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Khaleda Zia

'Those who made ground for Mujib killing are now in cabinet'

'Those who made ground for Mujib killing are now in cabinet'

BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman has alleged that the people who prepared the ground for assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman are now on the Sheikh Hasina-led cabinet. Tarique, also the elder son of the party chief Khaleda Zia, termed Bangabandhu's family "not only a killer family but also as curse for the country". Tarique made...

PM’s remark won’t influence Aug 21 trial: Law minister

PM’s remark won’t influence Aug 21 trial: Law minister

Law Minister Anisul Huq today ruled out BNP’s allegation that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s comment involving party chairperson Khaleda Zia and her son with August 21, 2004 grenade attack will influence the ongoing trial. The PM’s made the comment following the inaction of the then BNP-led government over the grenade attack, the minister said while replying to the queries from reporters after a meeting at the capital’s Ruposhi Bangla Hotel. “The government played an inactive role when 22 people were killed in the attack and this is ambiguous indeed,” the minister said. The incident however was not any regular event, it was surely a conspiracy, he added. The law minister’s remarks came a...

GROUND REALITIES

Our history . . . their amnesia

BEGUM Khaleda Zia has once again celebrated her controversial birthday. That is okay. If she is unwilling to respect the nation's sentiments on national mourning day and willing to ignore the tragedy which befell us on 15 August 1975, it is her problem. Her increasingly weighty birthday cake (she is sixty nine if she was indeed born in 1945) is something her acolytes truly enjoy partaking of. So what if Bangabandhu was murdered on that day? Let the lady enjoy...

Impeachment provision to politicise judiciary: Bar chief

Impeachment provision to politicise judiciary: Bar chief

Terming the charter amendment move to restore the parliament's authority to impeach Supreme Court judges an 'ill attempt', Supreme Court Bar Association chief today alleged that the government is doing it "to completely politicise the judiciary". The government has taken the initiative to with a view to keeping the judges in panic and bringing the judiciary under the administration "the way it was done in 1974", Khandaker Mahbub Hossain said at a press briefing. He met journalists at his office at the Supreme Court building after a meeting with current and former SCBA leaders over waging an anti-government movement for "protecting rule of law in the country". The cabinet on Monday approved...

Khaleda helped Aug 17 series bomb attackers: Ashraf

Khaleda helped Aug 17 series bomb attackers: Ashraf

Awami League spokesperson Syed Ashraful Islam today alleged that BNP Chairperson and the then prime minister Khaleda Zia was aware of the August 17 countrywide series bomb attacks. "We have evidence that Khaleda Zia was not only aware of the attacks, she also gave all-out support to the attackers and through the attacks, militant...

Khaleda to attend rally against broadcast policy

Khaleda to attend rally against broadcast policy

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will address a rally organised by 20-party combine on August 19 at Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital to drum up opinion against the National Broadcast Policy-2014. The decision was taken at a meeting of BNP-led 20-party alliance last night, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir told reporters at...

BNP's Dhaka City Unit

Sohel's authority may get curtailed

Amid growing discontent from Dhaka city BNP's new convener Mirza Abbas, party Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday night agreed in principle to redistribute the duties of Habib-un-Nabi Sohel, the member secretary of the crucial chapter. If it is finally implemented, Sohel will have no authority to sign any document of the party's city related activities including formation of the full-fledged committees in Dhaka city, party insiders said. “He [Sohel] will not have any signing authority as the member secretary of BNP...

Dialogue with BNP: Hasina then and now

THOSE who saw Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's press conference on television on Saturday must have noticed her emphatic no to holding any dialogue over the next general election with BNP led by Khaleda Zia. In recent times, she had not made such strong arguments against holding talks with the opposition BNP like she did on Saturday. She even asked: “Why do I have to sit with killers?” Who are the killers? The answer lies in her speech. “It's unfortunate...

Hearing on Khaleda’s graft cases deferred

Hearing on Khaleda’s graft cases deferred

A Dhaka court today deferred until September 3 the hearing on Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases. Judge Basudev Roy of the Special Judge Court-3 passed the order after Taherul Islam Towhid, a counsel for Khaleda, submitted two separate petitions seeking adjournment of the hearing in the cases. In the petitions, the defence lawyer said the Supreme Court fixed September 1 as the next date of hearings on four appeals filed by Khaleda with the Appellate Division seeking a stay on a High Court. On April 23, an HC bench scrapped two petitions, in which the former prime minister had challenged the charge framing against her in the cases. Later...

Khaleda greets Hasina as AL chief, not PM

Khaleda greets Hasina as AL chief, not PM

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today sent an Eid greeting card to Sheikh Hasina addressing her as Awami League president, not prime minister. On behalf of Khaleda, a two-member team led by BNP’s assistant office secretary Abdul Latif Jony delivered the card to the AL chief’s political office at Dhanmondi. Sources at Hasina’s office confirmed The...

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