Category: Awameleague

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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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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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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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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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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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 →

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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