Politics

BNP blasts govt for not sheltering fleeing Rohingyas

  

Pns: BNP on Tuesday alleged that the government is not providing shelter to the Rohingyas fleeing from violence-hit Myanmar to brand itself as an 'anti-Muslim administration' to the global community. "Thousands of Rohingyas had been provided with shelter, food, water and medicine during Ziaur Rahman's rule under such a situation. Sheikh Hasina you're not willing to give shelter to Rohingyas as you want to introduce yourself as anti-Muslim to the world community," said BNP senior...

Two parties propose poll-time interim govt

  

Pns: Two political parties yesterday proposed handing over power to a caretaker government or a supportive government after dissolution of Parliament for holding free, fair and impartial general elections. The parties also demanded the deployment of the Army with magistracy power 30 days prior to the national elections.They also wanted the Army to be in the field for 15 days after the elections. The Election Commission (EC) held dialogues with Bangladesh Muslim League (BML) and...

Provide shelter to fleeing Rohingyas: Khaleda

  

Pns: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday called upon the government and law enforcement agencies to provide shelter and security to the Rohingya people who are fleeing their homeland Myanmar to save their lives following a fresh violence there. She also hoped that the Myanmar government will move ahead with a wise and farsighted policy to ensure the security of life and residence of Rohingyas and stop bloody violence against them.In a statement, Khaleda said, "Myanmar's...

EC to hold dialogues with 2 political parties tomorrow

  

The Election Commission (EC) will hold dialogues with two political parties -- Bangladesh Muslim League (BML) and Khelafat Majlish -- tomorrow at the EC Bhaban in Agargaon here. The dialogue will begin with BML at 11 am while with Khelafat Majlish at 3 pm, said EC Secretariat Acting Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed.The EC began holding dialogues with the registered political parties on 24 August, he said.On the first day, the EC held the dialogue with Bangladesh Sangskritik Jote....

Govt out to ‘destroy’ state’s basic pillars: Mosharraf

  

Pns: BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Sunday alleged that the government is conspiring to 'destroy' the state's basic pillars to enforce a 'one-party' rule on people. "The government is carrying out all of its activities to indirectly restore one-party Baksal rule through ruining the country's all institutions. They're now plotting to destroy the three main pillars of the state," he said.The BNP leader came up with the allegation while speaking at a discussion...

EC marks 30 upazilas in Ctg division as risky zones

  

Pns: The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday identified 30 Upazilas in four districts of Chittagong division as most risky zones to check enlistment of Rohingya nationals of Myanmar in the voter list. The EC has also formed special committee in 30 Upazilas comprising Upazila Nirbahi Officers (UNO) and Upazila Election Commissioner as convener and member secretary respectively so that none can be voter without the approval of the committee.EC secretary Helal Uddin disclosed this...

BNP can resist any ‘onslaught’ on judiciary, Mahbub to AL

  

Pns: BNP vice chairman Khandaker Mahbub Hossain on Friday warned the ruling Awami League that BNP has the capacity to resist any 'onslaught' on the judiciary. "They (AL) have taken to the streets against the court. They're demonstrating that they even can kick on the door of the court. But, if any attack is made on the court, the last resort for justice, BNP has the capability to resist it," he said.Mahbub, also an ex-Supreme Court Bar Association president, came up with the...

B Chy, Dr Kamal seek greater ‘political force

  

Pns: Former President Badruddoza Chowdhury and Gano Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain have called for a national unity for the emergence of a greater political force. They came up with the call in a joint statement issued on Thursday. “We call upon all those who love the country, believe in the country’s Liberation War, independence and sovereignty to get united to build a progressive Bangladesh ensuring the full rights of all communities live both in plains and hills,” the...

Trial of grenade attacks to be completed by govt tenure: Quader

  

Pns: Awami League (AL) General Secretary and also Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Thursday expressed hope that the trial of the gruesome grenade attacks on AL rally on August 21, 2004 will be completed by the tenure of incumbent government. "There is no doubt that BNP-Jamaat alliance was involved in the attacks. Different incidents after the attacks have proved their involvement with the attacks," he told newsmen after paying tributes to Awami League leader...

BNP creating toxic environment over 16th amendment verdict: Quader

  

Pns: Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said BNP is creating a poisonous environment over the court verdict on the 16th constitutional amendment. "They want to create 1/11 again in the country...But it will not happen on the soil of Bangladesh," he said, speaking as the chief guest, at a meeting at the Jatiya Krira Parishad auditorium here.Sheikh Russel Shishu-Kishore Parishad (SRSKP) organized the discussion marking the 42nd martyrdom anniversary of...

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