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Shameful political rhetoric: When will it end?

TO say that one is aghast at the language used by politicians is an understatement particularly when they come from an aspirant to high position in the country's politics. Such remarks are suggestive of a person possessing a puerile substance between the ears. Tirades against one whose role in our politics and the birth of the country is beyond question, and that which has earned him the honorific of Bangabandhu and Father of the Nation, is not only unwarranted...

Cops press charge against 2 AL men among 56 in Ekramul murder case

Cops press charge against 2 AL men among 56 in Ekramul murder case

Police today submitted charge sheet against 56 persons including ruling Awami League leaders -- Jahangir Kabir Adel and Ziaul Alam Mister in Phulgazi Upazila Chairman Ekramul Haq murder case. Ruling party MP and general secretary of Feni AL -- Nizam Uddin Hazari whose name was widely discussed for his alleged involvement in Ekramul murder,...

Tofail calls Tarique 'black sheep'

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday came down hard on BNP Senior Vice-chairman Tarique Rahman, calling him “black sheep” for his recent comments on the Awami League and the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. “No one in Bangladesh will believe that the Awami League is a party of black sheep. Only a black sheep can utter such words,” he told reporters at his secretariat office. Tarique's father was one of the persons who had saluted Bangabandhu. Bangabandhu had shown mercy to Ziaur...

3 held for killing AL leader in Dhaka

3 held for killing AL leader in Dhaka

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members detained three people for their alleged involvement with the killing of ward-level Awami League leader Jahangir Alam in Dhaka 17 days back. Rab nabbed the trio, whose identities could not be known immediately, from different parts of the capital. Jahangir Alam, 45, one of the president candidates of ward no-28 unit of AL, was shot dead in front of his West Agargaon house while he was getting down from his car on August 9. Among the detainees, Rab identified Naeem as the main killer who shot Alam in his chest, Mufti Mahmud Khan, director of the legal and media wing of Rab, told The Daily Star. The victim...

Fakhrul hits back at PM

The hands of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina are stained with the blood of several hundred innocent youths of the country, said Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday. “Awami League is a killer party and its president Sheikh Hasina is a killer too,” the BNP acting secretary general told a press conference at the party's Naya Paltan central office in the capital.  The press conference was organised to give the party's formal reaction to a recent remark by the PM that BNP chief...

Missing Jubo League leader found dead in Pabna

Missing Jubo League leader found dead in Pabna

A Jubo League leader, who went missing two days ago, was found dead this morning in Chatmohar upazila of Pabna. Police recovered the body from Katgari bridge of Sharatganj Bazar area, Kazi Haniful Islam, officer-in-charge of Pabna Sadar Police Station, told our district correspondent. Ashit Kumar Bhadra, 30, an assistant relief affairs secretary of Pabna...

Jamaat received Indian fund for anti-govt agitation: Report

Jamaat received Indian fund for anti-govt agitation: Report

Indian detectives have learnt that a portion of multi-crore chit fund was used to fan agitation against the Awami League government in Bangladesh and Jamaat-e-Islami is among the groups that received the fund, an Indian newspaper has reported. Saradha Group chairman Sudipto Sen, prime accused in the multi-crore chit fund scam, funded political parties...

BNP sees plot to throw Zia family out of politics

BNP sees plot to throw Zia family out of politics

Implicating BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and her son Tarique Rahman with the August 21 grenade attack indicates a conspiracy to keep them away from politics and elections, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said today. “From the beginning, we strongly condemned the attack and demanded punishment for the real culprit,” Fakhrul said...

GROUND REALITIES

Our history . . . their amnesia

BEGUM Khaleda Zia has once again celebrated her controversial birthday. That is okay. If she is unwilling to respect the nation's sentiments on national mourning day and willing to ignore the tragedy which befell us on 15 August 1975, it is her problem. Her increasingly weighty birthday cake (she is sixty nine if she was indeed born in 1945) is something her acolytes truly enjoy partaking of. So what if Bangabandhu was murdered on that day? Let the lady enjoy...

Zia being accused of Bangabandhu murder to divert attention: Fakhrul

Zia being accused of Bangabandhu murder to divert attention: Fakhrul

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam today said the prime minister is accusing BNP founder Ziaur Rahman of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman murder to divert people's attention. "Everybody knows Awami League leader Khandaker Mostaque Ahmed was involved in Sheikh Mujibur Rahman killing. But, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is accusing Ziaur Rahman intending to...

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