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  • Obaidul Quader

    Khaleda being given treatment as per jail code: Quader

    Awami League General Secretary and also Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader says BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia is being given treatment following the jail code.

  • Kim offers to close nuclear test site in May, invites US experts

    North Korea promised to close its atomic test site next month and invite US weapons experts to the country, Seoul says, as US President Donald Trump expressed optimism about securing a nuclear deal with the secretive regime.

  • Continue movement, Khaleda tells BNP leaders

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has urged the party leaders and activists to continue movement for “restoration of democracy”, its Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says after visiting her at Old Central Jail in Dhaka.

  • Khaleda won't be released before JS polls: Tarikat Federation chief

    Tarikat Federation, a partner of the Awami League 14-party ruling alliance, categorically says that BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia would not be able to walk out of jail before the 11th parliamentary election.

  • Khaleda Zia's Treatment

    BNP leaders meet Khaleda in jail

    Three top BNP leaders enter the old Central Jail in Dhaka to meet the party Chairperson Khaleda Zia.

  • BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's Treatment

    Khaleda may get crippled, fear her personal physicians

    BNP alleges that its 'critically ill' Chairperson Khaleda Zia cannot be taken to a specialised hospital for better treatment as a file in this regard remains stuck at the Prime Minister's Office.

  • Koreas

    NKorea media hails summit

    North Korea's state news agency on Saturday called the inter-Korean summit a turning point for the Korean peninsula, while US President Donald Trump said he would maintain sanctions pressure on Pyongyang ahead of his own unprecedented meeting with Kim Jong Un.

  • Obaidul Quader

    Modi didn’t say anything about polls: Quader

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader says that they did not discuss anything about the upcoming 11th parliamentary election with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed

    BNP questions AL for India visit

    BNP alleges that ruling Awami League has visited India to meet its desperate bid to hang on to power again through holding a lopsided election with the help of external power.

  • No army deployment in local govt polls: EC

    The Election Commission has decided not to deploy army in local government elections, including in Gazipur and Khulna city corporation polls scheduled to be held on May 15.

  • BNP leader Shamsul Islam passes away

    BNP leader M Shamsul Islam dies at a private hospital in Dhaka at the age of 86.

  • Bangladesh Attorney General Mahbubey Alam

    Tarique is not a Bangladeshi citizen: AG

    BNP acting Chairperson Tarique Rahman is not a citizen of Bangladesh as he has no passport, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam says.

  • Mahbubul Alam Hanif

    AL will rule as long as Hasina alive: Hanif

    Bangladesh Awami League will rule as long as Sheikh Hasina is alive and active, the party’s Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif says.

  • Khaleda Zia's Treatment

    Khaleda files concise statement on appeals against her bail

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia files two separate concise statements with the Supreme Court on the appeals against the High Court order that granted bail to her in Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case in which she was sentenced to five years imprisonment.

  • PM Sheikh Hasina returns home from London

    PM leaves for Australia tomorrow

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves Dhaka tomorrow on a three-day official visit to Australia to join Global Summit of Women in Sydney.

  • United movement to release Khaleda Zia

    United movement to free Khaleda: Fakhrul

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has underscored the need for a united movement to press for the demand of party Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s release.

  • Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid

    President Hamid made a unique record

    President Abdul Hamid made a unique record in the history of Bangladesh by swearing in as the head of the state for second consecutive term yesterday.

  • Left-leaning parties demand quota reform in govt jobs

    Rejecting the decision of scrapping quota system in government service recruitment, left-leaning political parties demand rational reformation of it.

  • Quader optimistic of resolving Teesta issue

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader expresses his optimism that the neighbouring India would reach an agreement resolving the long-standing Teesta water-sharing issue.

  • Shahriar has to prove his claim: Pro-BNP lawyers

    Pro-BNP lawyers express confusion over the authenticity of the document presented by State Minister for Home Affairs Shahriar Alam about BNP acting chairperson Tarique Rahman’s surrendering passport to the Bangladeshi High Commission in the UK.

  • Relatives waiting at jail gate to meet Khaleda

    Five relatives of Khaleda Zia go to Dhaka old central jail to meet the BNP chairperson.

  • The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA)

    Send Khaleda to United Hospital: SCBA

    The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) demands of the government to immediately send BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to specialised United Hospital for her treatment.

  • Anti-VC Jahangirnagar University teachers demo

    Anti-VC JU teachers demo at campus

    For the seventh consecutive day, a group of Jahangirnagar University (JU) teachers demonstrate at campus protesting “assault” on their fellow colleagues.

  • Tarique submitted passport for asylum: Fakhrul

    BNP acting Chairman Tarique Rahman submitted his passport to the United Kingdom for seeking asylum, the party’s Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says.

  • Shahriar Alam

    My Facebook account was hacked: Shahriar Alam

    Bangladesh State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam claims that his Facebook account was hacked last night. A post in connection to BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman "surrendering his passport" was deleted from his FB profile wall, Shahriar Alam said in a latest post this morning.

  • AL asks Tarique to show his passport

    The ruling Awami League asks BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman, now in London, to show his Bangladeshi passport in support of his claim that he did not give up Bangladeshi citizenship.

  • Mohammed Shahriar Alam

    Tarique returned passport, reiterates Shahriar

    State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam says BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman along with his wife and daughter handed over their passports to the British Home Office four years ago which indicates that they do not want Bangladesh nationality.

  • Modi reassures of resolving Teesta issue

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi again assures visiting Awami League delegation to resolve the much-talked about undissolved Teesta Rive water sharing issue.

  • Cops foil BNP’s demo in Dhaka

    Police foil BNP’s demonstration demanding immediate release of the party Chairperson Khaleda Zia in Dhaka.

  • Tarique Rahman passport handover

    Legal action for ‘baseless’ claim on Tarique’s passport handover

    Legal action will be taken for State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam’s “baseless” claim that BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman handed over his Bangladeshi passport to the UK Home Office.