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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia

Khaleda calls AL party of atheists

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday called Awami League a party of atheists and its professed secularism nothing but a sham. Secularism is AL's mask and it is the ruling party that attacks religious communities whenever it gets a chance, said Khaleda at a function marking Shubha Bijoya at the capital's Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh. Terming the incumbent government a "power grabber", she further said the ruling party men were torturing the Hindu community across the country; but the government had not...

New JCD Committee

Rajib president, Akramul GS

The BNP last night announced a 201-member partial committee of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal. Rajib Ahsan has been made president and Akramul Hasan general secretary of the new committee. BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has approved the committee, said a press release signed by Shahid Uddin Chowdhury Annie, student affairs secretary of BNP. Among the other office-bearers of the committee are Mamunur Rashid Mamun, senior vice-president; Asaduzzaman Asad, first joint secretary; Ishaq Sarker, organising secretary; Mahmudul Islam Himel, publicity secretary; Abdus Sattar Patwari, office...

'Security Reasons'

Khaleda skips hearing in Zia Trust case

Citing security reasons, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday again skipped a Dhaka court's hearing in Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases filed against her. The BNP chief also did not appear before the court mentioning the same reason on September 22. Khaleda turned up in the court for the last time on September 17. Bashudev Roy of the Special Judge's Court-3 of Dhaka yesterday adjourned recording statements of the prosecution witnesses till October 26 after Khaleda's lawyers...

BNP not ready for anti-govt agitation

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has tried and failed to overhaul her party in the last nine months, mainly because of intra-party feuds at central and local levels and lack of commitment of leaders. As a result, she had to repeatedly postpone her plans for anti-government protests, and she is frustrated about this, party sources say. The process to reorganise the party has virtually stopped in all its 75 district units, as leaders continue to fight among themselves over formation of new...

Govt not afraid of any conspiracy: PM

Govt not afraid of any conspiracy: PM

Asserting that her government has the capability to face any challenge, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said she is not afraid of any conspiracy against her as reported in different news media recently. "I don't see any reason to be afraid of…had I been afraid of such conspiracies I wouldn’t have come to politics,"...

PM portrayed Bangladesh as a militant state

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her recent speech at the 69th United Nations General Assembly tried to portray Bangladesh as a militant state to the world, BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman has alleged. "Whenever Hasina is in power, she tries to portray Bangladesh as a militant state. This time, she did this at the UN summit,” Tarique said at a discussion on his party founder Ziaur Rahman at York Hall in East London on Monday. The elder son of BNP...

Zia Orphanage, Charitable Trust

Khaleda's trial in graft cases begins

Khaleda's trial in graft cases begins

A Dhaka court yesterday opened the trial of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, her elder son Tarique Rahman and seven others in two cases on charges of raising fund illegally for two charities and embezzling the amount. The Anti-Corruption Commission had filed the cases in 2008 and 2011. According to the charge sheet in the...

Khaleda skips discussion on BNP’s founding anniversary

Khaleda skips discussion on BNP’s founding anniversary

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today did not show up though she was scheduled to attend a discussion and cultural programme in the capital on the occasion of the party’s 36th founding anniversary. This is for the second time Khaleda has skipped her programme in less than two weeks. Earlier on August 19, she was...

Govt wants to establish absolute control on judiciary: Khaleda

Govt wants to establish absolute control on judiciary: Khaleda

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia this evening said the government is going to restore the parliament’s authority to impeach Supreme Court judges with an intention to conceal its misdeeds and immoral activities. "The government wants to establish its absolute control on the judiciary so that trial of its misdeeds and immoral activities is not held...

PM's remark won't sway trial

Law Minister Anisul Huq yesterday refuted BNP's allegation that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's comment linking party Chairperson Khaleda Zia's family with the August 21, 2004 grenade attack will influence the ongoing trial. “She [Hasina] talked about the magnitude of the incident and why action [against the culprits] was not taken [by the then BNP-led government]. If her remarks are analysed this way, the trial won't be influenced,” the minister told reporters, emerging from a conference at a city hotel. On Thursday...

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