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70 Years Of Awami League: Endorsing Bangabandhu’s Ideology Remains Key For Progress

Jammu and Kashmir

MNA Editorial Desk: If we want to write the history of Bangladesh, there is no way to complete that without bringing the name of Bangladesh Awami League–the oldest political party of the country. Awami League has huge contribution in every political movement from the Pakistan regime. Without this party and its leader Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, our independence in 1971 would have been a never to be attained dream. Now, Awami league is unavoidably paralleled with the development and progress of our nation. Not only in Bangladesh, Awami League is well regarded in South Asia as one of the pioneering ...

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None can destroy Awami League: Sheikh Hasina

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MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said no one can destroy Bangladesh Awami League as it is a well-organised political party having numerous achievements during its 70-year history of struggle. “Awami League is one of the well-organised oldest political parties of this subcontinent. No one could tear the party to shreds through hundreds of attacks and won’t be able to do so in the future, Inshallah,” she said. The Prime Minister made the remarks while addressing a discussion arranged by Bangladesh Awami League marking its 70th founding anniversary at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Dhaka, reports ...

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AL for building ‘Sonar Bangla’ under Hasina’s leadership

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MNA Editorial Desk: Awami League (AL) on Wednesday called upon all to make united efforts to turn the country into a ‘Sonar Bangla’ under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “Under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, we will represent a better future before the nation,” AL general secretary Obaidul Quader told a ceremony of exchanging Eid greetings at the party’s central office at Bangabandhu Avenue, BSS reports. Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said the country is now on the highway of development and the trend would be continued. “We will build a ‘Sonar Bangla’ with ...

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Quader getting well, photo released

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MNA National Desk: Ruling Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader is getting well day by day. Quader is now undergoing treatment at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Md Enamur Rahman has posted a photo of Obaidul Quader on his Facebook. In the picture, Quader was seen sitting in middle of two men. Bandages were also seen on both of his hands. Dr Enamur wrote: Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah. Bangladesh Awami League General Secretary and honorable minister of Road Transport and Bridges Ministry Obaidul Quader bhai is getting well gradually. His blood pressure and ...

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New Committee of Bangladesh Awami Torun League’s BBaria wing declared

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MNA National Desk: BrahmanBaria district wing of Bangladesh Awami Torun League was formed recently. The organization was formed in 2001 according to the directions of former President of Bangladesh Late Zillur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ICT Advisor and son Sajeeb Wazed Joy. Previous committee of it’s BrahmanBaria wing was abolished and new committee was formed. A 71-member full committee was formed declaring Imanuzzaman (Pallab) as president, Rajib Chowdhury as general secretary and Mohammad Delowar Hossain as joint general secretary. The committee was approved on Jan 16 with signatures of organization’s central committee president and general secretary of Supreme ...

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Over 300 retired bureaucrats endorse Awami League

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MNA Exclusive Desk: Over 300 retired senior public servants, including former chairmen of different commissions, senior secretaries and secretaries, have endorsed Awami League and the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, reported news agency. The retired public servants expressed their solidarity when they met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganabhaban on Friday. Former Anti-Corruption chairman M Badiuzzaman, former principal secretary Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury, former chairman of Energy Regulatory Commission AR Khan, former chairman of Privatization Commission Mollah Wahiduzzaman, ex-comptroller and auditor general of Bangladesh Masud Ahmed, former senior secretaries Mezbah-ul Alam and Unusur Rahman are ...

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Awami League announces nominees

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MNA National Desk: Awami League has determined which of its candidates will contest the upcoming 11th general election under the party banner, reported news agency. The party already started distributing letters to the nominees. The process began around 10am, on Sunday, at the party’s central office on Bangabandhu Avenue in Dhaka. The nominees include Sheikh Hasina (Gopalganj 3 and Rangpur 6), Obaidul Quader (Noakhali 5), Mujibul Haque (Comilla 11), Dr Dipu Moni (Chandpur 3), SM Rezaul Karim (Pirojpur 1), Saifuzzaman Shikhar (Magura 1), Sheikh Fazle Noor Tapash (Dhaka 10), Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal (Dhaka 12), Sadek Khan (Dhaka 13), and Aslamul ...

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Clashes, violations and doubts mark election milieu

Jammu and Kashmir

MNA Editorial Desk: Hopefully Dec 30 is going to be another landmark in the political history of Bangladesh as the 11th national election is scheduled to be held on that day. Heavy movements and showdowns centering this important political event are going on. Awami League has started its nomination process immediately after election schedule declaration. Jatiyo Oikya Front and other parties followed soon. Aspirant nomination seekers, who started campaign in their respective areas even few months back, of two major alliances turned very active to portray their popularity which even resulted in violation of several rules and regulations of electoral ...

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AL starts nomination form sale from Nov 9

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MNA National Desk: Amid disagreement among political parties over different issues ahead of the 11th national election, ruling party Awami League has decided to start selling its nomination papers among aspirants from November 9. The nomination aspirants have been asked to collect the nomination papers from Awami League President Sheikh Hasina’s Dhanmondi political office (new building), said a press release signed by Abdus Sobhan Golap, office secretary of the Awami League. The nomination form price was increased to Tk 30 thousand from Tk 25 thousand this time. The selling of the nomination papers will start from 10:00pm, it reads.

