Ahead of the completion of present Awami League government’s one year in power, the BNP-led 20 party alliance may launch a tough movement from January for ousting the government and realising mid-term elections. In this regard the intelligence agencies have given advance pre-cautionary messages that in course of the ferocity of this movement the country may return to the pre-January 5 election situation. To resist such a situation AL is giving stress on reorganising the party. Directives have been issued to complete conferences and councils of the party at all district, upazila, union and ward levels by December next. A letter relating to this signed by AL general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam has been sent... more ›
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday warned the major opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party of stern action if they try to destroy lives and properties of the people. “The government will not spare anybody if found in creating anarchy,” Hasina said while delivering an introductory speech at a meeting of the Awami League Central Working Committee at her official residence Ganabhaban. Hasina, also the president of the ruling Awami League, alleged that the movement of BNP and Jamaat meant killing people and destroying public property. She urged the countrymen to remain aware of the miscreants so that... more ›
In disregard for the reported last wishes of country’s most-condemned war-crimes convict Ghulam Azam, his namaz-e-janaza will be led by his son Brig Gen (retd) Abdullahil Aman Azmi today. The janaza of the mastermind of the anti-liberation forces during the 1971 war of independence will be held after Zohr prayers at the north gate of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in the capital. Later, he will be buried beside his father at the family graveyard at Maghbazar. Azmi at a press conference on Friday evening told reporters that he would conduct the janaza of his father as per the family’s decision. On Thursday, Azmi said his father in his last wishes wanted... more ›
At last, the appeal to ban Jamaat is going to be decided by the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT). Death of Ghulam Azam has changed everything and necessitated the prosecution to move to the tribunal for the anti-liberation party’s ban. Earlier, the prosecution sought the decision on Jamaat ban from the Supreme Court. The state counsels filed an appeal with SC challenging the ICT verdict and seeking his capital punishment. In the same appeal, the prosecution sought SC order on Jamaat ban. Now, the appeal with the SC has become infructuous following the death of Ghulam Azam. Legal experts said there is no alternative to move to ICT for Jamaat ban. Attorney General Mahabubey... more ›
BNP acting secretary-general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir warned that if the government doesn’t hold a general election immediately, the country would face instability again. “The people want a fair election under a non-party, neutral government. We hope the governing Awami League will arrange polls soon. Otherwise the country will further suffer an unstable situation,” he said. Fakhrul made the remarks while addressing a press conference at BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s office in Gulshan on Friday. “We think the country is in the worst situation. The premier doesn’t want a dialogue. But the people want a free election. If the government doesn’t arrange an election, we will compel them to hold polls through... more ›
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