SC rejects Kader Siddique’s appeal

Live Correspondent: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday upheld cancellation of Kader Siddique’s candidacy for Tangail-4 (Kalihati) constituency by-election. The full-member Appellate Division bench led by Chief Justice S K Sinha rejected his appeal against a High Court verdict that had upheld Election Commission’s decision to cancel his candidacy. Election Commission (EC) lawyer... details

NAP places 11 proposals, 5 recommendations on EC

Live Correspondent: Bangladesh NAP, one of the important parties of 20-party alliance, placed 11 proposals and five recommendations on Election Commission (EC) reformation to the President Abdul Hamid. Party chairman Jebel Rahman Gani said this around 4:30pm Monday (January 16) after coming out from Bangabhaban meeting the President. An 11-member delegation led by Bangladesh NAP chairman... details

No consultation with BNP on EC: Nasim

Live Correspondent: Awami League Presidium Member and Health Minister Mohammad Nasim yesterday ruled out any possibility of holding any dialogue with BNP to form the next election commission. "There is no room for holding dialogue with the killers. Hardly any result was produced from previous dialogues with them. So, we don't have much time to make a futile exercise," he said while... details

Inform authorities on over-limit: Kamal

Live Correspondent: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said that the government instructed all financial institutions for informing authorities concerned in case of any over-limit transaction to help curb militant funding. "Financial institutions have been instructed to inform authorities concerned about over-limit transactions to help stop militant funding," he told newsmen as the chief... details

BNP hopes PM will hold dialogues

Live Correspondent: The BNP has expressed the hope that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will decide on the next election and the road map for politics through consultation with opposition parties. On the third anniversary of her government on Thursday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressed the nation in a televised speech, where she said she hoped that all political parties would be taking part... details

‘A quarter out to create disunity between 14-party & AL’

Live Correspondent: Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) President Hasanul Haq Inu today said a quarter is out to create disunity between the 14-party alliance and the Awami League. "When Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has become successful in establishing peace in the country by curbing militancy, a quarter is out to create discord between the 14-party alliance and the Awami League," Inu, also the... details

BNP plotting to topple Sheikh Hasina: Quader

Live Correspondent: Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is out to oust the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina from power through conspiracy. "Although BNP is speaking of democracy they are orchestrating conspiracy to capture power by overthrowing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina," he... details

Dhaka to be renamed as ‘Zia City’

Live Correspondent: Dhaka city will be renamed as "Zia City" if BNP comes to power, BNP Vice Chairman Shamsuzzaman Dudu has said. He made the announcement during a discussion programme entitled “Conspiracy and the government of one-eleven” organised by Democratic Movement held at VIP lounge of the National Press Club in Dhaka on Wednesday. Moreover, the ruling Awami League... details

Political parties meet president for EC

Live Correspondent: Delegations from four political parties met with President Abdul Hamid yesterday at Bangabhaban to present their proposals for Election Comission (EC) reconstitution. Socialist Party of Bangladesh (SPB), Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD), Islami Andolan Bangladesh (IAB) and Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) presented their proposals after the president said he would take their... details

Efforts on to strengthen roots of democracy

Live Correspondent: Law Minister Anisul Huq today said government is continuing its efforts to strengthen the roots of democracy in Bangladesh. "We live in a democratic society and we have to strengthen the base of democracy in our country," he said. The minister came up with the observations while addressing the biennial conference of Greater Comilla Lawyer Welfare Society, Dhaka, on... details

‘Padma Bridge construction to end in Dec ’18’

Live Correspondent: Minister for Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Quader today said the construction of Padma Bridge will complete in December 2018. "Forty percent of the construction of Padma Bridge has already been done," he said after inaugurating an eight-kilometer approach road on Shibchar-Kanthalbari at Jajira point of the bridge. The construction of Padma Bridge will complete on... details

Khaleda criticizes party leaders

Live Correspondent: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today criticized her own party leaders and acitivists blaming, ‘Party leaders should have styaed on the streets during the party’s separate previous anti-government movements but they did not remain on the streets.’ BNP chief came up with the allegation while addressing the 38th founding anniversary of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD)... details

NCC mayor, councilors take oath

Live Correspondent: Selina Hayat Ivy has taken oath as the mayor of Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) today. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina administered the oath at a function at Prime Minister's Office (PMO) this morning. Ivy was reelected mayor of Narayanganj City for the second time in the polls held on December 22, 2016.  Elected 27 general councilors and nine women councilors of... details