• 30-day remand sought for Aslam in sedition, 2 other cases

    Law enforcers seek a 30-day remand for interrogating BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury in three separate cases including a sedition one. The sedition case has been filed allegedly for hatching a conspiracy with Israel's Likud Party and its intelligence agency Mossad to oust the government.

  • Causality up in 5th phase UP polls: CEC

    Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad says the causality increased during fifth phase of Union Parishad (UP) election compared to the previous phases.

  • Mamata wants to give grand reception to Hasina

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has been newly elected for a successive period, wants to accord a grand reception for Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

  • West Bengal and Assam election results and its impact on Bangladesh

    The Election Commission in India needs to be congratulated for conducting a free and fair election in Assam and West Bengal, among others, as no party has alleged any rigging in the outcome of elections. Both Trinomool Congress and BJP did much better than expected in the two states.

  • Jatrabari arson: Arrest order for Shimul, 26 others

    Dhaka court issues arrest warrants against BNP chief’s personal assistant Shamsur Rahman Shimul Biswas and 26 for their alleged involvement in a petrol bomb attack on a bus in Dhaka's Jatrabari in January last year. Charges accepted against 38 including BNP's chief Khaleda Zia.

  • PM calls for best use of education facilities

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urges the students and guardians for best use of the opportunities and facilities made available by the government for promotion of education and find job after the education.

  • Getting the best out of a youthful nation

    Sakib Khan's family has six members. The parents and two sons, aged between 20 and 55 years, earn a livelihood, while the two daughters aged below 15 attend school.

  • Assam Election Results - What does it mean for Bangladesh?

    The results of the recently held Assembly Elections in Assam are of great significance to Bangladesh. Firstly, the BJP-led alliance has won with an agenda which is apparently directly detrimental to Bangladesh interests.

  • Politics of power, politics of development

    There is a serious point to be made about the opposition bashing with all its ramifications. But when the BNP had been in power, particularly in its last term, it acted heavy-handedly against the then opposition Awami League.

  • MP Osman won’t apologise

    Local lawmaker from Jatiya Party, AKM Salim Osman, says he will not apologise for forcing a high school headmaster to squat holding his ears in public.

  • Pakistan incrminates itself for war crimes in Bangladesh

    When it comes to Bangladesh, Pakistan practices its own version of Holocaust denial and continues to behave like unrepentant Nazis. Pakistan never admitted to the crimes its soldiers committed against Bangladeshis in 1971.

  • British envoy calls on Khaleda

    British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Alison Blake meets BNP chief Khaleda Zia at the party’s Gulshan office.

  • Arrest warrant for 23 BNP leaders in Paltan case

    Arrest warrants have been floated for 23 leaders of BNP, including several of its seniors, as a Dhaka court takes into cognisance of an explosives case.

  • Trump open to talks with North Korea

    US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he is willing to meet the North Korean leader to discuss Pyongyang's nuclear programme.

  • Sadiq Khan's Democratic Islam

    The man of the hour in the United Kingdom, if not in Europe, is obviously Sadiq Khan – Pakistani by origin, Muslim by faith, and newly elected Mayor of London.

  • Invest in intellectual excellence

    Intellectual capital should be the corner stone for the socio-economic development of Bangladesh, and the biggest investment that Bangladesh can make in its own future would be to develop excellence in higher education underpinned by a strong science and technology base.

  • ‘Asol BNP’ surfaces again at Paltan

    A group of people under banner ‘Asol BNP’ (literally meaning real BNP) has attempted to occupy BNP’s central office, the third try in five months.

  • BNP delegation meets Bernicat

    A BNP delegation meets with US Ambassador Marcia Bernicat at her residence in the capital and discusses the country’s current political situation.

  • The way to show respect

    When all the paraphernalia linked with power and status fail to get lowly commoners to show respect – say they forget to salam or shower you with petals when you enter the vicinity of the primary school you are to visit – there is only one thing to do.

  • A Reasonable Vice

    A former family chauffeur was recently suspended from his beloved 'government job'.

  • HC clears way to try Khaleda

    The High Court has cleared the way for a lower court to continue trial proceedings against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Charitable Trust corruption case.

  • Power, more power

    The Jatiya Party boss had no alternative but to appoint his wife Raushan Ershad as the party's senior co-chair to avoid a possible split

  • A wake-up call for the UN

    Under no circumstances should they (health workers) be punished for providing medical care which is in line with medical ethics. The doctor of your enemy is not your enemy.

  • Khaleda charged for Darussalam arson attack

    Police presses charges against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and 23 others in two cases filed for arson attacks in Darussalam area of Dhaka.

  • Disarray grips Brazil over impeachment

    The Brazilian Senate vows to vote on the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff despite a ruling that a vote in the lower house was flawed.

  • UP polls: Situation worsened, says BNP

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) alleges that the electoral scenario in the country had worsened further.

  • Sadiq Khan becomes London's first Muslim mayor

    Sadiq Khan is elected London mayor, the first Muslim mayor of a European Union capital, in a boost for the opposition Labour Party.

  • India's Jewel in the Crown

    Prime Minister David Cameron declared outright that the Kohinoor would have to “stay put,” because “if you say yes to one, you would suddenly find the British Museum would be empty.” With Kumar having essentially taken Britain's side on the Kohinoor issue, albeit for different reasons, nationalists like me are losing hope that we will get that priceless element of our heritage back.

  • BNP terms HC verdict ‘historical’

    BNP terms the yesterday’s High Court verdict that scrapped the 16th constitutional amendment as “historical”.

  • Acts of commission and omission

    Corruption in all the three neighbouring countries - India, Pakistan and Bangladesh - has become a way of life. A politician's standard of living is now so high that the emoluments which he gets are not adequate to meet his expenses.