14-Party Alliance: New US visa policy sparks friction

Partners of the ruling Awami League-led 14-party alliance were divided over the new US visa policy yesterday as left-leaning parties at a meeting welcomed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s firm stance.

Azmat appointed Gazipur Unnayan Kartripakkha chair

Gazipur City Awami League President Azmat Ullah has been appointed as chairman of Gazipur Unnayan Kartripakkha.

Japanese envoy meets Fakhrul at BNP chairperson's office

Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Iwama Kiminori this morning met BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir

It’s people-friendly

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday said the proposed budget for the fiscal year 2023-24 will help the country turnaround from the crisis amid global economic situation.

Budget ‘people-friendly’: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said that the proposed budget for the fiscal year 2023-24 will help the country turn around from the crisis amid the global economic situation

New US visa policy made BNP nervous

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday said BNP has become nervous after the US announced the new policy.

Govt to blame for US’s disrespectful visa policy: Fakhrul

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today said the new visa policy announced by the USA for Bangladesh is disgraceful for the nation as it has revealed to the entire world that there is no democracy, human rights and the rule of law in the country.

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BNP to hold youth rallies from June 17

Three associate and front organisations of the BNP -- Chhatra Dal, Jubo Dal, and Swechchasebak Dal -- will conduct a “Youth Rally” in six districts to promote their “Youth Rally to Save the Country” slogan.

2d ago

Unrealistic budget won’t help overcome economic crisis: Fakhrul

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today termed the proposed budget for the next fiscal year unrealistic and said it will not help overcome a dire economic crisis the country is facing now.

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Kader Siddique calls US visa policy 'disgrace for Bangladesh'

Krishak Sramik Janata League President Bangbir Kader Siddique called the recent US visa policy a matter of great shame for Bangladesh, "regardless of how the two parties perceive it"

2d ago

AL lawmaker Afsarul Ameen passes away

Dr Afsarul Ameen, an Awami League lawmaker from Chattogram-10 constituency and former minister, passed away at Square Hospital in Dhaka at 4:00pm today. He was 73.

2d ago

Budget not pro-people

Jatiya Party Chairman and Deputy Leader of the Opposition in Parliament GM Quader yesterday said the proposed budget is neither people-friendly nor welfare-oriented.

3d ago

10 hurt in AL-BNP clash in Tangail

Ten people were injured in a clash between two groups of Awami League and BNP at Dainya in Tangail’s Sadar upazila today..The injured were admitted to the Tangail General Hospital and different private clinics, our local correspondent reports quoting party men..Witnesses said that lo

5d ago

AL’s Gazipur Debacle: Sadar, Gachha voters made the difference

Awami League mayor candidate Azmat Ullah Khan got 15,672 votes less than his rival in two thanas under Gazipur-2 constituency, and it eventually led to his defeat by 16,197 votes.

6d ago

BNP leader Nipun gets anticipatory bail from HC

The High Court yesterday granted anticipatory bail to BNP leader Nipun Roy Chowdhury for three months in a case filed in connection with an Awami League-BNP clash in Keraniganj on May 26.

6d ago

Pro-BNP, AL-backed lawyers hold rally, counter-rally at SC

Bangladesh Jatiotabadi Ainjibi Forum, a body of pro-BNP lawyers, yesterday demanded immediate arrest and punishment of Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh for, what they said, slamming the judiciary and threatening to kill civil society members.

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