politicians

Govt turning country into 'security state'

The government wants to hold on to power, using law enforcers, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday said, accusing it of turning the country into a "security state”.

April 7, 2016
April 7, 2016

Arrest order for Tangail MP, 9 others

A Tangail court yesterday issued arrest warrants against 10 fugitives, including Awami League lawmaker Amanur Rahman Khan Rana and his three brothers, in a case filed over the killing of Tangail AL leader Faruk Ahmed.

January 17, 2016
January 17, 2016

Govt turning country into 'security state'

The government wants to hold on to power, using law enforcers, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday said, accusing it of turning the country into a "security state”.

January 12, 2016
January 12, 2016

Impossible to forget

For 91 days from January 5 to April 5 last year, there was hardly a single day when innocent people were not burnt to death or injured in arson attacks on public transports.

January 8, 2016
January 8, 2016

IOJ splits again, quits 20-party

Ending its 17-year ties with the BNP-led alliance, a faction of the Islami Oikya Jote led by Abdul Latif Nejami yesterday quit the combine. Nejami, chairman of the Qawmi madrasa-based IOJ's faction, made the announcement at its triennial council at the capital's Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh. Talking to The Daily Star, several leaders of the Islamist party faction said they had no alternative but to quit the BNP-led alliance, as the government put “huge pressure” on them to quit the opposition combine.

January 7, 2016
January 7, 2016

Signs of rare tolerance bring relief

The BNP is now concentrating on “positive politics” with nonviolent programmes like rallies, discussions, and human chains to compel the government to initiate talks with all political parties for an immediate national election.

January 7, 2016
January 7, 2016

A shiny day in politics

It was a different day in our politics, imbued with hope that any flashpoint could be avoided with a democratic spirit. The ruling Awami League and its rival BNP deserve praise for making this difference on Tuesday.

January 6, 2016
January 6, 2016

A mother's light has gone out

For 91 days from January 6 to April 4 last year, there was hardly a single day when innocent people were not burnt to death or injured in arson attacks on public transports.

January 6, 2016
January 6, 2016

For democracy, no need to kill people

Bitterly criticising the BNP for its violent agitation last year, the ruling Awami League has called on its political foe to return to peaceful politics.

January 6, 2016
January 6, 2016

Grievances now forgotten

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday urged the government to open talks with all political parties to find a solution to the “ongoing political crisis and restore democracy” in the country.

January 5, 2016
January 5, 2016

Rally permitted with conditions

The BNP can hold today's rallies in Dhaka and Chittagong, but there are conditions.