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Shirin, Saber Elected to Lead CPA, IPU

Win doesn't mean int'l community accepted polls

BNP yesterday claimed that the election of Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and lawmaker Saber Hossain Chowdhury as chairperson and president of CPA and IPU respectively did not mean that the international community had accepted the January 5 polls. “They (voters of the international parliamentary bodies) have expressed their stance independently in all parliamentary associations at international level including Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU),” claimed BNP Vice Chairman Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury. “They did not take any suggestion from the...

Jan 5 Elections

No world leaders questioned: PM

No world leaders questioned: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said no world leaders questioned the January 5 election, which the BNP and most other political parties boycotted. “Rather, everyone congratulated me on my being reelected and appreciated the efforts for taking the country forward,” she told a media briefing at the Gono Bhaban. Hasina said those criticising the polls...

AL-Jamaat relations historic, Khaleda tells Time of India

AL-Jamaat relations historic, Khaleda tells Time of India

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has said the governing Awami League has a long history of close relations with the Jamaat-e-Islami and other extremist religious groups. “Our alliance with Jamaat is only an electoral understanding. It is by no means an ideological one,” said the former prime minister in an exclusive interview with The Times...

PM warns BNP against any violence

PM warns BNP against any violence

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina this evening warned BNP of befitting answers if the party tries to harm people in the name of launching movement against the government. “BNP’s movement means terrorism and militancy. If BNP does it, the government will not spare them,” said Hasina, also president of the ruling Awami League, in her...

Murder accused N'ganj BNP leader joins AL

A multiple murder-accused BNP leader of Araihajar upazila, along with several hundred supporters, joined the ruling Awami League on Monday night, much to the dismay of local AL leaders and activists. Abul Bashar Kashu, former president of Gopaldi municipality BNP, was welcomed by ruling party lawmaker Nazrul Islam Babu into the AL with a miniature boat made of three tolas of gold and a flower bouquet at a rally held at Gopali Bazar playground. MP Babu was the chief guest at...

Tarique’s adviser held in London

Tarique’s adviser held in London

An adviser to BNP senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman was arrested in London yesterday on charges of fraudulence. MA Sayem, the newly-appointed human rights advisor to Tarique, was arrested from Uzma Law Centre, his law firm in East London, for forging papers to help a client, Bangla daily Prothom Alo reports quoting an officer...

Khaleda starts 2-day northern dists tour

Khaleda starts 2-day northern dists tour

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia started her journey to Bogra from her Gulshan office for a two-day long programme of 20-party alliance. Khaleda will stay in Bogra Circuit House tonight and start for Nilphamari next afternoon, Shairul Kabir Khan, media wing member of BNP's Gulshan office told The Daily Star. She is scheduled to attend an...

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. Hearing the complaint, Metropolitan magistrate Md Mustafizur Rahman has directed the Shahbagh Police...

22 JCD men released hrs after detention

22 JCD men released hrs after detention

The 22 activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), student body of BNP, were released hours after their detention near the party’s Nayapaltan headquarters today. “We have freed the JCD men as no charges of criminal offence found against them,” Moushiur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Paltan Police Station, told The Daily Star.         Earlier, police picked up...

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