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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves for Rome Sunday to attend IFAD meeting

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves here for Rome on Sunday morning on a four-day official visit to join the upcoming meeting of Rome-based International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) as one of its keynote speakers at the invitation of IFAD President Gilbert F Houngbo. The Prime Minister will present the keynote paper at the meeting on February 13. She will ...

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Khaleda not given division yet: Moudud

BNP senior leader Barrister Moudud Ahmed on Saturday alleged their party chief Khaleda Zia has not yet been given division in jail though she was a former prime minister. “It’s a matter of regret that our leader (Khaleda) has not yet been given division though she is a three-time Prime Minister,” he said. Moudud, also a counsel for Khaleda, brought ...

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BNP announces protest prog for another three days

BNP on Saturday announced another round of three-day countrywide programme from Monday to Wednesday to register the party’s protest against the jailing of its chairperson Khaleda Zia. The programmes are also meant for mounting pressure on the government to release her immediately from jail. BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programmes at a press briefing at ...

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Moudud, Rezzak at jail gate to meet Khaleda

Members of BNP Chief Khaleda’s lawyer panel went to meet her at the old prison at Nazimuddin Road in the capitals’ old part Saturday (February 10). Advocate Abdur Rezzak Khan and Barrister Moudud Ahmed were seen among other lawyers before the entrance of the prison at around 2:40pm. “The cell where she has been kept is a solitary and abandoned ...

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BNP brings out procession in city; Several activists held 

BNP leaders and activists brought out a procession from Purana Paltan area in the city on Saturday in protest against the imprisonment of their Chairperson Khaleda Zia  in a graft case. The BNP men  brought out the procession from opposite to Kakrail Mosque area around 1:20 pm chanting slogans for the release of their leader. When they reached Fakirapool water ...

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Family meets former PM Khaleda Zia in prison

Family members, including siblings, have met BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia at prison. Amid heightened security across Bangladesh and nervous tension, the 72-year-old was convicted on Thursday of misappropriating foreign funds donated to an orphanage trust. The former prime minister has been given a five-year term and kept at the old premises of Dhaka Central Jail on Nazimuddin Road in Old ...

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BNP men bring out procession in city after Juma prayers

Several hundred BNP leaders and activists brought out a procession from Baitul Mukarram National Mosque after Juma prayers protesting their party chief Khaleda Zia’s conviction in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. They chanted slogans demanding release of Khaleda Zia. However, police dispersed the BNP men when they reached near Nightingale Crossing at Naya Paltan around 2 pm. Police also detained ...

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Khaleda accompanied by housemaid Fatema in jail

BNP Chairperson and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia is accompanied by her domestic help Fatema in the old Central Jail at Nazimuddin Road in the capital city. The jail authorities allowed Fatema to stay with Khaleda Zia inside the jail as the medical assistant following plea of the BNP chief’s lawyers. BNP’s media wing member Shyrul Kabir Khan confirmed the ...

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21 personalities to get Ekushey Padak-2018

The government has decided to confer the prestigious Ekushey Padak-2018 to 21 eminent citizens of the country for their contributions to different fields. According to an official press release the nominees are- AJM Takiullah (posthumous) and Professor Mirza Mazharul Islam in language movement, Sheikh Sadi Khan, Sujoeyo Shyam, Indra Mohan Rajbangshi, Md Khurshid Alam and Matiul Haque Khan in music, ...

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‘Tarique now BNP acting chairman’  

BNP senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman, now living in London, will run the party as its acting chairman in absence of its chairperson Khaleda Zia who was sent to jail after conviction by a court on Thursday, said party leaders. BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir at a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office said, “Our party ...

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