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  • The struggle to restore our values

    The 2018 election is not just about changing a set of policymakers: It is a possible turning point in the struggle to restore our core values.

  • Our constitution and the goals of independence

    The Constitution which we adopted on November 4, 1972 and which came into force on December 16, 1972 is unquestionably the outcome of our victory in the Liberation War, won at the cost of countless lives. It bears the signatures of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Syed Nazrul Islam and Tajuddin Ahmad.

  • The ex-factor in Bangladesh's politics

    There is no last word in politics. Politicians are rarely the ones to acknowledge this truth about their vocation and rarely, if at all, are they in the habit of being candid about it.

  • Bangladesh - 47th Anniversary of Victory

    We are celebrating the 47th anniversary of our independence today. Our independence was won through the sacrifices of countless lives and untold sufferings.

  • Protecting our rights and freedoms

    The people of Bangladesh recognise that their basic rights and freedoms—the very things people fought for during the independence struggle—are now being threatened by the powers that be.

  • Bijoy 1971: The story of agony and ecstasy

    It was one of those hot and humid July days in Dhaka. The year was 1971 and I was only 19. Dhaka was no longer a city of delight since the war of liberation against Pakistan had begun.

  • Cooperation or interference: MP's role in local government

    In the era of modern statehood, the concept of Local Government (LG) has been indispensable in lessening the burden of the central government in service delivery.

  • What we need is a strong electoral system

    It is the month of December, our victory month, and this is when we remember all the martyrs and the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who fought all his life to establish a democratic, free and just society.

  • Leading by inspiration

    The nation is now in the grips of another approaching election. A flickering hope among many is for an inspirational leadership that energises, enthuses, and leads competently, and with good intentions to touch the lives of the people of Bangladesh.

  • Westminster model and its democratic dilemmas

    Apart from its contribution to civilisation in the form of the English language, the great civic legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tradition, emanating from the British Isles is said to be its political system.