting of all political parties to tackle the big challenge of Rohingya crisis. […]

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Civil society members at a roundtable said a fair election would be impossible if the government did not play a neutral role during the elections. Citizens for Good Governance (Sushashoner Jonno Nagorik, Sujan), the civil society platform for good governance, organised the roundtable titled on ‘Specific Steps for Fair Polls’ at the National Press Club […]

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BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir addresses a press conference organised on behalf of the BNP-led 20-party alliance at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office in Dhaka on Saturday. — New Age photo Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said that a ‘civilised’ government dealing with the Rohingya crisis would have convened an […]

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BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said that police blocked their relief convoy for Rohingya refugees at Ukhia in Cox’s Bazar. He said those in a discussion at Dhaka Wednesday afternoon. He said the party’s relief team led by Mirza Abbas was stopped with their 20 relief trucks by authorities while on the […]

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With the next general elections coming up, the government is investing billions of taka in the country’s infrastructure development. The members of parliament (MPs) are receiving Tk 6.65 billion in alocations to renovate and construct mosques, prayer grounds, graveyards, Hindu temples, crematoriums, churches, and Buddhist temples in their respective constituencies. The Local Government Division is […]

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A local leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) died in police custody at Jessore Central Jail on Monday night, reports UNB. The deceased was Badiur Rahman, 46, BNP vice-president of Bagharpara municipality unit and son of late Abdul Goni Shikdar, a resident of Bagharpara upazila headquarters. Medical officer of Jessore General Hospital, Kajal Mallik, […]

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‘We could not continue our election campaign, but we were able to reach the local people through relief distribution programmes, communicating with them in the process’ With the 11th parliamentary election just over a year away, the ruling party’s election preparations have stalled in the face of the ongoing monsoon flood, Rohingya refugee influx and […]

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36th Session – September 2017, ALRC AT THE UN, Bangladesh, Commission on Human Rights, Written Submissions August 28, 2017August 28, 2017 Admin A Written Submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to update the United Nations Human Rights Council about the situation […]

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  The BNP-led 20-party opposition alliance partner Bangladesh Kalyan Party (BKP) has alleged that its secretary general Aminur Rahman has remained missing for three days. Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia voiced concern over the matter and accused that the government is behind the abduction. Kalyan Party chairman Syed Muhammad […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said BNP is making dramatic pleas as the next election is approaching fast. Addressing a discussion in the city marking 42nd martyrdom anniversary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the prime minister said BNP-Jamaat tried to destroy a nation in the name of movement to foil the 2014 election. ‘Now BNP […]

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