Politics | The Daily Star
  • How democracy backslides

    We are living in a time which can no longer be described as a democratic era. Almost 61 percent of the global population now live

  • A victim no more

    Do you remember the 13-year-old girl from Ullahpara, Sirajganj, who was gang-raped by members of the then ruling party after the 2001 election? Do you remember her portrait that was published in almost all newspapers, where she was hiding her face in her hands? Or that title 'Aami ekhon mukh dekhabo ki kore (how will I show my face to society now)?'

  • What do the affidavits of our MPs disclose about their past?

    The past week gave the country a new parliament—289 lawmakers congregated in the Oath Room of the Parliament Complex, stood facing Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury and took an oath to serve their constituencies for the next four years.

  • What can election data tell us about voting patterns and the last election itself


  • The Minority Report

    While declaring the schedule for the upcoming general election, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda in his speech on November 8, commented that people “irrespective of their caste, creed, and religion get into a festive mood on Election Day”.