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MP-elect Latif Siddique lifts blockade of highway, police station after release of supporters

Dhaka, Jan. 9 -- Former Awami League leader and Tangail-4 MP-elect Abdul Latif Siddique has lifted a blockade of Kalihati Police Station and the Tangail-Mymensingh for the release of his supporters af... Read More


HC suspends results of Dhaka-4 race, orders probe into irregularities

Dhaka, Jan. 9 -- The High Court has suspended the results of the Dhaka-4 parliamentary race. The bench of Justice Abu Taher Md Saifur Rahman and Justice Md Bashir Ullah made the decision based on a p... Read More


12th general election will be written in gold in Bangladesh's history, says PM Hasina

Dhaka, Jan. 9 -- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says the history of the 12th national parliamentary election of Bangladesh will be 'written in gold'. "The spirit of the country's Liberation War was des... Read More


Can an alliance of independents replace Jatiya Party as opposition? Experts say 'yes'

Dhaka, Jan. 9 -- After Sunday's vote returned the largest number of independent candidates in the history of Bangladesh's parliamentary elections, the Jatiya Party's position as the official oppositio... Read More


Sheikh Hasina's new cabinet to be sworn in Thursday

Dhaka, Jan. 9 -- Cabinet Secretary Md Mahbub Hossain confirmed that preparations were underway to hold the oath-taking ceremony at 7 pm on Thursday. "As you know, the election took place on Jan 7," h... Read More


Hasina says forming a strong opposition is not her job

Dhaka, Jan. 9 -- Amid criticisms of Bangladesh's parliament for not having a strong opposition, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said it is not her job to strengthen the opposition. The Jatiya Party,... Read More


Court to decide on bail plea of BNP's Mirza Fakhrul in 9 cases on Wednesday

Dhaka, Jan. 9 -- A court has sent BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul to jail after he was shown arrested in nine cases filed at Dhaka's Ramna and Paltan police stations. Dhaka Additional Chief Metro... Read More


Foreign envoys congratulate Hasina for winning election

Dhaka, Jan. 9 -- Envoys of as many as 19 countries, including Japan, have congratulated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on her win in the 12th national parliamentary election that took her to a record-ex... Read More


Clemency for Yunus on AL's election victory? He should apologise to workers, says Hasina

Dhaka, Jan. 9 -- Sheikh Hasina has said her government cannot pardon Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus because it has nothing to do with his sentencing for labour law violations. The prime minister faced... Read More


Bangladesh to swear in 12th national parliament on Wednesday

Dhaka, Jan. 9 -- The members of the newly-elected 12th national parliament will take their oaths on Wednesday. The swearing-in ceremony will be held at the National Assembly at 10 am. Speaker Shirin... Read More