Monday, May 20, 2019 | ePaper

Khaleda falls further sick in insect bites: BNP

  • Print
Staff Reporter :
The BNP on Wednesday claimed that the party's Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia had fallen further sick on account of insect bites in her cell of the old central jail on the Nazimuddin Road in the capital.
"The cell in the abandoned jail is not habitable for a human being, but for insects. Our leader has become sick further due to bites by those insects. In her hands and shoulders there are severe pain," said BNP Senior Joint-Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi in a press briefing at the party's Nayapaltan central office in the city.
Rizvi said that Khaleda Zia's close relatives went to meet her on Tuesday and they saw that she was suffering from severe pain in her neck and her left hand.
The BNP leader said, the cell is entirely unhealthy and Khaleda Zia has been suffering from cold and other health complexities.
He also alleged that the government was not taking any step for the BNP chief's treatment ignoring BNP's repeated demand for treating her in a specialized hospital.
 "Even the jail authority ignored government formed medical boards' recommendations regarding Khaleda Zia's treatment. She was denied a bed for her Orthopedics treatment in hospital," Rizvi said.
The party's central leader Abdus Salam Azad, Taiful Islam Tipu, Munir Hossain and Belal Ahmed were present in the briefing.

More News For this Category

1,100 BRTC buses ready for Eid spl service

Staff Reporter  :About 1,100 BRTC buses have been made ready for tens of thousands of Eid Passengers, said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader. He said it while

BNP announces 2-day prog on public issues

UNB, Dhaka :BNP on Sunday announced a two-day programme demanding that the government ensure fair prices of paddy and clear all the arrears of jute mill workers.As part of

Accord gets 281-day extension to work in BD

bdnews24.com :The top court has extended the work of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh by 281 days.The decision came after Bangladesh's garment makers and European

S. Arabia calls urgent Gulf, Arab League meetings over tensions

AFP  :Saudi Arabia has called for urgent meetings of the regional Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League to discuss escalating tensions in the region, the kingdom's official news

Singer 'commits suicide'

UNB, Khulna :A singer allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in Kashimnagar area in the district town on Sunday.Police said Farhana Yasmin,36, a divorcee, had been living with one

Titumir College students block roads over exam results fiasco

bdnews24.com :Students of Government Titumir College, which is one of the seven colleges affiliated with Dhaka University, have blocked the road from Mohakhali to Gulshan-1 and Kakoli to protest

Niko graft case, hearing now on May 30

Court Correspondent :The Special Judge Court-9 of Dhaka on Sunday fixed May 30 to hold the next hearing on the charge framing in the Niko graft case against BNP

 Exit polls suggest Modi back as PM

Exit polls suggest Modi back as PM

BBC Online :India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is on course to win the general election, exit polls suggest.The BJP and the main opposition Congress party

No unprofessional drivers on road during Eid: Asad

Staff Reporter  :Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Sunday warned that unprofessional drivers would not be allowed to drive vehicles on road during Eid-ul-Fitr.  "Police patrol will keep vigil

Former US vice president decries Democratic 'anger'

Former US vice president decries Democratic 'anger'

Reuters,  Philadelphia  :Democratic 2020 US presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden speaks during a campaign stop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US on 18 May. Photo: ReutersSeeking to build