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Tarique Rahman

UK BNP leader freed at last

Kidnapped 3 Months Back

UK BNP leader freed at last

After over three months of their disappearance, BNP leader Mujibur Rahman, a Bangladeshi expatriate living in the UK, and his driver were released by their abductors in Gazipur yesterday evening. The duo were kidnapped in Sunamganj when they were going to Sylhet on May 4. Family sources said the kidnappers dropped off Mujibur and driver Rezaul Haque near a bridge in Tongi on the outskirts of the capital around 7:00pm. They then reached Mujibur's Gulshan home in an auto-rickshaw. Mujibur was admitted to the city's United Hospital. Doctors there said he...

Khaleda, Tarique talk party issues

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia had meetings with his elder son Tarique Rahman, also the party's second-in-command, in Saudi Arabia yesterday. They talked about crucial issues, including the party's reforms and upcoming anti-government movement, in at least four closed-door meetings in Madina. The BNP chief and the senior vice-chairman also discussed whether the party's acting secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, will continue to hold the temporary position, said party sources.    It could not be known if they had reached any decision.  Following...

Khaleda, Tarique reunite in Dubai

After three years, BNP chief Khaleda Zia was reunited with her elder son Tarique Rahman, his wife and daughter at Dubai International Airport yesterday. The Zia family members were on their way to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah as the royal guests of Saudi government. Khaleda and her entourage left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka Saturday night by an Emirates Airlines and made a stopover at Dubai airport. Tarique, also senior vice-chairman of BNP, his wife Zubaida Khan Rahman and their daughter...

Khaleda, Tarique talk BNP overhaul in Madina

Khaleda, Tarique talk BNP overhaul in Madina

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and her son Tarique Rahman today held a series of meetings on different crucial issues including party’s overhauling and upcoming anti-government movement in Madina, sources said. BNP leaders in Saudi Arabia said Khaleda and Tarique held at least four closed-door meetings since their arrival in Madina Sunday morning. Khaleda’s Press Secretary...

Khaleda Leaves Dhaka

Trip to serve 3 purposes

Trip to serve 3 purposes

It's a three-in-one tour. There will be Umrah, family reunion and political meetings when Khaleda Zia visits Saudi Arabia this week with her two sons -- Tarique Rahman from the UK and Arafat Rahman Koko from Malaysia -- joining her there. Khaleda left for Saudi Arabia in an Emirates flight around 9:45 last night at...

Emotional reunion of Khaleda, Tarique after 3 yrs

Emotional reunion of Khaleda, Tarique after 3 yrs

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and her elder son Tarique Rahman, his wife and daughter today got emotional in their reunion after three years at Dubai International Airport. The Zia family members were on their way to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah as royal guests of the Saudi government. Khaleda and her entourage left Hazrat Shahjalal...

Tarique's aide denied bail

A Dhaka court today rejected a bail petition of Mia Nur Uddin Apu, personal secretary to BNP Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman, and sent him to jail in a case filed in connection with Tk 21-crore bribery involving the murder of a Bashundhara Group director Humayun Kabir Sabbir. The bribery case was filed on October 4, 2007 at Ramna Police Station claiming that several people are involved in receiving and giving the bribe to ensure that Shafiat Sobhan Sanvir, son of Bashundhara...

Tarique sends legal notice to AL MP over 'derogatory' remark

Tarique sends legal notice to AL MP over 'derogatory' remark

BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman today sent a legal notice to Awami League lawmaker Hasan Mahmud asking him to apologise for making “derogatory” comment against him. Mahmud on Tuesday reportedly told a meeting at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity that Tarique and Arafat Rahman Koko, sons of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, deposited money to Swiss banks. Tarique...

Sit for talks or face hartal

Sit for talks or face hartal

There would be hartals, blockades and a non-cooperation movement, if the Sheikh Hasina-led government does not sit for a dialogue on fresh elections with the BNP before Eid, warned BNP chief Khaleda Zia yesterday. She said fresh elections must be held under a non-party administration. “No hartal for now. We will announce all sorts of...

'Mystery' Of Zia Killing

Khaleda, Tarique need to be remanded

The Gono Bhaban yesterday denied The Daily Star reporter access to cover the prime minister's press conference without giving any reason. The Daily Star, however, carries the report based on information obtained from secondary sources.   Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said Khaleda Zia and her son Tarique Rahman should be remanded to unearth the mystery behind the assassination of former president Ziaur Rahman. "They termed Ershad the killer of Ziaur Rahman but didn't sue him. Even they didn't feel ashamed of...

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