BNP goes mad for power: PM

November 30, 2013

Hasina even ready to offer home ministry to BNP
The prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday claimed that her government has repeatedly been struggling to hold talks with the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party to reach a ‘resolution to the political crisis’. ‘Actually, she (Khaleda Zia) did not want elections and that is why she is constantly waging violent programme,’ Sheikh Hasina said while addressing the 41st founding Read more

Khaleda directly involved in burning people, says Inu

November 30, 2013

Information minister Hasanul Haq Inu alleged that the BNP chairperson, Khaleda Zia, also the leader of the opposition in the parliament, is directly involved in the recent violent activities.
He also alleged that BNP is patronizing sabotage activities in the name of mass-movement.
‘Khaleda Zia is directly involved in the subversive Read more

Two shot dead in fresh clashes over January polls

November 30, 2013

Two people were shot dead as officers opened fire during clashes with thousands of Bangladeshi opposition supporters amid escalating protests against elections slated for January, police said Saturday.
One demonstrator was shot dead by officers Saturday and another died late Friday as police used live ammunition, rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse protesters. Read more

Good news will come soon: Obaidul Quader

November 30, 2013

None will stay behind bars
Communications minister Obaidul Quader said on Saturday that ‘a behind-the-scene negotiation’ over reaching a political understanding was going on between the government and the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party. ‘If we reach a political consensus, none of the BNP leaders will stay in jail,’ he said. Obaidul Quader, also the Awami League presidium Read more

Rizvi sent to jail

November 30, 2013

A metropolitan court sent Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, joint secretary general of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, to jail on Saturday afternoon in connection with a murder case filed following an arson attack on a bus Thursday. Metropolitan magistrate Ashikur Rahman passed the order following hour-long hearings of both bail and remand petitions. Rizvi was arrested early Saturday and produced Read more

Passengers, goods stranded at Benapole due to blockade

November 30, 2013

Export-import activities through Benapole land port come to standstill as BNP-led opposition alliance enforced a fresh spell of 3 days blockade programme across the country.
Some 100 passengers who immigrated into Bangladesh through Benapole border post have been marooned there during the last few days. A fresh spell of Read more

One killed in Jhenaidah

November 30, 2013

Fresh 72-hr blockade
One killed in Jhenaidah 
Dawn-to-dusk hartal on Sunday
At least one person was killed while 10-12 others including two policemen were injured in Jhenaidah Saturday during clashes between activists of BNP-led 18-party alliance and the police on the first day of the nationwide 72-hour road, railway and waterways blockade programme.
The deceased – Israil Hossain, 23, of Harindia Read more

Ctg’s rail link with Dhaka, Sylhet snapped

November 30, 2013

Oppn’s blockade
Ctg’s rail link with Dhaka, Sylhet snapped 
Rail communications on Dhaka-Chittagong and Chittagong-Sylhet routes came to a halt as blockaders put up barricade on rail tracks in the port city on Saturday, the first day of the opposition alliance’s 72-hour blockade, UNB reported. Police said some blockade supporters put up barricade at Ispahani crossing in the city by putting tree logs on the rail tracks, halting train movement Read more

Vehicles torched in Rajshahi

November 30, 2013

Pro-blockade outfits in Rajshahi torched four paddy-laden trucks and a medicine carrying microbus two hours prior to their 72-hour countrywide blockade programme that was enforced 6:00am on Saturday, reports BSS. Police said the vehicles were torched at around 4:00am at Dewanpara on the Dhaka-Rajshahi Highway. However, there was no report of casualty. Abdul Majid, Officer-in-Charge Read more

China to launch moon rover on Monday

November 30, 2013

China will launch its first ever moon rover mission on Monday, state media said, as Beijing embarks on the latest stage in its ambitious space programme.
A rocket carrying the vehicle, named “Jade Rabbit” in a nod to Chinese folklore, will blast off at 1:30 am local time (Sunday 1730 GMT). “The Chang’e 3 is Read more

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