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  • They bank on each other!

    Thirteen years ago, the then Election Commission, led by Justice MA Aziz, got itself caught up in a controversy by inviting 116 political parties to talks over preparing the voter list.
  • Reconsider Digital Security Act 2018

    India's top court showed the way

    A landmark verdict by the Indian Supreme Court scrapping a section of country's IT law that authorised police to arrest people for
  • New alliance launched

    After weeks of talks and intense negotiations, the BNP and three other political parties formally launched an alliance called Jatiya Oikyo Front yesterday, just months before the national election. The alliance, which also includes Dr Kamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Prokriya, unveiled an 11-point goals and promised to bring sweeping reforms in governance if voted to power. "We are making the call for a national unity in the interest of the nation, not for any particular political party. We expect others to join the Jatiya Oikya Front," Dr Kamal told a press conference at the Jatiya Press Club last evening.
  • 21 August Attack: Babar-nama

    It was the cabinet's oath-taking night after the 2001 parliamentary elections. The phone rang in the newsroom of The Daily Star. On the other end of the phone was the quivering voice of a man who, in his Dhaka University student days, was an infamous “armed cadre” of a political party.
  • War expertise used in blast

    A court observation in the August 21 grenade attack case verdicts highlights the expertise of the attackers.