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The BNP on Wednesday accused the government of vandalising and setting fire to vehicles during the countrywide shutdown. Party’s Joint Secretary General Salahuddin Ahmed denied the allegations that the opposition activists were involved in such attacks. He alleged that the government was carrying out a ‘planned sabotage’ to destroy democracy. “The people are observing the […]

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 Accusing the opposition leader of making desperate attempt to foil the country’s democratic system, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said Khaleda Zia is instigating the Army as she does not believe in democracy. “She (Khaleda) is speaking louder for the war criminals to protect them. So, those who believe in the country’s independence won’t […]

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 Charges were pressed on Wednesday against BNP leaders Barrister Moudud Ahmed, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and others in connection with the city’s March 2 violence. Police submitted charge sheets against the opposition leaders and activists in three cases -– two filed with Paltan Police Station and the other with Shajahanpur Police Station […]

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 A Dhaka court will hear on April 1 two bail petitions of 44 leaders of the BNP-led 18-party alliance in two cases filed with Paltan Police Station. M Zahurul Haque, Judge of the Metropolitan Session Judges Court, fixed the date after a brief hearing of the petitions filed by Sanaullah Miah, counsel for the opposition […]

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 Airing its doubt about the jurisdiction of the High Court to issue rule over holding a dialogue between the chiefs of two major political parties, the main opposition BNP on Wednesday said it is the duty of the government to take initiatives for talks to break the ongoing political deadlock. “We don’t know whether the […]

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Jatiya Party chief HM Ershad on Wednesday assured Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of standing by the government during ‘bad times’. Ershad’s assurance came amid the opposition alliance’s agitation programmes demanding restoration of a neutral caretaker body to oversee the national elections and seeking ouster of the government. “In near future, you (Hasina) alone will not […]

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Home Minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir said on Wednesday that authorities were examining if charges would be brought against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for her ‘provocative’ statement that meant military should interfere in national politics. “Options for legal actions are under the government’s consideration. But I cannot say when these actions will be initiated. No one […]

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A vacation bench of the High Court on Wednesday issued rule upon ruling Awami League president Sheikh Hasina and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia to explain why they should not be asked to sit for a dialogue to break the prevailing political deadlock over the upcoming general election. “The talks can be held either inside or […]

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Disapproving HM Ershad’s proposal to divide the country into several provinces, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said it will only mount pressure on the state coffer. “I don’t think there’s any necessity of this (creating provinces), it’ll simply increase the public expenditure, nothing else,” she said at a function after inaugurating Mirpur-Airport Road Flyover […]

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 Defending opposition chief Khaleda Zia’s recent remarks about Army, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday said there was nothing provocative in her comments, but appreciation for their role in Bogra. “The opposition leader praised the army for their role they played at Shahjahanpur in Bogra on March 3 in saving public […]

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 Awami League general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam on Tuesday said BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has taken up the ‘most ferocious role’ in saving the war criminals. “It’s unfortunate but true that two times former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia has taken up the most ferocious role in foiling the trial of war criminals and saving the […]

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Opposition Leader Khaleda Zia on Tuesday paid homage to the 1971 Liberation War heroes placing wreaths at the National Mausoleum in Savar on the outskirts of the capital. Khaleda, also the BNP chairperson, flanked by her party leaders and workers paid tributes to the freedom fighters of the country by standing in solemn silence for […]

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