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BNP protest gas tariff hike saying illogical

BNP has demanded cancellation of the government's decision to increase gas prices, as it alleged this strategy for collecting revenue is immoral, illogical and anti-people.   "We are strongly demanding cancellation of the government's immoral, illogical and anti-people decision to hike gas tariffs," said secretary-general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.   The opposition party made the formal reaction at a press conference at BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia's Gulshan office in the capital on Thursday night.   "The people won't accept the government's decision to collect revenue through confining them," Fakhrul also said.   All sectors of the economy will fall into a sorrow state due to an illogical hike in gas prices.   Fakhrul further said that stakeholders in a mass hearing opposed the government’s proposal for an increase in gas prices ea...

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Canadian court observation part of govt plot, BNP claims

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Thursday described a Canadian court's observation linking the party with terrorism as part of the government's plot to confuse people.   BNP senior leader Ruhul Kabir Rizvi came up with the remarks while speaking at a press conference at BNP's Nay...

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Awami League MPs directed to project Canadian court’s verdict calling BNP terror outfit

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday directed Awami League MPs to project before the country people a Canadian court’s observation that described BNP as a terrorist organisation.   She gave the directives while addressing a meeting of the AL Parliamentary Party (ALPP) in the treasury ...

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Marcia Bernicat meets BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia

US ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat on Wednesday said she had a meeting with the Ex-Prime Minister & BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia to understand the current political climate in Bangladesh ...

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Work on to shortlist sites for Bangabandhu Int’l Airport : PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said work is on to shortlist the sites for state-of-the-art Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib International Airport in any of the capital’s surrounding areas.  ...

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UN Special Rapporteur visits Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar has visited Rohingya Muslims refugee camps in Bangladesh, where thousands of people have taken shelter after fleeing a...

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PM Seikh Hasina in Germany

The 53rd Munich Security Conference kicked off in Germany yesterday where over 500 decision-makers from across the world have gathered for discussions on major international security challenges. &n...

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No polls to be held if Khaleda sent to jail : Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir

Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday categorically said if the party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, is sent to jail being convicted in fabricated case, no...

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Death penalty for flight operation bar

Bangladesh government today endorsed a draft law that proposes maximum death penalty for obstructing aircraft operation.   Alternatively, the offense can also result in life imprisonment an...

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Cabinet greets PM on Padma bridge issue

Bangladesh cabinet today greeted Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as the World Bank could not prove the corruption for the Padma bridge project in the country.   It observed that when World Ban...

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