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Siddique may lose cabinet berth

Siddique may lose cabinet berth

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday decided to sack Abdul Latif Siddique from the cabinet over his comments on hajj, Prophet Muhammad (SM) and Tabligh Jamaat, highly placed sources said. Latif’s remarks in New York on Sunday triggered widespread criticisms at home and abroad, and embarrassed the government.    A top official at the Prime Minister’s Office said Hasina was annoyed at the comments by the posts, telecommunications and information technology minister at a discussion at Jackson Heights. The PM’s decision came hours after a video of the discussion caused uproar in...

Constable Killing Case

Minu, Rajshahi mayor among 89 charged

Some 89 leaders and activists of BNP and Jamaat have been chargesheeted in two cases filed over the killing of a police constable last year in Rajshahi. The accused in both the cases include Mizanur Rahman Minu, BNP joint secretary general and also its Rajshahi city unit president, and Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul, Rajshahi city mayor and a BNP leader, said Abul Hashem, inspector of court affairs of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP). Nadim Mostafa, president of Rajshahi district unit BNP, Shafiqul Hoque...

89 Rajshahi BNP, Jamaat men charged with killing cop

89 Rajshahi BNP, Jamaat men charged with killing cop

Detectives today pressed charges against 89 leaders and activists of BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami including BNP Joint Secretary General Mizanur Rahman Minu and Rajshahi city Mayor Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul in two cases filed in connection with the killing of a police constable last year. Nur Hossain, inspector of Detective Branch of police in Rajshahi and...

AL unveils documentation on BNP-Jamaat violence

AL unveils documentation on BNP-Jamaat violence

Awami League today unveiled a documentation on violence that carried out by the BNP-Jamaat during the Awami League-government 2009-2013 rule and ahead of the January 5 election across the country. The DVD titled “Blood, Pain, Bangladesh: A saga of BNP-Jamaat violence against the people of the country” was unveiled by AL General Secretary Syed...

Imran-led faction declares 3-day programme

Imran-led faction declares 3-day programme

A Gonojagoron Mancha faction today announced a three-day programme to press home its different demands including filing review petition against the Supreme Court verdict on Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee. Speaking at a protest rally in Shahbagh, Imran H Sarker, spokesperson of the faction, this evening said they will arrange a mass procession towards...

Hartal today, tomorrow

There will be no respite for people after Jamaat's 24-hour hartal ends tomorrow morning, as the BNP-led alliance has called a daylong nationwide shutdown starting the same morning. Acting BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday announced the programme in protest at the amendment to the constitution that empowered parliament to remove Supreme Court judges for misbehaviour and incapacity. The announcement came at a press conference at the BNP chief's Gulshan office hours after leaders of all components of the...

If banned, Jamaat to go underground: Muhith

If banned, Jamaat to go underground: Muhith

Finance Minister AMA Muhith today said if Jamaat-e-Islami is banned through enacting a law, the fundamentalist party would go underground. “They (Jamaat) are expert in killing,” Muhith told reporters after a meeting with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) managing board team at his secretariat office in Dhaka. On the Jamaat enforced ongoing hartal to protest...

STRATEGICALLY SPEAKING

Trinamool-Jamaat nexus: A puzzle and a worry

EVERY action, apart from initiating an equal and opposite reaction also demands a loss and benefit estimation. One may argue that Jamaat might gain by funding Trinamool Congress (TMC), as was reportedly done before 2011 assembly and 2014 Lok Sabha polls. But one is still at a loss to figure out what exactly the TMC and its leader Mamata Banerjee wanted to gain out of the Jamaat's destructive politics in Bangladesh funded by TMC, which it has allegedly done....

Ruet closed after Shibir-BCL clash

Ruet closed after Shibir-BCL clash

Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (Ruet) have been closed for an indefinite period following a clash between the activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League and Islami Chhatra Shibir. The university authorities have asked residential students to vacate their halls by 10:00am tomorrow, reports our Rajshahi University correspondent. The closure decision was taken at an emergency meeting...

Sayedee's death sentence commuted

Sayedee's death sentence commuted

The Supreme Court today commuted the death sentence of Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee to imprisonment till death for his crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. A five-member bench of the apex court, headed by the Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain, pronounced the verdict by majority view at 10:06am...

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