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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...

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...

Jail Killing: Another Dark Chapter in the History of Bangladesh

3 November is another day of reproach and agony for the collective conscience of Bangladesh. On this day in 1975, the four national leaders, who played the momentous role in our independence and state-building struggle after the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman were brutally killed inside what is usually considered one of t...

Power sector during BNP-Jamaat tenure: Ministers blamed each other for graft, Tarique was at the centre of corruption in name of setting up electric poles

Power generation in Bangladesh declined to a great extent due to massive corruption in the five years since the BNP-Jamaat coalition came to power in 2001. The countrymen were fed up with 16 to 18 hours of load shedding every day. At one point, Iqbal Hasan Mahmud, State Minister for Power, was removed from office due to corruption. The new state...