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    People suffering from ‘digital phobia’: BNP

    BNP says the countrymen are now suffering from “digital phobia” as the government has recently enacted much-talked-about Digital Security Act 2018 to “restrict” freedom of expression.

  • Bangladesh General Election 2018

    BNP looks to 'forgotten ones'

    In a bid to strengthen the party ahead of the next general election, the BNP high-ups have launched an initiative to reinstate expelled leaders and reformists who became politically inactive after the 1/11 changeover.

  • 4,100 cases filed to keep BNP off polls

    The BNP yesterday alleged that over 4,100 cases were lodged against around 8.6 lakh named and 2.76 lakh unnamed party men since September 1 to keep it away from the upcoming general elections.

  • 7 BNP Leader got High Court Anticipatory Bail

    Fakhrul, 6 other BNP leaders get bail from HC

    Seven top BNP leaders, including its Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, yesterday secured anticipatory bail from the High Court in a criminal case filed for allegedly “provoking people against the state”.

  • Bangladesh General Election 2018

    BNP in Run-up to Polls: Case-spree hints at a rough ride

    The case filing spree that resumes after about three years' gap is making BNP leaders rethink strategies as they fear the days before the national elections will not be smooth for them.

  • BNP Standing Committee Member Nazrul Islam Khan

    BNP will be at forefront of 'greater unity'

    BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan yesterday said their party will be in the frontline of a movement to be launched under “greater unity” platform to force the government to hold a credible national election.

  • Bangladesh Minister Obaidul Quader

    AL not countering BNP programmes: Quader

    Awami League is not countering BNP, rather it is holding its own programmes in an innocent manner, the party’s General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said.

  • Bangladesh General Election 2018

    Good governance, politics of unity in BNP’s manifesto

    Political opposition BNP pledges good governance and forging a politics of unity in the 12-point manifesto it unveils ahead of the general election.

  • Bangladesh General Election 2018

    BNP gets rally nod on 22 conditions

    With about three months before the national election, the BNP will come up with some specific demands, including polls under a nonpartisan administration, from its rally at Suhrawardy Udyan today.

  • BNP's meeting in Dhaka's Suhrawardy Udyan

    BNP says it deferred rally on police’s request

    BNP deferred their public meeting upon request of the police, the party’s Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says.

  • BNP’s senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi

    14-party, BNP plan rallies in Dhaka Saturday

    The ruling Awami League-led 14-party alliance will maintain control over Dhaka's streets on September 29, announced Mohammed Nasim, a presidium member of the party.

  • 7 BNP Leader got High Court Anticipatory Bail

    Pro-BNP lawyers get anticipatory bail

    The High Court (HC) yesterday granted anticipatory bail to more than 100 pro-BNP lawyers including its Vice Chairman Advocate Khandker Mahbub Hossain in several criminal cases.

  • BNP Leader Moudud Ahmed

    Non-partisan person at the helm

    The BNP has outlined a draft framework for the next polls-time government with a proposal for having a non-partisan administration on the basis of consensus among political parties upon dissolution of parliament.

  •  Ruhul Kabir Rizvi

    BNP calls public meeting in Dhaka Thursday

    Political opposition BNP has called for a demonstration rally in capital Dhaka for Thursday.

  • BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed

    BNP slams Quader for ‘using public transport in electioneering’

    BNP accuses Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader of illegally conducting their party's election campaign using government's vehicles.

  • High court hammer

    Writ petition seeks probe into cases against BNP activists

    Three pro-BNP lawyers yesterday filed a writ petition with the High Court seeking its directive on the government to form a high-powered commission to probe into the authenticity of the cases against the leaders and activists of BNP and other political parties.

  • Greater unity taking shape

    Several top BNP leaders shared the stage with Dr Kamal Hossain and Prof Badruddoza Chowdhury at a citizens' rally in the capital yesterday and extended full support to Jatiya Oikya Prokriya's three-point demand including formation of a polls-time neutral government.

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    'Evil spirit of Baksal'

    Branding the Digital Security Act as an 'evil spirit of Baksal', BNP yesterday alleged that the government has enacted the law to hide its 'massive corruption' and gag the media and people's voice.

  • BNP Joint Secretary Sohel

    Attacking Police Van: BNP joint secy-general Sohel on 5-day remand

    A Dhaka court yesterday placed BNP Joint Secretary General Habibun Nabi Khan Sohel on a five-day remand, in connection with a case filed over attacking a prison van near High Court area and snatching detainees in January this year.

  • BNP Joint Secretary Sohel arrested

    Habibun Nabi Sohel arrested

    Police pick up BNP Joint Secretary General Habib-un-Nabi Khan Sohel from Gulshan-2 area of Dhaka.

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    6 pro-BNP lawyers get anticipatory bail

    The High Court yesterday granted anticipatory bail to six pro-BNP lawyers including BNP Vice-Chairman Advocate Khandker Mahbub Hossain in 11 separate criminal cases.

  • Khaleda Zia's proper treatment

    ‘Proper treatment of Khaleda not possible by pro-ruling party doctors’

    BNP expresses its doubt over the proper treatment of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia by the medical team formed by “’pro-ruling party doctors”.

  • BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed

    Resist Digital Security Bill: Rizvi

    Terming it a dangerous “black law”, BNP yesterday urged people from all walks of life to put up a strong resistance against the Digital Security Bill, 2018.

  • BNP lobbying Donald Trump administration

    BNP hires US lobbyist: Politico

    BNP "appoints United State-based two firms for lobbying with the Trump administration" ahead of the 11th parliamentary elections, according to US-based newspaper the Politico.

  • BNP's Human Chain in Dhaka

    BNP to hold human chain in Dhaka tomorrow

    BNP will hold a human chain programme in Dhaka tomorrow demanding release of the party Chairperson Khaleda Zia.

  • No election with Khaleda behind bars

    The BNP has demanded that the government release its chief Khaleda Zia before the schedule for the upcoming national elections is announced. There would be no elections keeping the BNP chairperson behind bars, said senior leaders at a huge rally marking the party's 40th founding anniversary at the capital yesterday.

  • BNP vows to continue movement

    BNP takes a fresh vow to continue its movement for "ousting" the current government to "restore" democracy and people's rights.

  • BNP's Human Chain in Dhaka

    BNP allowed to hold 40th anniv rally at Nayapaltan

    BNP gets permission from police to hold its 40th founding anniversary rally at Dhaka's Nayapaltan on September 1.

  • BNP Standing Committee Member Nazrul Islam Khan

    BNP wants dialogue before polls schedule

    BNP Standing Committee Member Nazrul Islam Khan calls upon the authorities concerned to take steps for dialogues with political parties before announcing schedule of the upcoming general election.

  • BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed

    BNP to observe 40th anniversary on Sept 1

    BNP will hold a public rally in Dhaka on September 1 to observe the party's 40th founding anniversary.