Ex-JP minister Qaiser indicted

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Tribunal frames 16 charges including genocide, torture

Ex-JP minister Qaiser indicted

A Dhaka tribunal today indicted Syed Mohammad Qaisar, a former state minister for agriculture from Jatiya Party, on 16 charges, including genocide, torture, murder and rape during the Liberation War in 1971.

Qaisar, now 73, formed a group named “Qaisar Bahini” with 500 to 700 men, who committed crimes against humanity in Habiganj and Brahmanbaria during the War of Independence of the country, according to prosecution. Read the rest of this entry »


Khaleda to brief media Wednesday

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Khaleda to brief media Wednesday
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will hold a press conference at a city Hotel at 4:00 pm on Wednesday.
The decision was taken at a meeting between Khaleda and top leaders of the alliance on Monday night held at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office Read the rest of this entry »

Talks possible if BNP cuts tie with Jamaat: Nasim

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Talks possible if BNP cuts tie with Jamaat: Nasim
Dialogue with BNP to end the ongoing political deadlock is possible only if it severs tie with Jamaat-e-Islami, newly inducted Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim said today.
Awami League will take positive steps to create congenial atmosphere for holding talks with BNP Read the rest of this entry »

We’re for 5 years: Ashraf

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We’re for 5 years: Ashraf

Awami League General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam on Sunday said the new government has assumed power for five years as per the Constitution.
“Of course, we’re here for five years. You (journalists) please go through the Constitution and then you’ll see what’s there,” he said.
Syed Ashraf came up with the remark while talking to reporters at Bangabhaban lawn soon after taking oath as new minister. Read the rest of this entry »

Hasina asks Khaleda to stop violence

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Hasina asks Khaleda to stop violence
Govt to go hard on stopping undisciplined politics says PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said her government will get tougher to stop the killings, and to protect the lives of people and their property, while urging to engage in talks with the BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to solve the problems.
PM said, “She (Khaleda) wanted to stop the 10th parliamentary election and failed, so I ask her to stop the killings and not to cause further sufferings to the people Read the rest of this entry »

President invites Sheikh Hasina to form government

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President invites Sheikh Hasina to form governmentDHAKA: President Abdul Hamid has invited Awami League (AL) President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to form government.

The President came up with the invitation when Sheikh Hasina requested him to take necessary steps for formation of government

during a courtesy call on him at Bangabhaban today, said President’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim Read the rest of this entry »

People reject controversial election: Fakhrul Islam

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People reject controversial election: Fakhrul IslamDHAKA : Claiming that people across the country rejected outright the controversial 10th general election, opposition BNP on Sunday said the defeat of the government has been ensured through the rejection, reports UNB. Read the rest of this entry »