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  • Tarique Rahman

    Tarique behind Bangladesh mission office attack: Obaidul

    The road, transport and bridges minister claims that BNP senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman, who is now in England, was involved in Wednesday’s attack on Bangladesh High Commission office in London.

  • Mohila Dal president, secy get HC bail

    BNP’s women wing Jatiyatabadi Mohila Dal President Afroza Abbas and its Secretary General Sultana Ahmed secure eight-week anticipatory bail from the High Court (HC) in three violence cases.

  • BNP leader Shamsuzzaman Dudu

    Shamsuzzaman Dudu arrested: Police

    BNP Vice-chairman Shamsuzzaman Dudu is arrested from MatsyaBhaban area in Dhaka, police say.

  • No election keeping Khaleda in jail: Fakhrul

    No election will take place in the country keeping Khaleda Zia in the jail, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says.

  • Obaidul Quader

    Jail not for leading a luxurious life: Quader

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader says jail is not a place for leading a luxurious life or for spending leisure time.

  • Reactionary group creating confusion: Taposh

    A reactionary quarter including BNP has been creating confusion and instability in the country centering the conviction of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh says.

  • 4300 BNP men held so far: Rizvi

    Lawmen have arrested 4,300 BNP leaders and activists from the country centering the graft case verdict of their Chairperson Khaleda Zia, the party claims.

  • Khaleda given division in jail: Prisons chief

    Erasing doubts as to how BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is being treated at jail, Bangladesh’s prisons’ chief says that the former prime minister has been given division facilities.

  • BNP Chief Khaleda Zia

    JS polls: SC, EC to decide Khaleda’s fate

    Law Minister Anisul Huq says the Supreme Court and the Election Commission (EC) will decide whether BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia can contest the next general election.

  • Zainul Abedin and KM Mahbubuddin Khokon

    SCBA president, secretary get bail

    The High Court grants anticipatory bail to Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Advocate Zainul Abedin and its Secretary Barrister KM Mahbubuddin Khokon in three separate criminal cases.

  • Dr Mahathir Mohamad

    Dr Mahathir admitted to hospital

    Pakatan Harapan Chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been admitted to the National Heart Institute (IJN) in Malaysia for a chest infection.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    PM leaves home for Italy

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves country for Rome on a four-day official visit to Italy and Vatican City.

  • Awami League Presidum Member Mohammad Nasim

    No political crisis in Bangladesh: Nasim

    Awami League Presidum Member Mohammad Nasim says there is no political crisis in the country centering the upcoming general election.

  • BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed

    BNP’s human chain Monday, sit-in Tuesday, hunger strike Thursday

    BNP to form human chain across the country on Monday, stage sit-in on Tuesday and observe hunger strike on Thursday demanding unconditional release of its Chairperson Khaleda Zia, who is now in jail in connection with Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case.

  • BNP Standing Committee Member Moudud Ahmed

    Khaleda verdict turning point for politics: Moudud

    BNP leader Barrister Moudud Ahmed says the conviction and sentence against the party chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case will be a turning point for the party.

  • Obaidul Quader

    BNP self-proclaimed corrupt party: Obaidul

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader says BNP is a “self-proclaimed corrupt party.”

  • NKorean leader invites SKorea's Moon to the North

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang "at an early date", the presidential Blue House in Seoul says, potentially setting up the first meeting of Korean leaders in more than 10 years.

  • ‘Don’t mention nukes’

    When a hotel on South Korea's east coast is asked at short notice to host nearly 280 North Korean visitors, the problem is't finding enough rooms. It is to learn how not to offend them.

  • AL names candidates for Gaibandha-1 and B’baria-1

    The ruling Awami League nominates two candidates for the by-polls of Gaibandha-1 and Brahmanbaria-1 constituencies.

  • Khaleda to seek HC bail, if possible by Sunday

    Now in prison over charges of graft, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will seek bail from the High Court, if possible by Sunday depending on if she would receive a certified copy of her verdict on that day.

  • BNP in crisis, not country: Quader

    It is not the country, but the BNP who is in crisis, Awami League’s General Secretary Obaidul Quader says reflecting on the imprisonment of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia over graft charges.

  • Hundreds of BNP men stage demo in Dhaka

    Leaders and activists of BNP stage demonstration in Nayapaltan area of Dhaka protesting jail sentence against the party Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a corruption case.

  • PM expressed self-satisfaction after sending Khaleda to jail: Rizvi

    BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed comes down hard on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina saying that she expressed her self-satisfaction after sending Khaleda Zia to jail in a “politically motivated case”.

  • US government shutdown after Congress fails to vote

    The US government staggers into another shutdown after an outspoken fiscal conservative in the Senate singlehandedly delayed action by Congress on a stopgap funding bill wrapped up in a massive budget deal.

  • BNP Logo

    BNP to stage demo after Jumma prayers

    BNP to stage countrywide demonstrations after Jumma prayers protesting the jail of the party Chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

  • Jatiya Sangsad

    MPs hail verdict against Khaleda

    Awami League-led ruling alliance lawmakers in parliament hail the verdict that sentenced BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to five years in jail saying that the rule of law has been established in the country through the verdict.

  • BNP logo

    BNP’s reaction a positive change

    BNP’s reaction to Khaleda Zia’s conviction is a distinct difference from the long-held political culture and a positive sign as well.

  • Obaidul Quader

    Quader asks AL men to keep calm

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader calls upon his party men not to be overenthusiastic excited over BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's imprisonment.

  • Khaleda Zia

    BNP declares protest Friday, Saturday

    BNP announces nationwide protest programme for on Friday and Saturday in protest of jailing their Chairperson Khaleda Zia in connection to a graft case.

  • Tarique Rahman

    Tarique Rahman acting chairman: BNP leader

    BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan says the current senior Vice Chairman of BNP, Tarique Rahman will run the party in absence of Khaleda Zia.