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Birangonas recognised as freedom fighter

Birangonas recognised as freedom fighter

The parliament today passed a proposal to include Birangonas in the list of freedom fighters. Monirul Islam, lawmaker from Jessore-2 constituency placed the proposal before the House which passed it through voice votes. The parliament however rejected another lawmaker's proposal to rename Birangona as Birkonya. Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq told the House that...

BNP criticises MPs' outcry for Khaleda arrest demand

BNP criticises MPs' outcry for Khaleda arrest demand

BNP today pulled up the lawmakers of the parliament for their outrage last night at the House demanding arrest party Chairperson Khaleda Zia. Referring to yesterday’s parliament session, Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, BNP’s joint secretary general alleged that the entire state was made partisan “only to arrest” Khaleda Zia. “The lawmakers were seen in the parliament...

Independent MP stages walkout demanding Khaleda’s arrest

Independent MP stages walkout demanding Khaleda’s arrest

Independent lawmaker Mojibur Rahman Chowdhury today walked out of the House demanding arrest of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for giving directives to burn and kill innocent people. Taking the floor in the Jatiya Sangsad to raise a supplementary question during question-answer hour, he accused Khaleda for burning and killing people in the name of blockade and hartal across the country. While the independent lawmaker was walking out of the parliament, State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan told the House that the government is taking legal steps against Khaleda Zia according to the legal procedure. Responding to another question from Jatiya Party member Peer Fazlur Rahman, the state minister informed the Jatiya Sangsad...

Sunanda Pushkar’s death an open-and-shut case, police say

Sunanda Pushkar’s death an open-and-shut case, police say

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar death is an open-and-shut case, Delhi Police sources claimed on Wednesday, according to a report of IBNLive. While adding that there is no hurry to question Tharoor in the mysterious death of Sunanda, officials are likely to ask him why he forced doctors to change opinion in...

Child marriage causes violence against women

As child marriage is one of the main reasons of physical, mental and sexual violence against women, minimum marriageable age for females should not be lowered from 18, said speakers at a roundtable yesterday. The roundtable on stopping child marriage was organised by the Bangla daily Prothom Alo, and the Department of Women and Gender Studies of Dhaka University at the daily's office in the capital. Urging the government not to lower the marriageable age, National Human Rights Commission Chairman Prof...

SC upholds Bodi's bail

The Supreme Court has upheld a High Court order that granted bail to ruling Awami League lawmaker Abdur Rahman Bodi in a corruption case, clearing the way for his release from jail. Chamber judge of the SC Justice Hasan Foez Siddique yesterday passed “no order” on a petition filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission, seeking a stay on the HC order that allowed Bodi six months' ad interim bail in the case on October 27. His lawyer Abdul Matin Khasru told The...

Illegal wealth: Bodi gets HC bail

Illegal wealth: Bodi gets HC bail

The High Court today granted six months’ ad-interim bail to Awami League lawmaker Abdur Rahman Bodi in a corruption case, paving the way for his release from jail. In response to a bail petition, the HC bench of Justice Syed AB Mahmudul Huq and Justice Akram Hossain Chowdhury also issued a rule upon the government to explain why Bodi should not be granted regular bail in the case. Bodi's lawyer Abdul Matin Khashru told The Daily Star that there is no legal bar to his client's release from jail since he is not accused in any other case. Meanwhile, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan told The Daily Star that the...

Shirin, Saber Elected to Lead CPA, IPU

Win doesn't mean int'l community accepted polls

BNP yesterday claimed that the election of Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and lawmaker Saber Hossain Chowdhury as chairperson and president of CPA and IPU respectively did not mean that the international community had accepted the January 5 polls. “They (voters of the international parliamentary bodies) have expressed their stance independently in all parliamentary associations at international level including Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU),” claimed BNP Vice Chairman Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury. “They did not take any suggestion from the...

World leaders have confidence in govt: Speaker

World leaders have confidence in govt: Speaker

Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today said Bangladeshis have been elected leaders of two international forums which proves the world leaders have confidence in the government and the democracy of the country. Shirin and Awami League lawmaker Saber Hossain Chowdhury have been elected chairperson and president of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and Inter-Parliamentary...

Baby Moudud passes away

Baby Moudud passes away

Eminent journalist and former Awami League lawmaker AN Mahfuza Khatun Baby Moudud died at a hospital in the capital this afternoon at the age of 66, hospital sources said. President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and leaders of different political parties expressed their deep shocks over the death of the veteran journalist. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also went there and pay her respect to her friend. Earlier, she was admitted to the United Hospital as she was suffering from cancer, the hospital sources said. She left behind her two sons and thousands of admires. According to the biography published by ninth parliament, she was born in Kolkata in 1948. Baby Moudud obtained her honours...

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