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Decision of Khaleda’s bail scheduled on July 2

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MNA National Desk: The Supreme Court on Sunday fixed July 2 to pass its order on a leave-to-appeal against the High Court order that earlier granted bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a murder case. A four-member bench of SC bench, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, fixed the date after completing hearing of the leave-to-appeal. Khandaker Mahbub Hossain, AJ Mohammad Ali and Joynul Abedin stood for Khaleda while Attorney General Mahbubey Alam represents the state. Besides, the court fixed Monday for hearing another leave-to-appeal filed by the state in another case filed against the BNP chief under ...

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Khaleda secures four-month interim bail

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MNA National Desk: The High Court has granted a four-month interim bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. A two-member High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Haque granted her the bail. On Sunday, the High Court deferred until Monday the passing of its order on Khaleda’s bail petition in the case in which she was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment. However, the documents later reached the department concerned of the High Court on Sunday. On February 22, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia filed the petition with the High Court seeking ...

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Hasina calls Khaleda mad in parliament

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MNA Exclusive Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday blasted apparently her arch-rival BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia for her remarks over the Padma Bridge. “It’s true that a bridge is made attaching different parts. But what she meant by patchwork is not understandable to me… I’ll say it’s better not to concentrate much on the remarks of such a mad person. Any person with a sound brain can’t utter such words,” the prime minister told parliament. Sheikh Hasina was answering a supplementary question from Awami League MP Fazilatunnasa Bappy. Last week at an event of the student wing Jatiyatabadi Chhatra ...

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Khaleda insists on Myanmar to take back Rohingyas

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MNA National Desk: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has insists on the Myanmar government to take back Rohingyas from Bangladesh for the ‘sake of humanity’. The former prime minister’s call came on Monday during her visit to the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, when she also blamed the government for failing to take proper diplomatic efforts to send the Rohingyas back. More than 600,000 Rohingyas, mostly Muslims, have fled the Rakhine state in Buddhist-majority Myanmar since security forces responded to Rohingya militants’ attacks on Aug 25 by launching a crackdown. Bangladesh opened its border to Rohingyas on humanitarian grounds after violence ...

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I intervened in Hasina, Khaleda release: Pranab Mukherjee

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MNA Exclusive Desk: Former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee has said he urged the then Bangladesh army chief Moeen U Ahmed to release political prisoners during the 2007-08 caretaker government. “In February 2008, Bangladesh army chief Moeen Ahmed came to India on a six-day visit. He called on me too. During the informal interaction, I impressed upon him the importance of releasing political prisoners,” Pranab Mukherjee stated in his autobiography, The Coalition Years (1196-2012), according to India Today. Pranab mentioned in his book that during the period, all prominent political leaders were imprisoned. Sheikh Hasina too was jailed. According to Pranab, ...

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BNP chief Khaleda Zia returned to Dhaka

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MNA Editorial Desk: BNP chief Khaleda Zia has returned to Dhaka after a three-month stay in the UK. She arrived at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 5:15pm, amid tightened security and gathering of supporters. Law-enforcement agencies have beefed up security around the airport for her arrival. Armed personnel carriers, water cannons and additional police were seen lining the VIP road. “We have provided extra security because party members have gathered in the area to welcome Khaleda Zia,” said Airport Police OC Noor-e-Ajam. Meanwhile, crowds of BNP leaders and activists were disrupting traffic on the vital road. Central leaders of ...

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Warrant against Khaleda for undermining flag

MNA National Desk: A Dhaka court on Thursday issued a warrant for the arrest of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a case filed over undermining Bangladesh’s map, its national flag and liberation war. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Nur Nabi issued the order this morning after hearing a petition seeking Khaleda’s arrest. The court also set November 12 for next hearing. Earlier on September 17, the same court ordered Khaleda Zia to appear before it on October 5 or face arrest warrant if fails to comply with the order in the case. President of Jananetri Parishad, a pro-Awami League organisation, AB Siddique ...