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Imprecise & wide agenda diminishes political efficacy of dialogues

Jammu and Kashmir

MNA Editorial Desk: One word hovering around all the Bangladeshi citizens in recent days is ‘Dialogue’. In light of the current context of the national politics as well as the propinquity of the next national election, it was the demand of every stakeholder. This dialogue was supposed to break the ice among the political parties. It was also anticipated to reach an equilibrium point which will facilitate to hold an election with all parties’ participation. The existing ruling party Awami League is taking everything by the book and is moving towards holding the 11th parliamentary elections resolutely. On the other ...

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PM urges people to re-elect Awami League

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged people to re-elect the Awami League to allow her party to continue the projects initiated by the present government and lead Bangladesh to development and prosperity. “We declared a plan to modernise everything and it brought changes to people’s lives,” said the prime minister as she inaugurated 321 projects in 56 districts through a videoconference at Ganabhaban, reported news agency. “The election is approaching. The Election Commission will announce the election schedule anytime. We’ll again urge the people to vote for us,” said Hasina. Bangladesh is now on the fast-track to ...

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Much Awaited Dialogue begins at Ganobhaban

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MNA Editorial Desk: The much-talked-about dialogue between the ruling alliance leaders, led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, and the newly-formed Jatiya Oikyafront, led by Dr Kamal Hossain, has begun at the Ganobhabanin Dhaka on Thursday evening. In her introductory speech Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged all to get united to build the country. Development of the country is now visualized after nine years’ rule of Awami League, she said. The talks began around 7pm. Through the talks with the Oikyafront, the Prime Minister opened her door of discussions over the 11th parliamentary polls before the announcement of its schedule as ...

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Awami League wants meaningful, competitive polls

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MNA National Desk: Ruling party General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said Awami League want the upcoming national polls to be competitive and meaningful. Awami League doesn’t expect to score goal on an empty field, he said. Obaidul Quader, also the minister for road transport & bridges, was addressing the 51st founding anniversary of Samyabadi Dal, at the Institution of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB). Samyabadi Dal Secretary General Dilip Barua presided over the event, reported news agency.

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Nation set to observe Nat’l Mourning Day

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MNA National Desk: The killing of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members on the fateful night of August 15, 1975 is the ugliest chapter of the nation’s history. The nation on Wednesday will observe the National Mourning Day recalling with a heavy heart Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the 43rd anniversary of his martyrdom. The self-confessed killers of August 15 did not assassinate Bangabandhu alone, but also killed 16 other members of his family, friends and relatives. They include his wife Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib, sons Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russell, ...

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Voter’s trust on EC: Clear and detailed message is mandatory

Bangladesh

MNA Editorial Desk: In recent days, the most talked about issue throughout the country seems to be the 11th National Election scheduled to be held by the end of this year. While the participation of the country’s largest opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) under the current electoral format is still under question, the ruling party Awami League (AL) is actively preparing their fields to participate in the upcoming election to regain the power of the government for the third consecutive time. Meanwhile, the Election Commission (EC) is going through a quite busy time as after the new CEC’s taking office ...

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Quader warns foreign diplomats

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MNA National Desk: Ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) spokesperson Obaidul Quader on Friday warned foreign diplomats against making any remarks that might hurt their relations with Bangladesh, reported news agency. Also the road transport and bridges minister, Quader issued the warning while talking to newsmen during his visit to Dhaka-Bhanga 4-lane construction site at Kolakandi in Keraniganj of Dhaka district. Apparently reacting to US ambassador’s comments on Bangladesh elections, road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader also asked the foreign diplomats to avoid making such remarks. On Thursday, Bernicat commended the holding of elections to Khulna and Gazipur city corporations ...

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Gazipur poll campaign begins today

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MNA National Desk: The Awami League and BNP-backed mayoral aspirants will begin their official campaign from today for the upcoming Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) polls scheduled to be held on June 26. Earlier, AL-backed candidate Jahangir Alam collected his symbol ‘boat’ and BNP-backed Hasan Uddin Sarker collected his symbol ‘paddy stack’ from the regional election commissioner Rakibuddin Mandol, reports news agency. Marking the city corporation election, Gazipur Peshajibi Somonnyo Parishad will organise a view exchange meeting at Gazipur Press Club at 11:00am on June 20. The city corporation has 1.13 million voters in 57 wards. This is the second election ...

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AL’s Khaleque wins KCC polls

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MNA National Desk: Awami League mayoral candidate Talukdar Abdul Khaleque was unofficially declared elected in the Khulna City Corporation (KCC) election on Tuesday. Khaleque won the election with a big margin bagging 176,902 votes while his nearest rival Nazurl Islam Manju of BNP polled 108,956 in 286 election centres out of total 289. The voting was suspended in the remaining three centres due to violence, capturing of polling stations and forced stuffing. Returning officer Yunus Ali made the announcement around 9:40pm. The voting began at 8am and ended at 4pm without any break. however, the turnout of voters was said ...

