Secretary Lu’s visit, against these backgrounds, reiterated the message of the past year that the US would like to see a fair and inclusive election in Bangladesh and that it is concerned about the shrinking civic space.
While the government insists the BNP would be given permission to hold its December 10 rally at no other place but the capital’s Suhrawardy Udyan, BNP leaders think it’s a ploy to prevent their activists from joining the rally.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said the US State Department's recent human report on the abuse of power by the country's law enforcement agencies is contradictory.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal says all Bangladeshi citizens who were threatened by militant or terror outfits will be given special protection.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan yesterday said 495 people have so far been arrested for illegal migration from neighbouring countries.
A BNP delegation will meet Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal tomorrow over medical treatment of its imprisoned Chairperson Khaleda Zia.
The government places a bar on more than one person riding on a motorbike on Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year. The motorcyclist also cannot carry any bag on shoulder or hand for security concern on the day, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal tells journalists.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan voices suspicion that top militant leader might be inside Atia Mahal, where the army is carrying out “Operation Twilight”.