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BNP to find out why oil tanker sank

The BNP yesterday formed a committee to find out what caused an oil tanker to sink on December 9 in the Shela River crisscrossing the Sundarbans and its impact on the biodiversity of the forest. Maj (retd) Hafizuddin Ahmed, vice-chairman of the party, will lead the seven-member team commissioned by party Chairperson Khaleda Zia to do the probe. She asked the committee to start working today and submit a report to her by December 25, said a source at Khaleda's Gulshan...

Sundarbans oil tanker capsize ‘premeditated’: BNP

Sundarbans oil tanker capsize ‘premeditated’: BNP

Terming oil tanker capsize in Shela River “pre-planned”, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today said the Sundarbans is being destroyed in a planned way. “Questions have been raised from different quarters including environmental scientists over the oil tanker capsize near Sundarbans. They suspect that the incident was a part of conspiracy...

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BNP forms 7-man probe committee

BNP forms 7-man probe committee

BNP today formed a seven-member committee to investigate oil tanker capsize in the Shela River and its impacts on the Sundarbans. Maj (retd) Hafizuddin Ahmed, a vice-chairman of the party, will head the team formed in line with the directives of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. The committee has been asked to submit the report to...

Fakhrul summoned for calling Hasina a “killer”

Fakhrul summoned for calling Hasina a “killer”

A Dhaka court today summoned BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a defamation case filed against him for terming the ruling Awami League a “killer party” and its chief Sheikh Hasina a “killer”. Fakhrul will have to appear before the court on January 22. Metropolitan Magistrate Amit Kumar Dey passed the order after Paltan police submitted a probe report saying that the BNP leader was found guilty of making derogatory comments about AL and its president. Nur-e-Alam Siddique, vice president of Awami Matsyajibi League, a pro-AL organisation, filed the suit against Fakhrul with the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court of Dhaka on September 1. "The Awami League is a killer party...

Arrest warrant against Tarique

Arrest warrant against Tarique

A Dhaka court today issued arrest warrant for BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman in a defamation case for calling Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman a ‘top Razakar,’ hours after 5 cases were filed against him. Metropolitan Magistrate Md Yunus Khan ordered the arrest after Dhaka judges court lawyer Mostafizur Rahman Dulal filed a defamation case...

Fakhrul asks PM to speak cautiously

Fakhrul asks PM to speak cautiously

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today asked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to speak cautiously. The BNP spokesperson was reacting to a recent comment of Hasina who had termed the party’s Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman a “spoiled son” of Khaleda Zia, chief of the party. Fakhrul was addressing the day-long convention of former...

Fakhrul discharged from defamation case

Fakhrul discharged from defamation case

A Dhaka court today dismissed a defamation case filed against BNP's acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and discharged him as the complainant skipped court hearing for five consecutive days. Advocate Abdul Malek alias Moshiur Malek, founder and president of Bangabandhu Foundation, filed the case against Fakhrul on July 18, 2010 for allegedly terming the then state minister for law Qamrul Islam “insane”. Metropolitan Magistrate Anwar Sadat passed the order after Fakhrul’s lawyer submitted a petition seeking dismissal of the case for the failure of the complainant to appear before the court for the five consecutive days. In his complaint, Malek said Mirza Fakhrul termed Qamrul insane at a discussion organised...

Tarique asked to apologise for calling Bangabandhu ‘Razakar’

Tarique asked to apologise for calling Bangabandhu ‘Razakar’

A Supreme Court lawyer today sent a legal notice to BNP senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman asking him to apologise unconditionally to the nation for calling Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman a “Razakar, murderer and Pakbandhu" (friend of Pakistan). Advocate Momtazuddin Ahmed Mehedi sent the notice saying that Tarique reportedly told at a BNP meeting in...

Tarique now terms Bangabandhu ‘Razakar’

Tarique now terms Bangabandhu ‘Razakar’

Stating that Sheikh Mujibur Rahman banned the Awami League himself, BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman now says that the act makes the 1971 leader a “bigger Razakar.” “Awami League claims that their party is the party of Liberation War. But, Sheikh Mujib banned Awami League himself. So, that makes Mujib a bigger Razakar,”...

Govt listed 3,000 BNP men for kidnapping: Fakhrul

Govt listed 3,000 BNP men for kidnapping: Fakhrul

BNP today alleged that the government has made a list of 3,000 BNP men to arrest them and make them victims of forced disappearance to thwart opposition’s upcoming anti-government movement. “But there would be no use of preparing such a list as people have taken oath to oust the autocratic government,” BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said at a discussion organised by the party at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh marking the Victory Day. The BNP spokesperson also said the government has planned to appoint 50,000 people in police in a bid to protect its ‘illegal power’. “But the government would not be able to cling to power even...

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