Tag Archive: Awami League

Aug 13

AL leader Suranjit admits government failure on law and order

Ruling Awami League’s Advisory Council Member Suranjit Sengupta has admitted that the government has failed to maintain law and order even though the ministers are unwilling to accept any such shortcoming despite recent spate of killings of children and secular bloggers. Sengupta also slated the inspector general of police for advising the bloggers ‘not to …

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Aug 13

[STATEMENT] Hasina laughs, regrets not being a Chhatra League leader

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has regretted her inability to get central committee membership of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) during her student days. Inaugurating the 28th annual convention of the ruling Awami League’s student front at Suhrawardy Udyan on Saturday, Hasina underlined BCL’s role in her political career. “We have come to this stage of leadership after …

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Aug 13

[STATEMENT] Govt should apologise for baby being shot in mother’s womb during AL factional clash: Ershad

The government should apologise over a baby being shot in the mother’s womb in a shooting incident in Magura during Awami League factional clash, says Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad. Frustrated with the recent incidents of child abuse across Bangladesh, the former military dictator demanded capital punishment for the guilty. “I am stunned to see …

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Aug 13

[STATEMENT] Law-enforcers cross line of failure: Suranjit

Enough evidence found to arrest Niloy killers: Home Minister Awami League (AL) senior leader Suranjit Sengupta said on Tuesday law-enforcement  agencies have crossed the line of failure over arrest of  killers who carried out repeated murder of bloggers, reports UNB. “Bloggers are being killed one after another. Failures of the law-enforcement agencies have crossed all …

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Aug 13

STATEMENT: AL to retain power in 2019: Nasim

CHANDPUR, Aug 11 (UNB): Health Minister Mohammad Nasim predicted on Tuesday that Awami League would retain power in 2019 under Sheikh Hasina’s leadership. He made the remarks at a views-exchange meeting with physicians at Chandpur Circuit House in the afternoon. Nasim said the government is taking the country forward carrying out massive development programmes. “People …

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Aug 04

Awami League MP Elias Mollah calls Africans ‘uncivilised’ after UN peacekeeping mission tour

Ruling Awami League MP Elias Uddin Mollah has made a ‘racist’ remark while lauding the role of Bangladesh troops deployed in the UN peacekeeping mission in Africa. “Our army has gone there (Africa) to civilise those black people. I am sure they will accomplish the task,” he said. The parliamentary standing committee on the defence …

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Jul 30

Sundarban tigers on vacation: Minister

Amid growing concern over rapid fall in the tiger population in the Sundarbans, the world’s biggest mangrove located in Bangladesh following a recent census report, environment and forests minister Anwar Hossain Manju yesterday said in a lighter vein: “Most of the missing Bengal tigers have gone on vacation to the Indian part of forest. They …

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Apr 20

NHRC Chairman Mizanur claims “fanatics” behind sexual assaults; vile narrative to hide real sex offenders

In a not so shocking and thinly veiled comment, NHRC chairman Mizanur Rahman claimed that fanatic quarters were involved in the sexual assaults on women during Pahela Boisakh celebrations at various places in the country, including Dhaka University campus. The statement, though rhetorically appealing to a few and unpalatable to the bulk of us, is …

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Mar 24

[STATEMENT] Ongoing strike-blockade part of global terrorism: Hassan Mahmud

DHAKA : Publicity and Publication Affairs Secretary of the ruling Awami League Dr Hassan Mahmud yesterday said ongoing strike-blockade programme of BNP-Jamaat is a part of international terrorism, reports BSS. “Khaleda Zia should be arrested for unleashing violence, hurling bombs in the name of movement….it is the demand of the people to arrest her for …

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Oct 28

28 October, 2006: A case study of the violent politics of the Awami League

Background At the end of BNP-Jamaat-led alliance government’s tenure (2001-2006), the 13th Amendment to the Bangladesh Constitution required the president to offer the position of the Chief Adviser to the immediate past Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, who was to be Justice K.M. Hasan, soon after the tenure of the government expires on October …

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