Politics

‘EC behaves cruelly with AL candidate in CCC polls’

Live Correspondent:  Prime Minister's Political Adviser HT Imam today said the Election Commission (EC), in the name of playing a neutral role, is behaving cruelly with the Awami League candidate in Comilla City Corporation (CCC) polls slated for Thursday. "In the name of showing neutrality , the EC has become rude to Awami League," he told journalists after a meeting with Chief Election... details

BNP slams AL for ‘violating’ election code in Comilla  

Live Correspondent: Accusing the ruling party men of violating the election code of conduct ahead of Comilla City Corporation polls, BNP on Monday alleged that the Election Commission (EC) and the local administration are taking no action against it. ‘The ruling party’ is increasingly violating the election code of conduct and indulging in terrorism as the election is getting... details

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia pays tribute at Nat’l Mausoleum

Live Correspondent: : BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia paid her tributes to the martyrs at the National Mausoleum in Savar on Sunday morning (March 26), the 47th Independence Day. The BNP chief along with her party leaders placed wreaths at about 9:30 am. BNP’s secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed and other senior leaders of the... details

All freedom fighters’ family members will get job

Faridpur Live: LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain said the government has put emphasis on providing employments to offspring of freedom fighters as they had made highest sacrifice to liberate the country in 1971. "Until the incumbent government is in power, anyone of freedom fighters family will not be out of employments," he told a reception ceremony of freedom... details

‘Govt fostering militancy’

Live Correspondent: BNP alleged that the government is fostering militancy instead of uprooting it. “The government is not keen to uproot militancy. Rather they want use it to for their political gain,” BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said after inaugurating a photography exhibition on BNP founder Ziaur Rahman in Dhaka. Fakhrul’s remarks come a day after a blast at... details

‘ 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