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The main opposition BNP on Monday accused the government of having a hand in the gruesome murder of its Dhaka city unit leader Rafiqul Islam Majumder. ‘The government has committed the murder in a planned way. We believe Rab and police were cent percent involved in Rafiqul killing. If they deny it, then they’ll have […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to address the nation in a few days as she could not make her customary annual speech on Sunday, the day the Awami League-led government took over. She had been addressing the nation on the day every year since her party formed government in 2009. “The Prime Minister is […]

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A senior leader of the opposition BNP on Sunday said the Awami League-led government’s failures in the last four years have put its successes in the shade. Standing Committee Member Tariqul Islam made the observation at a press conference convened at its Naya Paltan headquarters after the end of a nationwide daylong shutdown. The BNP-led […]

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Khaleda feels insecure on hartal day

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday ducked appearing before a Dhaka court in a corruption case for the 10th time citing security concerns. The BNP-led 18-party alliance enforced a countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal yesterday to protest the latest fuel price hike. Khaleda's counsel Mahbub Uddin Khokon submitted a petition in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case and […]

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Hartal today

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7 vehicles torched; Muhith for legal measures to stop hartal A van set afire by unidentified youths in front of Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh yesterday on the eve of the opposition's dawn-to-dusk hartal protesting the latest fuel price hike. Miscreants also torched a bus at Azimpur in the capital in the afternoon. Photo: Banglar ChokhStaff […]

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AL plans recast of all local units

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Dhaka city units to be split The ruling Awami League has decided to recast the entire grassroots level units within the next couple of months keeping the next parliamentary election in mind. The party will divide the Dhaka city unit into four organisational districts to create more leadership in the capital. The city happens to […]

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AL does not pursue politics of blood: Quader

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Communications Minister Obaidul Quader speaks at Bangladesh Chhatra League rally in front of the Aparajeo Bangla' sculpture of Dhaka University in the capital on Friday.  Communications Minister Obaidul Quader on Friday said Awami League never pursues politics of blood or killing. “We never give death threat to anybody. We have no track record of killing. […]

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Opposition parties irresponsible: Muhith

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Finance Minister AMA Muhith  Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Friday said the opposition parties in Bangladesh are “very irresponsible” and that is a sad matter. Pointing finger at the main opposition BNP, he said they should know how the government runs as they were in power in the past. Muhith came up with the remarks […]

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Appeals for retrial rejected

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L-R: L-R: Ghulam Azam, Motiur Rahman Nizami, Delawar Hossain Sayedee and Muhammad Kamruzzaman Petitions for retrial of war crimes cases against Jamaat-e-Islami leaders Ghulam Azam, Motiur Rahman Nizami, Delawar Hossain Sayedee and Muhammad Kamruzzaman were rejected on Thursday. The International Crimes Tribunal-1 rejected three petitions of Ghulam Azam, Nizami and Sayedee while the ICT-2 rejected […]

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Fakhrul shown arrested in 2 more cases

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Out of 38 cases filed over Dec 9 blockade, he accused in 20 cases; 17-day remand sought, hearing on prayers Jan 8 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. […]

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After his resignation from the Cabinet over his suspected involvement in the bribe exchange conspiracy in the Padma bridge project, Syed Abul Hossain had no place in the fully fledged Central Working Committee that the Awami League announced on Wednesday. Four days into its national council, the ruling party announced the new committee with Abul […]

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MKA dropped

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Nasim, Lenin included; full ALCWC announced The ruling Awami League has brought a major change in its presidium by dropping three influential figures — Home Minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, Labour Minister Rajiuddin Ahmed Raju and advocate Yusuf Hossain Humayun. Former Home Minister and central committee member Mohammad Nasim and party's outgoing Publicity Affairs Secretary Nooh-Ul-Alam […]

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