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Zia's family was involved in the 21 August's Grenade Attack

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said BNP Chairperson [Khaleda Zia] and her son [Tarique Rahman] was involved with the grenade attack that tried to kill her on August 21, 2004.

Blast during the anti government: 13 Shibir men held

Police today pressed charges against 13 local leaders and activists of Jamaat and its student wing Shibir for a cocktail blast in Chittagong city that badly injured a class XI girl student in March last year.

Anti Corruption Commission sues Mannan

The Anti Corruption Commission has filed three cases against a member of parliament and two former state ministers for gaining wealth beyond the known source of income.

HC drops plea on judges' impeachment

A High Court bench has dropped a writ petition from its cause list that challenged the restoration of parliament’s authority to impeach Supreme Court judges.

Joynal Hazari gets bail

Joynal Hazari, former MP from Feni-2 constituency, got bail in a case filed by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

Three terrorists spilled the beans

Sensational information revealed by Huji leaders Mufti Abdul Hannan and Abdus Salam and Pakistani militant leader Majid Butt first gave the final investigators a major headway into the plot of the grenade attack on an Awami League rally 10 years ago.

Steps taken to save silk industry: Mirza Azam

State Minister for Textile and Jute Mirza Azam MP on Wednesday said government has stepped up efforts to save the silk industry of Bangladesh though BNP government had destroyed it during their tenure. He added that with a view to saving the silk industry of the country the government has taken different initiatives to control import of silk from abroad.

Nasim asks BNP to take preparation for next polls

Awami League Presidium Member and Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim yesterday asked Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) to take preparation for next national polls.

Ershad visits Feni Saturday

Jatiya Party (JP) chairman Hussain Muhammad Ershad will visit the district to attend its biannual workers’ conference on Saturday.

August 21 attack was to foil independence, democracy: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the August 21 grenade attack was aimed to frustrate our independence, democracy,peace and development.

Shadow of tribulation hangs heavy

On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the August 21 grenade attack on an Awami League (AL) rally in Dhaka in 2004, which had killed and severely injured a score of people, families of the victims recounted to The Independent the horrific aftermath of the tragedy.

Thai junta leader appointed PM

Thailand's coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed prime minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy even while the military presses on with efforts to silence its critics.

'Election, Dialogue before incumbent govt tenure expires': Fakhrul

Dialogue and national election would be held before the tenure of the incumbent government, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said.

Tofail: BNP movement not fruitful

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has thanked the BNP for being able to realise that their protest before the national election bore no fruits.

Sutrapur: Awami Leader shot

A local Awami League leader of Sutrapur police station in the capital has been shot by miscreants in front of his house on Tuesday night.

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