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Zia Orphanage case: Khaleda’s testimony deferred to May 15

MNA National Desk: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s hearing on self-defence statement in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case has been delayed once again. Senior Special Judge Quamrul Hossain Molla passed the order and fixed the date on May 15 in the presence of Khaleda Zia in response to a time petition filed by her lawyer. Earlier in the day, Khaleda Zia appeared before the court around 11:40am for placing her self-defence statement in the graft case but she fell sick after reaching the court. On July 3, 2008, the ACC filed the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case with Ramna Police ...

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11 cases hearing postponed after Khaleda’s sudden sickness

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MNA National Desk: A Dhaka court has postponed the hearing of 11 cases of sedition and inciting violence against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia after sudden sickness. “She has suddenly fallen ill, so we have petitioned for more time,” Khaleda Zia’s representative Advocate Sanaullah Miah told to media. Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Kamrul Hossain Mollah granted the petition, postponing the hearings to Mar 28. The court also asked Khaleda to appear before it on 28 March in 11 cases including a sedition case, otherwise the court will cancel her bail. Of the 11 cases, eight cases of inciting violence were filed ...

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US, Bangladesh to fight terrorism together: John Kerry

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MNA Editorial Desk: John Kerry, US secretary of state, said that US would work together with Bangladesh to fight terrorism and reiterated its offer to provide experts to this end. “We would fight with Bangladesh to combat terrorism … we have enough experts in this regard and we could help Bangladesh by giving these experts,” John Kerry said to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office at noon. After the meeting, the prime minister’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters. Highly praising Bangladesh’s tremendous development in socioeconomic progress, Kerry said Bangladesh has been doing “brilliantly” in the sector. “We have ...

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BNP chief Khaleda will address the media

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MNA National Desk: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will address the media on Wednesday after her meetings with senior party leaders and will talk about the country’s latest political situation and voice her party’s strong stance against Rampal power plant. Maruf Kamal Khan, Press Secretary of Khaleda Zia, told media that a press conference will held at 4:30pm at the former prime minister’s Gulshan office. Khaleda held meetings with members of her party’s newly formed highest policymaking forum, the National Standing Committee, as well as top leaders of stakeholders of the 20-Party coalition. A source said that she is planning to ...

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Khaleda to meet intellectuals on Thursday

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MNA National Desk: Khaleda Zia, BNP (Bangladesh Nationalist Party) chairperson, is set to meet and exchange views with intellectuals, journalists and professionals on Thursday evening over the current militant occurrences at Gulshan restaurant and Eid congregation at Sholakia. Sayrul Kabir Khan, BNP chief’s press wing member, confirmed that the meeting would be held at 8:00pm at chairperson’s Gulshan office. However the BNP chief already set on a meeting with its standing committee members on Wednesday at 8:00pm. After closing that meeting she also sat for another conference with its alliance’s leaders at the same place. The two attacks and significance ...

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Khaleda called journalists to put united resistance

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MNA National Desk: Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia, blamed the Bangladesh Awami League (AL) government of attempting to create its control over the media and called on journalists to put up a united resistance against it. “I urge the journalists to get united and create a strong resistance against the blueprint of putting the independence of press at stake,” she told in a message. The former prime minister also added that, Khaleda delivered the message marking the closure of all newspapers, excluding four ones, on 16 June 1975. “The 16 June 1975 is a black day in Bangladesh’s history ...

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Defamation complaint case against Khaleda

MNA National Desk: In turns of recent events, a defamation complaint case against Khaleda Zia has been filed. A complaint case has been filed against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for making a statement accusing Sajeeb Wazed Joy, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s son, of siphoning $300 million, which the plaintiff deemed as ‘defamatory’. Jananetri Parishad president AB Siqqique filed the case at Abullah Al Masud, the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court, on Sunday morning. The court of Metropolitan Magistrate heard the matter and ordered police to investigate. The court heard the complaint and asked the Shahbagh police station officer-in-charge to submit ...

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