Politics

BNP becoming irrelevant just like Muslim League : Quader

  

PNS Desk: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said the BNP’s stature and standing as a political party is at an all time low, and the party is gradually making itself irrelevant just like the Muslim League.He made the comment while speaking to reporters at Mawa area of Munshiganj on Friday.Earlier the same day, Quader inspected construction progress of the Padma Bridge Project in Mawa, and preparations undertaken for the scheduled visit of Prime Minister Sheikh...

No question of Tarique’s resignation: BNP

  

PNS Desk: BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday said there is no question of Tarique Rahman’s resignation from the party post following his conviction in the August 21 grenade attack cases.“The lower court’s verdict is the reflection of political vengeance. It was given with an evil motive to weaken BNP. So, there’s no question of Tarique Rahman’s resignation based on such a verdict,” he said, reports UNB.He came up with the remarks while speaking at a press...

Fakhrul files GD over fake FB accounts in his name

  

PNS Desk: BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir filed a general diary with Paltan Police Station on Thursday seeking action against those opened fake Facebook accounts in his name.Fakhrul's personal secretary Yunus Ali said the BNP secretary general lodged the GD in the afternoon.In the GD, he said, the BNP secretary general said though he did not open any account on the Facebook, there are many fake accounts available in his name.He urged the law enforcers to take...

People won't accept unity with Aug 21 killers: Quader

  

PNS Desk: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Thursday said the country’s people would never accept any ‘Jatiya Oikkya’ (national unity) with the killers of August 21, 2004. “Those talking about democracy, rule of law and ethics in every word will make unity with the killers of August 21…The people of the country would never trust and accept them,” he said, speaking at a conference at the auditorium of Institution of Engineers’ Bangladesh (IEB) in the capital....

AL demands death sentence for Tarique Rahman after August 21 grenade attack verdict

  

PNS Desk: Awami League General Obaidul Quader on Wednesday demanded the death penalty for acting BNP chairperson Tarique Rahman over his involvement in the grenade attack on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, during an Awami League rally on August 21, 2004. “Awami League will go to the higher court and will file a writ petition demanding the highest punishment for Tarique and Khaleda Zia,” Quader said in a press conference at the Awami League president’s Dhanmondi office. “Mufti Hannan...

Justice served in August 21 grenade attack case : Home minister

  

PNS Desk: Providing his reaction to the much anticipated verdict of the August 21 Grenade attack case, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said he believes that justice has been served.He added: “The verdict has proved that those involved in criminal activities, will never be able to evade punishment.He was speaking to the reporters in front of the secretariat on Wednesday.“As we saw [from the verdict], some police officials and high-ups from different government agencies were...

BNP rejects Aug 21 grenade attack case verdict

  

PNS Desk: BNP on Wednesday turned down the verdict in the August 21 grenade attack cases, saying it has been given at the ‘behest of the government’ with a political motive, UNB reports. “BNP thinks that the verdict is a politically motivated one. It’s a naked manifestation of satisfying government’s political vengeance,” said BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. Speaking at a press conference at BNP's Nayapaltan central office, he further said, “We reject the...

Tarique deserves death penalty: Law Minister

  

PNS Desk: Expressing satisfaction over the verdict in the cases regarding August 21, 2004 grenade attack, Law Minister Anisul Huq said Tarique Rahman was the main hero (mastermind) behind the attack and he deserves death penalty, reports BSS.Asked about whether he is satisfied with the verdict, he said at his secretariat office, “We are satisfied with the verdict. But the main hero(mastermind) behind the attack was Begum Khaleda Zia’s eldest son Tarique Rahman and he deserves death...

BNP progs after reviewing Aug-21 case verdict: Rizvi

  

PNS Desk: BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Wednesday hinted that their party may announce action programmes reviewing the verdict in August-21 grenade attack cases to be delivered on Wednesday, reports UNB. "We'll give our reaction after observing tomorrow's (Wednesday's) verdict. But whatever we do, it'll be peaceful," he said. Speaking at a press conference at the party's Nayapaltan central office, the BNP leader also said they will not announce any...

Tarique mastermind of August 21 grenade attack: Quader

  

PNS Desk: “Tarique Zia has masterminded the attack from Hawya Bhaban and it is known to all,” Quader came up with the remarks this noon when the Special Trial Tribunal is all set to deliver the verdict tomorrow.Talking to reporters at the Manik Mia Avenue in Dhaka, Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, however said he does not want to make any comments before announcement of the verdict. Alongside, the Awami League also expressed his party’s hope of getting justice from...

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