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No hartal Thursday: Hefazat-e-Islami

The platform on Monday threatened if the former minister Latif Siddique is not arrested by 48-hour, they will enforce countrywide hartal on Thursday. The decision came from emergency meeting held at Hathazari Madrasa on Tuesday.

HC questions Mosharraf’s position

The High Court has asked how Mosharraf Hossain became the Minister for Housing and Public Works despite holding an office of profit in a company.

Legal notice for declaring Latif’s JS seat vacant

A Supreme Court lawyer Tuesday sent a legal notice to the Speaker and chief election commissioner for declaring Abdul Latif Siddique’s parliamentary membership vacant in 24 hours.

4 hurt as AL rivals clash in Benapole

At least four people were injured as two rival groups of the ruling Awami League locked into a clash over taking possession of a Baor in Jessore.

Latif Siddique surrendered, sent to jail

A Dhaka court has sent expelled minister Abdul Latif Siddique to jail after he was produced before it. Earlier in the day, Latif Siddique was arrested after he had surrendered at Dhanmondi police station.

Senior AL leaders fed up due to not getting invitation

Some senior leaders of the ruling Awami League have allegedly been fed up due to not getting invitation to much-awaited Kushtia district unit AL council going to be held today after a gap of ten years.

War Crime Probe: Mobarak, a Jamaati expelled from AL

Mobarak Hossain who has been sentenced to death for war crimes during the 1971 Liberation War in Brahmanbaria was a posted leader of the Awami League for 16 years. Before that he was a leader of Jamaat-e-Islami, labelled as a criminal organisation for its role during the war.

SC clears way for Khaleda trial on graft charges

The Supreme Court yesterday dismissed BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s two leave-to-appeal petitions, clearing the way for continuing trial proceedings in Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case.

Parliament debate over Latif’s arrest

The parliament session yesterday was fraught with tension over sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique as senior opposition leaders and independent lawmakers demanded his dismissal as MP and immediate arrest.

PM demanded the immediate arrest of SUST brawlers

The prime minister has demanded the immediate arrest of participants in a violent clash at Shahjalal University and Science and Technology (SUST) that caused the university to be closed indefinitely.

War Crime Tribunal: Mobarak to hang for 33 murders

It must have been a muggy day on August 22 at Akhaura in 1971. The war was in full swing and the freedom fighters had a formidable presence along the other side of the border in India. The rolling hills of the area were witness to heavy battles during those months.

Latif ‘wanted’ than before

Sacked minister Latif Siddique’s sudden homecoming from Kolkata and immediate disappearance on Sunday night gave rise to daylong drama and confusions yesterday.

Khaleda’s petitions: November 30 is fixed

The Appellate Division has fixed November 30 for passing its order on two leave-to-appeal petitions filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia regarding acceptance of charges and indictment in Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case.

No legal bar to arrest Latif Siddique: Shirin Sharmin

There is no legal bar in arresting former minister and current MP Abdul Latif Siddique, according to a statement made by the Speaker of the parliament Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury.

Hifazat-e Islam threatens hartal Thursday

Hifazat-e Islam has threatened a countrywide shutdown on Thursday, if former minister Abdul Latif Siddique is not arrested by Wednesday. The Islamist organisation has taken at its central body meeting at a madrasa in Hathazari.

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