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'BSF to Train BGB'

20-party slams govt

Leaders of the BNP-led 20-party alliance yesterday blasted the government for reaching an agreement with India to train Border Guard Bangladesh personnel by the Indian Border Security Force. They also criticised the government's move to restore the parliament's authority to impeach Supreme Court judges. The rally was organised as part of the opposition combine's three-day programme protesting the government's initiative to amend the constitution. “You can easily understand the country's present situation through the recent deal under which our border guards will...

SQ CHY'S VERDICT LEAK

Wife, son among 7 charged

Wife, son among 7 charged

Detectives today pressed charges against seven people including wife and son of Salauddin Quader Choudhury for allegedly leaking out draft verdict of a war crimes case against the BNP leader. The accused are Salauddin’s wife Farhat Quader Chowdhury, son Hummam Quader Chowdhury, his counsel barrister AKM Fakhrul Islam, manager Mahbubul Ahsan, Advocate Mehedi Hassan,...

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,...

Rejoinder, our reply

The BNP sent a rejoinder to our report published on August 15 under the headline, “Zia's civil posting: History would have been different.” Following is the full text (unedited) of the rejoinder, undersigned by BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir: I refer to the article in the front page of the 15th August 2014 issue of Daily Star by Shakhawat Liton captioned "Zia's foreign posting-History would have been different". In his article, Mr Liton has insinuated that Maj. Gen. Ziaur Rahman,...

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...

Just rally, no demo

Just rally, no demo

The BNP-led 20-party alliance will hold a rally in front of Jatiya Press Club today, instead of its previously announced demonstrations at 15 different points of the capital, protesting the government's recent move to restore parliament's authority to impeach judges. Dhaka city BNP's new convener Mirza Abbas announced the decision at a press conference...

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...

Allotment of Shops

Khoka, 7 others sued for graft

Khoka, 7 others sued for graft

The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday sued former Dhaka mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka and seven officials of undivided Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) for allocating shops of a DCC market through forgery. Apart from Khoka, also a vice chairman of the BNP, surveyors Motaleb Hossain, Faruque Hossain, Bachchu Mia, kanungo Mohammad Ali, former estate officer Sahabuddin Sabu, estate officer Mohsin Uddin Mural and former chief estate officer Mashier Rahman were sued in the case lodged with Shahbagh Police Station by ACC Assistant Director Mahbubul Alam. Mashier Rahman is currently serving as a director of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority. The case was filed under ACC Act 2004. If found guilty, the accused could face up to...

IMPEACHMENT OF JUDGES

20-party announces nationwide demo

20-party announces nationwide demo

BNP-led 20-party alliance today announced a three-day countrywide programme to protest against the government’s move to restore parliament's authority to impeach Supreme Court judges. As per the programme, the leaders and activists of the alliance will stage demonstrations across the country, excluding Dhaka city, tomorrow.   The alliance will hold demonstrations at 18 points in...

'Those who made ground for Mujib killing are now in cabinet'

'Those who made ground for Mujib killing are now in cabinet'

BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman has alleged that the people who prepared the ground for assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman are now on the Sheikh Hasina-led cabinet. Tarique, also the elder son of the party chief Khaleda Zia, termed Bangabandhu's family "not only a killer family but also as curse for the country". Tarique made...

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