Category: BNP

‘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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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.


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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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 →

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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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 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 →