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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia

Abbas vs Sohel

The rift between Dhaka city BNP Convener Mirza Abbas and Member Secretary Habib-un-Nabi Khan has widened despite party leaders' hectic efforts to calm the situation. The gradually intensified feud has also spread among their followers, leading to a halt in the activities of such a crucial chapter of the party. BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on July 18 approved the 56-member convening committee led by Abbas and Sohel and asked them to reorganise the unit within a month and prepare for an...

Khaleda sends Eid greetings to Hasina

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday sent an Eid greeting card to Sheikh Hasina addressing her as Awami League president, not prime minister. On behalf of the BNP chief, a two-member team led by assistant office secretary of the party Abdul Latif Jony handed over the card to Hasina's political office at Dhanmondi. Sources at the office confirmed The Daily Star that they got a greeting card from Khaleda in which Hasina was addressed as Awami League president. Insiders of the BNP said...

Khaleda, Tarique talk party issues

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia had meetings with his elder son Tarique Rahman, also the party's second-in-command, in Saudi Arabia yesterday. They talked about crucial issues, including the party's reforms and upcoming anti-government movement, in at least four closed-door meetings in Madina. The BNP chief and the senior vice-chairman also discussed whether the party's acting secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, will continue to hold the temporary position, said party sources.    It could not be known if they had reached any decision.  Following...

Khaleda slams killing of Palestinians

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday strongly protested the killing of innumerable Palestinians through Israel's air strikes in Gaza. Israel has adopted terrorism as its state policy to obliterate all signs of humanity in order to satiate its hunger for imperialism, she said. In a statement, Khaleda said, "The blood of many Palestinian people, including women and children, is being shed while many others are being displaced from their homes in the past due to such a state policy of Israel."  The former...

Khaleda attends Jamaat Ifter

Khaleda attends Jamaat Ifter

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia today said the BNP-led 20-party alliance has the support of ninety-five percent people who are united and ready to save the country from the hands of Sheikh Hasina’s “repressive and killer government.” “The country is in grave crisis at present and people are united to get rid of the situation....

2 Graft Cases

Khaleda goes to SC against HC ruling

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday filed four writ petitions with the Supreme Court challenging recent High Court verdicts that cleared the way for a lower court to continue trial proceedings against her in Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases. The trial court is set to record statements of the prosecution witnesses in the cases filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).    On April 23, an HC bench scrapped two petitions, in which the former prime minister had challenged...

Swaraj's visit an 'excellent beginning'

India has termed the visit of its External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to Dhaka "an excellent beginning" and said it wants to build a comprehensive and equitable partnership with Bangladesh. "This is an excellent beginning … There is a widespread desire to move ahead, address each other's concerns and work in the spirit of good neighbourly attitude with each other,” said Indian external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin. Delhi also wants to bolster relations and mutual understanding with Dhaka, but it...

No democracy in Bangladesh

No democracy in Bangladesh

Meeting Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday said that there is no democracy in Bangladesh right now and the “so-called” parliament does not represent the people's will. Khaleda also wanted to know from Swaraj whether India being the largest democracy in the world and a big neighbour of the country...

Democracy Within Bnp

Party for all, power for one

Party for all, power for one

The Awami League and the BNP claim that they are working for strengthening democracy in the country. But democratic practice within the two major parties still remains a far cry. We ran a report on Monday on how AL ignores its own charter in running the party and we are carrying a report today on the BNP.   BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia enjoys the absolute authority to convene the party's national executive committee meeting. But, over the last 25 months, she hasn't called any. The committee, entrusted with the vital task of coordinating activities of different other bodies of the BNP, must sit at least once in every six months as...

Khaleda reiterates demand for judicial probe into Bihari camp arson

Khaleda reiterates demand for judicial probe into Bihari camp arson

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today reiterated her demand for a judicial probe into the recent incident that left 10 people killed at Kurmitola Bihari camp in the capital. While exchanging her views with the family members of deceased at her Gulshan office this evening, she also urged the authorities to release the arrested Biharis...

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