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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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Dhaka, Mar 1 (UNB) – Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman HM Ershad on Friday said the current confrontational situation over the war crimes trial has brought the country to the verge of civil war. “The entire nation has got divided centering the war crimes trial…a confrontational situation has created taking the country to the verge of […]

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Dhaka, Feb 28 (UNB) – Condemning the killings of people by law enforcers and ‘ruling party cadres’ following the ICT-1 verdict against Jamaat leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday termed it the cruelest genocide of history. In a statement, he said, “The government has manifested its annihilating […]

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has called a media briefing on Friday after she rushed a meeting with senior advisors.  Khaleda’s Press Secretary Maruf Kamal informed journalists about the press conference after the one-hour emergency meeting, held at her Gulshan office, ended around 9.45pm on Thursday. “The opposition leader will meet journalists at her Gulshan office […]

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Dhaka, Feb 27 (UNB) – Home Minister Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir on Wednesday claimed that seven Jamaat-Shibir activists have been arrested for their involvement in the killing of blogger Rajib. “Rajib’s autopsy report suggests Jamaat-Shibir workers killed him,” the minister said when a delegation of Peshajibi Sammannoy Parishad, led by Justice AFM Mesbahuddin Ahmed, met him […]

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Dhaka, Feb 27 (UNB) – Hitting out at the Shahbagh protesters for demanding the arrest of Amar Desh editor Mahmudur Rahman, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said they have taken a position against the freedom of expression. “Now the freedom of expression is being suppressed. The youths demonstrating at Shahbagh […]

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Gazipur, Feb 27 (UNB) – BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday alleged that the government has set up the Ganajagaran Mancha at Shahbagh as part of its trick to hush up its failures and misdeeds. “The government is devising new tactics to hide its failures and misdeeds over the four years. […]

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New Delhi: Bangladesh’s choice hilsa fish from the Padma river will be on the platter during President Pranab Mukherjee’s Bangladesh visit, his first trip overseas after taking over the country’s top office last July. Besides hilsa, the Indian president will also be treated to other special culinary delights when he visits Bangladesh from March 3-5, said […]

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NEW DELHI: The protesters at Shahbagh, a busy intersection in Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, have probably their strongest support from neighbour India. On Friday, National Security Adviser ( NSA) Shivshankar Menon said the protests were a sign of the “open-mindedness” of the Bangladeshi youth, who were battling extremism and upholding fundamental values of democracy. Setting up […]

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