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Mosharraf points finger at his boss

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Retracting from his earlier statement, ex-secretary of Bridges Division Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan has told the ACC in custody that he made all decisions on the Padma bridge project in consultation with “higher authorities” in an oblique reference to ex-minister Syed Abul Hossain. But long before his arrest on December 26 in the Padma bridge corruption […]

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Don't favour war crimes accused

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Dipu Moni urges int'l community Dhaka yesterday called upon the international community not to make any request in favour of the war crimes accused who are now under trial in the International Crimes Tribunal. “Bangladesh wants nobody to make any request or recommendation for the persons who are accused of war crimes or who might […]

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Same old formula

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AL re-elects Hasina, Ashraf; party charter, RPO flouted as no election for other Shakhawat Liton and Hasan Jahid Tusher Sheikh Hasina and Syed Ashraful Islam were re-elected Awami League president and general secretary unopposed at the party's national council yesterday. They were also given the power to choose other members of the AL central committee […]

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No alternative to Hasina

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Leads party for 32 years of its 63-year history After setting a record of leading her party for 32 years, Awami League president Sheikh Hasina is still looking certain to remain at the helm of the party for at least another three years through today's national council. Since the inception of the party in 1949, […]

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AL national council Saturday

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The Awami League, one of the oldest political parties which led the nation's freedom struggle, is slated for the19th national council on Saturday in the city with the catchphrase of taking the country towards peace, democracy, development and progress. The 63-year-old party's President, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, will inaugurate the triennial council at the historic […]

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Left parties to besiege power ministry Sunday

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Left-leaning parties will lay siege to the power, energy and mineral resources ministry on Sunday protesting government's initiative to hike power prices. Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB), Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (BSD) and Gonotantrik Bam Morcha, an alliance of some left-leaning parties, announced the programme on Friday. CPB President Mujahidul Islam Selim declared the programme at […]

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A senior BNP leader on Thursday claimed people have expressed ‘no confidence’ in the Awami League led incumbent government by ‘turning up’ in huge numbers during their ‘mass contact’ campaign on Wednesday. Khaleda Zia, the leader of the BNP-led 18-Party alliance, addressed five street rallies during the Wednesday campaign to garner support in favour of […]

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   Khaleda tells govt, addresses rallies across Dhaka, warns of more hartals if energy prices hiked From a vehicle marked press, BNP chief Khaleda Zia speaks at a rally in Dholai Khal during the opposition’s mass contact campaign in the capital yesterday. BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday said her party had no objection to the […]

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City commuters experienced a travelling bliss during the opposition’s mass contact programme yesterday as many citizens stayed at home and only a few public transport plied the streets for fear of trouble. During the recent anti-government demonstrations and strikes, many commuters became victims of violence. The worst of all of them was tailor Bishwajit Das, […]

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She also demands restoration of CG system BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia speaks at a rally in Gabtoli of the capital on Wednesday. BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday threatened to resort to hartal if the fuel prices were further increased. “If the prices of oil are hiked, the prices of all daily necessities will be […]

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BNP apologises in advance for public sufferings today Raising fears of traffic chaos in the capital, opposition leaders and activists march on rally venues in Dhaka today as part of a mass contact programme to press their demands, including the restoration of the caretaker government system. The main opposition BNP expressed regret about the sufferings […]

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Be responsible

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PM asks media Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday called upon the media to play a more responsible role in disseminating news and programmes, saying there should be more responsibility alongside freedom. The newspapers, private television and radio channels have been enjoying maximum freedom, and through this, the people are getting scope for expressing their opinion, […]

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