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Tarique Rahman

Khaleda asked to face court Sept 22

GRAFT CASES

Khaleda asked to face court Sept 22

A Dhaka court today asked BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to appear before it on September 22 in connection with Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases. Judge Bashudeb Roy of the Special Judge’s Court-3 came up with the order after rejecting two petitions filed by the defence seeking adjournment of hearing in the cases. The defence prayed to the court to adjourn the hearing until the Supreme Court decides on the leave to appeal filed by Khaleda regarding the appointment of Judge Roy, who framed charges against her in...

DEROGATORY REMARK

Tarique sends legal notice to AL leader Hanif

Tarique sends legal notice to AL leader Hanif

BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman today sent a legal notice to Awami League leader Mahbubul Alam Hanif asking him to apologise in two weeks for making derogatory comments about him. The AL joint general secretary on September 6 reportedly said that the BNP leader had met with terrorists for plotting the August 21, 2004...

Tarique Rahman and liberal politics in Bangladesh

THE senior Vice Chairman of the BNP, Tarique Rahman, recently said in London that religion based politics is not a useful mechanism for Bangladesh. He said that politics may be influenced by religion but the framework of politics must not be based on religion. This statement, at its face value, has national and international significance.  The statement came at a time when President Obama renewed America's commitment to continue the War on Terror against ISIL.  Within this narrative of war,...

HISTORY DISTORTION, REMARK ON PM

Defamation case against Tarique, Fakhrul

Defamation case against Tarique, Fakhrul

A defamation case was filed against BNP leaders Tarique Rahman and Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir for making derogatory comments about Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and distorting history. AB Siddique, president of Bangladesh Jananetri Parishad, a pro-Awami league organisation, filed the case with the Court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in Dhaka today. Taking cognisance of the...

News Analysis

Our neo-historians

There appears to be a surfeit of new historians in Bangladesh these days. The young, 48-year-old Tarique Rahman continues to "enlighten" the nation on the country's history from his safe hideout abroad. As if we hadn't had enough of his interpretation of history in these past few months, he now tells us that every wrong and every evil committed between November 1975 and April 1977 can be linked to the presidencies of Khondokar Moshtaque Ahmed and Justice ASM Sayem....

GROUND REALITIES

Tales of wicked, ignorant men

THERE is quite something to be said about those Bengalis who somehow cannot rest easy with the place of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in history. We now have the callow Tareque Rahman spewing venom against the Father of the Nation. He does it from faraway London. Bangabandhu, he tells us, killed Speaker Shahed Ali. And Sheikh Hasina, he tells us again, planned the whole 21 August 2004 carnage. How much more ignorant can a nearly fifty year-old man get?...

Tofail calls Tarique 'black sheep'

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday came down hard on BNP Senior Vice-chairman Tarique Rahman, calling him “black sheep” for his recent comments on the Awami League and the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. “No one in Bangladesh will believe that the Awami League is a party of black sheep. Only a black sheep can utter such words,” he told reporters at his secretariat office. Tarique's father was one of the persons who had saluted Bangabandhu. Bangabandhu had shown mercy to Ziaur...

'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...

BNP sees plot to throw Zia family out of politics

BNP sees plot to throw Zia family out of politics

Implicating BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and her son Tarique Rahman with the August 21 grenade attack indicates a conspiracy to keep them away from politics and elections, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said today. “From the beginning, we strongly condemned the attack and demanded punishment for the real culprit,” Fakhrul said...

Kidnapped 3 Months Back

UK BNP leader freed at last

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 was weak but out of danger, Anwar Hossain, Mujibur's brother-in-law, told The Daily Star last night. The driver was sent home. “When Mujibur...

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