Apr 122017
 
Secularists and Islamists stand face to face in Bangladesh

Debates over statue on Supreme Court premises get momentum after Prime Minister’s speech Pulack Ghatack: The debates over the statue of Lady Justice set up on the premises of Bangladesh Supreme Court  have got momentum after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reported disliking and intention to remove it. Hardliner Islamist groups, which had been demanding of

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Mar 172017
 
Suicide blast inside RAB camp kills one in Dhaka

IS claims responsibility, Govt denies IS involvement A suicide blast, purportedly carried out by an Islamic State (IS) militant, rocked the campus of Bangladesh’s elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) near Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Friday. “The terrorist blew himself up also leaving two RAB men wounded,” RAB spokesman Commander Mufti Mahmud Khan

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Jan 042013
 

Dhaka, Jan 4, 2013: Apparently hinting at Jamaat-Shibir, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia would not be able to save the ‘snakes’ no matter how loudly she shouts with the basket of snakes on her head, reports UNB. “She (Khaleda) won’t be able to save the snakes no matter how

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Dec 222012
 

RANGPUR, Dec 22, 2012: One person was killed and at least 19 others were injured others were injured in a post poll clash between the supporters of two defeated councilor candidates in Bangladesh’s northern city ‘Rangpur’ on Saturday, police and local sources said. Police said supporters of Belal Hossain and Shamsul Alam, two defeated councilor

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Sep 302012
 
Muslims torch Buddhist temples, homes in Bangladesh

 COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Thousands of Bangladeshi Muslims angry over an alleged derogatory photo of the Islamic holy book Quran on Facebook set fires in at least 10 Buddhist temples and 40 homes near the southern border with Myanmar, reports AP. Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS), the state run news agency of the country, also confirmed the

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Sep 202012
 
World Bank back in Padma project

Dhaka, Sep 20: After a series of hectic negotiations, the World Bank has decided to return to Padma bridge project after meeting Prime Minister’s Advisor Gawher Rizvi in Washington, online newspaper bdnews24.com reports. Bangladesh Ambassador to the United States Akramul Qader confirmed bdnews24.com about the development on Thursday, it says. “The World Bank has decided

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Sep 202012
 
Democracy to continue in Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina

Lalmonirhat, Sept 20: Renewing her firm commitment to continue democracy in the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said that no one will be able to play with the fate of the people of Bangladesh, reports UNB. “We’ve strengthened democracy through the 15th amendment of the constitution… now the people of Bangladesh will live

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Sep 202012
 
Bangladesh opposition leader rejects Supreme Court verdict

Dhaka, Sept 20: Opposition leader in Bangladesh Begum Khaleda Zia on Thursday rejected the Supreme Court verdict that had overturned the caretaker government system ‘by declaring the Thirteenth Amendment of the Constitution illegal and void. “The judgement is biased’ and ‘unacceptable’,” Khaleda said at a press conference in Dhaka and reasserted that the next general

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Sep 202012
 
Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami leader Maulana Sobhan arrested

Dhaka, Sept 20, 2012: The Detective Branch (DB) of Bangladesh police on Thursday arrested seasoned Jamaat-e-Islami leader Maulana Abdus Sobhan, a major war crime suspect, state sponsored news agency BSS reports. “Sobhan was arrested from the eastern part of the Bangabandhu Jamuna Bridge in Tangail,” police superintendent Hafiz Akhtar said. According to sources, Tangail Police

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Sep 192012
 
President would decide everything about next polls: Sheikh Hasina

Dhaka, Sept 19: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday told the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) that the next general election would not be held keeping the current parliament in place, but everything would be done as per the President’s directives. “The election won’t be held without dissolving parliament, but everything will be done as

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Sep 182012
 
Bangladesh amends Grameen Bank act

Dhaka, Sept 18 : The parliament of Bangladesh on Tuesday passed the ‘Grameen Bank (Amendment) Bill, 2012’, aiming at making the appointment of its managing director more transparent. But it founding managing director Professor MD Muhammad Yunus criticized the move by terming it a “government ploy to take full control” over the Nobel winning organisation.

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Sep 182012
 
Bangladesh enact Hindu Marriage Registration law

Dhaka Sept 18, 2012 : The parliament of Bangladesh on Tuesday passed the long awaited “Hindu Marriage Registration Act 2012”  giving its Hindu population the option for official documentation of their marriages. The law is aimed at providing legal and social protection to Hindu community members particularly safeguarding women from marriage related frauds. Piloting the

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Sep 152012
 
Bangladesh premier reshuffles cabinet

Dhaka, Sept 15 : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday reshuffled the cabinet swapping portfolios of some ministers and distributing ministries among the newly inducted ministers and state ministers. According to a cabinet division statement, Dr Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir replaced as the Home Minister Advocate Sahara Khatun, who was given the charge of the

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Sep 142012
 
Bangladesh beefs up security for diplomats, US sites

Dhaka, Sept 14: Bangladesh has beefed up security measures for the foreign diplomats, especially for the US officials and sites in Dhaka, amidst angry protests against release of a Hollywood film, ‘Innocence of Muslims,’ having contents of “criticism against Islam,” Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) said. Police on Thursday and

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Sep 082012
 
Bangladesh pursuits formulae for polls-time neutral govt

Dhaka, Sept 8 : A noted personality in Bangladesh, who was also an adviser of erstwhile caretaker government of the country, on Saturday proposed a lottery system to pick the head of the non-partisan polls-time government to oversee the next general election. “There’s a need to adopt such a formula to form the election-time government

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Sep 082012
 
Quit forthwith shouldering responsibility for graft: BNP to govt

Dhaka, Sept 8: The main opposition political party in Bangladesh held its Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina responsible for corruption in the financial sector and renewed its demand for her resignation. “The Prime Minister can’t avert the responsibility for corruption in the financial sector. So, the government should step down on moral ground and announce the

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Sep 082012
 

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday alarmed people about the possibility of re-installation of an army-backed caretaker government like the previous one, which she said, “will not bring good for anyone.” The caretaker ghost that sat on us has not completely vanished yet, we just restricted them with the help of people,” she said

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Sep 072012
 
BNP to start programme from September 20

DHAKA, Sept 7, 2012: Leader of the Opposition and BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia will address rallies in four districts from September 20 and October 9 to drum up public support for holding elections under non-party caretaker government. She will also hold views exchange meetings with 11 district level leaders of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)

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Sep 072012
 
Indian newspaper criticizes Mamata on Bangladesh issue

A leading Indian newspaper on Friday criticized West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for standing against two crucial pacts that created a concern that India took a “two- pronged” approach with its next door neighbour. “Bangladesh, whose Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sent her key advisors Gowher Rizvi and Masihur Rahman to Delhi to once

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