Category: Politics

‘Lady Hitler’ Hasina running Bangladesh, BNP chief Khaleda tells London meeting

REF: Khaleda Zia has called for ‘national unity’ to topple the Awami League government, claiming Sheikh Hasina has established ‘monarchy’ in Bangladesh.

 

The BNP chairperson, with son Tarique Rahman at her side, launched a scathing attack on the governing Awami League at a meeting organised by her party’s UK chapter at Park Plaza Riverbank London hotel on Sunday evening (local time).

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Finance Minister Muhith lambasts US policy towards Bangladesh after fresh travel warning

REF: Peeved by Washington’s latest advisory to its citizens, Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith has ripped at the United States for its policy towards Bangladesh.

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“The US has been behaving this way since the Awami League-led government came to power,” he said at a media briefing at the Secretariat on Sunday.

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BNP leader Khaleda Zia, her son Tarique Rahman reunite in London

REF: In an emotional reunion, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday met all of her family members together after seven years.

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It happened in London after she arrived at Heathrow Airport at 12:50pm Bangladesh time by an Emirates flight. Her elder son Tarique Rahman received the former premier with a garland, a UK-based Bangladeshi journalist told The Daily Star.

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Formation of ‘pro-government children’s front’, Sishu League, comes to light

REF: An organisation called ‘Bangladesh Awami Sishu (children) League’ has been formed, adding to the long list of over a hundred organisations operating with ‘Awami League’, ‘Bangabandhu’ and ‘Jatir Pita’ in their names.

Md Faisal Ahammad Munshi, General Secretary of Demra unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League, told bdnews24.com he formed the organisation two years ago.

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Awami League MP Badi allegedly beats up Upazila council engineer

REF: In news often for alleged involvement in Yaba smuggling and harbouring Rohingyas, Awami League MP from Cox’s Bazar Abdur Rahman Badi is now accused of assaulting an engineer.

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The said incident occurred during the monthly meeting of Ukhia Upazila Parishad on Wednesday, according to witnesses.

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Bangladesh HC clears way for trial of BNP chief Khaleda Zia

REF: The High Court yesterday directed BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to surrender before a lower court within two months to face trial in the Gatco graft case.

 

The two-month countdown will begin only after the HC verdict has been received by the lower court — the Special Judge’s Court-3 of Dhaka.The HC came up with the verdict after rejecting the BNP chief’s two writ petitions that challenged the legality of filing the case and her trial in it. Read more →

Suranjit Sengupta thinks losing portfolio is no big deal for Syed Ashraf

REF: Veteran Awami League leader Suranjit Sengupta thinks losing a portfolio is “not a big deal” for party General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam.He said on Friday that it was the prime minister’s “prerogative to decide which minister will get what portfolio”.
“It’s her constitutional responsibility. This is an ongoing process.”Sengupta, a member of Awami League Advisory Council, was speaking at a discussion on current political situation at Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh auditorium in Dhaka.
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Former minister Latif Siddique freed on bail in cases for ‘hurting religious sensitivities’

REF: Former telecoms minister Adbul Latif Siddique has been released from jail after securing bails in several cases that accuse him of ‘hurting religious sentiment’.

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Dhaka Central Jail’s Senior Superintendent Farman Ali told bdnews24.com that the former Awami League presidium member was released from the prison cell of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia arrives at Bakshibazar court for graft cases hearing

REF: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has arrived at the third Special Judge’s Court for a hearing of the Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases.

She entered the courtroom set up near Bakshibazar’s Alia Madrasa around 10:35am on Thursday amidst tight security measures.The former prime minister is accused of being involved in siphoning off Tk 52.5 million funds from the charities.

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Results would be better sans BNP shutdowns, PM Hasina says

REF: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina thinks the success rate in SSC and equivalent examinations would have been higher than last year if the BNP-Jamaat alliance had desisted from blockades and shutdowns.

“We registered 91 percent pass rate last year. I wished that would be better this time,” she said.
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