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Police take Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Maqbul Ahmad to a Dhaka court to present him to a magistrate there on Tuesday after his arrest. — New Age photo Jamaat-e-Islami on Tuesday announced a three-day protest programme including countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal for Thursday in protest at the arrest and subsequent remand of its central leaders, including the party […]

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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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Continuation of internal clashes may become a big headache for Awami League, aiming to retain power for a third consecutive time “When members of a political party engage in clashes despite believing in the same ideology, it is clear that they are fighting over personal issues,” he told the Dhaka Tribune. Conflicts over political dominance, […]

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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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The Myanmar government has waged undeclared war against Bangladesh, claimed Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Thursday. Myanmar security forces trespassed on Bangladesh land repeatedly and the neighbouring country also made repeated violation of Bangladesh’s airspace, said the party secretary-general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. At present, the crisis of Rohingya refugees has turned into as the number […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday complained that the government was not making sincere efforts to resolve the Rohingya crisis. Fakhrul, who went to Cox’s Bazar by air from Dhaka on Tuesday afternoon, made the remark while talking to journalists at a hotel in the beach town. The BNP secretary […]

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A roundtable organised by opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Sunday rejected prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s proposal, placed in UN General Assembly, for ‘safe zones’ for Rohingyas who entered Bangladesh fleeing atrocities by Myanmar security forces that began on August 25. The roundtable demanded that Bangladesh should recognise the Rohingyas, who took shelter in Bangladesh, as refugees. […]

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Hours after the voting began, Bangladesh Nationalist Party boycotted the polls to the newly formed Karnaphuli upazila parishad in Chittagong Sunday on allegation of vote rigging and forcing out of their polling agents from 26 centres. The party announced the decision at a media conference around 10:30am. Immediately after voting began, Mohammad Osman, the pro-BNP […]

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