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Turbulence feared ahead of national election

Anis Ahmed

MNA Editorial Desk: Politics in Bangladesh is turning more and more dramatic as we approach the eleventh national election by the end of this year or in early 2019. Many events are making the overall political scenario vulnerable to volatility in the recent months. Though there is no strong election-oriented move yet, so many plots have been created on which we might find seeds laid for chaos in the coming months. Both Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), the ruling and main opposition parties, are trying to strengthen their grip over national politics. AL, the ruling party holds a ...

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6th death anniversary of Abdur Razzak

Abdur Razzak

MNA Feature Desk: The Awami League (AL) has paid tributes to its former general secretary and former Water Resources Minister Abdur Razzak on his 6th death anniversary. The veteran leader of Awami League is being remembered for his contribution towards country’s liberation and politics. Razzak dedicated his life to self-determination, peace and freedom of Bengalees. However, on December 23, the great leader breathed his last while he was under medical treatment at Kings College Hospital in London.  He was born on August 1, 1942, in Shariatpur district. Razzak got involved with student politics while he was a school student. He ...

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National election: A long walk ahead for BNP

Anis Ahmed

MNA Feature Desk: The politics of Bangladesh has become a bi-polar dynamics for the last three decades. Current ruling party Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) are considered to be the two superpowers of Bangladeshi politics. The right to governance has been moved between these two parties after 1990. While Awami League formed the government for three terms, BNP also came into powers for three terms including the short-lived government of 1996. BNP has been very active in politics as well as on the streets in anti-Ershad protest and also in the 1990s. But, in recent years, specially, from ...

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Awami League sits with Election Commission

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MNA National Desk: As part of the ongoing dialogue with registered political parties, the Election Commission (EC) sat in talks with ruling Awami League to seek its opinion over the commission’s preparation for the next general election. A 21-member AL delegation will join the dialogue which started at about 11:00am with Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda in the chair, said Director (PR) at the EC Secretariat SM Asaduzzaman. AL General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader will lead the party’s delegation in the talks to be held at Nirbachan Bhaban, reported news agency. “Awami League has ...

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Sheikh Russel’s birth anniversary today

Sheikh Russel

MNA Feature Desk: Today is the 53rd birth anniversary of Sheikh Russel, the youngest son of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Russel, also brother of Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina, was killed along with most of his family members on August 15, 1975 when he was a class IV student of University Laboratory School. A candlelight vigil, starting from 5:45pm, will be organized by University Laboratory Ex-Students Association at University Laboratory School & College, says a press release. Besides, garlands will be placed in his memory. Awami League, along with its associate bodies and socio-cultural organisations, has arranged ...

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Sheikh Hasina’s 71st birthday today

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MNA Editorial Desk: Today (Thursday), 28 September, marks the 71st birthday of prime minister and Bangladesh Awami League president Sheikh Hasina. Sheikh Hasina, the eldest of the five children of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Begum Fazilatunnesa, was born at Tungipara of Gopalganj in the then Faridpur district on this day in 1947. Awami League and its affiliated organizations are scheduled to be celebrating the day through organising various humanitarian events and activities and discussions on the life and achievements of Sheikh Hasina. There will also be cultural events and milad and doa mahfils in the ...

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13th anniv of Aug 21 grenade attack

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MNA National Desk: The 13th anniversary of the 21 August grenade attack is being observed on Monday with a renewed call for holding trials of perpetrators of the carnage. The attack was carried out at an anti-terrorism rally of Awami League (AL) at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital on 21 August in 2004 aiming to bankrupt the party leadership. About 24 people including the then Mahila AL president and wife of late Bangladesh president Zillur Rahman were killed and over 500 others injured in the attack and many of them became crippled for life. Those other killed in the barbaric ...

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Sheikh Kamal’s 68th birth anniversary observed

Sheikh Kamal

MNA National Desk: The 68th birth anniversary of Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of Bangladesh’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is being observed across the county with due respect. Awami League, its associate bodies and different political, socio-cultural and sports organizations have taken elaborate programmes marking the day. The AL and its associate bodies paid tribute to Sheikh Kamal by placing wreaths at his portrait on Dhanmondi Abahani Club premises at 8:00am and at his grave in the Banani at 9:00am. Besides, Awami Swechachasebok League, Jubo League and Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote have also taken various programmes to observe the day. ...

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Defamation case against UNO withdrawn

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MNA National Desk: Obaidullah Saju has withdrawn his defamation case against Barguna Sadar Upazila’s UNO Tariq Salmon on Sunday amid heavy public criticism. Saju appeared before the Barisal magistrate’s court to present the withdrawal petition. The petition was accepted by Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Amit Kumar. Earlier, 6 policemen, who were on duty on the court premises when UNO was sent to jail, also were closed to the District Police Lines. Assistant Police Commissioner of Barisal Metropolitan Police Nasir Uddin Mallick said the six police personnel—sub-inspector Nripen Das, assistant sub-inspectors Sachin and Mahabub, and constables Jahangir, Selim and Sujan—were closed ...

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