Police deployed at Khaleda’s office, BNP yet to get rally permission, arrest continues.

The police on Saturday night laid siege to Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office forcing her along with a few female leaders to stay inside. Khaleda Zia at about 11:45pm tried to go out to visit BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed, who was reportedly admitted to Apollo Hospital in the city in police custody.

Crisis looms as AL in no mood for dialogue

Having completed one year in office in its second consecutive term virtually without resistance, the Awami League-led government now appears more reluctant than before to hold dialogue with its archrival Bangladesh Nationalist Party for an inclusive election. The Awami League has turned a deaf ear to the BNP’s repeated demand for a consensus over an election-time administration for free and fair polls that intensified uncertainty leading to a political impasse.

BNP to hold rally on Jan 5 even if not permitted: Zainul Abdin Farroque

Bangladesh Nationalist Party says it is going to hold a rally in the capital on January 5 to mark the day as ‘Democracy Killing Day’ even if the party does not get permission from the Dhaka Metropolitan Police.

AL to hold rallies at 16 venues in city on Jan 5

Awami League has announced it will bring out processions from each of the 16 constituencies in Dhaka city and hold rallies at 16 venues, including Suhrawardy Udyan, in a massive show of strength on January 5 to celebrate the day as ‘victory day of democracy.’

BNP plans show of strength of sorts on Jan 5

Bangladesh Nationalist Party is getting prepared for a show of strength marking January 5, the day a controversial election boycotted by Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its major ally Jamaat e Islami last year brought Awami League to power for the second consecutive term.

2 killed over previous enmity in Madaripur

Two people were killed by their rivals following previous enmity over establishing supremacy at Bachamara village in Shibchar upazila on Thursday night and Friday morning, reports United News of Bangladesh.

Govt failed people’s expectations in first year, says Ershad

Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad on Thursday said the government has not only failed to fulfill the expectations of the people in the first year of the current tenure, but frequent killings, forced disappearance and misrule had become a regular phenomenon.

Armed forces pay committee submits recommendations

The Armed Forces Pay Committee 2013 on Thursday submitted its recommendations to the finance minister, AMA Muhith, advising for a 100 per cent in pay hike for the soldiers.

Wellcome 2015

The new year was ushered in with people from all strata of society welcoming it through different programmes in the capital Dhaka and elsewhere in the country amid tight security.

Policeman among 3 killed in Sirajganj accident

At least three people including a policeman were killed in a road accident on the west side of Bangabandhu Bridge on Dhaka-Rajshahi highway in Sirajganj this morning.