Politics

Govt tarnished judiciary’s image: Moudud

  

Pns: BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Friday alleged that the government has tarnished the judiciary's image by sending Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha on 'forced' leave. "The Chief Justice is the symbol of justice and the judiciary. He is an institution who represents the independence of the judiciary. The government has dented the dignity and image of the judiciary with what it did with whim," he said.Speaking at a discussion, the BNP leader further said, "Today, I won't...

Khaleda’s counsel TM Akbar dies

  

Pns: M Akbar, one of the counsels of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and former president of Dhaka Bar Association , died of brain haemorrhage here on Thursday. He was 86. Akbar suddenly collapsed on the ground at the makeshift court on Bakshibazar Alia Madrasah premises while attending the hearing in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case, said Khaleda's another lawyer Sanaullah Miah.He said the veteran lawyer was taken to Birdem Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.Doctors...

BNP trying to create anarchy over Rohingya issue: Quader

  

Pns: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Thursday alleged that BNP is trying to create anarchy in the country over the Rohingya issue. "They (BNP) has started ill politics over the Rohingya issue as they did centering the Chief Justice," the minister told newsmen while distributing relief materials among the Rohingya people at Kutupalang Rohingya camp here. Warning that any evil force might get into the Rohingyas, Quader, also Awami League general secretary,...

BNP an orphan in politics’: Quader

  

Pns: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said BNP has orphaned itself politically by practicing negative politics.The minister came up with the remark at a press conference at hotel at Kalatali in the district town. “BNP several times claimed that the government doesn’t have any diplomatic success in sending back Rohingyas.Now, Myanmar government has decided to take back Rohingyas amid international pressure. It became possible due to the...

Gayeshwar skeptical about next general election

  

Pns: Voicing doubt about timely holding of the next general election, BNP senior leader Gayeshwar Chandra on Monday said there is no alternative to ousting the Sheikh Hasina-led government through a movement, reports UNB. “The next general election is uncertain as Sheikh Hasina still could not assure any local and international power that she’ll be able to stage a comeback from field by holding another January-5 like election,” he said.Speaking at a discussion programme, he...

BNP again extends member collection drive

  

Pns: As the party has failed to reach its target of recruiting one crore new members, BNP has extended its member collection and membership renewal drive by one more month until November 1. Party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi came up with the announcement at a discussion programme in the city on Monday."A member collection and membership renewal drive of our party has been underway since July 1 across the country to strengthen our party's organisational...

AL leader slaughtered in Kishoreganj

  

Pns: A local leader of Awami League (AL) was slaughtered in Mendipur area of Bhairab upazila on Saturday midnight. Some miscreants attacked Manik Mia, AL general secretary of ward no 8 of Sadekpur union, son of Lalu Mia of Mendipur area of Bhairab, over previous enmity when he was returning home from Bhairab bazar around 12:00am, police said quoting locals.The miscreants severed hands and legs of Manik after slaughtering him, said Md Mokhlesur Rahman, officer in charge of Bhairab...

Govt now diplomatically ‘orphan’, alleges BNP

  

Pns: BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Saturday said the government has turned 'orphan' diplomatically with no support from close foreign friends over Rohingya issue. "When the Chinese President visited Bangladesh, our Prime Minister said Bangladesh-China diplomatic ties reached its peak. Despite getting nothing during her India tour, she also said the relations between the two countries as tall as the Himalaya. But neither China nor India is now with Bangladesh over...

BCL men vandalise clinic for ‘extortion

  

Pns:Leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) allegedly attacked and vandalised a private clinic in Ramganj upazila on Friday night over extortion. Md Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyan, manager of Prantik General Hospital, and witnesses said that a group of BCL leaders and activists riding on 15/20 motorcycles led by upazila BCL president Faisal Maal and general secretary Mehedi Hasan Shuvo attacked and stormed into the hospital at night.Around five people, including...

Amu visits Canada

  

Pns: Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu has left for Canada early Wednesday to visit technical standard regulatory institutes of Canada and United States with a view to gaining knowledge on technical regulatory act of the two countries, reports UNB. He is leading a six-member Bangladesh delegation. Delegation members include additional secretary of Industries Ministry Begum Parag, joint chief of Planning Ministry Md Sayeduzzaman, deputy chief of Industries Ministry Md Anwarul...

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