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Koko buried

Koko buried

  Family, relatives, friends and BNP leaders and activists yesterday bade a tearful farewell to Arafat Rahman Koko. The younger son of BNP chief Khaleda Zia was laid to rest at Banani graveyard last evening following his family's unsuccessful bid to bury him at the Army Graveyard. Prior to this, thousands of mourners joined the namaz-e-janaza...

PM At Khaleda's Office

BNP response under fire at Sangsad

Treasury and opposition bench lawmakers in parliament yesterday lambasted the BNP high-command for “not allowing” Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to meet and console Khaleda Zia following the death of Arafat Rahman Koko. They said all social norms were violated by “denying” the PM's entry to the BNP chief's political office in Gulshan. At the same time, the lawmakers expressed deep shock at the sudden death of Koko, younger son of Khaleda, and prayed for the salvation of his departed soul.  Sheikh Hasina...

Editorial

Charges against BNP leaders lack credibility

ARREST of 63 BNP workers including the president of Jubo Dal betrays the unwarranted treatment of the AL of its political opponent. Not only have the BNP workers been charged under the Special Powers Act, six of them have also been taken on remand.   The reason given by the police for the arrest is unacceptable. To say the least, suspicion of 'planning to instigate' is very tenuous, if not ludicrous, and does not stand up to legal scrutiny. And...

JCD Reels from Infighting

Crisis not over even after series of talks

The crisis in Chhatra Dal seems to be far from over as senior BNP leaders yesterday failed to convince the aggrieved JCD leaders on its new central committee. In a meeting with rebel JCD leaders, BNP Dhaka city unit Convener Mirza Abbas and Jubo Dal President Moazzem Hossain Alal offered the student leaders posts in the party's front organisations. Rejecting the offer, the JCD leaders demanded scrapping of the new JCD committee and forming a new one comprised of dedicated and...

BNP faction attacks rivals in party meet

At least 15 BNP leaders were injured in an attack by a faction at a meeting of Raozan upazila unit at Chittagong city's Nasiman Bhaban party office yesterday afternoon. The injured, including Mohammad Shafi, convener of Chittagong north district unit; MA Halim, organising secretary of pro-BNP Jatiyatabadi Krishak Dal; and Sekandar Chowdhury, convener of Raozan municipality unit, were admitted to a city private hospital. Nurul Amin, member of Chittagong north district unit BNP, said, at the end of the meeting at...

Arrest warrant against Annee

Arrest warrant against Annee

A Dhaka court today issued an arrest warrant against BNP leader Shahid Uddin Chowdhury Annee and three other activists after cancelling their bail in three vandalism cases. Metropolitan Magistrate Tareq Mainul Islam Bhuiyan passed the order as they failed to appear before the court today. The three BNP activists are Nur Mohammad, Selim Uddin and Taleb Mahmud. The cases were filed with Paltan and Shahjahanpur Police Stations for creating anarchy, vandalising and torching vehicles on March 2 and March 6 last year. The court also deferred the hearing on charge framing against BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and 45 others till September 3 in connection with the same cases. Several accused,...

Charges against 41 BNP leaders accepted

A Dhaka court yesterday accepted the charges recently brought against 41 BNP leaders including Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and Moudud Ahmed in connection with assaulting police and torching vehicles in the capital last year. Metropolitan Magistrate SM Ashiqur Rahman took cognizance of the charges after scrutinising the case diary and other relevant documents. All of the 41 BNP men except for Fakhrul and Moudud were present at the court yesterday. The court also transferred the charges submitted to it over blasting cocktails...

BNP's New Dhaka City Committee

Leaders meet Abbas to calm him

A group of BNP leaders of the new Dhaka city committee yesterday met its convener Mirza Abbas in his residence to assuage his discontent over the formation of the committee, and to persuade him to get going with the party activities immediately. Led by Abdul Awal Mintoo, joint convener of the recently declared committee, the leaders held a three-hour long meeting with Abbas in his Shajahanpur residence of the capital, party sources said. It has been decided that Abbas will host...

SC clears way for graft cases against 3 BNP leaders

SC clears way for graft cases against 3 BNP leaders

The Supreme Court today cleared the way of lower courts concerned to run trial proceedings of corruption cases against three BNP leaders including Moudud Ahmed. The other leaders are: BNP Standing Committee Member Khandker Mosharraf Hossain and former BNP lawmaker MA Hashem. A four-member of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain...

'Abduction' of 2 BNP Leaders

Tareque Sayeed faces case in Comilla

Tareque Sayeed faces case in Comilla

Lt Col Tareque Sayeed Mohammad, one of the three ex-Rab officials arrested for their alleged involvement in the seven murders in Narayanganj, was sued yesterday for abducting two BNP leaders in Comilla. Saiful Islam alias Hiru, former lawmaker and president of Laksham upazila BNP, and Humayun Kabir Parvez, president of Laksham municipal BNP, went...

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