Politics

‘Padma bridge verdict proves Bangalees not corrupt’

Live Correspondent: Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said the Canadian court judgment over the corruption allegation on World Bank's financing the Padma Bridge Project has proved that Bangalees are a heroic nation and they are not corrupt. The minister said this as the chief guest while he was addressing a programme organized on... details

BNP wants ‘supporting government’

Live Correspondent: BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said that they will propose an alternative structure of election-time government to the prime minister. BNP will propose that the government form a “supporting government” for holding of the national election. Fakhrul made the announcement  while briefing media at the party’s Nayapaltan central office in... details

BNP wants another unconstitutional government: Inu

Live Correspondent: Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, said today that Khaleda Zia does not want an election-time government but an unconstitutional government. The emergence of such a government would allow her to protect war criminals, militants and communal forces along with the corruption cases against her, he said. The information minister said this while speaking as the chief... details

‘Canadian court verdict indicates plot behind Padma bridge scam’

    Live Correspondent:  Prime Minister's ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy today said the Canadian court verdict binning Padma Bridge Corruption Case indicated a plot behind the Padma Bridge scam. "The Canadian court trying the Padma Bridge corruption case has found no evidence of corruption in the project and dismissed all charges. The court stated that the evidence... details

‘ Alerts all against distortion of Liberation War history’

Bogora Live: LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain today called upon all to remain alert so that none can distort the history of the country's Liberation War. "After the assassination of Bangabandhu, the history of Liberation War was distorted," he said while inaugurating a portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Rural Development Academy... details

‘Khaleda skips hearing, date deferred’

  Live Correspondent: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia skipped the hearing on the two charitable trust graft cases on Thursday forcing the court to postpone the date of hearing. Abu Ahmed Jamadar, judge of Dhaka’s third special court, has now fixed February 16 as the next date of hearing. Earlier, on Wednesday, Khaleda petitioned in High Court to change the court expressing lack of... details

‘Expatriate Bangladeshis to have political rights’

Live Correspondent: Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq today said the drafted Citizenship Act, 2016, will ensure rights of non-resident Bangladeshis to participate in any election and perform their political rights. "We will not enact any law that will go against the non-resident Bangladeshi," he told a roundtable discussion on the drafted "Citizenship Act, 2016,"... details

Quader hopes BNP to join next polls

Live Correspondent: Awami League General Secretary and Minister for Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Quader yesterday hoped that the BNP will take part in the next parliamentary elections under the newly formed Election Commission (EC). "I am sure BNP will take part in next polls under this EC. There is no scope of doubt here," he said and hoped the BNP will not repeat the same mistake... details

AL welcomes new EC

Live Correspondent: Awami League (AL) welcomed the newly appointed chief election commissioner (CEC) and four commissioners, appointed by President Abdul Hamid. In instant reactions to the newly announced Election Commission (EC), some senior leaders of the ruling party. Tonight that they have full confidence in the President's decision and would show utter respect to his choice. "We... details

BNP to search body: Make recommended

Live Correspondent: BNP has called on the search committee to make the suggested names for the next election commission public. BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi  made the demand in a briefing at the party’s Nayapaltan headquarters on Monday afternoon. Rizvi said: “Political parties have submitted names to the committee so that the election commission is an... details

Smart card will ensure civic privileges: Menon

Live Correspondent: Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon today said newly introduced Smart Cards which were previously dubbed as voters ID were meant to ensure peoples civic privileges alongside the voting rights. "The smart card will offer relief to citizens from different hassles in getting civic services . . . it will save time, money and ensure the availability of... details

No offenders inside AL would be spared: Quade

Live Correspondent: Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday warned that no offenders inside the party would be spared regardless of whatever powerful he or she might be. The Awami League (AL) general secretary issued the warning while inaugurating Tulkai Bridge on Munshiganj-Louhajong-Mawa highway in Tongibari upazila... details

BNP born illegally: Hanif

Live Correspondent: Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbub ul Alam Hanif today said that Khaleda Zia had no respect towards law as Bangladesh Nationalist Party was born illegally under military umbrella. He was talking to the journalist about BNP's reaction on EC search committee at his residence in Kushtia after exchanging views with local Awami League leaders and activists in the... details