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Hartal today

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7 vehicles torched; Muhith for legal measures to stop hartal A van set afire by unidentified youths in front of Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh yesterday on the eve of the opposition's dawn-to-dusk hartal protesting the latest fuel price hike. Miscreants also torched a bus at Azimpur in the capital in the afternoon. Photo: Banglar ChokhStaff […]

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AL plans recast of all local units

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Dhaka city units to be split The ruling Awami League has decided to recast the entire grassroots level units within the next couple of months keeping the next parliamentary election in mind. The party will divide the Dhaka city unit into four organisational districts to create more leadership in the capital. The city happens to […]

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AL does not pursue politics of blood: Quader

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Communications Minister Obaidul Quader speaks at Bangladesh Chhatra League rally in front of the Aparajeo Bangla' sculpture of Dhaka University in the capital on Friday.  Communications Minister Obaidul Quader on Friday said Awami League never pursues politics of blood or killing. “We never give death threat to anybody. We have no track record of killing. […]

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Opposition parties irresponsible: Muhith

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Finance Minister AMA Muhith  Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Friday said the opposition parties in Bangladesh are “very irresponsible” and that is a sad matter. Pointing finger at the main opposition BNP, he said they should know how the government runs as they were in power in the past. Muhith came up with the remarks […]

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Appeals for retrial rejected

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L-R: L-R: Ghulam Azam, Motiur Rahman Nizami, Delawar Hossain Sayedee and Muhammad Kamruzzaman Petitions for retrial of war crimes cases against Jamaat-e-Islami leaders Ghulam Azam, Motiur Rahman Nizami, Delawar Hossain Sayedee and Muhammad Kamruzzaman were rejected on Thursday. The International Crimes Tribunal-1 rejected three petitions of Ghulam Azam, Nizami and Sayedee while the ICT-2 rejected […]

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Fakhrul shown arrested in 2 more cases

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Out of 38 cases filed over Dec 9 blockade, he accused in 20 cases; 17-day remand sought, hearing on prayers Jan 8 This December 10, 2012 photo shows BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir speaking to newsmen after he was taken into a microbus of the Detective Branch of Police in the city. […]

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After his resignation from the Cabinet over his suspected involvement in the bribe exchange conspiracy in the Padma bridge project, Syed Abul Hossain had no place in the fully fledged Central Working Committee that the Awami League announced on Wednesday. Four days into its national council, the ruling party announced the new committee with Abul […]

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MKA dropped

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Nasim, Lenin included; full ALCWC announced The ruling Awami League has brought a major change in its presidium by dropping three influential figures — Home Minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, Labour Minister Rajiuddin Ahmed Raju and advocate Yusuf Hossain Humayun. Former Home Minister and central committee member Mohammad Nasim and party's outgoing Publicity Affairs Secretary Nooh-Ul-Alam […]

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Tarique sends legal notice to PM

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L-R: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman sent a legal notice to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asking to withdraw her December 1 statement against him. The notice mentioned that the prime minister at a public rally in Moulvibazar on December 1 last […]

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BNP circumspect on dialogue

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The government's proposal to end the political impasse through dialogues will not help, BNP Standing Committee Member Tariqul Islam said on Wednesday. “The government is trying to ease the existing political crisis by talking about dialogues. We want to make it clear that the crisis cannot be solved this way,” said Islam, while addressing a […]

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Fakhrul gets 6-month HC bail

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This December 10, 2012 photo shows BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir speaking to newsmen after he was taken into a microbus of the Detective Branch of Police in the city. The High Court on Wednesday granted six-month ad-interim bail to BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in two cases filed […]

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AL to declare CWC in evening

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The ruling Awami League is set to declare its central working committee, the highest decision-making body of the party, Wednesday evening. AL General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam is expected to announce the new committee at AL President Sheikh Hasina's political office in Dhanmondi at 7:00pm. The new committee has been finalised by dropping some controversial […]

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