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Oust-govt movement soon: Khaleda

Oust-govt movement soon: Khaleda

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today said that they would launch a movement soon to oust the government as it did not pay heed to their demand for holding an election under a non-party administration.  “The backs of the people have been pushed against the wall. The government did not pay heed to our peaceful...

Vessel Movement Thru' Sundarbans

BIWTA to revive original route

BIWTA to revive original route

It took the Southern Star-7 disaster for the BIWTA to wake up and hurry with the dredging of Mongla-Ghasiakhali channel and restore the navigability on the original route for commercial vessels. Vessels were using an alternative route via the Shela river through the Sundarbans for over a decade as the channel lost its navigability....

13 hurt, 3 held after cops maul DU entry seekers

13 hurt, 3 held after cops maul DU entry seekers

At least 13 were injured and three detained after police used water cannon and batons to maul Dhaka University second-time admission seekers in Shahbagh today. Admission seekers assembled at the TSC intersection at DU campus around 11:30am and began a march towards the Prime Minister’s Office to hand a memo, witnesses said. Policemen charged batons...

Avoid grouping, get united, Khaleda tells BNP men

Avoid grouping, get united, Khaleda tells BNP men

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today called upon her party men to shun the path of grouping and get united for launching a movement against the government. “The countrymen have been annoyed by the misdeeds of the illegal government and they will remove it from the power by giving a mass beating,” she said while...

Hold dialogue or face movement: Khaleda Zia

Hold dialogue or face movement: Khaleda Zia

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has threatened that she would wage a harsher movement against the ‘Sheikh Hasina-led illegal government’ if it does not arrange immediate talks for an inclusive general election. “We have given 10-month to the ‘Sheikh Hasina led illegal government’ for dialogue but it did not pay any heed. We won't do...

Khaleda to visit 4 dists in Oct, Nov

Khaleda to visit 4 dists in Oct, Nov

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is scheduled to visit four districts during the months of October and November to garner public support in favour of the party's demand for an immediate election under a nonparty caretaker system. BNP-led 20-party alliance will arrange four rallies in Nilphamari and Natore on October 23 and 30, the party’s...

Language Movement Hero Abdul Matin's Death

Nation mourns

President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, and different politicians and organisations have expressed their condolences at the death of Language Movement hero Abdul Matin. Matin, 88, breathed his last at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) yesterday morning. Hamid, who is currently in Saudi Arabia, in his message said the nation has lost a legend of the Language Movement. In a similar message, Sheikh Hasina termed Matin's demise “the end of a living history.” “The first step for the independence of the...

Khaleda co-opts idea from AL

Appreciating BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for her “realisation” that a movement can not be waged by fixing a timeframe, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday said she co-opted the political idea from the ruling Awami League. “This is our notion…I congratulate her for realising that any movement can not be launched by setting a deadline,” he told journalists at his office after exchanging greetings with officials and employees of his ministry on the first workday after the Eid-ul-Azha holiday. While exchanging Eid...

No alternative to movement: Fakhrul

No alternative to movement: Fakhrul

BNP spokesperson Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today said the “illegal” government is snatching away people’s rights by enacting various acts and formulating policies like National Broadcast Policy-2014 to cling to power forever. He threatened to go for a tougher movement to oust the government saying: “There is no alternative to staging all-out movement to...

Govt not worried about BNP demo: Syed Ashraf

Govt not worried about BNP demo: Syed Ashraf

The government is not worried about any violence in the wake of the opposition BNP's announcement of an anti-government movement after the Eid, ruling Awami League general secretary said today. "We hope BNP would hold its demonstration peacefully," Syed Ashraful Islam said while exchanging Eid greetings with journalists at his office at Secretariat. Asked about the ruling party's strategy to deal with the anti-government agitation, Ashraf, also the LGRD minister, replied: "We are now busy preparing to observe the National Mourning Day on August 15."

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