Thakurgaon, Dec 28 – BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said the Election Commission (EC) should resign right now shouldering the responsibility for “corruption, incompetence and failures”.
Pent-up global wish list of hopes, demands awaits Biden
AP?UNB, Nov 09 – Spare a thought for the people who’ll be managing Joe Biden’s presidential appointment diary. Four years of inward-looking “America First” leadership by outgoing President Donald Trump have generated pent-up global demand for a more engaged and…
BNP demands impartial probe into UNO attack
Dhaka, Sept 06 – BNP standing committee has demanded an impartial probe into the brutal attack on Ghoraghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Wahida Khanam as there is an allegation that Jubo League “cadres have the direct involvement in it”.
Conte’s demands drive Inter back to the big time
COLOGNE, Germany – Antonio Conte may not welcome comparisons with Jose Mourinho given the bad blood between the two, but for the first time since the Portuguese’s departure, Conte has made Inter Milan a force to be reckoned with. Friday’s…
BNP demands trial of all extrajudicial killings
Dhaka, Aug 13 – Claiming that around 3,000 people have been subjected to extrajudicial killings across the country over the last one decade of rule of Awami League, BNP on Thursday demanded proper trial of all such incidents.
Corona Crisis: BNP demands halting utility bills, taxes
Dhaka, June 25 – BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday said the government is putting pressure on people to pay various taxes and utility bills at a time when it should put those on hold.
Jatri Kalyan Samity demands withdrawal of bus fare hike
Rejecting the 60 percent bus fares hike, Jatri Kalyan Samity, a passengers’ welfare organization, demanded the government to maintain the previous rate bus fares.
Ganaforum demands immediate release of Khaleda from jail
Dhaka, Feb 13 – Dr Kamal Hossain led Ganaforum on Thursday demanded the immediate release of ailing BNP chairperson and former premier Khaleda Zia on humanitarian ground.
Social Summit demands stronger commitments in climate talks
By Emilio Godoy MADRID, Dec 9 2019 (IPS) – As the COP25 deliberations enter the decisive final week, representatives of environmental and social organisations gathered in a parallel summit are pressing the governments to adopt stronger commitments in the face…
BCL Panel demands resignation DUCSU VP Nurul Haque Nur
Dhaka, Dec 8 – The Chhatra League panel members of Dhaka University Central Student Union (Ducsu) have demanded the resignation of its Vice President (VP) Nurul Haque Nur over allegations of corruption. In the meantime, Nur has claimed he will…
BD cricketers call off strike as BCB gives in to demands
Dhaka, Oct 23 (UNB) – Bangladeshi cricketers withdrew their strike on Wednesday night as the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) accepted nine of their 13 demands.
Cricket crisis takes new turn as players place more demands
Dhaka – Placing a 13-point demand afresh, striking Bangladeshi cricketers on Wednesday said they were ready to sit with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to discuss their demands. On behalf of the cricketers, Supreme Court lawyer Barrister Mustafizur Rahman Khan…
BCB should accept cricketers’ demands: Saber
Dhaka – Former President of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Saber Hossain Chowdhury, MP, on Wednesday said the BCB should accept the logical demands of the cricketers to resolve the present crisis.
Protests resume on BUET campus for students’ 5 demands
Students of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) resumed demonstrations on Saturday with a 5-point demand including issuance of a notice banning organisational student politics on the campus.
Ducsu VP Nur demands GS Rabbani’s resignation
Dhaka, Sep 17 – Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) Vice-President Nurul Haque Nur on Tuesday demanded the resignation of the student body’s General Secretary Golam Rabbani over allegations of corruption and extortion.
TIB demands immediate resignation of CEC
Dhaka, Aug 06 – Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on Tuesday demanded immediate resignation of the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and commissioners concerned for their alleged involvement in widespread irregularities and corruptions in the name of training at Election Commission.
BNP demands Khaleda’s immediate release, fresh neutral polls
Dhaka, July 26 – The BNP yesterday demanded the government to immediately release of all political leaders including party chairperson Khaleda Zia and hold a fresh election under a neutral government.
Shujan demands Supreme Judicial Council probe 100pc voting
Dhaka, July 09 – Terming the 100 percent vote cast in 213 centres in the 11th parliamentary polls as ‘illogical and unusual’, Shushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan) Tuesday demanded the Judicial Supreme Council (JSC) to investigate the irregularities and to bring…
Dr Kamal demands judicial probe into Moulvibazar crash
Dhaka, Jun 24 (UNB) – Gonoforum President Dr Kamal Hossain on Monday demanded a judicial investigation into Upaban Express train crash in Moulvibazar’s Kulaura upazila to unearth the main reason behind it. In a statement, Dr Kamal and his party…
‘Exempt poultry industry from 5 percent Vat’
Dhaka, June 19 – The leaders of the Feed Industries Association Bangladesh (FIAB) and Breeders Association of Bangladesh (BAB) have urged the government to exempt the poultry industry a 5 per cent Advance Tax (AT) and 5 per cent Advance…
Dr Kamal demands Khaleda’s release before eid
Dhaka, June 2 (UNB) – Gonoforum President Dr Kamal Hossain and its general secretary Reza Kibria on Sunday demanded the release of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and other political prisoners before the Eid-ul-Fitr. In a message on the occasion of…
BNP demands ex-PM Khaleda’s release before eid
Dhaka, May 27 (UNB) – BNP on Monday urged the government to ensure the release of its ailing chairperson Khaleda Zia on bail from jail before the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr. “Though Begum Zia has been staying in jail, she’s still the…
Outgoing Supreme Court Bar president wants Khaleda’s release
Dhaka, April 03 – Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) outgoing president Advocate Zainul Abedin yesterday demanded the release of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, who has been languishing in jail since February 2018. After citing his achievement during his two years…
Oikya Front demands reelection under neutral govt
Dhaka, Feb 06 – Leaders of opposition alliance Jatiya Oikya Front on Wednesday demanded of the ruling Awami League-led government to announce a new schedule to hold a fresh election under a non-partisan govt. Otherwise they warned launching a resistance…
Trump demands funding to end border ‘crisis’
US President Donald Trump has demanded funding for his long-promised US-Mexico border wall to halt “a growing humanitarian and security crisis”. But in his first TV address to the nation from the Oval Office, Mr Trump did not declare a…
BNP, Jukta Front, Nagorik Oikya draft common vision, demands
Dhaka, Oct 12 – Amid differences of opinion, BNP, Jukta Front and Nagorik Oikya have finalised the draft of common seven-point demand and 11-point vision, in principle to wage a combined movement for holding next general elections under a neutral…
PM’s niece, British MP Tulip demands Shahidul Alam’s release
Dhaka, Aug 28 – Tulip Siddiq, a British member of parliament and niece of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, has urged her aunt to release photojournalist Shahidul Alam, according to a report run by a United Kingdom daily, The Times.
Climate change demands global transformation of agriculture
Unless action is taken now to make agriculture more sustainable, productive and resilient, climate change impacts will seriously compromise food production.