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No 'Khulna-style' polls in Gazipur, warns BNP

BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed warned on Saturday the government of dire consequences if the election to Gazipur City Corporation is held in a 'Khulna-style', reports UNB."The Gazipur election is an acid test for both the government and the Election Commission. We'll closely observe their activities," he said.Speaking at a...

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AL celebrates 69th founding anniv

Awami League and its front organisations celebrated the party's 69th founding anniversary on Saturday through different programmes in the city as elsewhere in the country, reports BSS.Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the programme by hoisting the national and party flags and releasing pigeons and balloons in...

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PM opens AL's new office building

Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasinaon on Saturday opened the newly-constructed central office building of her party in the city, reports UNB. The 10-storey building at 23 Bangabandhu Avenuewas was launched coinciding the 69th founding anniversary of the party.The launching ceremony started with the hoisting of National Flag...

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'Myanmar won't totally accept ICC's demand'

As the pre-trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) wants to know Myanmar's observations on the 'intentionally deported' into Bangladesh, the country says the ICC does not have the right to taking action against it, reports UNB."Myanmar is neither a member country nor signs the agreement. Therefore, the ICC...

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Ex-JL leader succumbs to stab wounds

JASHORE, June 23 (UNB): A former Jubo League leader, who sustained stab injury in an attack at local Jubo League office on Ghop Central road of the district on Friday night, died on way to Dhaka early Saturday.The deceased was identified as Arafat Munaf Liton, 40, former joint secretary of...

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Cast votes for AL to keep up development: Nasim

Awami League presidium member Mohammed Nasim, also the health and family welfare minister, urged on Saturday the people to cast their votes in favour of AL to continue the flow of development, reports BSS."If BNP-Jamaat again comes to power, the country will be a terrorist one. Awami League should be...

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MP Ekramul 'offers money' to drop charges

The family of the fatal hit-and-run victim in Dhaka say they have been 'offered money' to drop charges over last Tuesday's accident involving a car of Mohammed Ekramul Karim Chowdhury MP, bdnews24.com.Relatives of Selim Bepari, 55, say they will be given a sum of money which they can deposit in...

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Cops arrest ex-female councillor with Yaba

BAGERHAT, June 23 (UNB): Police arrested a former female ward councilor of Morrelganj municipality along with Yaba pills from her house at East Sarail in the municipality area on Saturday.Arrestee Nasima Begum, 45, wife of Zahangir Alam of the same area was on bail in several drug -related cases, said...

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BNP finds arrest of party candidate's men fishy

BNP on Saturday alleged that plainclothes police arrested 12 members of their party's Gazipur city mayoral candidate's election-steering committee to help the government hold unilateral polls on Tuesday, reports UNB."Police is raiding the houses of our party mayoral candidate's election-steering committee members every night to arrest them. They (police) have...

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Police foil JCD demo in Sylhet

SYLHET, June 23 (UNB): Police on Saturday foiled a demonstration of Chhatra Dal by resorting to firing on the rally leaving 30 activists injured in the Kazir Bazar area of the city and arrested at least 20 leaders and activists of the organisation.Among the arrestees are former joint secretary of...

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