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World Bank scrapped Padma Fund due to political motives: Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said that the World Bank scrapped its promised fund for the Padma bridge project fund after it was politically motivated by certain quarters.

ACC wants information from the Malaysian government

The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday requested the Malaysian government to give it all information related to retired special judge Motaher Hossain, now staying in Malaysia, who had acquitted BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman from a money laundering case.

President to visit China in November

“The president will attend the dialogue on November 8, and the next day he will hold a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping,” said an official of the Foreign Ministry. He is scheduled to return home on November 11.

Khaleda Zia to adress Nilphamari rally

On 23 October, Thursday Begum Khaleda Zia will adress the rally to be held in Nilphamari. According to reports, she will give speech in the afternoon.

We’ve won over the democracies in the world: Hasina

"This is democracy's victory. Democracy's victory means people's victory. We have won over the democracies in the world,"

Hartal on Sunday demanding immediate arrest of Latif

An alliance of Islamic parties has called a countrywide daylong hartal for Sunday as their demand for arresting recently sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique by yesterday is not met.

Ershad showers Hasina with praises

Contradicting his own claim just six days ago when he stated that there was no democracy in Bangladesh and the country was witnessing a one party democracy, former military dictator HM Ershad yesterday said it was for the “skilled, determined, courageous and honest leader of the state”, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, that the world was coming to know of Bangladesh's democracy.

Confusing reply of Latif to AL notice

Confusion has arisen over whether or not Abdul Latif Siddique has replied to a show-cause notice of the ruling Awami League following his comments demeaning hajj and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Khaleda to address rally in Nilphamari today

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Wednesday left Dhaka to address a public meeting in Nilphamari district town today as part of her ongoing mass contact to drum up public support for holding a fresh general election under a non-party government.

Shirin, Saber accorded reception

The Jatiya Sangsad on Wednesday accorded a reception to the speaker, Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, and ruling Awami League lawmaker Saber Hossain Chowdhury on being elected chairperson of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and president of Inter-Parliamentary Union respectively.

Tomorrow Latif to be dropped from Awami League

The Awami League membership of Abdul Latif Siddique is expected to be scrapped tomorrow, despite the former minister reportedly submitting his reply to a party show-cause notice before its deadline expired yesterday.

IPU result reflects global confidence: Saber

The result of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) election proved that the parliamentarians of the democratic countries have their confidence in the democracy of Bangladesh, said the newly elected IPU president Saber Hossain Chowdhury.

Maiming of Limon was an accident: Asaduzzaman Kamal

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has termed the maiming of Limon as an accident.

Law Minister's effigy burnt

Some activists of different organisations on Tuesday burned an effigy of the law minister, Anisul Huq, terming him a neo-Razakar demanded his removal from cabinet for refuting the claim that political analyst Pish Karim and his family were against liberation.

Islamist group calls hartal on 26 October

Sammilito Islami Dal-samuho, a coalition of different Islamist parties on Wednesday announced a daylong hartal on October 26, as the government could not arrest former and runaway minister Abdul Latif Siddiqui for his derogatory remarks about Hajj.

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