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Dhaka, Mar 10: A High Court bench on Sunday sent the long-pending petition, which had been filed challenging the legality of the Election Commission’s decision giving registration to Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami as a political party, to the Chief Justice. The bench requested the Chief Justice to arrange for resolution of the matter by a larger bench. […]

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Syed Jalaluddin Umari, President of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind talks to Kunal Majumder on the ongoing crisis in Bangladesh and why according to him Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh is being ‘unfairly targetted’. Source: Tehelka

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DHAKA: Awami League led 14 party alliance will hold a public rally in Dhaka on March 18 to protest the violence by Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and it’s student wing Shibir during recent strikes. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is likely to address the rally to be held at the Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh. Awami League joint general […]

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KOLKATA: West Bengal BJP leadership on Saturday submitted a memorandum to the governor MK Narayanan saying that they apprehended large-scale infiltration to the state from Bangladesh following the recent turmoil in the neighbouring country. The BJP delegation also urged the governor to take up the issue with the Centre and convince them to put diplomatic […]

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Dhaka, Mar 8 (UNB) – BNP standing committee member MK Anwar on Friday warned that resistance would be built up against the government if ‘mass killing’ is not stopped. “The government killed over 100 people in the country in the last week only to cling to power. Be cautious, or else, we will put up […]

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Jhalakati, Mar 9 (UNB) – Jatiya Party chairman and former president HM Ershad on Saturday urged the people of the country to get united with a view to protect Islam. Ershad expressed his disappointment over the recent killings in police firing and said that he has been maintaining link with Olama Masayek and trying to […]

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Rapid Action Battalion arrested two leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami including its city unit Assistant Secretary General Selim Uddin Selim from Karwan Bazar in the capital early Friday. The other arrestee is Mahmudur Rahman, Nayeb-e-Ameer of Uttara Thana unit, Lt Col Ziaul Ahsan, director of the Rab intelligence wing, confirmed the arrests. Rab-2 members arrested the duo […]

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today appealed to all political parties to show “wisdom” to endorse land accord with Bangladesh, which is expected to be tabled in Parliament during the current session. “As a means of promoting ties between the two countries, this House and the other House would have the wisdom to endorse […]

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Ruling Awami League leader Mahbub-ul Alam Hanif has said ‘sorry’ to BNP leaders who were injured in clashes on Wednesday during a rally in front of the main opposition party’s headquarters at Naya Paltan. But he felt pity for the party, saying it has gone far away from the spirit of the War of Liberation […]

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On Board Air India One: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the current political turbulence in Bangladesh was an “internal political issue” and the rival factions of that country need to resolve it in a manner that is acceptable to all. Asked by reporters on way back from his visit to Bangladesh what he felt about […]

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During the first week of Shahbag Square Movement, when the momentum and public passion for the movement was at its peak, the biggest opposition political party BNP’s discomfort with the movement was very clear. BNP’s reaction was initial rejection and dismissal to a very uncomfortable embracing of Shahbag one week into its movement. However BNP […]

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