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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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BNP on Tuesday appreciated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for visiting Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar but strongly criticised her government for not adopting a motion in parliament condemning the ongoing genocide against the ethnic community by Myanmar authorities. BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, while speaking at a discussion programme arranged by Jatiyatabadi Jubo […]

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Terming the Rohingya crisis a national one, opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Monday said it wants a national unity to face the problem instead of doing politic over the issue. “We don’t want to do politics over the Rohingya issue. We think it’s a national crisis and we’ll have to tackle the situation uniting […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday urged prime minister Sheikh Hasina to go to different countries including India and China for resolving the Rohingya crisis as around three lakh members of the persecuted ethnic group entered Bangladesh in the recent days. He alleged that Myanmar undermine the independence of Bangladesh by […]

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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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