CAIRO — Egypt's new President Mohamed Morsi has forced out the country's top two military officers, announcing the immediate retirement of Defense Minister Mohammed Hussein Tantawi and Army Chief of Staff Sami Annan.
Censuring the government for repeatedly humiliating Nobel Laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus, senior BNP leader Moudud Ahmed on Sunday said BNP will nationally recognise him as the most revered person if it is voted to power.
Opposition BNP has strongly condemned the government’s move to amend the Grameen Bank Ordinance 1983.
Disapproving the Prime Minister’s small cabinet proposal, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Thursday categorically said her party will not accept any proposal other than the non-party caretaker government to oversee the next general election.
Defending once again the PM’s polls-time small cabinet formula, Awami League stalwart Suranjit Sengupta on Thursday said the political crisis is over and the ball is now in the opposition’s court.
“With the PM’s proposal the political crisis is gone. Now the ball is in the opposition’s court,“ he told a discussion arranged by Digital Bangladesh Forum at the National Press Club.
In the wake of the main opposition BNP’s long-drawn demand for restoration of the caretaker ...
Apparently turning down the Prime Minister’s call to join the polls-time interim government, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday categorically said the next election must be held under a caretaker administration.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said opposition BNP can join the interim cabinet to be constituted ahead of the next parliamentary polls.
Dismissing the Prime Minister’s remarks in London over the next general election, the main opposition BNP on Saturday renewed its threat that the movement for restoration of the caretaker government system will get a new dimension after Eid.
The nation has seen enough of the trial of war crimes and no more soliciting is needed for the punishment of some ‘war criminals’, said Deputy Leader of the House Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury on Friday.
Taking a swipe at ministers for their contradictory remarks on Padma Bridge, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday said the government is confusing people with its dual policy on the bridge project.
Yeafesh Osman, State Minister for Science and Technology, has been given additional charge of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Ministry.
Terming the removal of Minister Syed Abul Hossain a delayed action, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said it proves that the government committed corruption in the Padma Bridge project.
The government has finally swallowed the bitter pill by removing Information and Communication Technology Minister Syed Abul Hossain from the Cabinet in an apparent move to revive the World Bank’s loan deal for the Padma Bridge project.
Much criticised minister Syed Abul Hossain has said goodbye to his former colleagues at the communications ministry.
Indian lawmakers are voting Thursday to elect a new president, with former Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee an apparent lock to take over the mainly ceremonial post.
Syrian forces and rebels have clashed in several neighborhoods of Damascus, and helicopters are reported to have fired on targets from the air, after at least three top government officials died in a bomb attack Wednesday.
Taking a swipe at the government for its move to open two bank accounts for collecting money for building the Padma Bridge, BNP front-ranking leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Wednesday said the government has given extortion an institutional recognition.
BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday alleged that the government is deceiving people over Padma Bridge to hide its corruption in the project.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai is again urging Taliban fighters, including their fugitive leader Mullah Omar, to lay down their weapons and join the political process.