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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia

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...

Hold dialogue or face tough agitation

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday criticised ruling Awami League leaders for rejecting BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia's recent call for holding dialogue regarding future polls. "Dialogue is the only way to solve the ongoing crisis of the country," Fakhrul told reporters yesterday after placing wreaths at the grave of the party founder, late president Ziaur Rahman, at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar with the leaders of the new committee of the Jatiyatabadi Sramik Dal. He warned the government of tougher movements if...

AL dismisses possibility of dialogue before 2019

A day after BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia expressed her party's inclination to dialogue, the ruling Awami League leaders yesterday dismissed possibility of any talks before 2019, saying the country was not having a situation that warranted dialogue. The ruling party leaders also asked the BNP leadership to wait till 2019 when the next parliamentary election is due to be held. Before that, there is no scope for dialogue regarding polls, but talks can be held on important national issues, they...

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