Category: Politics

Salahuddin may be produced in court on Monday

REF: Meghalaya Police may produce BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed in a local court at 10 am on Monday.

 

The health condition of Ahmed, now under treatment at the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) in Shillong, is currently stated to be stable.

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BNP leader Salahuddin says he was kidnapped from Uttara

REF : Salahuddin Ahmed, the joint secretary general of BNP who went missing for over two months, says he does not know how he surfaced in this mountainous state capital of Meghalaya on Monday morning.

Ahmed, who identified himself as a senior political leader of BNP, claimed that he was kidnapped by unidentified group of people from Uttara in capital Dhaka on the night of March 10.

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Awami League-backed candidates win city corporation elections marred by massive fraud

REF: The Awami League-backed candidates have swept the city corporation elections in Dhaka and Chittagong marred by widespread electoral fraud.

Polling ended on Tuesday with BNP-endorsed candidates deciding to boycott the election midway, alleging intimidation, booth capture, and the stuffing of ballot boxes with bogus votes.

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Widespread ballot-stuffing by supporters of Awami League-backed Chittagong City mayor runner

REF: Long queues were seen in the early hours of voting in Chittagong, but the presence of voters in the centres began thin out following booth capture by pro-government activists and polls rigging.

Sporadic clashes between supporters of councillor aspirants broke out at several wards around noon.Ruling Awami League-backed candidates injured three journalists in the attack. Read more →

EC moves to stop Khaleda’s rules ‘violation’ by using motorcade in campaign

REF: Letters carrying the directive were sent to the Dhaka North and Dhaka South City Corporation returning officers, EC Deputy Secretary Shamsul Alam told bdnews24.com on Friday night.

Copies of the letter will also be sent to the inspector general of police,Dhaka’s deputy commissioner and police commissioner on Saturday, commission officials said. Read more →

Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia’s motorcade comes under attack again

REF: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s motorcade has come under attack in Dhaka during the city election campaign like in the past two days.

A group of youths launched the attack at Bangla Motor with batons and hockey sticks on Wednesday afternoon.
Her motorcade stopped at the traffic signal there around 5:15pm.
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BNP chief Khaleda Zia joins city corporation elections campaign

REF: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has campaigned for the party-endorsed Dhaka North City Corporation mayor candidate Tabith Mohammed Awal.

“How are you all? I know, not good. I have come today to seek vote. Cast your vote for Tabith. The symbol is bus,” she was heard saying while speaking to locals on Saturday.

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Khaleda Zia asks people to stage ‘ballot revolution’ in city elections

REF: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, who failed to topple the government with months of violent street agitation, has urged the people to stage ‘silent revolution of ballots’ against the government in the city polls.

She made the call at a programme of her party’s cultural wing in front of the BNP headquarters on Tuesday.The BNP-endorsed Dhaka South mayor candidate Tabith Awal and North’s aspirant Mirza Abbas’ wife, Afroza, were present there.

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CEC orders police not to harass candidates without reason

REF: CEC Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad gave the order at an interaction with mayor and councillor candidates of Dhaka North City Corporation at Farmgate’s KIB Complex on Sunday.
The BNP has been urging the Election Commission to take measures to ensure that its leaders and activists are not harassed or arrested in cases of sabotage.
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Final death penalty verdict read out to war criminal Kamaruzzaman, asked if he wants pardon

REF: Senior Jail Superintendent Forman Ali asked the Jamaat-e-Islami assistant secretary general whether hewanted presidential pardon on Wednesday, a top jail official told bdnews24.com on condition of anonymity.

It is one of the final formalities required by law before the war criminal’s execution could be carried out.If he does, then they would forward the mercy petition to the government, a senior jail official told bdnews24.com earlier. Read more →