KCC election proved fair election still a far cry

KCC election proved fair election still a far cry

US, UN EXPRESSED CONCERN By Faruque Ahmed Rigging election has become a pattern and part of political game plan in our country where the ruling party had always exploited the system and still exploiting it to win elections. What is however noticeable is that the... read more
UN ask Bangladesh to hold free, fair inclusive polls

UN ask Bangladesh to hold free, fair inclusive polls

By Shakhawat Hossain The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has asked the government of Bangladesh to investigate all cases of arbitrary killings, enforced disappearances and excessive use of force, and prosecute and punish perpetrators. The... read more
US disappointed over reported incidents

US disappointed over reported incidents

(BNP Communication) —  The United States has expressed disappointment over reported irregularities and intimidation in Tuesday’s Khulna City Corporation (KCC) elections. US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat made the observation Wednesday, May 16. Expressing... read more
AL looted Tk two lakh crore from banks — Mirza Alamgir

AL looted Tk two lakh crore from banks — Mirza Alamgir

(BNP Communication) — Bangladesh Nationalist Party-BNP Thursday, May 11, claimed that ruling Awami League’s leaders, activists, supporters and  its patronised groups have ‘looted’ nearly two lakh crore taka from banking sector in the name of loans... read more
EU wants inclusive, credible polls in Bangladesh

EU wants inclusive, credible polls in Bangladesh

The European Union (EU) at a meeting in Dhaka hoped that the government of Bangladesh will ensure conditions for credible, transparent and inclusive elections. At the meeting, Bangladesh also reiterated its commitment to provide all-out support to the Election... read more
Tarique serves legal notice on Shahriar

Tarique serves legal notice on Shahriar

(BNP Communication) —   Bangladesh Nationalist Party-BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman on Monday served a legal notice on state minister for foreign affairs M Shahriar Alam asking him to prove by 10 days his remark that he has relinquished his nationality by... read more
BNP for army deployment in Gazipur, Khulna city polls

BNP for army deployment in Gazipur, Khulna city polls

(BNP Communication) —   Bangladesh Nationalist Party-BNP on Tuesday demanded deployment of army seven days before the elections to Khulna and Gazipur city corporations scheduled for May 15. The party also sought immediate withdrawal of Gazipur police superintendent... read more
Establish poll time neutral government — Khandaker Mosharraf

Establish poll time neutral government — Khandaker Mosharraf

(BNP Communication) —  Mentioning that the recent quota reform movement of students has sent a notice to the government, BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Sunday said people will forge a tough movement if ‘good sense’ does not prevail on it. “People... read more
Quota scheme abolition ‘people’s victory — Moudud Ahmed

Quota scheme abolition ‘people’s victory — Moudud Ahmed

(BNP Communication) —  BNP Standing Committee Member Barrister Moudud Ahmed on Wednesday described the prime minister’s announcement to abolish the quota scheme in public service in the face of a students’ movement as a “people’s victory.” “The prime minister has... read more
Mirza Alamgir’s mother passes away

Mirza Alamgir’s mother passes away

(BNP Communication) —  Mirza Fatema Amin, mother of Bangladesh Nationalist Party-BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, died at a city hospital on Thursday noon. Fatema, who had long been suffering from various old age complications, breathed her last at... read more
Begum Zia back to jail after medical tests

Begum Zia back to jail after medical tests

(BNP Communication) —  Bangladesh Nationalist Party-BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia is taken back to jail after having medical tests at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University on Saturday. The BNP chief left the hospital at around 1:30pm. Earlier in the morning,... read more
ACC’s enquiry based on ‘fake news’ to harm polls – BNP

ACC’s enquiry based on ‘fake news’ to harm polls – BNP

(BNP Communication) —  The BNP alleged on Tuesday, April 3, that the Anti-Corruption Commission began examining the bank accounts of its top leaders on the basis of fake reports by news portals run by the Awami League. According to the party, 25 such dubious portals... read more
BNP’s Zainul, Mahbub reelected president, secy of SCBA

