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‘Energy Adviser lying over UNESCO’s stance on Rampal plant’

  Live Correspondent:  Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Tuesday alleged that Prime Minister's Energy Affairs Adviser Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury is spreading lies over UNESCO's stance on the much-talked-about Rampal power plant project near the Sundarbans. "UNESCO in its report said the power plant at Rampal can't be constructed. Even after that, Awami League... details

AL ask Savar MP for explanation of ‘crossfire’ comments

  Live Correspondent: Awami League-backed Savar MP Dr Enamur Rahman Enam has been asked by the ruling party to provide an explanation for his recent controversial remarks on “crossfire.” Enam, in a somewhat bragging manner, told a Bangla tabloid that he ordered killing in “crossfire” of five criminals and prepared a list of 14 others. Awami League’s General Secretary... details

SC to lower court: Let Khaleda cross-examine PWs of graft case

  Live Correspondent : The High Court on Sunday asked the trial court to let BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia cross examine four prosecution witnesses of Zia Charitable Trust graft case. The order was brought up by the HC bench of Justice Md Shawkat Hossain and Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder after Khaleda Zia filed a petition. On June 21, the BNP chief sought a High Court order... details

No chance to hold Jan-5 like election: BNP

Live Correspondent:  Keraniganj: BNP senior leader Gayeshwar Chandra Roy on Saturday said Awami League will in no way get any scope to hold January-5 like any lopsided election again in the country. "Don't think of holding another January-5 like election. No such election will be allowed to be held again. You (AL) won't get any chance to hold the election staying in power either," he... details

BNP slams ‘police obstruction’ to Yunus Centre prog

  Live Correspondent: Condemning 'police obstruction' towards holding Yunus Centre's scheduled international conference on social business here, BNP on Friday said it has demonstrated the government's 'despotic and vicious attitude'. "Police denied permission to Yunus Centre to hold its seventh international conference on social business. This obstruction has exposed the government's... details

BNP followers asked to get ready for ‘do-or-die’ movement   

  Jessore Live: Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) senior leader Tariqul Islam on Thursday asked their party men to get ready to take to the streets with a 'do-or-die motto' to get rid of the 'current repressive' acts and force the government to ensure a fair and neutral general election. "We must strengthen our movement to ensure a credible and impartial election. We don't... details

Ashraf expresses support for mobile courts

    Live Correspondent: Minister for Public Administration Syed Ashraful Islam on Wednesday stated his support for running mobile courts by the executive magistrates. The minister told this to reporters after coming out of a meeting with deputy commissioners at his office at the secretariat in Dhaka in the afternoon. “The government gives power to different... details

BNP will start movements if no dialogue on election

  Live Correspondent: BNP vice chairman Shamsuzzaman Dudu has said his party will have no other alternative to movement if there is not dialogue to make the 11th National Election an all inclusive one. “As the opposition, we’ll have to choose the path of movement if the government continues its repressive activities,” the BNP leader said on Tuesday while addressing a human chain... details

Nasim hopes BNP to join next polls

    Live Correspondent: Minister for Health and Family Welfare Mohammad Nasim on Satueday said BNP made a mistake by not taking part in the election in 2014. “I personally hope that all political parties including BNP will take part in the next general election. I also hope that BNP will not make the same mistake in 2019 election,” he told reporters after visiting e-health... details

Govt wants participation of all parties in next election: Quader

Live Correspondent: Road and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said the government wants participation of all parties in the next general election. "We do not want to take part in the next general election without BNP, " he said while talking to journalists after visiting the activities of instant vehicles registration providing programme at city's Manik Miah Avenue. Over congenial... details

BNP urges govt to withdraw case against students

  Live Correspondent: BNP has condemned the filing the attempt-to-murder case against the demonstrating students of seven colleges in Dhaka, and has urged the government to immediately withdraw it. “Police charged batons and fired bullets on the students of seven colleges affiliated with Dhaka University when they were staging demonstration demanding their exam schedule. But... details

BNP speaks up against Section 57 of ICT Act

  Live Correspondent: The BNP has accused the government of repressing journalists using section of 57 the Information and Communication Technology Act, and has demanded to repeal the law immediately on Friday. “The government is oppressing the journalists using the ICT Act. At least 50 cases have so far been filed against journalists under the section. Even a senior journalist... details

Khaleda’s London visit: Plea seeks arrest warant

  Live Correspondent: Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case prosecutors submitted a petition before a Dhaka court on Thursday, seeking an arrest warrant against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for going to London without its permission. The petition was submitted to the makeshift court of Special Judge-5 at Bakshibazar by Public Prosecutor Mosharraf Hossain Kajol. The defence opposed... details