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20-day remand sought for him In this January 8 photo, police take BNP Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir to a Dhaka court. BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday was shown arrested in two more cases filed for blasting cocktails and assaulting police during the opposition’s countrywide road blockade on […]

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18-party forms human walls Staff Correspondent Top BNP leaders yesterday threatened again to announce tougher programmes if the government fails to meet their demands, including restoration of the caretaker government. Leaders of the BNP-led 18-party alliance made the threat during a human wall programme in the capital. BNP coordinator Tariqul Islam yesterday said they were […]

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A senior BNP leader has urged the business community to pressurise the government for restoring the caretaker government during national polls. BNP Standing Committee Member Tariqul Islam said during the party’s “human chain” in Dhaka that the business community must push the government to bring back the caretaker system to ensure a free and fair […]

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Arrest warrant issued against Harris Chowdhury BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia appears before a court in the capital on Tuesday. A Dhaka court on Tuesday took into cognisance the charges brought against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and three others in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case. Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court of Judge Md Zahirul Haque also […]

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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. A Dhaka court on Tuesday rejected a bail petition of BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir hours after granting him […]

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Director of National Security Intelligence Brigadier General (retired) Abdur Rahim had gone to Hawa Bhaban few days before the grenade attack on an Awami League rally on August 21 in 2004. Yousuf Hossain, an assistant director of NSI, said this while giving his deposition as the 66th prosecution witness of the cases before the Speedy […]

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Barrister Rafiq urges AL, BNP Eminent lawyer Barrister Rafiq-ul Huq yesterday stressed the need for a dialogue and compromise between the heads of ruling Awami League and main opposition BNP to determine the polls-time government system. If the chiefs of AL and BNP don’t agree to sit in the dialogue, their general secretary and secretary […]

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BNP leader Tariqul Islam speaks at a seminar in the capital on Saturday. BNP on Saturday once again accused Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of legitimising the Fakhruddin-Moyeenuddin interim government by addressing the nation marking the 1/11 anniversary. “Yesterday (Friday), when lakhs of people were observing the black day expressing their hatred towards the autocratic rule […]

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PM highlights successes, hides failures: BNP Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s address to the nation drew mixed reactions from leaders of different political parties yesterday. A few termed her speech frustrating since she did not give any clear idea about how the next parliamentary elections would be held. This has been a key issue in the […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday pitched for another electoral mandate for the Awami League for the sake of continuity to finish unfinished tasks. In a televised address to the nation in the evening marking four years of the Awami League-led coalition government, she asked people to be vigilant about their Constitutional rights and asked […]

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The alliance brings out rally in city marking 1/11 as a black day BNP leader Tariqul Islam addresses a procession in front of party Nayapaltan central office on Friday. Bashing the prime minister for her remarks that the opposition is inviting a 1/11-like situation, the BNP-led 18-party alliance on Friday alleged that it is the […]

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