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Tarique Rahman

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...

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...

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