Badiul Alam Majumdar | The Daily Star
  • Badiul Alam Majumdar

    The writer is Secretary of SHUJAN: Citizens for Good Governance.

  • Will the El Paso killing be a wakeup call for America?

    A 2009 Homeland Security Department report warned that race-based extremism would become a serious and growing threat to American national security.
  • 18 reforms that will change Bangladesh

    During last year’s road safety movement, there was a demand raised by the student demonstrators that touched a chord with a wide cross-section of the population: “repair the state.” T
  • The ball is in the PM's court

    Marked by many questions, controversies and some degree of violence, the 11th parliamentary election took place on December 30. According to the Election Commission, the overall turnout was 80 percent, while it was less than 46 percent in the six constituencies where EVM was used. Six constituencies had the highest turnout rate of 99 percent.
  • BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia

    Is Khaleda Zia qualified to contest the upcoming election?

    On October 28, Khaleda Zia was convicted and sentenced to seven years' imprisonment in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case.
  • Who is ahead in electoral politics?

    So far, ten parliamentary elections were held in Bangladesh, of which three—the 1988 election during the Ershad regime, the February 15, 1996 election under the BNP government, and the January 5, 2014 election under the Awami League-led Grand Alliance government—were one-sided.