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14-party to hold gayebana janaza for blockade victims

14-party to hold gayebana janaza for blockade victims

The Awami League-led 14-party alliance will hold a gayebana namaz-e-janaza in Dhaka on January 30 for those who died in violence of the BNP-led 20-party alliance this year. The janaza would be held at national mosque Baitul Mukarram, Mohammad Nasim, convener of the 14-party alliance and a presidium member of the AL, told reporters...

Take all steps needed to control law and order: PM

Take all steps needed to control law and order: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked the police to take necessary action to keep the country's law and order situation under control and ensure public safety. She said BNP has no sympathy for the country and its people as the party did not create the country. "We have created the country. So we have sympathy...

Mymensingh to become division

Mymensingh to become division

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today instructed to introduce Mymensingh as a new division splitting Dhaka division in two. The plan to introduce the eighth administrative division was rolled out at today’s cabinet meeting held at the Secretariat under her leadership. As per premier’s instruction at the cabinet meeting, National Implementation Committee for Administrative Reorganisation (Nicar)...

’Khaleda thanks PM for visit’

’Khaleda thanks PM for visit’

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has thanked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for visiting her Gulshan office in Dhaka to console her even though she was sleeping then reportedly, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo. Khaleda expressed her gratitude after getting up from bed, the BNP chief’s Press Secretary Maruf Kamal told reporters on Saturday evening. Khaleda is...

Rare gesture, late response

Rare gesture, late response

In a gesture not so common in the country's political culture, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday went to Khaleda Zia's Gulshan office to console the BNP chief grieving the loss of younger son, but she could not meet her archrival. The prime minister returned from the gate as it was locked from inside, and...

Editors call for talks to resolve crisis

Editors call for talks to resolve crisis

Newspaper editors today suggested the government to arrange a discussion to resolve the ongoing political impasse and take initiatives in this regard. They made the call today at a view exchange programme with senior ministers of the ruling Awami League cabinet at the Ministry of Information this afternoon. “We all want peace. We don’t want...

Normalcy in a few days

Leaders of the ruling Awami League (AL) and opposition Jatiya Party yesterday forecast an end to the ongoing violence and political crisis in the next couple of days, stating without elaborating that policing and talks would bring about the change. Violence in the last 18 days of a blockade being enforced by the BNP-led 18-party alliance left 33 people dead and around 900 injured while about 700 vehicles were vandalised and torched. The alliance demands an inclusive, credible national election...

PM fails to meet ‘sleeping’ Khaleda

PM fails to meet ‘sleeping’ Khaleda

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina went to the Gulshan office of her political archrival Khaleda Zia this evening to console the BNP chief following the death of her son but failed to meet Khaleda as she was asleep. The premier reached Khaleda’s office at 8:36pm, she got down from her car, waited outside the main...

2 more arson victims die at DMCH

2 more arson victims die at DMCH

Two people who were critically burnt in separate arson attacks in Savar and Bogra succumbed to their wounds in Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) on Friday. Zakir Hosssain, 13, and Abdur Rahim, 36, died at the burn unit of DMCH early today and around 10:00am respectively, report our Savar and Bogra correspondents. Including the...

BNP criticises MPs' outcry for Khaleda arrest demand

BNP criticises MPs' outcry for Khaleda arrest demand

BNP today pulled up the lawmakers of the parliament for their outrage last night at the House demanding arrest party Chairperson Khaleda Zia. Referring to yesterday’s parliament session, Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, BNP’s joint secretary general alleged that the entire state was made partisan “only to arrest” Khaleda Zia. “The lawmakers were seen in the parliament...

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