Politics

‘ Skeptical about Bangladesh Bank fire’

  Live Correspondent: BNP standing committee member Amir Khoshru Mahmud Chowdhury said on Friday that people have questions in their mind about the fire in Bangladesh Bank. “Many questions are raised over the fire at Bangladesh Bank. There are many reasons to be skeptical about the fire. Why the fire occurred in such a time?” he said at a discussion organised by Krishak Dal at... details

SC clears way for Nico corruption case trials

Live Correspondent: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday cleared the way for the lower court concerned to resume the trial proceedings against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in Niko corruption case. A three-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha scrapped a High Court order that stayed the trial proceedings of the case. The HC on March 7 stayed the... details

PM’s India visit meaningless without Teesta treaty

  Live Correspondent: BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s India upcoming visit will be meaningless without the Teesta water sharing deal. “Without the Teesta treaty, no other treaty or agreement will be meaningful,” BNP’s senior leader Fakhrul said while talking to reporters in Dhaka on Wednesday. He talked to... details

Tofail Ahmed invites Singaporean investors to Bangladesh

Live Correspondent:  Highlighting the sustainable economic and business performance of Bangladesh, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterdayday invited Singaporean investors and businessmen to avail the business and investment opportunities being offered by the government for foreigners. The minister was addressing the Bangladesh Business Seminar titled "South Asia Market Insights... details

BNP seeks explanation over Hanif Mridha’s death

  Live Correspondent: BNP on Monday urged the Home Minister to explain the death of militant suspect Hanif Mridha in Rab custody as his family members and law enforcers are making contradictory remarks about his detention. Speaking at a discussion, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir also demanded the government carry out a proper investigation into the incident... details

Basic Bank needs additional care: Finance Minister

Live Correspondent:  Finance Minister AMA Muhith today underscored the need for taking additional care for the Basic Bank to solve the bank's various problems, including its capital deficit. "We will have to discuss about the Basic Bank separately. We will do separate nursing for the bank in future," he told journalists after a meeting with representatives of state-owned... details

Jatiya Party to announce party alliance this month

    Live Correspondent: Jatiya Party will form an alliance with 25-30 political parties by this month, according to party Chairman HM Ershad. “We’ll announce a combine by this month. There’ll be 25-30 parties in the coalition. Five of them have registration with the Election Commission,” he said on Friday. Ershad will address the council of the city unit Jatiya Party... details

‘Govt using militancy issue for political purposes,

Live Correspondent: BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday alleged that the government is using the issue of militancy for political purposes. The BNP spokesperson came up with the allegation while speaking to journalists after paying tribute to late president Ziaur Rahman's grave in the capital’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar. Expressing his doubt whether due measures are... details

Quader for shunning anti-India sentiment

Live Correspondent: Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Qauder today urged all political parties of the country to shun the anti-India sentiment. "Different agreements on military, civil, commercial and diplomatic affairs with different countries may be irked by upholding the national interest and sovereignty . . . but we should remain away from India fear and also refrain from... details

‘Military deal with India would be suicidal’

Live Correspondent: BNP on Wednesday warned that inking any military deal with India will be suicidal and against the sovereignty of Bangladesh. Pointing to local newspapers reports in India, BNP Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed warned this afternoon, a day into the announcement of PM Sheikh Hasina’s state visit to India on April 7-10. Rizvi was speaking at a press conference at the... details

‘Teesta solution sought by Bangladesh & India’

Live Correspondent: Bangladesh and India both seek a solution over Teesta water sharing during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to that country in April, Water Resources Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud said on Wednesday. The Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit India on an invitation by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on April 7-10. Bangladesh definitely wants to... details

Khaleda’s hearing gets postponed over her ‘illness’

  Live Correspondent: The hearing for BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s trial of 11 cases filed against her has been postponed over her failing to appear in court over illness.  The next date for hearing has been fixed at March 28. On Tuesday morning, advocate Sanaullah Miya told reporters that she has suddenly ‘fallen sick’. “She is sick all of a sudden. We are seeking... details

Persons responsible to face action for flyover collapse

Live Correspondent: Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sayeed Khokon today assured of taking up legal actions against those responsible for the collapse of a girder of the under-construction flyover in Malibagh rail gate area. "No mercy would be shown to those responsible for the collapse incident," he told newsmen while visiting the spot in Malibagh area where the incident took place killing... details