Atrocities of Bangla Bhai in northern Bangladesh including Rajshahi: BNP MPs and ministers used to hire militants to kill people under the patronage of Tarique Rahman

A large area of the northern region, including Rajshahi, Natore and Naogaon, became a city of terror due to the open killings and brutality of the extremist militants. Later, the caretaker government hanged the notorious militant Bangla Bhai and his associate Shaykh. But the BNP-Jamaat coalition government not only denied their killings but also...

Bangladesh to become $1 trillion economy by 2040: BCG

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has said that Bangladesh is on course to become a $1 trillion economy by 2040, driven by consumer optimism, innovation in emerging economic sectors and a young engaged workforce. With average annual growth of 6.4% between 2016 and 2021, the South Asian nation has outpaced peers such as India, Indonesia, Vietnam...

Bangladesh, EU willing to sign “partnership cooperation” agreement to elevate ties

Bangladesh and the European Union (EU) on Thursday expressed willingness to sign a "partnership cooperation” agreement to elevate” the relations to next level. However, it is still at an initial stage as it requires extensive discussions and negotiations. State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam together with Deputy Secr...

UAE seeks Bangladesh's further cooperation to expand air connectivity

State Minister of United Arab Emirates for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ahmed bin Ali Al Sayegh today sought more cooperation from Bangladesh to expand the air connectivity between Bangladesh and the UAE. The UAE State Minister said this while paying a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Gana...

From 2001 to 2006: MP Moni transferred 5 DCs for protesting land grabbing and terrorist activities

After being elected as MP from BNP in 2001, Nurul Islam Moni of Barguna-2 Constituency (Bamna-Patharghata) built an empire in his own name by grabbing other people's land. He even established a reign of terror in the area by occupying public properties and settlement land, looting in the name of the contract, recruitment trade, and filing false ...

From 2001 to 2006: MP Shahidul established a reign of terror by beating police, grabbing land and extortion

Even before becoming MP from the Patuakhali constituency in 2001, Shahidul Alam Talukdar used to live in a rented tin-shed house in front of the Upazila Parishad. But his fortunes changed overnight after he became MP from BNP. He owned crores of taka through corruption, government land grabbing, TR-Kabikha looting and extortion through his terro...

From 2001 to 2006: Hawa Bhaban influenced Chittagong University to recruit 160 teachers on party affiliation, not merit

The BNP-Jamaat alliance established a reign of terror in universities during its rule from 2001 to 2006. They simultaneously persecuted progressive teachers and recruited new ones based on party considerations. They recruited 160 people linked with BNP-Jamaat politics as teachers at Chittagong University in just four years, ignoring all the rule...

BNP-Jamaat sabotage collapsed communication, trade and education; Tk 50,000 crores loss in 6 months

From July 2013 to January 2014, the state incurred at least Tk 49,000 crore loss due to BNP-Jamaat sabotage. In just six months, the BNP-Jamaat leaders and activists destroyed the livelihood of the ordinary people and the country's economy through blockades, strikes, destructing government assets, sabotage, making private institutions ineffectiv...

BNP-Jamaat leaders burnt 12 people in one day with petrol bombs and turned vehicles into coffins

In 2014 and 2015, BNP-Jamaat leaders and activists killed hundreds of ordinary people through petrol bombs and arson attacks across the country. Under the direct orders of Khaleda Zia and Tarique Rahman, they burned these women, children and working-class people alive. The BNP-Jamaat politicians, specifically miscreants, brutally killed school-c...

BNP-Jamaat arson: Innocent children brutally killed to spread panic in society

In 2015, BNP-Jamaat activists killed people indiscriminately by hurling petrol bombs at houses and cars across the country in the name of the blockade. They brutally killed school-going children. Ten out of the 51 people killed in their arson attacks in the first 36 days of the siege were children. Two others were fighting death in ICU, and 20 o...

