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JP lawmakers walk out of Sangsad

Opposition Jatiya Party lawmakers and an independent MP staged a brief walkout during the parliamentary session last night protesting government's inaction against the Biman board chairman. The protest came after five people including three Biman officials were arrested in connection with gold smuggling recently. Along with the JP MPs, MP Mayeen Uddin Khan Badal from Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, an ally of the ruling alliance, and two independent MPs -- Hazi Selim and Tahjib Alam Siddique -- demanded that the government remove...

Govt had support for Latif: Fakhrul

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today lambasted the government for allowing sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique to come out of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport without any barrier. “It proves that the government had complete support for him,” Fakhrul said while talking to reporters after a call on with visiting Swedish Minister Isabella Lovin at the Swedish ambassador's office at Gulshan. At a press briefing later in the day at the party’s Nayapaltan office, BNP joint secretary general Rizvi...

Ranga reinstated as JP presidium member

Ranga reinstated as JP presidium member

Over two months into the termination from the post of Jatiya Party presidium membership, Moshiur Rahman Ranga has been reinstated to the position. The state Minister for LGRD, Ranga and the Opposition Chief Whip, Tajul Islam Chowdhury lost their party’s presidium memberships on September 9 for their “indecent and negative comments” about party chairperson...

JP wants to take advantage of ‘BNP shortcomings’: Ershad

JP wants to take advantage of ‘BNP shortcomings’: Ershad

Jatiya Party wants to be the country’s main opposition political party, capitalising the shortcomings of BNP, party Chairman HM Ershad said today. Despite announcing an anti-government movement, BNP is now delaying as it has lost the ability to organise the demonstration, Bangla daily the Prothom Alo reports quoting Ershad. He was talking to journalists at...

CID gets 3 more months to complete Manzur murder probe

CID gets 3 more months to complete Manzur murder probe

A Dhaka court today granted the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) three more months to further investigate the murder of Major General Abul Manzur. Judge (in-charge) Badrul Alam of the First Additional District and Sessions Judge's Court asked CID to complete the probe by January 8 in response to a petition by the investigating agency. Investigation Officer Abdul Kahar Akond, also a special superintendent of the CID, submitted the time petition saying that he was yet to communicate with the wife of Gen Manzur, now in USA, for her statement. But he met Lubna Manzur, elder daughter of the slain Manzur, in the USA. Soon after the court ordered for an additional investigation...

Hasina, Khaleda exchange Eid cards

Hasina, Khaleda exchange Eid cards

Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia, the two topmost leaders of the country exchanged Eid-ul-Azha greetings today through cards. Eid-ul-Azha, one of the biggest Muslim festivals is scheduled to be celebrated on October 6. She also greeted Opposition Leader of the parliament, Raushan Ershad, her husband HM Ershad, chief of Jatiya Party who is also a...

Ershad vs Ranga

15 hurt as JP men clash in Rangpur

15 hurt as JP men clash in Rangpur

At least 30 Jatiya Party activists were injured in Rangpur yesterday afternoon in a clash between the supporters of JP chief HM Ershad and party lawmaker Moshiur Rahman Ranga. The clash began when supporters of Ranga allegedly attacked a procession brought out by supporters of Ershad to protest Ranga's removal from the JP presidium,...

15 Rangpur JP men injured in rival faction’s bomb attack

15 Rangpur JP men injured in rival faction’s bomb attack

At least 15 Jatiya Party men were injured in a crude bomb attack on a rally by the activists of a rival faction in Rangpur city this afternoon. The district and city convening committees formed on September 10 organised the rally at Shapla Chattar in the city, reports our Rangpur correspondent. All on a sudden,...

Raushan blasts PM

Raushan blasts PM

Opposition Leader Raushan Ershad today in parliament lambasted Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her failure to stop misuse of formalin and food adulteration causing serious threats to public health. Raushan, also a Jatiya Party presidium member, came down heavily on the premier for frequent load shedding and battered condition of roads in the capital city of Dhaka. “Your government [Hasina] has failed to ensure safe foods for people. Formalin is being used desperately in almost all food items. Then how you [Hasina] claim yourself to be the daughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,” a lamented Raushan questioned Hasina in her winding up speech in parliament. Addressing Hasina, Raushan...

Removal of SC Judges

Sangsad to amend constitution today

Some lawmakers of Jatiya Party and Workers Party have sought changes to the 16th constitutional amendment bill that aims to restore parliament's authority to remove a Supreme Court judge on grounds of misbehaviour or incapacity. The Jatiya Sangshad will pass the bill today, Ashraful Maqbul, senior secretary at parliament secretariat, told reporters at his office yesterday. A lawmaker's proposal said if allegations against an SC judge are proved to be true, the parliament will then pass a resolution supported by at...

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