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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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A BNP activists was shot dead and 50 people were injured in clashes among police, Awami League and BNP activists in Sarishabari upazila of the district Tuesday morning. The deceased Belal Hossain was a Jubo Dal activist. UNB adds: Witnesses said when some BNP men, led by district unit BNP president Faridul Kabir Talukder Shamim, […]

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সেনাবাহিনী নিয়ে মন্তব্য প্রসঙ্গে বিশিষ্টজনেরা শামছুদ্দীন আহমেদ ‘দেশে কোনো বিশৃঙ্খলা হলে সেনাবাহিনী বসে থাকবে না। তারা সময়মত দায়িত্ব পালন করবে। আমাদের সেনাবাহিনী জাতিসংঘের শান্তিরক্ষা মিশনে বিদেশে শান্তি স্থাপনে কাজ করতে যায়। নিজ দেশেও বিশৃঙ্খলা সৃষ্টি হলে তারা নীরব দর্শকের মত বসে থাকতে পারে না।’ বিরোধী দলীয় নেতা ও বিএনপি চেয়ারপারসন খালেদা জিয়ার এই বক্তব্য এখন […]

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia did not speak of any possible military intervention while addressing a rally in Bogra on Sunday, the party’s spokesperson said on Monday. The mass media did not present her speech correctly, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir told a press briefing in the afternoon, adding that “the BNP does not support any military […]

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Chief Justice M Mozammel Hossain on Monday constituted a special bench to dispose of a public interest litigation writ petition seeking its directives for a dialogue between the chiefs of two major political parties – Awami League and BNP. The HC bench was formed comprising Justice M Nizamul Haque and Justice Jafar Ahmed following an […]

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Awami League joint general secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif on Monday alleged that BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia prompts the army to capture power as she does not believe in democracy. “They (BNP) don’t have the confidence in democracy and people. So, they’re looking for alternative ways to go to power, but people won’t allow them to make […]

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 Refuting the ruling party’s allegation that BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia seeking army intervention, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said his party strongly opposes it. “We not only oppose the interference or intervention of the army but we’re also strongly against it. We believe in people’s power, the rule of law […]

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