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Movement

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."

No reason to be feared: Abbas to govt

No reason to be feared: Abbas to govt

BNP’s new Dhaka city chief Mirza Abbas today said the Awami League government has no reason to get feared of opposition’s movement as what he said the anti-government agitation would be “peaceful and democratic”. “But do not let loose your [the government] cadre groups and do not attack us. You will have to provide us opportunity to wage normal agitation,” Abbas said at an iftar programme at the capital’s Ladies Club.  The Dhaka Medical College Hospital unit of Doctors Association of Bangladesh, a platform of pro-BNP physicians, arranged the iftar. This was Abbas’s maiden appearance before the public and media since the announcement of the 56-member committee of the party’s crucial chapter...

Govt to be forced to hold polls: Khaleda

Govt to be forced to hold polls: Khaleda

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today said the BNP-led 20-party alliance would force the Sheikh Hasina government to hold a fresh national election under a non-party administration through massive movement after Eid. The BNP chief said this at an Iftar programme at a city hotel. National Democratic Party, a component in the 20-party alliance, organised the programme in honour of politicians. In her brief speech, Khaleda, also chief of the alliance, said people are ready to wage movement against the government as they have expressed their no confidence in the Hasina administration by rejecting the January 5 polls. “People did not go to election centres to cast their votes in the January 5 polls...

Post-Eid Movement

PM hits back at BNP threat

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday cautioned the BNP on its threat to stage anti-government protests after Eid, saying the government would not tolerate people's sufferings in the name of movement. "The BNP threatens to wage movement after Eid to topple the government. No one will be allowed to play with people's fate," she said in her valedictory speech at the budget session of the 10th parliament. People will not forget the brutalities the party had carried out before the January 5...

BAU students demand death penalty for Saad killers

BAU students demand death penalty for Saad killers

Academic and administrative activities came to a halt at Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) as students started an indefinite strike today, demanding immediate arrest and capital punishment to the killers of Saad Ibney Momtaj. Saad, a final-year student of BAU fisheries faculty, died at a private clinic in Mymensingh town on April 1, a day...

STRATEGICALLY SPEAKING

BNP in the political doldrums

THE country's second largest political party is running out of steam. Little wonder that outlandish claims are being made about late president Zia. To say anything more about it except that such remarks are but a way of telling the party supporters that “we are still here” is to dignify rubbish. However, we are sometimes alarmed by BNP's threat to launch movement against the government, the latest being made by the acting secretary general of the party after his release...

RMG workers clash with cops in Mirpur

RMG workers clash with cops in Mirpur

Traffic movement on Mirpur Road of the capital remained suspended for nearly one hour following a clash between the apparel workers and law enforcers today over payment of dues. No injury was reported from the clash. The agitating workers also vandalised four to five vehicles on the busy road during the clash. The vehicular movement on...

Language movement veteran Sayeed Uddin passes away

Language movement veteran Sayeed Uddin passes away

Language movement veteran Sayeed Uddin Ahmed passed away due to old age complexity at Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) early today. He was 84. He breathed his last around 3:00am six days after he had been admitted at Incentive Care Unit (ICU) at RMCH, Robi Uddin Ahmed Shahin, a son of the language hero, told The Daily Star. Ahmed was one of the founder members of first Shaheed Minar established on New Hostel premises in Rajshahi Government College in 1952, claimed Ruhul Amin Pramanik, president of Rajshahi Writers' Association, reports our Rajshahi correspondent. He left behind his three sons, one daughter and innumerable fans and well-wishers to mourn his death. He will...

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