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Zafrullah: Rizvi should refrain from making media comments

BNP’s Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi has been advised by Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Zafrullah Chowdhury to limit making comments in the media on each and every issue. The party should focus on connecting with people, he added. While participating in a discussion at the capital on Saturday, Chowdhury said, “He walks around and gives away statements. He declares ...

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3 ‘Jamaat-Shibir’ men held in Gaibandha over MP Liton murder

  Police arrested three activists of Jamaat-e-Islami from different places in Sundarganj upazila early Saturday in connection with the killing of Gaibandha-1 lawmaker Manjurul Islam Liton. Identities of the arrestees could not be confirmed yet. Atiar Rahman, officer-in-charge of Sundarganj Police Station, said a team of police conducted raids at the houses of the trio at Shibram, Shobhaganj and Charkapashia ...

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PM’s speech frustrated people: BNP

  BNP on Thursday night said the Prime Minister’s address to nation has frustrated people as it is full of self-praise and complacence without having any indication of political negotiation. “The government’s legitimacy crisis and ethics are now the main problem of the country. But, she (PM) avoided this political crisis in her speech,” BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam ...

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Except some BNP leaders, people happy with PM’s speech: Quader

  Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said the country’s people, excepting some BNP leaders, are happy with the Prime Minister’s address to the nation and the present government’s development efforts. Those BNP leaders are disappointed with the government’s progress and development as they’ve realised that BNP has no chance of winning the next election, he said. Quader, ...

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Quader urges party activists to stand beside cold-hit people

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on thursday urged the party leaders and activists across the country to stand beside the cold-hit people. “I, on behalf of the party president, have asked all leaders and activists to distribute warm cloths among the cold-hit people to serve the humanity. Help the poor people by giving ...

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Court sets January 29 for deposition against Khaleda in Dandy Dyeing case

A Dhaka court on Tuesday set January 29 to start recording depositions of prosecution witnesses in Dandy Dyeing loan default case against BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and 15 others, reports BSS. “The First Money Loan Court set the date while accepting a time plea from the defence,” BSS quoted a court official. According to the case details, the accused ...

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BNP to stage countrywide demo Sunday

BNP has announced that the party will stage a countrywide demonstration programme for Sunday as it failed to get permission for holding a rally in the city. BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programme at a press briefing at the party’s Nayapaltan central office on Saturday. Rizvi said their demonstration programme is meant for registering their ...

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Awami League rally at Suhrawardy Udyan begins

Several hundred leaders and activists of ruling Awami League gathered at Suhrawardy Udyan on Tuesday afternoon as the party is holding a rally there marking the historic Homecoming Day of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The rally began around 2:30 pm with the speeches of mid-level leaders of AL. Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ...

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Selina Hayat Ivy takes office as Narayanganj mayor for second term

Bdtodays Desk: Selina Hayat Ivy, the newly elected mayor of Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) has begun her journey for the second time with a pledge to make the city a green and clean one. Ivy took office for the second time around 11:30 am. Twenty-seven general councilors and nine women councilors of reserved seats have also assumed the office on ...

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BNP presses for election-time govt with strong Election Commission

Bdtodays Desk: BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan on Monday said a neutral election-time government is a must alongside a stronger Election Commission (EC) to ensure a fair and acceptable general election. “The national election won’t be neutral and acceptable only by forming a stronger Election Commission. An election-time neutral administration is also crucial for it,” he said. The BNP ...

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