Politics

Charges framed against Tarique, 3 others in sedition case

  

Pns: A Dhaka court has framed charges against BNP Senior Vice-chairman Tarique Rahman, former ETV Chairman Abdus Salam and two others in a sedition case.The two other accused are former ETV chief reporter Mahathir Farooki Khan and former special correspondent Kanak Sarwar.Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Kamrul Hossain Molla on Monday fixed January 15 for trial of the case.On 8 January 2015, the sedition case was filed with Tejgaon police station over the live telecast of a...

HC stays trial of Fakhrul in violence case

  

Pns: The High Court on Monday stayed the trial proceedings of a violence case filed against BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir with Paltan Police Station in 2015. An HC bench of Justice Md Miftah Uddin Choudhury and Justice Zafar Ahmed passed the order following a petition filed by Mirza Fakhrul.The HC also issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why the trial proceedings of the case against Fakhrul should not be cancelled.Advocate Zainul Abedin...

Poll observers lay stress on neutrality

  

Pns: Election observers, yesterday, said that local election observers will remain impartial during the elections as they will be appointed with proper identification. They also said that there is no instance in the history of Bangladesh where the Election Commission had expelled any observer for the violation of the observer rules and regulations. Lauding the Election Observer Policy (Amendment) Act, 2017, they said if the policy is followed properly there would be no question regarding the...

Ruling party men behind question paper leak: BNP

  

Pns: Describing the question paper leak as a 'killer disease' in the country's education sector, BNP on Sunday alleged that influential ruling party men are behind it. Speaking at a press conference at BNP's Nayapaltan central office, party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi also alleged that a deep-rooted plot is on to destroy the country's education system to turn Bangladesh into a subservient country."Question paper leakage has now become like a killer disease in...

Minar gets 6 months bail in Ekram murder case

  

Pns: The High Court on Sunday granted a six months interim bail to BNP leader Mahtab Uddin Chowdhury Minar in Fulgazi upazila parishad chairman Ekramul Haque killing case. An HC bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil granted the bail on condition of depositing his passport to the court.Advocate Munsurul Haq Chowdhury stood for Minar while Attorney General Mahbybey Alam represented the state.The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on March 19 directed...

Khaleda hampering trials: Quader

  

Pns: The Awami League (AL) general secretary, Obaidul Quader, has said that BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has been hampering the work of the judiciary by repeatedly seeking time from the court. “It's not true that the court is harassing her [Khaleda], rather she is harassing the court by seeking time by citing her illness. This way, she is hampering the work of the judiciary,” he said while addressing an extended meeting of the Dhaka City North Awami League in the city yesterday (Friday)....

BNP finds AL poll proposals ‘unconducive’

  

Pns: BNP yesterday termed unconducive the Awami League’s 11-point proposal placed before the Election Commission to fair polls as the party thinks those are framed with a motive to control the election and manipulate its results, reports UNB. “Awami-League’s proposals are not conducive to democracy and a credible election. The proposals were made with a trick to control the election, the media, and election observers and to manipulate the results which completely go against public opinion,”...

AL’s 11-point proposal ‘unconducive’ : BNP

  

Pns: BNP on Friday termed unconducive the Awami League's 11-point proposal placed before the Election Commission to fair polls as the party thinks those are framed with a motive to control the election and manipulate its results. "Awami-League's proposals are not conducive to democracy and a credible election. The proposals were made with a trick to control the election, the media, and election observers and to manipulate the results which completely go against public opinion," said...

Nagorik Oikya seeks election-time govt

  

Pns: Nagorik Oikya on Thursday placed a 12-point proposal, including holding the next polls under an election-time neutral administration, dissolving parliament before the polls and deployment of army with magistracy power, for ensuring a credible national election. Its convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna, on behalf of the party, placed the suggestions at a press conference at the Jatiya Press Club."The national election is unlikely to be minimally credible under the current...

I’m being harassed in the name of trial’: Khaleda

  

Pns: Terming the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case totally a ‘false, baseless and motivated one’, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Thursday said she has long been subjected to harassment and sufferings in the name of trial of the case filed against her. While giving her self-defence statement in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case before the makeshift court of Special Judge-5 at Bakshibazar, the BNP chief also claimed not a single taka of the trust was neither misused nor...

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