Bangadesh politics

BNP men end hunger strike on police request

Upon request from police, BNP leaders, activists and supporters end their hunger strike one and a half hours after they began it in Dhaka demanding release of their chief Khaleda Zia

May 22, 2018
May 22, 2018

Anti-drug crackdown: Govt targets BNP men, says Rizvi

Terming the ongoing anti-drug crackdown across the country as politically motivated, BNP today says that the motive behind such spree is nothing but targeted killing of its party men.

February 14, 2018
February 14, 2018

BNP men end hunger strike on police request

Upon request from police, BNP leaders, activists and supporters end their hunger strike one and a half hours after they began it in Dhaka demanding release of their chief Khaleda Zia

May 22, 2017
May 22, 2017

No AL membership to any communal element: Quader

Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader asks the party leaders and workers to remain alert so that no communal evil force can intrude into the party during the member collection campaign of AL.

June 27, 2016
June 27, 2016

BNP leader Rafiqul freed on bail

BNP Standing Committee member Barrister Rafiqul Islam Mia is released from Dhaka Central Jail on bail this evening.

December 4, 2015
December 4, 2015

Missiles, politics and cascading effects

If there is a generic confusion at the top in terms of decision-making to fight fundamentalism of all hues and stripes this will have a cascading effect on to the bottom.

November 25, 2015
November 25, 2015

NO TEARS

Whether you question the trial, the proceedings, or the witnesses is for you to judge, but it is also upon us to share with you tales of our nights of watching shells killing our neighbours, of our homes turning into ashes.

August 18, 2015
August 18, 2015

Does our constitution need reform?

A total of 16 amendments have been brought to our constitution over the past four decades. But it is difficult to find any amendment which was actually aimed at improving the constitution's quality, enhancing people's rights and paving the way for flourishing democracy.

July 31, 2015
July 31, 2015

A ceasefire between the battling Begums!

Another twist in the tale is that where previously Sheikh Hasina wanted to draw Khaleda Zia into elections on her terms, now it is the latter who is trying to draw the Prime Minister into calling a snap election.

July 30, 2015
July 30, 2015

Reflection on Bangladesh's democratic governance

It is high time for all of us to accept our own mistakes that led us to the present state of play. Rather than transferring blame onto others, all the stakeholders must talk among themselves first, and then reinvigorate from within. Once we have done that, we can then take the next step to put a common agenda together and place it before the citizens for national consideration.

July 30, 2015
July 30, 2015

To 'kill' a political party!

A political party cannot be merely reactive to political events and even much less suffer from duality of command exacerbated by string pulling by the absentee landlord.