Nazmul Ahasan | The Daily Star
  • Nazmul Ahasan

  • Loan default increases because of bad management

    The new finance minister, Mustafa Kamal, has vowed to address the longstanding concerns regarding increasing non-performing loans in banks. Khondkar Ibrahim Khaled, a noted banker and former deputy governor of Bangladesh Bank, talks to The Daily Star's Nazmul Ahasan about the issue.
  • Choking social media is not the answer

    It's common knowledge that many opposition candidates were unable to campaign for themselves in the recently concluded elections
  • The effect of partisan policing

    In less than five days after the candidates officially hit the campaign trail on December 11, a number of opposition candidates—including prominent figures such as Dr Kamal Hossain, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Mirza Abbas and Reza Kibria—came under attack from their opponents, a trend that has since continued unabated.
  • Nitpicking over nominations

    Among the reports of a record number of nomination papers being rejected by election officials, Reza Kibria's case is particularly intriguing.
  • EC seems to be in denial of ground realities

    It's barely a secret that even after the election schedule was announced, the police filed hundreds, if not thousands, of so-called political cases against leaders and activists linked to the opposition.