Edu institutions should not be shut sine die: Quader

Live Correspondent: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday warned the heads of country’s educational institutions saying, ‘The educational institutions should not be put off indefinitely for any rate. ‘It should not be an indefinite strike in the educational institutions for any of the reasons and it is the responsibility of the institutions concerned,’ he... details

Khaleda spreads falsehood to safe BNP: Hasan

Live Correspondent: Publicity and Publication Secretary of the Awami League (AL) Dr Hasan Mahmud said here today BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia took the path of falsehood to safe her party from being isolated from the people. "Khaleda Zia realized the popularity of BNP has reached at the lowest level after defeating in the Nayaranganj City Corpoiration (NCC) polls. So, she took the path... details

Liton MP murder indicates poor law: Fakhrul

Live Correspondent: The murder of Gaibandha Awami League lawmaker Manzurul Islam Liton at his home proves that law and order situation has worsened, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said today. Fakhrul came up with the remark while talking to reporters in front of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman’s grave at Jatiya Sangsad premises in Dhaka. The BNP leader went there to place... details

JP will contest next polls alone: Ershad

Live Correspondent: Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman Hussain Mohammad Ershad today said his party would contest in the next general election independently. "Jatiya Party will independently contest in the next polls," he told his party's grand rally at Historic Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital on the occasion of JP's 31th founding anniversary. Ershad, The former President of the Republic, urged all... details

Ershad wants JS election under ruling govt

Live Correspondent: Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman Hussein Muhammad Ershad has expressed his hope to be held the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) election under the ruling government in free and fair manner like the Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) polls. He said, "We want the incumbent government would arrange a free and fair JS election like NCC polls under it." Ershad came up with the expectation at a... details

President hopeful about formation of a neutral, competent EC

Live Correspondent: President Abdul Hamid has expressed the hope that formation of a competent, neutral and acceptable Election Commission (EC) would be possible through discussions with the political parties. "The tenure of the present EC will end soon and with an aim to form a new EC, I have already started talks with different political parties that they are placing their proposals in... details

Fair polls possible if EC acts honestly: President

Live Correspondent: President Abdul Hamid yesterday said it is possible to hold a fair election if the Election Commission (EC) discharges its duties with honesty and integrity. "Fair political atmosphere is needed for holding fair polls and political parties must reach a consensus in this regard," said the President during discussion with a delegation of Islami Oikya Jote (IOJ) held at... details

BNP being turned into ‘failed party’: Quader

Live Correspondent: Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday said BNP is being turned into a 'failed political party' due to its various misdeeds. "Bangladesh is not a failed state, it's advancing under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ... rather BNP is being turned into a failed political party," he told a discussion. The comments of Qauder, also the road... details

Quotas for minorities if JP comes to power: Ershad

Live Correspondent: The Jatiya Party will offer quotas for religious minorities in parliament, government jobs and higher education if it comes to power, says party Chairman Hussain Muhammad Ershad. During a Christmas programme for the leaders of Bangladesh’s Christian community on Monday, the JP leader said: “I want to institute a quota for religious minorities in parliament, jobs and... details

Govt pledge-bound to uphold Bangalee art & culture

Live Correspondent: Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday said the present government is pledge-bound to make and broadcast programmes in all mass media including television by upholding the Bangalee art and culture as well as the spirit of the liberation war. "To this end, the government has framed various policies and would take all sorts of measures for completely... details

NCC polls a partial victory for BNP: Fakhrul

Live Correspondent: BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said Thursday's Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) election is a partial victory of the party's movement for ensuring fair polls in the country. "I assess Narayanganj polls from a different angel. Through this election, we've achieved a partial victory in our long-time movement for fair election as the Election... details

Nasim urges BNP to take lessons from NCC

Live Correspondent: Health and Family Welfare Minister and Awami League Presidium Member Mohammed Nasim yesterday urged the BNP to take lessons from Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) polls. "NCC election proved that a fair and credible election is possible under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina," he told a Victory Day discussion at Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) here this evening. Nasim urged... details

AL rejects BNP allegations

Live Correspondent: Ruling Awami league leaders have rejected the BNP allegations that the Narayanganj city election result was manipulated. BNP Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi yesterday demanded a judicial investigation into the allegations of vote count manipulation raised by their candidate Shakhawat Hossain Khan. Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader dismissed the... details