BNP-Jamaat plundered state property: Mirza Abbas sold railway land, worth Tk 100 crore, for only Tk 5 crore

From 2001 to 2006, BNP-Jamaat leaders looted the properties of ordinary people without limit. Public Works Affairs Minister Mirza Abbas allotted land worth Tk 100 crore to the close persons of Khaleda Zia and Tarique Rahman. Even, this BNP leader sold the railway land worth Tk 78 crores for only Tk 5 crores by misappropriating crores of money. ...

BNP-Jamaat rule: Tarique Rahman made PSC a hotbed of corruption for recruiting party activists

When the BNP-Jamaat government was in power from 2001 to 2006, the government made the Public Service Commission (PSC) a hotbed of corruption. Question leaks and recruitment trading began on a mass scale with the appointment of party activists as PSC officers and staff. As a result, it became difficult for talented students from ordinary familie...

BNP-Jamaat regime: 5 years of graft ruined health sector, Tk 5000 crores plundered in Hawa Bhaban connection

`When Khaleda Zia was Prime Minister from 2001 to 2006, the Hawa-Bhaban cartel destroyed the country's health sector. Tarique Rahman built a syndicate with pro-BNP doctors’ association DAB Secretary General Dr AZM Zahid Hossain, Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's assignment officer Dr Firoz Mahmud Iqbal, and Health Minister Khandaker Mosharraf H...

Bangladesh among first countries to get global shield financial support

Bangladesh has been named among the first recipients of Global Shield’s financial support to address the climate risks in the country, according to a joint press release of V20, The Vulnerable Twenty Group, G7, and the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. The Initial contributions include around 170 million euros from...

Young Bangla celebrates the power of changemakers at the grassroots

To recognise youths at the grassroots working silently to transform the country, Joy Bangla Youth Award’s sixth instalment conferred the title on 10 youth-led organisations for their services to the communities. Young Bangla, the biggest network of youths across the country, organised the award-giving ceremony on Saturday, bringing to lig...

From 2001 to 2006: Khaleda Zia's ministers and mayors were engrossed in land grabbing and corruption

The corruption of Khaleda Zia's Home Minister Altaf Hossain Chowdhury and Barisal City Mayor Mujibur Rahman Sarwar reached beyond the borders of the country and abroad. Bangladesh became the world champion in corruption five times in a row from 2001 to 2006 thanks to the unbridled corruption and money laundering by the BNP-Jamaat alliance and th...

Khaleda Zia's regime: Crores of money from smuggling forest timber reached the Prime Minister's Office and Hawa Bhaban

Between 2001 and 2006, the influential BNP-Jamaat leaders and activities, who were close to Hawa Bhaban, deforested thousands of hectares of land indiscriminately and grabbed the forests across the country. With the help of Chief Conservators of Forests, Munshi Anwarul (2004-2005) and Osman Gani (2005-2006), the BNP-Jamaat ring smuggled timber a...

Bangladesh makes striking development: World Bank

Bangladesh has an impressive record in various aspects of development, including poverty reduction, climate change adaptation and disaster-risk preparedness, says the World Bank. “I look forward to working closely with the government and people of Bangladesh as the country works towards the goal of achieving upper-middle income status by ...

Khaleda Zia's regime: Tarique Rahman smuggled and invested Tk 2000 crore money in Europe, Malaysia and Singapore

Tarique Rahman made thousands of crores of cash through commission trading, extortion and corruption in the five years of the BNP-Jamaat coalition government from 2001 to 2006. He sent the money abroad through his business friend Giasuddin Al Mamun. They invested a part of this money in some European countries, Malaysia and Singapore through fiv...

From 2001 to 2006: BNP-Jamaat leaders used to steal tins and OMS rice allocated to the poor

While in power from 2001 to 2006, the BNP-Jamaat leaders used to steal tins allocated for the poor and needy of the country and sell them in the market or distribute them among themselves. They also disbursed the OMS rice, donated by the government for the needy, among their party activists. The Jugantar published reports about the issue on Mar...