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Awami League

AL prepares to tackle BNP

The grassroots of the ruling Awami League are readying themselves to counter the post-Eid anti-government movement threatened by the BNP. Instructed by the party high-ups, leaders of the AL's district and upazila units are drawing up plans to thwart any attempt of the BNP to create chaos in the name of movement. The AL men would remain active in the field-levels throughout this month centring on the National Mourning Day on August 15, the day when Father of the Nation Bangabandhu...

Govt to resist 'BNP's anarchy': Obaidul

Govt to resist 'BNP's anarchy': Obaidul

Communications Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said the government along with people will resist BNP if it tries to create anarchy in the country in the name of movement. He issued the warning while exchanging Eid greetings with the leaders and activists of Awami League from his constituency Companyganj at the upazila AL office...

Laxmipur AL man stabbed, shot dead

Unidentified assailants shot and stabbed to death an activist of Awami League in Laxmipur Sadar upazila early yesterday. Deceased Ahsan Ullah, 40, was a member of Nandipur ward unit Awami League and son of late Sultan Ahmed in Nandipur village. Quoting Ahsan's relatives, police said Ahsan came under attack when he was returning home after offering special prayers on the occasion of the holy Shab-e-Qadr at Poddar Bazar mosque around 3:00am. The masked criminals, numbering seven to eight, opened fire on...

Solution must come from AL, BNP: UN official

Solution must come from AL, BNP: UN official

UN Resident Coordinator in Dhaka Neal Walker today said leaders of the two main political parties -- Awami League and BNP -- can agree on conditions that would create way for free and fair elections, asserting that no outsiders can do it. “My view is that the solution must come from Bangladesh, mainly from two political leaders. This really depends on the will of both sides… there’re no outsiders and the UN never pretended to do that,” Walker said. He said it is important to say that “solution to democratic evolution in Bangladesh can only be formulated and implemented by Bangladeshis.” Asked if the UN, after being failed in its first mission...

AL man shot dead in Laxmipur

AL man shot dead in Laxmipur

Miscreants gunned down an Awami League activist in Laxmipur Sadar upazila early today. The dead is Md Ahsanullah, son of late Habibullah and a resident of Nandigram village in the upazila, reports our Noakhali correspondent. Ahsanullah came under the attack when he was going to Poddar Bazar adjacent to his house around 5:00am, said Wahiduzzaman,...

Khaleda greets Hasina as AL chief, not PM

Khaleda greets Hasina as AL chief, not PM

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today sent an Eid greeting card to Sheikh Hasina addressing her as Awami League president, not prime minister. On behalf of Khaleda, a two-member team led by BNP’s assistant office secretary Abdul Latif Jony delivered the card to the AL chief’s political office at Dhanmondi. Sources at Hasina’s office confirmed The...

Maritime Boundary

Disputes resolved only for AL

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that if the Awami League was not voted to power in the 2008 and 2014 general elections, Bangladesh could not win the international courts' verdicts over maritime boundary disputes with Myanmar and India. "Questions could be raised whether the previous governments except the one led by the Awami League and myself would ever dare file cases over maritime boundary disputes with India and Myanmar. The BNP didn't have the courage even for demanding the...

Baby Moudud passes away

Baby Moudud passes away

Eminent journalist and former Awami League lawmaker AN Mahfuza Khatun Baby Moudud died at a hospital in the capital this afternoon at the age of 66, hospital sources said. President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and leaders of different political parties expressed their deep shocks over the death of the veteran journalist. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also went there and pay her respect to her friend. Earlier, she was admitted to the United Hospital as she was suffering from cancer, the hospital sources said. She left behind her two sons and thousands of admires. According to the biography published by ninth parliament, she was born in Kolkata in 1948. Baby Moudud obtained her honours...

No reason to be feared: Abbas to govt

No reason to be feared: Abbas to govt

BNP’s new Dhaka city chief Mirza Abbas today said the Awami League government has no reason to get feared of opposition’s movement as what he said the anti-government agitation would be “peaceful and democratic”. “But do not let loose your [the government] cadre groups and do not attack us. You will have to provide us opportunity to wage normal agitation,” Abbas said at an iftar programme at the capital’s Ladies Club.  The Dhaka Medical College Hospital unit of Doctors Association of Bangladesh, a platform of pro-BNP physicians, arranged the iftar. This was Abbas’s maiden appearance before the public and media since the announcement of the 56-member committee of the party’s crucial chapter...

HRW again urges disbanding Rab

HRW again urges disbanding Rab

Human Rights Watch in an open letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today reiterated its demand to disband Rapid Action Battalion (Rab). Until it is disbanded, Rab should be made into an entirely civilian force by withdrawing all military officers and soldiers from its membership, the New York-based rights organisation said. “The Bangladeshi government has...

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