Partha Pratim Bhattacharjee

February 27, 2022
February 27, 2022

Tariqat delivers, again!

Leave it to luck or wisdom or anything open to interpretations, the Bangladesh Tariqat Federation has seen its nominated candidate picked to lead the Election Commission for the second time in a row.

February 20, 2022
February 20, 2022

A slogan ever in sync with a nation

“Joy Bangla”, the strongest slogan during the Liberation War and also during the struggle for the country’s independence, is set to become the national slogan of Bangladesh.

February 13, 2022
February 13, 2022

What is up Tariqat’s sleeve this time?

Five years ago, the Bangladesh Tariqat Federation attracted public attention after the formation of the Election Commission because CEC KM Nurul Huda and election commissioners Rafiqul Islam and...

February 10, 2022
February 10, 2022

DCs to oversee dev projects at district level

A recent government directive authorising deputy commissioners to monitor and evaluate development projects at the district level has caused an uproar among officials of project implementing agencies.

February 9, 2022
February 9, 2022

EC nominations: Hasina gets list from top AL leaders

Awami League presidium members yesterday gave party chief Sheikh Hasina their recommendations of individuals who would form the next Election Commission.  

February 8, 2022
February 8, 2022

Another gag on media, free speech?

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has drafted a regulation to clamp down on what it deems the ugly side of social media and streaming services.

January 29, 2022
January 29, 2022

The new EC law leaves a lot to be desired

One could say that the Awami League government deserves plaudits for passing a law on the formation of Election Commission—even if it is 50 years too late to fulfil a constitutional obligation.

January 28, 2022
January 28, 2022

EC bill passed, snubbing all concerns

 It took almost 50 years to initiate a move to have a law on forming the Election Commission, and a bill to that end was passed in parliament in only about 180 minutes yesterday, amid protests from...

January 20, 2022
January 20, 2022

JS may pass EC law this session

The ongoing parliament session is set to pass a law aiming to give legal cover to the chief election commissioners and other commissioners appointed through search committees in the past.

January 18, 2022
January 18, 2022

EC formation law: Search committee getting legal cover

Nearly 50 years after the constitution prescribed enacting a specific law for forming Election Commission, the government has finally approved the draft of a law to appoint the chief election...