BNP’s Zainul, Mahbub reelected president, secy of SCBA

(BNP Communication) —  Bangladesh Nationalist Party-BNP backed lawyers on Friday bagged 10, including those of president and secretary, out of 14 executive posts of Supreme Court Bar Association. Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Oikkya Pannel’s Zainul Abedin was reelected... read more
Bangladesh under autocratic rule – Bertelsmann Stiftung report

Bangladesh under autocratic rule – Bertelsmann Stiftung report

(BNP Communication) —  Bangladesh no longer meets the minimum standards for democracy and is under autocratic rule, German-based research institution Bertelsmann Stiftung report said on Friday, March 23. ‘Five countries––Bangladesh, Lebanon, Mozambique, Nicaragua and... read more
I didn’t represent Bangladeshi war criminals — Lord Carlile

I didn’t represent Bangladeshi war criminals — Lord Carlile

(BNP Communication) —  British legal expert of BNP, Lord Alex Carlile, who was hired to advise the party chief’s legal team, said allegations against him of representing the Jamaat-e-Islami or lobbying for it are ‘untrue’. “My engagement with Begum Zia’s team of... read more
Fight to face any conspiracy together – Begum Zia

Fight to face any conspiracy together – Begum Zia

(BNP Communication) —  Bangladesh Nationalist Party-BNP chairperson and former PM Begum Khaleda Zia on Saturday put forth six conditions for joining the upcoming parliamentary elections. Delivering her opening speech at the party’s national executive committee meeting... read more
BNP vows to intensify movement

BNP vows to intensify movement

President Zia’s 82nd birthday observed (BNP Communication) —  Bangladesh Nationalist Party-BNP observed 82nd birth anniversary of president Ziaur Rahman, Biruttam, countrywide with a vow to intensify its movement to restore democracy. Ziaur Rahman was born at... read more
No election under an unelected Hasina govt: Begum Zia

No election under an unelected Hasina govt: Begum Zia

(BNP Communication): Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson and former PM Deshnetri Begum Khaleda Zia on Tuesday said no election would be allowed to be held keeping the BNP outside. She said the government was planning to hold election arresting all senior... read more
Country being run Pakistan-style – Begum Zia

Country being run Pakistan-style – Begum Zia

(BNP Communication) —  BNP Chairperson and former PM Begum Khaleda Zia Sunday, Dec 24, called on the party leaders, activists and supporters  to prepare for future situations whether  launching a massive movement or participating in elections to ensure reinstalling... read more
BNP’s countrywide demos Wednesday against price hike

BNP’s countrywide demos Wednesday against price hike

(BNP Communication) — Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Monday announced countrywide protest on Wednesday against price hike of essential items including rice, pulse and onion. The program was also taken to protest the government’s ‘anti-people’ decision for... read more
Human rights index now below zero: Begum Zia

Human rights index now below zero: Begum Zia

(BNP Communication) — Bangladesh Nationalist Party -BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia on Saturday said that human rights index in Bangladesh had dropped below zero. In a message issued on the occasion of the Human Rights Day,  Begum Zia said that Bangladesh had been... read more
Govt ruining democracy, human rights – BNP

Govt ruining democracy, human rights – BNP

(BNP Communication) —  Bangladesh Nationalist Party-BNP on Sunday called on people to remove the incumbent ‘illegal’ and ‘unethical’ government through democratic means to ensure human rights in the country. BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir made the... read more
BNP asks Hasina to apologise or face defamation suit

BNP asks Hasina to apologise or face defamation suit

(BNP Communication) —  The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has strongly criticized prime minister Sheikh Hasina for providing ‘false and fabricated’ information about BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and her family members’ assets in Saudi Arabia. The... read more
5 cases filed against BNP activists

5 cases filed against BNP activists

(BNP Communication) — Police on Wednesday, Dec 6, filed five cases against BNP leaders and activists including BNP Joint Secretary General Habib-un-Nabi Khan Sohel in connection with Tuesday’s police attack on BNP leaders and activists in Dhaka. It may be pointed out... read more
I never misused power – Begum Zia

I never misused power – Begum Zia

(BNP Communication) — Bangladesh Nationalist Party – BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia told a special judge’s court in Dhaka on Tuesday that she had never misused her power as prime minister. The former three times PM said this while concluding her statement as... read more
Police attack protesters, arrest 100

