Partha Pratim Bhattacharjee

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 the opposition lawmakers.

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 commissioner and other commissioners through a search committee.

January 9, 2022
January 9, 2022

AL focuses on polls, tackling demos

The ruling Awami League is reorganising itself to be in a stronger position ahead of the next parliamentary polls and weighing options for expanding its electoral alliance.

January 2, 2022
January 2, 2022

Politics: Coming out of lull

After a somewhat uneventful period amid the pandemic, politics began heating up in the latter part of 2021 over the Union Parishad polls and the formation of the Election Commission.

December 29, 2021
December 29, 2021

4th Phase UP Polls: AL sinks in its strongholds

Awami League candidates in Faridpur have never faced defeats as comprehensive as the ones they suffered in the fourth phase of union parishad polls held on Sunday.