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Khaleda expresses no confidence in trial court judge

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Khaleda expresses no confidence in trial court judge

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s counsel today placed two petitions before the High Court expressing no-confidence in the judge of a trial court, who is dealing with Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases. Khaleda filed the petitions on January 28, expressing her apprehension that she will not get justice from Abu Ahmed Jamadar of the Special Judge Court-3. Barrister AM Mahbubu Uddin Khokon on behalf of Khaleda placed the petitions before the HC bench of Justice Md Rezaul Haque and Justice Md Khasruzzaman this morning. The bench will hear the...

Cops tried to scare Khaleda's lawyers

Supreme Court Bar Association Secretary AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon yesterday alleged that police had cordoned off for several hours a house in the capital where some senior lawyers of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia met on Wednesday. Police did this to create panic among the lawyers so that they cannot provide their client with legal assistance, the pro-BNP lawyer told a press conference at SCBA's media room.    He said the lawyers met with their most senior colleague TH Khan in the latter's...

Due process for Khaleda: US

Due process for Khaleda: US

The United States (US) hopes due process will be followed after an anti-corruption court in Bangladesh issued arrest warrants for former prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia, the top US diplomat for South Asia said on Thursday. The warrants for BNP chief  Khaleda Zia were issued on Wednesday, an action likely to increase tension fuelling anti-government protests in which more than 100 people have been killed in the past month. Nisha Biswal, assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia, told a news briefing the political tension needed to be addressed internally, but the United States stood ready to help. "We do hope and expect there will be due process...

UN chief renews appeal for peaceful solution

UN chief renews appeal for peaceful solution

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon remains very concerned over the heightened tensions and continuing violence in Bangladesh and renewed his appeal to all political leaders for a peaceful resolution to the crisis. “I think as we're seeing these heightened tensions and the continuing violence, political violence we're seeing in Bangladesh, and again, he renews...

20-party threatens more hartal

20-party threatens more hartal

The BNP-led 20-party alliance today threatened to enforce hartal again from Sunday if the government does not meet its demand for a fresh inclusive general election. BNP Joint Secretary General Salahuddin Ahmed issued the threat in a press statement this afternoon. “People hope that good sense will prevail upon the government and it will step...

Hartals, blockade eat up Tk 1.20 lakh crore: PM

Hartals, blockade eat up Tk 1.20 lakh crore: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today informed the House that the country has incurred a loss of over Tk 1.20 lakh crore in the hartals and nonstop blockade since January 6. The programmes imposed by the BNP-led 20-party alliance have also left 101 people killed and 1,173 vehicles torched and vandalised across the country. Replying to...

Pro-BNP lawyers meet to work out next course of action

Pro-BNP lawyers this evening held a meeting at eminent jurist TH Khan’s Mohammadpur residence to work out the next course of action in the wake of issuance of arrest warrant against Khaleda Zia, BNP said. BNP standing committee members Jamiruddin Sircar and Rafiqul Islam Mia, among others, attended the meeting. Meanwhile, the BNP-led 20-party alliance this evening warned the government that any attempt to arrest the BNP chief will quicken the government’s fall. “As part of its last effort to stay in...

Khaleda ‘in good health’

Khaleda ‘in good health’

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is in good health except some old age complications, doctors say. Prof MA Tahir, former vice-chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, made the comment to reporters after checking the health condition of Khaleda at her Gulshan office in Dhaka today.  Prof Tahir, who headed a medical team, added that BNP...

Curb on food supply for Khaleda’s office staff continues

Curb on food supply for Khaleda’s office staff continues

Police for the 11th consecutive day barred the supply of food and bottled water meant for the staff of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s office at Gulshan-2 in Dhaka today. A rickshaw-van carrying at least 20 lunch boxes and 20 bottles of mineral water was stopped at the north corner of the road No. 86...

AL, BNP to reply to UN chief's letters

AL, BNP to reply to UN chief's letters

The Awami League and the BNP have decided to reply to the UN secretary general's letters calling for dialogue. While the AL is to decline the suggestion for talks, the BNP would say its agitation would continue unless there was meaningful dialogue. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon recently wrote to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina...

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