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Senior BNP leader Moudud Ahmed on Friday alleged that the government was conspiring to ‘suppress democracy’ and ‘obliterate the opposition’ by using police forces. “The government is rooting for conflict and has managed to enforce state terrorism through police. Raid at BNP’s Naya Paltan headquarters, vandalism and arrest of over 150 leaders and activists are […]

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Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Oikya Parishad (JAOP), supported by the opposition BNP and Jamaat alliance, has won a landslide in the elections for the 2013-14 term to take control of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA). The counting of ballots ended on the wee hours on Friday after the two-day annual elections ended on Thursday afternoon. The […]

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Dhaka, Mar 14 (UNB) – As its deadline to the government to release its recently arrested leaders and activists expired today (Thursday), the BNP–led 18-party alliance is going to enforce a 48-hour nationwide hartal from Monday.   A press release issued from the BNP office said the 18-party will enforce the 48-hour shutdown called by […]

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  Dhaka, Mar 14 (UNB) – BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday claimed that the press note issued by the Home Ministry was ‘totally false’ as it referred to an incident that took place in 2004.   “This press note is absolutely false. It’s unwanted as well since it referred to […]

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Dhaka, Mar 14 (UNB) – BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia is going to Munshiganj on Friday to visit a Hindu community’s temple recently damaged by miscreants at Goalimandra Monipara in Louhajang upazila.   The BNP chief will start her journey from her Gulshan residence around 3pm to see for herself the damaged temple, her press secretary […]

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The government in a press note on Wednesday defended police raid on the BNP’s headquarters two days back, saying the action was ‘inescapable’ Police launched the operation as attempts to carry out bomb attacks were made from the BNP office and activists tried acts of sabotage, it added. The government made clear its position in […]

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Dhaka, Mar 13 (UNB) – A BNP delegation at a meeting with foreign diplomats in Dhaka on Wednesday night discussed the country’s latest political situation. Meeting sources said the BNP leaders informed the diplomats about Monday’s police raid on its Nayaplatan central office and the arrest of over 150 leaders and activists of the party. […]

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She urges govt to stop erecting Manchas or people to pull it down Dhaka, Mar 13 (UNB) – Accusing the government of committing crimes against humanity by killing 170 people in the recent political violence, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday said all this government—from top to bottom —  will have to face trial for […]

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The BNP has said it will enforce a dawn-to-dusk shutdown in Dhaka district on Mar 21 if their leaders, arrested from the party’s Naya Paltan headquarters on Monday, are not released by then. District BNP President Abdul Mannan threatened the shutdown at a press briefing at the party headquarters on Wednesday. If BNP Joint General […]

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Dhaka, Mar 13 (UNB) – BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday asked the government to refrain from erecting ‘so-called Manchas’ (Podiums) in the country, or else she warned, it would not get the escape route if people start erecting their own Manchas. “You (govt) are looking for an escape route after massive plundering over the […]

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Police detain Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir (centre, in white) in Dhaka yesterday. Police said they had detained the deputy head of Bangladesh’s main opposition party and a string of top party officials in a major crackdown after clashes rocked the capital Dhaka yesterday. The arrests came after police […]

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BNP leaders Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Altaf Hossain Chowdhury and Sadeque Hossain Khoka talk to media after their release Tuesday. They were picked up by police from the party’s Nayapaltan office yesterday. Photo: Firoz Ahmed BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said the government will have to pay a high price for […]

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