BNP leaders Mirza Fakhrul, Abbas released on bail in violent protest case

BNP general secretary Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and standing committee member Mirza Abbas have been released on bail a month after their arrest in connection with the violent protests. BNP leaders and workers greeted him on his exit from Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj on Monday. During their 10 December rally in Dhaka, BNP workers […]

Marching across India, Gandhi scion aims to repair Congress party’s image

no immediate dividend Analysts say Gandhi’s public image is improving, but it may not be enough to convert it into an instant electoral success for the flagging Congress. “Investing in the personal popularity of Rahul Gandhi is a really smart move,” said Nilanjan Sircar, senior fellow at the Center for Policy Research think tank in […]

BNP leaders look like migratory birds during elections: Hasan

The minister unveiled plaques of 18 development projects including 14 new roads, one school and three culverts in Rangunia municipality, Betagi, Pomra, Mariamnagar and Parua unions from the Rangunia Upazila Parishad premises. Upazila Parishad President Swajan Kumar Talukder, Upazila Nirbahi Officer Ataul Gani Usmani, Chattogram Zilla Parishad member Abul Kashem Chishti, Rangunia Municipality Mayor Mohammad […]

‘Government should take steps to save environment from tannery pollution’

Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office Tofajjal Hussain Miya said on Saturday that the government has taken several measures to protect the environment from tannery pollutants, BSS reports. “As the tannery industry pollutes the environment, the government has taken steps in such a way that the environment and this industry can be saved,” he […]

US House begins 14th round of leadership vote, McCarthy says victory close

pressure on holdouts The remaining holdouts faced mounting pressure to fall in line and allow Republicans to take control of the chamber, with some warning that a prolonged impasse raised questions about the party’s ability to govern. “It has become clear to me that some individuals are simply obstructionists,” said Keith Self, a newly elected […]

Don’t campaign to obstruct the constitutional process: PM Hasina

“You (people) will compare what we could give to the country and its people in the last 14 years,” he said. The Prime Minister said that people are now getting the benefits of his government’s long-term plans which include ‘Vision 2021’, ‘Vision 2041’ and ‘Delta Plan-2100’. He said that he has created “Digital Bangladesh” along […]

Stage collapses during Quader’s speech at BCL event

Due to overcrowding the stage suddenly collapsed along with everyone present on the stage. Eyewitnesses said that Obaidul Kader also fell down along with others, but did not suffer any major injuries. The injured included Sharmin Sultana Lilly, general secretary of Jubo Mohila League and Ghulam Rabbani, former general secretary of BCL. However, Obaidul Kader […]

Several people injured after stage collapses at Chhatra League’s anniversary function

The main stage of Bangladesh Chhatra League’s 75th foundation anniversary celebrations collapsed during the opening ceremony in Dhaka. Obaidul Kader, general secretary of the Awami League, was delivering his speech on Friday at the altar of Dhaka University’s unbeatable Bangla sculpture when the platform suddenly collapsed under the weight of the crowd.