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Sundarbans oil tanker capsize ‘premeditated’: BNP

Sundarbans oil tanker capsize ‘premeditated’: BNP

Terming oil tanker capsize in Shela River “pre-planned”, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today said the Sundarbans is being destroyed in a planned way. “Questions have been raised from different quarters including environmental scientists over the oil tanker capsize near Sundarbans. They suspect that the incident was a part of conspiracy...

Fakhrul summoned for calling Hasina a “killer”

Fakhrul summoned for calling Hasina a “killer”

A Dhaka court today summoned BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a defamation case filed against him for terming the ruling Awami League a “killer party” and its chief Sheikh Hasina a “killer”. Fakhrul will have to appear before the court on January 22. Metropolitan Magistrate Amit Kumar Dey passed the order after Paltan police submitted a probe report saying that the BNP leader was found guilty of making derogatory comments about AL and its president. Nur-e-Alam Siddique, vice president of Awami Matsyajibi League, a pro-AL organisation, filed the suit against Fakhrul with the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court of Dhaka on September 1. "The Awami League is a killer party...

Fakhrul asks PM to speak cautiously

Fakhrul asks PM to speak cautiously

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today asked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to speak cautiously. The BNP spokesperson was reacting to a recent comment of Hasina who had termed the party’s Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman a “spoiled son” of Khaleda Zia, chief of the party. Fakhrul was addressing the day-long convention of former...

Fakhrul discharged from defamation case

Fakhrul discharged from defamation case

A Dhaka court today dismissed a defamation case filed against BNP's acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and discharged him as the complainant skipped court hearing for five consecutive days. Advocate Abdul Malek alias Moshiur Malek, founder and president of Bangabandhu Foundation, filed the case against Fakhrul on July 18, 2010 for allegedly terming the then state minister for law Qamrul Islam “insane”. Metropolitan Magistrate Anwar Sadat passed the order after Fakhrul’s lawyer submitted a petition seeking dismissal of the case for the failure of the complainant to appear before the court for the five consecutive days. In his complaint, Malek said Mirza Fakhrul termed Qamrul insane at a discussion organised...

Govt listed 3,000 BNP men for kidnapping: Fakhrul

Govt listed 3,000 BNP men for kidnapping: Fakhrul

BNP today alleged that the government has made a list of 3,000 BNP men to arrest them and make them victims of forced disappearance to thwart opposition’s upcoming anti-government movement. “But there would be no use of preparing such a list as people have taken oath to oust the autocratic government,” BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said at a discussion organised by the party at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh marking the Victory Day. The BNP spokesperson also said the government has planned to appoint 50,000 people in police in a bid to protect its ‘illegal power’. “But the government would not be able to cling to power even...

Govt failed to up manpower export: Fakhrul

Govt failed to up manpower export: Fakhrul

BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today criticised the government for its failure in increasing manpower export to foreign countries. Manpower export deal with Malaysia was a pre-settled issue, Fakhrul said while talking to reporters after placing wreath at the grave of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in Dhaka. “Our Prime...

Hasina worst autocrat in the world: Fakhrul

Hasina worst autocrat in the world: Fakhrul

Terming Sheikh Hasina regime “the worst ever autocratic one” in the world, BNP today said the party has lost its faith in the apex court as it has turned down Khaleda Zia’s leave to appeal petitions challenging the trial of graft cases against her in a lower court. “We went to the Supreme Court...

Latif sent to jail in face of pressure: Fakhrul

Latif sent to jail in face of pressure: Fakhrul

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today said the government was compelled to send recently sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique to jail in the face of people’s pressure. The BNP spokesperson came up with the remarks hours after Latif landed in prison on his surrender to Dhanmondi Police Station. He was addressing a...

Like immature boy Joy talks

Criticising prime minister's son Sajeeb Wazed Joy for his remarks on former president Ziaur Rahman, the BNP has asked him to refrain from speaking like an “immature boy”. “New generation leader Joy was born under the security of the Pakistan occupation army in 1971. He spent most of his time in India and the USA. This immature boy is now questioning whether Ziaur Rahman was a freedom fighter,” said BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday. The BNP spokesperson...

BNP condemns charges against leaders in Kibria murder case

BNP condemns charges against leaders in Kibria murder case

BNP has denounced the allegations brought against their leaders in the SAMS Kibria murder case as investigators submitted the third charge sheet on the case yesterday. The inclusion of BNP leaders - Sylhet Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury and Habiganj municipality Mayor and district BNP General Secretary GK Gaus among the accused in the murder...

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