It was the cabinet's oath-taking night after the 2001 parliamentary elections. The phone rang in the newsroom of The Daily Star. On the other end of the phone was the quivering voice of a man who, in his Dhaka University student days, was an infamous “armed cadre” of a political party.
The High Court clears the way for trial court to run the trial proceedings against BNP leader Tarique Rahman and three others in a case filed on charge of bribery.
Former state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar has been taken to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital for medical checkup.
A Sylhet court frames 32 people in the murder case of Awami League leader and former finance minister SAMS Kibria.
That humid August afternoon changed Bangladesh politics, perhaps forever. An Awami League rally was in progress at the Bangabandhu Avenue and it was around 5.15pm at the fag end of the rally when Sheikh Hasina, then the opposition leader, started her speech from the top of an open truck.