Politics

AL “beneficiary” of Aug-21 grenade attack: Fakhrul

  

PNS Desk: Claiming that their party leaders had no involvement in the incident, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday said Awami League is the “beneficiary” of August-21 grenade attack cases. “The verdict in August-21 cases is likely to be pronounced tomorrow (Wednesday). Though there have been many talks over the verdict of the cases, there’s no effort to unearth the fact. I can firmly say no BNP leader, including Tarique Rahman, Abdus Salam Pintu and Lutfuzzaman...

Over 25 lakh BNP activists implicated in 90,340 ‘false’ cases in 10 years: Fakhrul

  

PNS Desk: Presenting statistics that the party’s 25,70,547 leaders and activists have been implicated in 90,340 false cases over the last 10 years, BNP on Saturday alleged that the government is taking all possible steps to keep BNP away from the next election. “Around 90,340 false cases have been filed against 25,70,547 people till September 30 since 2009. This is incredible! Besides, 276,277 people have been made accused in 4149 fictitious cases from September 1 to October 5,” said BNP...

BNP concerned at growing arrests of activists

  

PNS Desk: BNP on Friday voiced deep concern over the rise in the arrest of its leaders and activists in ‘fictitious’ cases as around 4,650 were arrested over the last one month. Speaking at a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office, party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi also alleged that the verdict in the August-21 case is being given before the national election with a ‘political motive’. “The number of arrests in the fictitious cases is...

Election will not wait for anyone, reiterates Tofail

  

PNS Desk: Mentioning that the Sheikh Hasina-led government will act as the election-time government, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Friday said if any political party does not join it, it will be its own decision. “The election will not wait for none,” he said while speaking at a function marking the distribution of family silos among people of coastal regions at Sadar upazila parishad conference room. Tofail also said the Election Commission will conduct the election which will...

Padma bridge to be named after Padma river: Quader

  

PNS Desk: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Thursday said the much-awaited Padma bridge will be named after the river as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina canceled the proposal of naming the bridge after her.“Lawmakers and people of all classes including cultural organizers demanded for naming the Padma bridge after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as she took the challenge to build the bridge with the country’s own fund. But the prime minister gave directive to name the Padma...

Order on writ petition seeking Khaleda's treatment Thursday

  

PNS Desk: The High Court on Wednesday fixed Thursday to pass an order on a writ petition seeking its directive on the authorities concerned for providing better treatment to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a specialised hospital.An HC bench comprising Justice Sheikh Hasan Arif and Justice Rajik Al Jalil fixed the date after completing the hearing on the petition.Former attorney general A J Mohammad Ali and Barriester Mahbub Uddin Khokon stood for Khaleda and attorney general...

AL wants unity with left-leaning parties: Quader

  

PNS Desk: Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today called upon the pro-liberation political parties to forge unity against the communal forces.“We want to forge national unity among the pro-liberation political parties against the communal and anti-liberation forces and corruption, terrorism and ill politics,” he told a rally at Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) auditorium here.Samyabadi Dal organized the rally marking its 71st founding anniversary with the...

Sinha to be brought back: Law minister

  

PNS Desk: Claiming that former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has no allegiance towards the country, Law Minister Anisul Huq on Tuesday said he will be brought back home through a legal process.He made the remarks while talking to reporters after inaugurating software and an app of National Legal Aid Services Organisation at the Judicial Administration Training Institute in the city.As his book ‘Broken Dream: Rule of Law, Human Rights and Democracy’ has failed to fulfill his...

Acceptable polls possible if govt wants: BNP

  

PNS Desk: BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan on Tuesday said an acceptable election can be arranged without any movement if the government reaches an understanding through talks."We've no option but to forge a movement if we want to build a happy and prosperous Bangladesh through a credible election. We can also do it without a movement if the government engages in talks over the demands we've placed," he said.Speaking at a discussion, the BNP leader further said, "The government...

BNP support left parties to protest power price hike

  

Pns: BNP has extended its support to Thursday’s general strike called by the left parties protesting the latest power price hike.Following the new tariff announcement on November 23, leftists called an eight-hour countrywide shutdown.On Wednesday, senior BNP leader Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said: “We consider this shutdown to be rational for the sake of people. We support tomorrow’s hartal by left parties.”The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission raised the retail power prices by Tk...

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