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Stop personal attacks on Zia family members: Tarique Rahman

Stop personal attacks on Zia family members: Tarique Rahman

BNP senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman has urged the ruling Awami League leaders to stop what he termed “personal attacks” on former president Ziaur Rahman and members of his family. In a press release issued yesterday, he also requested the critics not to use indecent words for the BNP founder and his family. In a...

Chicago roadway named after Zia rekindles Bangladesh political feud

Chicago roadway named after Zia rekindles Bangladesh political feud

When the Chicago City Council decided to add former Bangladeshi President Ziaur Rahman’s name to join the long list of 1,500 other honorary roadways aldermen have approved for 50 years, it had little idea that it was bringing in a long-standing South Asian political feud to play out on the Far North Side. While...

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP

30-man squad declared

30-man squad declared

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) today announced the initial 30-man squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. Chairman of BCB National Selection Panel Faruque Ahmed said the squad is an accurate reflection of the resources on hand: “I believe we have picked the strongest 30 available to us...

Govt doesn’t have 1975-81 coups info: Minister tells JS

Govt doesn’t have 1975-81 coups info: Minister tells JS

The government does not have concrete information regarding the coups that took place in the Bangladesh Army during 1975-’81, road transport and bridges minister told the parliament today. Ruling Awami League lawmaker AKM Jahangir Hossain, who placed the concerned question, expressed dissatisfaction at the ministry’s failure to provide the information. “The minister’s answer is dissatisfactory....

All verdicts to be executed

All verdicts to be executed

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday once again vowed to complete the war crimes trial and execute all the verdicts to free the nation from stigma. The Awami League-led government had committed itself to trying war criminals, she said at a public rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital, adding, “We did it, despite threats from several quarters.” The ruling party organised the rally to mark the 39th Jail Killing Day in commemoration of the assassinations of four national leaders -- Syed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmad, Capt M Mansur Ali and Quamruzzaman. Referring to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's oft-repeated anti-government movement, Hasina, president of the ruling Awami League, said, “I am urging her...

JAIL KILLING DAY

PM hopes to execute war crimes verdicts

PM hopes to execute war crimes verdicts

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the execution of war crimes trial verdicts has already stared and expressed hope to finish the process in her current tenure. “It was our commitment to the nation to execute the verdicts of the war crimes trials. We will execute all the verdicts and rid the nation of...

Hasina out to portray Bangladesh as a 'militant state': Tarique

Hasina out to portray Bangladesh as a 'militant state': Tarique

BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman has alleged that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wants to portray militant Bangladesh. He made the allegation at a discussion on late president and BNP founder Ziaur Rahman at York Hall in East London, UK yesterday. "Whenever Hasina is in power, she tries to portray Bangladesh as a militant state. This...

Judge impeachment bill placed in JS

Judge impeachment bill placed in JS

The constitutional amendment bill to restore the parliament's authority to impeach Supreme Court judges for misconduct or incapacity was placed in parliament this evening. Law Minister Anisul Huq placed the bill in the parliament amid full support of main opposition Jatiya Party lawmakers. The bill was sent to the parliament standing committee on law ministry...

36th founding anniversary of BNP today

Bangladesh Nationalist Party celebrates its 36th founding anniversary today. On this very day in 1978, late president Ziaur Rahman floated the party. To mark the day, BNP has scheduled elaborate programmes including discussion meetings, hoisting party flags at its offices across the country, and placing wreaths on the grave of the BNP founder. This is the first time since the restoration of democracy in 1991 that BNP is observing its founding anniversary when it is neither in power nor in parliament. BNP...

Zia involved in Bangabandhu killing, PM reiterates

Zia involved in Bangabandhu killing, PM reiterates

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today reiterated that BNP founder Ziaur Rahman was involved in the assassination of Bangabandhu on August 15, 1975. "Mushtaq (Khandaker Mushtaq Ahmed) appointed Ziaur Rahman as army chief after August 15," the premier said posing a question how did he get such a big post if he had no relation...

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