‘No need for dialogue before national election’

Live Correspondent: Awami League (AL) Advisory Council member and Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed today ruled out the possibility of holding dialogue between ruling party AL and BNP before national election as previous dialogues between the two parties could not yield any success. "Dialogue was held between (the then AL general secretary) Abdul Jalil and (then BNP secretary general) Manna... details

‘BNP, Jamaat both terrorist outfits’

Live Correspondent: Describing both BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami as terrorist organisations, Prime Minister's ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy yesterday said Awami League government will bring the perpetrators of the firebombing attacks to justice. "Once you target civilians you lose the right to be called a political organization ... they (BNP and Jamaat) are both terrorist organizations," Joy said in... details

‘E-filing to make rail admin faster’

  Live Correspondent: The electronic-filing (e-filing) system has started formally at the Ministry of Railway here yesterday for making the administration faster. Railway Minister M Mujibul Haque inaugurated the programme at the ministry, saying that e-filing would bring dynamism into the administration to take government services to the people. He said that the introduction of... details

Tanvir’s son Irad arrested

  Live Correspondent: Police early on Thursday arrested Chowdhury Irad Ahmed Siddiqui, on charges of making derogatory remarks about Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the present government on facebook. Counter Terrorism Unit of police arrested Irad, 45, son of a former BNP leader Chowdhury Tanvir Ahmed Siddiqui, from Hazrat... details

‘Criminal network to be under special surveillance,

Live Correspondent: The government on Thursday decided to bring the countrywide network under special surveillance to improve the law and order situation of the country. Under the decision, all types of criminals including extortionists, professional goons and robbers will be brought under the special surveillance of the government. The decision was taken in a meeting of the cabinet... details

US Ambassador calls on Begum Khaleda Zia

Live Correspondent: US Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat had a meeting with BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on a wide range of issues relating to Bangladesh politics and matters of mutual interest of the two countries. “We discussed a wide range of issues. I’ll be seeking meetings with other political figures in the future ,” the US envoy said on Wednesday after the... details

‘Bangla should be made an official UN language’

Live correspondent: Bangla should be made an official language at the UN, government minister Obaidul Quader has said. He made the suggestion while talking to reporters after paying tributes at Dhaka’s Central Shaheed Minar on Tuesday. The day to commemorate the martyrs of the Bangla Language Movement is recognised worldwide as International Mother Language... details

JP to form alliance to participate in next polls: Ershad

Live Correspondent: Special Envoy to the Prime Minister and Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman Alhaj Hussein Muhammad Ershad today said his party will form a separate alliance to take part in the next parliamentary elections. "We have already talked to several political parties toward the direction--- the new alliance will be announced soon after holding final talks," Ershad said while exchanging... details

Next polls to be held as per Constitution: Nasim

Live Correspondent: Awami League Presidium Member Mohammad Nasim yesterday reiterated that the next general election will be held under the incumbent government in line with the country's Constitution. "No experiment with the next general polls would be at all . . . the polls will be held timely as per the Constitution," he said while speaking at a memorial meeting on late Suranjit... details

JP need to go to power for country’s welfare: Ershad

Live Correspondent: Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman HM Ershad today said his party needs to go to power for the welfare of the country and the nation. Jatiya Party can ensure peace and security in the country and the people started to view the party as the symbol of the hopes and exceptions, he said speaking at a function at party's Banani office in the city. The function was held marking the... details

‘Hasina to lead poll-time Govt’

Live Correspondent: Awami League Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr. Hassan Mahmud today said, like in other democratic countries of the world, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will remain head of the government during the next parliamentary polls. "Sheikh Hasina will be the head of election-time government and the polls will be held under the Election Commission," he said speaking as... details

EC will work sincerely to carry out duties: Huda

Live Correspondent: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) K M Nurul Huda today said the responsibility of the Election Commission (EC) is challenging but they will be sincere to do their duties accordingly. The CEC made this comment while talking to reporters soon after paying tributes to the martyrs of War of Liberation at the National Mausoleum in Savar. When asked, he declined to make any... details

BNP, Khaleda incubator of militancy: Inu

Live Correspondent: Information Minister Hasanul Hauqe Inu today dubbed BNP and its chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia as the incubator for hatching terrorism and militancy across Bangladesh but hoped that they would shun their conventional paths and participate in next general election. "BNP has to participate in upcoming election. Also they have to give up the role of incubation for militancy... details