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Mofazzel Hossain Chowdhury Maya, general secretary to the Awami League Dhaka city unit, speaks at an extended meeting of the AL city unit at its Bangabandhu Avenue office in the capital on Sunday. The Dhaka city unit of ruling Awami League on Sunday announced a one-and-a-half-month programme to resist what it said the evil effort […]

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The sixth meeting of Bangladesh-Myanmar Joint Commission for economic cooperation begins here on Sunday. The sixth meeting of Bangladesh-Myanmar Joint Commission for economic cooperation begins here on Sunday, aiming to establish better connectivity and boost bilateral trade between the two next-door neighbours. Deputy Minister for Commerce Dr Pwint San will lead the Myanmar side while […]

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Muhith now claims; audio record tells otherwise; Yunus terms the diatribe unfortunate Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday denied that he had quoted Nobel laureate Amartya Sen as saying that Bangladesh’s achievements were not highlighted on the world stage because of Prof Muhammad Yunus. However, The Daily Star has the recorded proof that the finance minister […]

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia addresses a rally in Ramu upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Saturday. Photo: Courtesy Star Online Report BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Saturday blamed government forces and associate bodies of the ruling Awami League for the September violence in Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong. “Different forces of the government, Bangladesh Chhatra League and […]

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Asikh Hossain Ali Hossain, the brother of Noor Hossain who sacrificed his life to topple dictatorial regime in Bangladesh, said he had no other option but to accept the coalition between his own party the Awami League and the former dictator HM Ershad as ‘reality’, though his heart could not ‘admit’ it. He also talked […]

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Dhaka, Nov 9 (bdnews24.com)—BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia left for Cox’s Bazaar on Friday afternoon to visit Ramu Upazila where Buddhist monasteries and houses were damaged in the Sep 29 communal attacks. The leader of the Opposition in Parliament started her journey from her Gulshan office by road around 4pm, her Press Secretary Maruf Kamal Khan […]

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Dhaka, Nov 8 (bdnews24.com) – BNP spokesman Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday accused the government of turning the country into a haven of corruption. Alamgir, the party’s acting Secretary General, said because of pervasive corruption by the administration of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina it has become impossible to govern the country. He made the […]

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Dhaka, Nov 8 (bdnews24.com)—Awami League General Secretary Ashraful Islam on Thursday advised BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to change her position and side with the force that upholds the ideals for which the nation fought the Independence War. He made the call at a protest rally organised at South Plaza of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque, where […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses a national conference at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital on Thursday. Photo: Banglar Chokh . Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday called upon the countrymen to remain alert about the evil design of those who want to save the war criminals through destructive activities. “The anti-liberation forces are […]

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BNP leader Tariqul Islam addresses a press conference at the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office in the capital on Tuesday. Photo: Focus Bangla BNP did not backtrack from its earlier stance relating to the relation with India, party Standing Committee Member Tariqul Islam said on Tuesday. “BNP did not change its stance (centering relations with India) […]

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International Crimes Tribunal-2 allowed six defence witnesses from a list of 965 witnesses to be testified for Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah, who is an accused of crimes against humanity, on Monday. The two-member tribunal headed by ATM Fazle Kabir directed the defence counsel to produce one among the six witnesses on November 11 to […]

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Congress stalwarts, wary of voter backlash, seek to defend moves to liberalise retail, insurance and aviation sectors. Sonia Gandhi, India’s ruling Congress party chief, and Manmohan Singh, the prime minister, have addressed a major rally in New Delhi to gather support for contentious economic measures in the run-up to the 2014 parliamentary elections. Gandhi, the head of the Congress, […]

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