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Fakhrul sued for calling AL 'killer party'

Fakhrul sued for calling AL 'killer party'

A defamation case was filed against BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday for terming the ruling Awami League a “killer party” and its chief Sheikh Hasina a “killer”. Nur-e-Alam Siddique, vice president of Awami Matsyajibi League, a pro-AL organisation, filed the suit against the BNP leader with the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court of Dhaka. Taking cognisance of the case, Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha Rani Chakraborty yesterday asked Paltan Police Station OC to investigate the matter and submit a report to the court within September 15. "The Awami League is...

Ex-BCL leader stabbed dead in Pabna

Ex-BCL leader stabbed dead in Pabna

Leaders and activists of Awami League and its front organisations blocked an approach road of Pakshey Lalon Shah Bridge, which links the country’s northern and southern districts, for five hours today protesting killing of a former BCL leader in Pabna. The protesters also vandalised at least 20 vehicles near the bridge in Ishwardi upazila...

Tarique's new invective against Bangabandhu

Tarique's new invective against Bangabandhu

In a fresh attempt to belittle Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's contribution for the independence of Bangladesh, BNP senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman has said Bangabandhu willingly surrendered to the Pakistan forces while Ziaur Rahman took over arms after the March 25 crackdown. Glorifying the role of his father, Ziaur Rahman, during the 1971 Liberation War and...

Fakhrul sued for calling Hasina ‘killer’

Fakhrul sued for calling Hasina ‘killer’

A defamation case was filed against BNP's Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today for terming Awami League a “killer party” and its chief Sheikh Hasina a “killer”. Nur e-Alam Siddique, vice president of Awami Matsyajibi League, filed the case against Fakhrul with the Court of Metropolitan Magistrate in Dhaka. After hearing the charges, Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha...

BNP denied permission to form human chain

The BNP-led 20-party alliance is determined to form a human chain in the capital today though police have denied the permission. Earlier, the ruling Awami League requested the alliance to call off the programme. The BNP-led alliance on Monday announced to the programme to be held in the capital and elsewhere in the country to mark the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. On the other side, the AL had earlier this month declared a month-long programme including a...

3 BCL men suspended for assaulting RU staff

3 BCL men suspended for assaulting RU staff

The Rajshahi University authorities today suspended three BCL men for beating up the acting chief engineer and two employees of the university. The three are: SM Touhid-Al-Hossain Tuhin, the recently removed general secretary; Tanmoy Ananda Avi, vice-president, and Mamun-Ur-Rashid Mamun, an activist, of the university unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League, student wing of the...

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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...

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