Bangladesh politics

November 8, 2022
November 8, 2022

Make environment safe for people to voice concerns: US State Dept

The US has urged Bangladesh government to create a safe environment for people to peacefully assemble and voice their concerns, and relatedly, for opposition parties to campaign without facing intimidation and repression.

November 6, 2022
November 6, 2022

No one should forget BNP-Jamaat's arson violence: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (November 6, 2022) asked people not to forget the terrible days of the arson violence unleashed by "BNP-Jamaat" in the name of movement.

October 31, 2022
October 31, 2022

Police have nothing to do with politics, says new DMP commissioner

Newly appointed Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Khandker Golam Faruq today said police have nothing to do with politics.

October 28, 2022
October 28, 2022

No more dirty tactics before election

AL must stop obstructing the opposition’s right to free assembly

October 24, 2022
October 24, 2022

Now AL plans to flaunt strength

As the recent BNP rallies drew huge crowds in different cities, the Awami League is now preparing to hold rallies and other programmes across the country from next month apparently to show its strength.

October 16, 2022
October 16, 2022

‘We will force this regime to quit’

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday said the people have woken up and the Awami League government that has established “autocracy” would be washed away by the strong wave of their movement.

October 10, 2022
October 10, 2022

HRW concerned about opposition members’ mass arrests; home minister rejects claims

Mass arrests and police raids of opposition party members’ homes raise serious concerns about violence and intimidation ahead of the upcoming parliamentary elections in Bangladesh due next year, Human Rights Watch said today (October 10, 2022).

October 3, 2022
October 3, 2022

AL, BNP in overdrive to woo allies

The ruling Awami League and its arch-rival the BNP are working to bring like-minded political parties into their fold ahead of the next parliamentary election.

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

BNP plans to hold rallies in 10 divisional headquarters

Considering its recent demonstrations “a success”, the BNP now plans to hold public rallies in 10 divisional headquarters from October 8.

September 21, 2022
September 21, 2022

BNP working at a synchronous movement

The BNP has finalised the draft of a nine-point demand, aiming to wage a “simultaneous movement” with different opposition parties and platforms to force the government to step down and pave the way for a free and fair election.