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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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On Board Air India One, March 5 — President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday said a “democratic, secular and progressive” Bangladesh was in India’s interest and India had conveyed the need to maintain communal peace and harmony at a time the neighbouring country is rocked by clashes that has seen over 70 deaths. “A democratic, secular and […]

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BNP leaders on Tuesday claimed that police has kept them confined inside their Naya Paltan party headquarters by throwing a barricade around it . No activists were being allowed entry, they alleged. Policemen, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in hundreds, one water-canon, an armoured van and a prison van were stationed outside BNP headquarters since early […]

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The government has decided to take action against leaders of BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami for the recent violence, Home Minister MK Alamgir said on Tuesday. Leaders of the central committees and local units of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its ally Jamaat would have to take all responsibilities for lives and properties lost in violence between […]

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Kolkata: West Bengal BJP on Tuesday demanded that the UPA government ‘put pressure’ on Bangladesh to ensure the safety of minority Hindus during the ongoing unrest in Bangladesh. “The Central government and the state government are silent on the atrocities being perpetuated on the minorities (Hindus) of Bangladesh by Islamic fundamentalists. They are not saying […]

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Dhaka: Bangladesh on Monday conferred its second highest award on President Pranab Mukherjee for his valuable contribution to the country’s liberation war in 1971. “Your support towards our War of Liberation in 1971 was for the cause of humanity and justice… your support gave us courage and motivation,” President Zillur Rahman said after handing over […]

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Dhaka, Mar 4 (UNB) – President of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) advocate Zainul Abedin on Monday gave the government 24 hours to withdraw the fresh cases filed against BNP leaders, including its acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. The SCBA president issued the ultimatum at a press conference held at his office. […]

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President Pranab Mukherjee today made out a strong case for Bangladesh granting transit and connectivity to India, contending that this can pave the way for greater integration in South and South East Asia. As India presses Bangladesh for the transit to connect its mainland to the northeastern Indian states to address their developmental and security […]

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  Bangladesh on Sunday rolled out the red carpet for President Pranab Mukherjee who arrived in Dhaka on Sunday on a three-day state visit to boost bilateral ties amidst a general strike by fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami to protest the conviction of its three top leaders for 1971 war crimes. In an apparent fall-out of the domestic […]

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BNP leader Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Sunday alleged that death threats were being issued against their party chief Khaleda Zia through some blogs and social media Facebook. “In a (blog) post it was stated I wish to launch mass killing by killing Khaleda,” the joint secretary general of the main opposition party told a press […]

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