Once again AL, BNP plan big showdown for Jan 5

Asianbarta : Ruling Awami League and its political arch-rival BNP are getting prepared to stage a massive showdown tomorrow (January 5), the fourth anniversary of the last parliamentary election, in differing views. Both the parties have called for rallies tomorrow. Awami League will herald the day as “Victory Day for Democracy” and hold two separate central rallies at Banani field ... Read More »

Voting begins at Rangpur city polls

Asianbarta : Voting in the Rangpur City Corporation (RCC) elections began on Thursday morning amid a four-tier security measure having the presence of over 5,500 security personnel. The balloting in 193 polling stations started at 8:00am and will continue till 4:00pm without any break. Meanwhile, the mayoral candidates of three leading political parties have cast their votes in different polling stations. ... Read More »

DNCC mayor polls last week of February: EC

Asianbarta :The by-polls to the mayoral post of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) will be held in the last week of February next year, Acting Secretary of Election Commission Helal Uddin Ahmed said today. The EC will announce the polls schedule in the second week of January, the EC official told reporters at Nirbachon Bhaban in Agargaon area of Dhaka. ... Read More »

Khaleda should apologise for Aug 21 grenade attack: Hasina

Asianbarta : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked her political archrival BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to apologise before the nation for “her many crimes including August 21 grenade attack”. “Khaleda should apologise before the nation as she committed crime like August 21 grenade attack,” Hasina told a questioner while addressing a press conference at Gono Bhaban in Dhaka this afternoon. ... Read More »

B Chy, Kader Siddique, Rab, Manna float ‘Juktafront’

Asianbarta : Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh, Krishak Sramik Janata League, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal and Nagarik Oikya on Monday formed a new political alliance called Juktafront, making former president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury its convener. The alliance was formed at a meeting of the senior leaders of the four parties at the residence of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal president ASM Abdur Rab in Uttara ... Read More »

Govt wants solution to Rohingya crisis keeping ties unharmed: PM

Asianbarta : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the government wants to solve the Rohingya crisis keeping the ‘good relations’ with neighbouring Myanmar unharmed. “We want to resolve the crisis keeping the good relations with the neighbour,” she said. Hasina also mentioned that unequivocal support of the international community for Bangladesh on the issue was an unprecedented success of the ... Read More »

Mubashar’s scholarly network petitions to locate him

Asianbarta : A petition signed by 275 persons, majority from missing North South University teacher Mubashar Hasan’s scholarly network asking government to locate him promptly, was submitted to the Bangladesh prime minister’s office. The petition that started in GoPetition on November 12 was signed by people who not just studied with Mubashar in Scotland and Brisbane, but also academics worked ... Read More »

Non-partisan govt a must

Asianbarta : BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday demanded the next parliamentary polls be held under a non-partisan government, claiming that no fair election would be possible with Sheikh Hasina in power. She also demanded deployment of the army with magistracy power to maintain law and order and ensure a free, fair and credible election. “They [the Awami League] do not ... Read More »

BNP leaders, activists thronging rally venue

Asianbarta : BNP has completed all its preparations for holding today’s rally at historic Suhrawardy Udayaa in Dhaka marking the National Revolution and Solidarity Day. Party leaders and activists are seen gathering at the meeting venue since morning, reports our staff correspondent from the spot. The meeting is scheduled to start at 2:00pm where BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will address ... Read More »