Ref: Main opposition BNP chief Khaleda Zia has been invited to the oath swearing programme of the newly elected Chittagong mayor M Manzur Alam, the Awami League leader general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam said on Saturday.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will administer the oath of BNP-backed mayor-elect at her office at 10am on Sunday.
Khaleda invited to Ctg mayoral oath ceremony
Ashraf said that the oath programme of 41 councillors and 14 female councillors of reserved seats will be held at the LGED office at Agargaon at 12pm the same day. Read more →
Ref: Rapid Action Battalion arrested a leader of the Indian separatist group, United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA), Ranjan Chowdhury and an associate from Kishoreganj’s Bhairab Upazila in the early hours of Saturday.
RAB arrest another ULFA leader
The ULFA leader, Ranjan Chowdhury alias Major Ranjan, has been staying in Bangladesh since 1997 and has been maintaining contact with the group.
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Ref: The dead body of Harunur Rashid, who died in a hotel fire in Iraq’s Sulaimaniya, may not be sent to Bangladesh
for burial, foreign ministry officials say.He may be laid to rest in Sulaimaniya, some 300 kilometres of Baghdad, they say. Read more →
Ref: The main opposition BNP has threatened to launch a mass movement unless the ruling party stops its move to reinstate the 1972 constitution. Citing the prime minster’s call to form an all-party parliamentary committee to amend the constitution, Read more →
Ref: Awami League lawmaker Suranjit Sengupta says reverting to the original constitution of 1972 will lead to ban on the politics of Jamaat-e-Islami, the weapons and financial supplier and biggest patron of the banned Islamist outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).
Jamaat will be banned if '72 charter revived-Suranjit Sengupta
He also revealed that prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged for speedy formation of a constitutional commission to revert to the original charter of the nation.
Suranjit was speaking at a seminar titled ‘War criminal trials and banning Jamaat’s politics’ organised by Bangabandhu Academy at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity Auditorium on Friday. Read more →
Ref: Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has said the chairmen or members will be removed and the parliamentary standing committees reconstituted if they have interests that run counter to those of the watchdogs. Read more →