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BNP high-ups fail to solve JCD crisis

The BNP high-ups yesterday failed to find any solution to the infighting in Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal over formation of its new central committee. However, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia last night assigned the party's Dhaka Convening committee chief Mirza Abbas and Jubo Dal President Moazzem Hossain Alal to look into the problem. Earlier, BNP's acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and Abbas were given the task. Party insiders told The Daily Star that Khaleda made the decision after talking with the party...

Khaleda sued for calling AL ‘party of atheists’

Khaleda sued for calling AL ‘party of atheists’

BNP chief Khaleda Zia was sued today for calling the ruling Awami League “a party of atheists”. AB Siddique, president of Bangladesh Jananetri Parishad, a pro-Awami league organisation, filed the case with the Court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in Dhaka this morning. Metropolitan magistrate MD Mustafizur Rahman has already heard the complaint and decided to...

MK Anwar charged for ‘instigating religious anarchy’

MK Anwar charged for ‘instigating religious anarchy’

A Dhaka court today indicted BNP standing committee member MK Anwar in a case filed over instigating religious anarchy and ordered its trial to begin from November 30. The BNP leader appeared pleaded not guilty and sought justice in the case filed against him under the ICT Act after the charges were read out to him at court. Metropolitan Sessions Judge Md Zahirul Haque passed the indictment order after hearing today and set November 30 to commence the trial in this case. Case statement read, MK Anwar blamed Swechchhasebak League leader Debashish Biswas for burning Quran during the Hefazat-e-Islam rally in Dhaka on May 5 last year. On May 7 that year, Paltan...

Hold dialogue or face movement: Khaleda Zia

Hold dialogue or face movement: Khaleda Zia

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has threatened that she would wage a harsher movement against the ‘Sheikh Hasina-led illegal government’ if it does not arrange immediate talks for an inclusive general election. “We have given 10-month to the ‘Sheikh Hasina led illegal government’ for dialogue but it did not pay any heed. We won't do...

JCD office padlocked

JCD office padlocked

Aggrieved Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal leaders yesterday locked its central office at the BNP's Naya Paltan headquarters protesting the recently announced JCD central committee. On October 14 BNP chief Khaleda Zia approved a 201-member partial committee of the party's youth wing with Rajib Ahsan as president and Akramul Hasan as general secretary, sparking huge dissatisfaction...

Khaleda to visit 4 dists in Oct, Nov

Khaleda to visit 4 dists in Oct, Nov

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is scheduled to visit four districts during the months of October and November to garner public support in favour of the party's demand for an immediate election under a nonparty caretaker system. BNP-led 20-party alliance will arrange four rallies in Nilphamari and Natore on October 23 and 30, the party’s...

ROW OVER NEW COMMITTEE

Aggrieved JCD men postpone agitation following assurance

Aggrieved JCD men postpone agitation following assurance

Dissident JCD men have postponed their agitation till tomorrow following the assurance of BNP spokesperson Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir that he would take the issue to party Chairperson Khaleda Zia. A five-member delegation of the rebel leaders of the Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal came up with the decision after an around 20-minute discussion with Mirza...

JP wants to take advantage of ‘BNP shortcomings’: Ershad

JP wants to take advantage of ‘BNP shortcomings’: Ershad

Jatiya Party wants to be the country’s main opposition political party, capitalising the shortcomings of BNP, party Chairman HM Ershad said today. Despite announcing an anti-government movement, BNP is now delaying as it has lost the ability to organise the demonstration, Bangla daily the Prothom Alo reports quoting Ershad. He was talking to journalists at...

Deprived JCD men padlock Dhaka office

Deprived JCD men padlock Dhaka office

Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal leaders and activists, who were deprived of any post in the newly formed central committee, padlocked the party’s office in Dhaka since this morning, demanding immediate dissolution of the body. Around 200 leaders and activists gathered in front of the JCD office housed on the fourth floor of BNP’s central office...

PLEASURE IS ALL MINE

What prospect for a political movement?

THE Awami League government may be criticised for a number of reasons: Rejecting dialogue with the BNP, deviating from an earlier promise of a mid-term poll, taking huge delegations out on tours overseas and keeping some bad apples in the Cabinet, as the expression goes. One of them, Latif Siddique, has been shown the door in compelling circumstances of his own creation. What about a mini-cabinet reshuffle to drop a couple of ministers? They need no fresh introduction to be...

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