Police attack protesters, arrest 100

(BNP Communication) — At about 3pm, on Tuesday, Dec 4, BNP and its associate bodies brought out processions at Bangabazar and near the secretariat when Begum Zia passed the areas after the court proceedings. Witnesses said that huge police deployed in the area barred... read more
No polls under `government’ in power

No polls under `government’ in power

Begum Zia’s Blunt Message in `Revolution and Solidarity’  Rally (BNP Communication) — Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia on Sunday bluntly brushed  aside  the possibility of  holding polls under Sheikh Hasina. It has to be under a... read more
BNP against ‘illogical’ across the board tariff hikes

BNP against ‘illogical’ across the board tariff hikes

(BNP Communications)  — Accusing the government of trying to illogically increase power tariffs again, Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Monday called upon it to back off from such a move. ‘Efforts are on to hike the power tariffs again. Different companies proposed... read more
BNP roundtable rejects ‘safe zone’ concept for Rohingya

BNP roundtable rejects ‘safe zone’ concept for Rohingya

(BNP Communications)  — A roundtable organised by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-BNP Sunday, Sep 24, rejected prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s proposal, placed at the UN General Assembly, for ‘safe zones’ for Rohingya who entered Bangladesh fleeing atrocities by... read more
Rohingya crisis 1978: President Zia’s  exemplary leadership

Rohingya crisis 1978: President Zia’s  exemplary leadership

Within two months first group of Rohingya returned home (BNP Communications)  — In 1978, just after seven years of our great war of independence, the country’s only freedom fighter president, Ziaur Rahman Bir Uttam had been working very hard to build the nation’s... read more
Govt stands by Rohingya only for political gains: Amir Khosru

Govt stands by Rohingya only for political gains: Amir Khosru

(BNP Communications) — BNP’s national standing committee member  Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury Tuesday, Sep 19, urged the government to make its stance on Rohingya issue clear before the nation. ‘Extreme nationalism has been instigated by creating Rohingya crisis which... read more
PM ‘provoking people’ against CJ: Mirza Alamgir

PM ‘provoking people’ against CJ: Mirza Alamgir

(BNP Communications) — Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir Aug 22 evening accused Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of “provoking people” against Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha for his observation in the 16th constitutional... read more
AL mounts pressure on CJ: BNP

AL mounts pressure on CJ: BNP

(BNP Communications) — Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir Sunday alleged that the ruling Awami League was mounting pressure on the Chief Justice to change the verdict that scrapped 16th Amendment to the Constitution Referring to... read more
Govt unnerved at 16th Amendment verdict: Mirza Alamgir 

Govt unnerved at 16th Amendment verdict: Mirza Alamgir 

(BNP Communications) — Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir Saturday alleged that the government has been unnerved as the Supreme Court’s 16th Amendment annulment verdict has exposed the ‘country’s real... read more
EC roadmap a blueprint to bring AL to power again, says BNP

EC roadmap a blueprint to bring AL to power again, says BNP

(BNP Communication) — The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Tuesday said that the roadmap unveiled by the Election Commission (EC) was meant to implement a blueprint for bringing the ruling Awami League to power again. The party smelt a rat behind the unveiling of... read more
BNP rejects proposed budget

BNP rejects proposed budget

(BNP Communication) — The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has formally rejected finance minister Muhith’s proposed national budget, saying the government had placed a “highly ambitious budget for plundering.” “It’s a budget for looting which has created... read more
Begum Zia deplores eviction of Moudud Ahmed from his home

Begum Zia deplores eviction of Moudud Ahmed from his home

(BNP Communication) —  BNP chief Khaleda Zia visited senior party leader Moudud Ahmed after his eviction from his Gulshan home of around four decades. Begum Zia was seen speaking to Moudud Ahmed, who was visibly shaken by the eviction drive and was surrounded by... read more
AL will not get more than 30 seats: Mirza Alamgir

AL will not get more than 30 seats: Mirza Alamgir

(BNP Communication) —  Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary-general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir Wednesday said the ruling Awami League would never get more than 30 seats in parliament if the next general elections were held under a neutral government. Talking to... read more