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  • Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on 7th march historic speech

    August 15, thereafter

    We still suffer from the fallout of August 15.
  • Rohingya Crisis: Dhaka pins hope on Guterres visit

    When Antonio Guterres visited Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar in 2008, it housed only 10,800 Rohingyas. The total number of Rohingya population living in the district was around 27,000. They had arrived there in previous years and were not repatriated to Myanmar like many others.
  • Some insights into Gazipur Elections

    The good thing about Gazipur City Corporation polls is that it was peaceful and no incident of casualty was recorded which is rare in our election history.
  • The underlying message of Khulna city polls

    The just-concluded Khulna City Corporation election may be considered as the beginning of the run-up to the next parliamentary polls. Elections to four other city corporations are expected to be held in the next few months before the national polls which may be held in December. Five years ago, the same things happened in the run-up to the last parliamentary election held on January 5, 2014.
  • SC verdicts hold hope for polls

    Some previous verdicts of the Supreme Court about disputes over elections now offer the Election Commission strong legal grounds to have the stay orders on Gazipur and Dhaka north city mayoral polls vacated.