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“BNP leaders resigning due to failure”

Live Correspondent: Awami League (AL) Joint General Secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif today said the BNP leaders are resigning from their party due to BNP’s corruption and failure. “Awami league never believes in politics of resigning its party leaders under pressure… BNP’s central and grassroots leaders are resigning from their party for the corruption and failure,” he... details

Investment will increase in 2/3 years, hopes Razzaque

Live Correspondent: Agriculture Minister Dr M Abdur Razzaque today expressed his high optimism that the public and private investment in the country would increase further within the next two to three years alongside continued increase in the GDP growth. “It’s my firm belief that both the public and private investment in the country would increase further within the next two to three... details

“None could resist BCL’s victory in DUCSU polls”

Live Correspondent:  Awami League Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud today said the united efforts by the leftists and the rightists could not resist the victory of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) in the Dhaka University Central Student’s Union (DUCSU) polls. “The victory of the candidates from other panels or independent one, who boycotted the polls, proved that they... details

First phase of upazila parishad polls

Live Correspondent: First phase of upazila parishad election in the country was held peacefully, Election Commission (EC) secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed said. “First phase of the fifth upazila parishad election was held in a peaceful and credible manner,” he told a press conference at the media centre at Nirbachan Bhaban here today. Counting of votes started after balloting in 78... details

“Fundamentalism, terrorism hinder women advancement”

Live Correspondent: Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni today identified fundamentalism, militancy and terrorism as the major stumbling blocks on the way to women advancement. “We should raise our voice against fundamentalism, militancy and terrorism to pave the way for smooth access of women to all spheres of development,” she said while speaking at a meeting on the “Banker-SME Women... details

Quader’s physical state improving steadily: doctors

Live Correspondent: The physical state of ailing Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, who is undergoing treatment at a Singapore hospital, is improving steadily, doctors briefed today. “The mechanical device IABP has been removed from Quader’s heart as his heart is working naturally without artificial support,” BSMMU director Prof Abu Naser Rizvi briefed today at the... details

“Khaleda to be taken to BSMMU for checkup”

Live Correspondent: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today said BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will be taken to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) for medical checkup and tests soon. “The jail authority has been implementing decisions of the medical board, formed as per the High Court directives,” he told to newsmen after emerging from a meeting with a BNP delegation... details

Nasim urges Oikyafront not to hinder

Live Correspondent: Awami League presidium member and central 14-party spokesperson Mohammed Nasim today urged the Jatiya Oikyafront top leaders not to obstruct their newly elected Members of Parliament (MPs) elect from taking oath. “People, who were elected in the people’s vote, should join the parliament. It cannot be democratic right to obstruct the MPs-elect from taking oath,” he... details

“City polls held in free, fair and peacefully”

Live Correspondent: The Election Commission (EC) Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed toady said the election to Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) by-polls and councilors for both DNCC and the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) was held in free, fair and peaceful manner. “We initially estimated that turnout of voters in the election was 50 per cent,” he said while speaking at a post-poll press... details

“All set to hold DNCC by-polls peacefully”

Live Correspondent: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda today said that the Election Commission (EC) has completed all kinds of preparation to hold a free, fair and credible by-election to Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) tomorrow. “Executive and judicial magistrates and required number of law enforcement agency members have been employed to hold the election in a fair manner.... details

CEC asks ROs to apply all-out authority to ensure fair polls

Live Correspondent: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda today asked the returning officers (ROs) and assistant returning officers (AROs) to apply all-out authority given to them to hold the upcoming upazila parishad polls in a free, fair and neutral manner. “You have been given every authority to run an election. If you cannot apply your power, that will be your failure,” he... details

“21 pc progress of metro-rail under MRT-6”

Live Correspondent: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said the overall work progress of the much-sought 20-kilomtere metro-rail service from Uttara to Motijheel stood at 21 percent now as 35 percent work of its 12-kiolomtere long first phase from Uttara to Agargaon has been done. “At present 2.5 kilometer out of 12 kilometer metro rail between Uttara and Agargaon has... details

Hasan for looking into BNP’s link to fire incident

Live Correspondent: Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today said Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s statement that ‘the Chawlkbazar fire incident occurred due to absence of democracy’ prompted to look into whether the BNP perpetrated any act of sabotage concerning the tragic incident. “It should be looked into the matter to find out if there existed any act of sabotage by BNP behind the... details