The much-talked-about Latif Siddique issue triggered new tension as police swung into action on a human chain formed in front of Jessore Press Club on Wednesday, injuring 15 persons. While people in general are reassured as the Prime Minister has decided to sack posts, telecommunications and information technology minister Latif Siddique from the cabinet for his derogatory comments on the holy hajj, the great prophet and Tablig Jamaat, different organisations, especially Islamic parties, continued to demand arrest and punishment to Latif Siddique. Sammilito Islami Parties will enforce hartal on October 26 if the government does not arrest Latif... more ›
Post, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Abdul Latif Siddique has been dropped from the cabinet, said Awami League joint general secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif. Stating this at a press conference in Dhanmondi Awami League office on Wednesday, he said the process of implementing this decision also has started. Meanwhile, it has been learnt from some important sources that after his ouster from the cabinet, Latif Siddique is not returning home for the time being. He has been asked by influential circle in the government not to return home before Eid. The ruling circle apprehends that although he has been sacked, the situation may become volatile if he returns to the country. So he... more ›
Speculations are rife in the political circle that the cabinet may be reshuffled anytime after the Eid-ul- Azha to make the administration more active and effective to run the country. A decision to this end is likely to be finalised and executed after the return home of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina from London today, according to sources. The Prime Minister has already decided to drop Post, Telecommu-nications and Information Technology Minister Abdul Latif Siddique from the cabinet for his derogatory remarks on the great Prophet (PBUP), Hajj and Tablig Jamaat. This decision is set to be executed after the Prime Minister’s return. Moreover, this decision may expedite the likely reshuffle of the cabinet... more ›
Droves of people, both Hindus and Muslims, have now started leaving the capital for their ancestral homes on the occasion of Durga Puja and Eid-ul-Azha—the two religious festivals that timed coincidentally. Passengers with special tickets of trains, buses and launches set off their homeward trips as students and family members of job-holders were seen departing the city on Wednesday. Counters of SA Paribahan, Hanif, Nabil, Shyamoli, Agamani, Bablu, Pabna Express, Sohag, Golden Line and Darshana Deluxe and others were overcrowded with people. Huge crowds also gathered at Kamalapur railway station all day long. Public holidays for... more ›
Dilapidated roads may create huge tailback and increase traffic accidents on highways across the country during people’s home-bound journey ahead of Eid and Puja festivals. The government tried to quick-fix the problem at the last moment before the festivals but the situation does not look promising. The condition of most of the highways including Dhaka-Mymensingh and a large portion of Dhaka-Chittagong highway is very bad. Durga Puja holiday falls on October 4 while Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated on October 6. Transport companies and Bangladesh Railway have been selling advanced tickets for the holidays. Sale of advanced train tickets started on Friday while bus tickets are already on sale. More than... more ›
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