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Excessive force not answer to violence: Amnesty

Excessive force not answer to violence: Amnesty

Amnesty International has condemned Bangladesh government’s move to use “excessive police force” tackling ongoing violence during the BNP-led 20-party alliance blockade. The global rights watchdog also has called upon the BNP to “exhort their members and supporters to stop politically-motivated criminal acts” in a report published yesterday. Pulling up reference to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s...

72-hr hartal from Sunday

72-hr hartal from Sunday

The BNP-led 20-party alliance has called a countrywide 72-hour hartal from Sunday protesting threats by Awami League leaders to arrest Khaleda Zia. In a press release this evening, BNP Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed said they will enforce the shutdown across the country from 6:00am the day after tomorrow. The hartal also meant to protest...

Nagorik Oikya concerned over ‘indemnity’ to law enforcers

Nagorik Oikya concerned over ‘indemnity’ to law enforcers

Nagorik Oikya today expressed grave concern over “the indemnity given to law enforcers” by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to plug the violence during BNP-led 20-party’s agitation. Its Convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna slammed both BNP and the ruling Awami League for their actions and called for urgent talks to end the prevailing political impasse. “Rab, BGB and police chiefs have spoken extreme. Has the premier given them indemnity for offense?” he said while speaking at a view exchange programme with journalists in Dhaka. The comments came in view of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ordering the police yesterday to “do anything to stop” the prevailing violence in the country. She had said she would...

Take all steps needed to control law and order: PM

Take all steps needed to control law and order: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked the police to take necessary action to keep the country's law and order situation under control and ensure public safety. She said BNP has no sympathy for the country and its people as the party did not create the country. "We have created the country. So we have sympathy...

WARRANT OF PRECEDENCE

PM terms SC verdict unethical

PM terms SC verdict unethical

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today came down heavily on a recent Supreme Court verdict regarding Warrant of Precedence saying it is “totally unethical and might create disorder within the state organs”. "I will say that delivering such judgement is totally out of ethics," she said in parliament while replying to a lawmaker's supplementary question in this regard. The Appellate Division of SC on January 11  disposed of “with expunction, modification, observation and findings” an appeal against a 2010 High Court order that declared illegal and void the existing Warrant of Precedence, formulated in 1986 and...

Khaleda thanks all for condolences

Khaleda thanks all for condolences

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has thanked all for expressing their condolences and sympathies following the death of her younger son Arafat Rahman Koko. “I like to thank and express my gratitude to all leaders and activists of different political parties including BNP and its allies, professionals, civil society members, dignitaries, business leaders, sportsmen and...

Mymensingh division soon

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the Dhaka Division would be split into two divisions -- Dhaka and Mymensingh -- to take public services to the people as quick as possible.  "This has to be done speedily because the longer it will take time the greater complexities will be there," she said at a meeting with senior officials of the public administration ministry at its conference room yesterday. About splitting the Dhaka Division, Hasina said this division with 17 districts is...

PM At Khaleda's Office

BNP response under fire at Sangsad

Treasury and opposition bench lawmakers in parliament yesterday lambasted the BNP high-command for “not allowing” Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to meet and console Khaleda Zia following the death of Arafat Rahman Koko. They said all social norms were violated by “denying” the PM's entry to the BNP chief's political office in Gulshan. At the same time, the lawmakers expressed deep shock at the sudden death of Koko, younger son of Khaleda, and prayed for the salvation of his departed soul.  Sheikh Hasina...

Mymensingh to become division

Mymensingh to become division

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today instructed to introduce Mymensingh as a new division splitting Dhaka division in two. The plan to introduce the eighth administrative division was rolled out at today’s cabinet meeting held at the Secretariat under her leadership. As per premier’s instruction at the cabinet meeting, National Implementation Committee for Administrative Reorganisation (Nicar)...

PM greets new Saudi king

PM greets new Saudi king

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has congratulated Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud on his becoming the new king of Saudi Arabia. The 79-year-old became the king after the death of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz on Friday. “It is my great pleasure in congratulating you, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, on behalf of the people...

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