• Thomas Shannon and Shahriar Alam

    US recognises Bangladesh’s commitment to democracy: Embassy

    Bangladesh maintained its broad commitment to democracy which is one of the core values of US government, its Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon has said.

  • This is no way to strengthen democracy

    Yesterday, seven honourable members of parliament demanded my trial for "treason" for publishing reports that they claimed to have led to Sheikh Hasina's internment. We fundamentally reject this link as it is not based on facts.

  • Elected autocrats and the decline of democracy

    If the dawn of democracy arrived in Athens 2,500 years ago, how has its day progressed in as many years?

  • Attack on the press a threat to democracy

    President Abdul Hamid yesterday said any attack on the press is a threat to democracy and that journalists must unite to fight the evil forces.

  • Development and Democracy: Time to look to the East

    It was December 6, 1971 in the White House situation room when the joint forces of Bangladesh and India were quickly marching towards Dhaka.

  • Govt striving to build a developed nation: Hamid

    The government has been striving to build a developed and enlightened nation within the structure of democracy, eradicating vengeance, bloodshed and political confrontation, President Abdul Hamid yesterday said.

  • Restoring democracy big challenge for us: Fakhrul

    There is no democracy and rule of law in the country and the big challenge is to restore it, BNP Acting Secretary General Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said today.

  • Fakhrul for pursuing change in global political trend

    BNP spokesperson Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says the party would take “right course of actions” in light of the changes in the global political trend to restore the country’s democracy.

  • Development up, democracy down

    It is nothing but an air of optimism for the present and the future if the major development activities --both at planning stage and under implementation by the Awami League-led government are considered. But the state of democracy in the country tells of another tale, not so happy or bright.

  • Democracy to be restored in 2016: BNP

    BNP hopes that people will be able to restore democracy in the country by defeating fascism and autocracy in 2016.

  • Work together to restore democracy: Khaleda

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia congratulates people on New Year Eve and calls upon all to get united to work for restoring the ‘lost democracy and voting rights’.

  • A departing diplomat's parting comments

    During the Meiji Restoration of 1868, the ruling oligarchy in Japan set out to "gather wisdom from all over the world". It sent "learning

  • Atmosphere favourable for municipal polls: CEC

    Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed says the county’s overall situation is favourable for holding the upcoming municipality elections.

  • Spirit of Liberation War at stake: Fakhrul

    BNP alleges that the objectives and spirit of the 1971 Liberation War, including people’s democratic rights, rights of expression and economic freedom are now at stake due to the government’s repressive acts.

  • A TEST OF TIME

    An unprecedented victory has been achieved by Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) in the recently held general...

  • BNP contesting polls for sake of democracy: Fakhrul

    BNP is taking part in the upcoming municipality polls as part of its movement for restoring democracy in the country, party’s Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says.

  • Khaleda to resume office tonight after 2 months

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will resume office from this evening after more than two months of staying abroad for medical reasons.

  • Opposition denied constitutional rights: Khaleda

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia accuses the government of creating “democratic vacuum” in the country and said the opposition is being deprived of all constitutional and political rights.

  • Govt to blame for rise of militancy: Moudud

    BNP blames the government of Sheikh Hasina for “giving militants and terrorists a chance to raise their heads by weakening democratic forces.”

  • Democracy is confined: Khaleda

    BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia says the country’s democracy is under attack in a bid to destroy it forever.

  • BNP seeks national unity to restore democracy

    BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today said forging a national unity will be the most essential task to restore democracy in the country.

  • Fakhrul calls for unity against militancy

    BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir calls for national unity against militancy and extremism in the country.

  • Democracy in party constitutions

    A party's constitution encompasses the written rules by which political parties form and organise their affairs. A well-crafted constitution incorporates democratic values and procedures which is an essential first step in party-building.

  • 2 arrested for Facebook status on hajj

    Two people arrested from Satkhira's Shyamnagar upazila over allegedly posting Facebook status demeaning hajj.

  • Is Bangladesh on the right track?

    A quest for inclusive democracy, once timed-out, needs to be undertaken in good time.

  • Civil society strengthens electoral democracy

    Division of work among various institutions is an organisational imperative. However, the reality is that no institution in modern times is capable of discharging its assigned duties autonomously without the help and cooperation of a number of other institutions who have some interest in achieving common goals.

  • THE PIONEER OF DEMOCRACY

    As a lawyer, he earned a lot, but at the end, he died a pauper. He was never found lacking in helping workers of his party and friends. He was a man of character and great intellect.

  • No politics with administration: Ashraf

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina does not do politics with the administration, newly appointed Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam says.

  • BNP demands int’l probe into subversive acts

    BNP demands an international probe to identify the miscreants who carried out subversive activities during the party’s three-month-long anti-government movement.

  • Hong Kong MPs reject 'fake democracy'

    Hong Kong lawmakers yesterday rejected a Beijing-backed electoral reform package derided as "fake democracy" during mass protests last year, leaving the city in deadlock

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