SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2015

democracy

  • AL men protest against Khaleda Zia

    Opinion: AL’s crude tactics to stop Khaleda

    Dhaka city is in a festive mood. Festoons and streamers deck the roads and alleys. Mayoral candidates are on whirlpool campaigning. Commissioner candidates are bringing out support processions. It all matches what democracy should look like, except what happened yesterday.

  • US calls upon all parties in Bangladesh to practice democracy

    The US Department of State expresses hope that all parties in Bangladesh will follow democratic practices.

  • Nasheed's supporters hold underwater protest

    Supporters of jailed former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed hold an underwater protest to push for the release of the tropical archipelago's first democratically elected leader.

  • Political unrest causes 0.55pc GDP loss: CPD

    Political unrest during January to mid March of the current year has caused for a gross domestic product (GDP) loss of 0.55 percent or Tk 4,900 crore, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD).

  • Development vs democracy

    THE Western media was all about Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of modern Singapore, when he died recently.

  • Bangladesh political impasse impeding economic progress: US

    The United States has said the violent political impasse in Bangladesh unfortunately is impeding the economic progress

  • UK MPs want pressure on Bangladesh to end disappearance

    10 British MPs move so that the UK government put pressure on Bangladesh to stop disappearances and extra-judicial killings.

  • Tribulations of Transparency

    ONE of the buzzwords of the 21st century attached to other buzzwords like 'democracy,' 'progressive thinking' and 'participatory' is 'transparency.'

  • US envoy for free expression, political dialogue

    US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat says, a democracy can only achieve its full potential with ample and safe space for free expression, opposition voices, and political dialogue.

  • Last call before things get out of hand

    US president Abraham Lincoln once elaborated on the dangers facing the Americans. He said some trans-Atlantic military wasn't going to crush them with a blow. Nor all the armies of Europe and Asia “could by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years.” He then said if destruction was the lot of the Americans, it must be them who will be its author and finisher. As a nation, he concluded, the Americans will either live as free men forever or die by suicide.

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