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BNP to invite PM to Koko's qulkhwani

There seems to be a fresh possibility of Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia meeting as senior BNP leaders have decided to request the BNP chief to invite Hasina to Koko's qulkhwani. On Sunday, a number of senior members of BNP's national standing committee in a meeting agreed that the party had lost some political ground and there was a public outcry after Hasina went to visit Khaleda to console her but had to return without seeing her, meeting sources said. The...

Army denies permission to bury Koko at its Banani graveyard

Army denies permission to bury Koko at its Banani graveyard

Bangladesh Army today denied permission to bury Arafat Rahman Koko, younger son of former president and BNP founder Ziaur Rahman, at its Banani graveyard in Dhaka. The family is now planning for burial of Koko, who died of cardiac arrest in Kuala Lumpur three days ago, somewhere else but is yet to disclose the...

Fakhrul on 3-day remand in arson case

Fakhrul on 3-day remand in arson case

A Dhaka court today placed BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on a three-day remand in a case filed for torching a vehicle of public administration ministry in Dhaka on December 28 last year. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ali Masud Sheikh passed the order after Sub-inspector of Paltan Police Station Enayet Karim,...

Khaleda’s tearful adieu to Koko

Khaleda’s tearful adieu to Koko

Khaleda Zia burst into tears seeing her lifeless son Arafat Rahman Koko at her Gulshan office this afternoon. Some family members and close aides were beside the BNP chief as she saw Koko for the first time their last meeting in Singapore one and half years back. “She could not hold back her tears seeing...

Political speech mars mourning atmosphere

Political speech mars mourning atmosphere

Mourners, who thronged the BNP chairperson’s office at Gulshan to pay tribute to Khaleda Zia’s younger son Arafat Rahman Koko, were caught by surprise when an anti-government speech began suddenly. Stopping recitation from the Holy Quran, Shamsur Rahman Shimul Biswas, special assistant to the BNP chairperson, took the microphone and started a protest speech around 1:30pm, our correspondent reported from the spot. “This oppressive government has harried Arafata Rahman Koko to death,” Biswas said immediately after the body of Koko, who died of cardiac arrest in Kuala Lumpur Saturday, was taken to Khaleda’s office. Koko’s body was flown in at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 11:50am and was later taken to the...

Shun violence for talks, Inu tells BNP

Shun violence for talks, Inu tells BNP

BNP-led 20-party will have to shun violence for talks, Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said today reiterating the government’s stand over the prevailing political impasse. However, he ruled out any immediate possibility of dialogue, pushed by different quarters of the society, and asserted that the stalemate will be “resolved on the streets”. “Khaleda Zia can...

Hartal in Sylhet division Thursday

Hartal in Sylhet division Thursday

The BNP-led 20-party alliance has called a dawn-to-dusk hartal (shutdown) in Sylhet division for Thursday protesting an arson case filed against its chief Khaleda Zia in Comilla. Nasim Hossain, a member of the Sylhet city unit committee, this afternoon told our local correspondent that they will enforce the daylong shutdown across the division the...

Trucker, helper burnt in Ctg petrol bomb attack

Trucker, helper burnt in Ctg petrol bomb attack

A trucker and his helper suffered burn injuries as miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at his vehicle in Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong this morning. The arson attack took place on Dhaka­- Chittagong highway on the 21st day of the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s countrywide nonstop blockade that started from January 5. Truck driver Azizur Rahman, 35...

Koko buried at Banani graveyard

Koko buried at Banani graveyard

Arafat Rahman Koko, younger son of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, was laid to eternal rest at Banani graveyard in Dhaka this evening. He was buried at grave No. 1838/147, lane No. 18 and block-B of Banani civil graveyard around 6:45pm. Earlier in the afternoon, a large number of people participated in Koko’s namaz-e-janaza at the...

22 BNP, Jamaat, Tahrir men held in Dhaka

At least 22 activists of the BNP, Jamaat-e-Islami and the Hizb ut-Tahrir were detained from Dhaka today during the second day of countrywide hartal of the 20-party alliance amidst blockade. They were all arrested from inside the city over charges of subversive activities, a text message from the Dhaka Metropolitan Police said this morning. Further details are awaited. Otherwise, no major incidents were reported from Dhaka all morning. Traffic inside Dhaka metropolitan was buzzing since morning. Intercity buses of Mirpur, Farmgate, Gulistan,...

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