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  • Cases filed against BNP men as they committed crimes: PM

    Responding to BNP's allegation of facing too many cases, PM Hasina said that cases have been filed as they had committed such crimes adding that those who burnt people to death in the name of movement must be punished.

  • Is it time to rethink our Pak-Turkey policy?

    It is said that foreign policies should not be dictated by the heart but by the head. And I believe that that precept must always predominate our foreign policy formulation.

  • Where are we heading?

    As a woman, a feminist, and a rationalist, who believes in democracy, freedom of speech and thought, equality in all fields, freedom and security of one's movement and the right to our basic needs, including that of sharpening our intellect through knowledge and culture, I will speak out, I will fight, I will sing, I will dance, I will write. My mind is my own, it belongs only to me.

  • Cold-blooded lechery and hushed silence!

    In one of the human chains seeking justice to Tonu after a full month of simulated mystery surrounding her case, a placard read jarringly but insightfully “When alive we are a 'commodity' and when raped and murdered we become sisters”.

  • Think about AL in newer away, PM tells party leaders

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says time has come to think about the ruling Awami League in a newer way to keep it dynamic and vibrant.

  • Jatrabari arson: Arrest warrant for Khaleda

    Dhaka court issues arrest warrant against BNP chief and 27 others in connection with an arson attack on a passenger bus at Dhaka’s Jatrabari on January 23 last year that left one killed and 30 others injured.

  • Govt to develop country following Bangabandhu’s ideals: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reiterates her firm resolve to develop the country following the ideals of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

  • Govt, bank officials involved in BB money stealing: BNP

    BNP senior leader Goyeshwar Chandra Roy alleges that Tk 800 crore is stolen from Bangladesh Bank’s account in the US Federal Reserve Bank with the help of government and central bank officials.

  • Fakhrul, 25 others relieved of explosive case

    A Dhaka court relieves 26 leaders and activists of BNP-led-20 party alliance including Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir of charges filed under Anti-Terrorism Act in January 2014.

  • Mirza Abbas free to walk out of jail

    The High Court grants bail to BNP leader Mirza Abbas in a corruption case, clearing the way for his walk out of jail.

  • Tarique being barred from coming home: Fakhrul

    BNP leader Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir alleges that the government is creating obstruction on the way to returning home of the party’s Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman.

  • 2 accused now at BNP’s helm: PM

    Describing the reelection of Khaleda Zia as BNP chairperson and Tarique Rahman as its senior vice chairman as a stage-managed drama, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says now two accused are this party’s top leaders.

  • 1/11 masterminds had support of politicians: Quader

    Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader says the masterminds of the 1/11 political changeover would not have dared the move if they did not have support from politicians.

  • Raushan group rejects JP’s cabinet quitting decision

    A group of the Jatiya Party led by its senior presidium member Raushan Ershad has rejected the party’s decision to quit the cabinet.

  • BNP demands 1971 martyrs’ list

    BNP leader Nazrul Islam Khan calls upon the government to prepare a list of the Liberation War martyrs like that of the freedom fighters.

  • Can Ershad's brother be his brother's keeper?

    Hussain Muhammad Ershad never retired from politics because he never got tired of it.

  • Don’t allow any injustice, PM tells cops

    P Hasina asks police to deal with injustice with strong hands even if it is done by any politically influential person. She advises police to communicate with her if the offender is a leader of Awami League.

  • How fair were the Paura Elections?

    Recently, elections were held in 235 Paurashavas around the country. In this first time ever party-based elections, Awami League won 182 mayoral seats..

  • Sedition suit against Khaleda a mockery: Fakhrul

    On the note of the sedition lawsuit against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, the party’s acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says “it is nothing but a mockery”.

  • Noman’s graft trial to continue, SC rules

    The appellate division upholds a High Court verdict that cleared way for a lower court to run trial against BNP leader Abdullah Al Noman in a graft case.

  • Quitting cabinet: Ershad seeks to meet PM for talks

    Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad and his wife Raushan Ershad have sought the prime minister’s appointment for talks on resignation of the party’s leaders from the cabinet.

  • Ershad, still an unspent political force

    Whatever may be his infamy, flippancy and punching above his weight in the eye of his critics, H. M. Ershad hardly seems ready for his swan song.

  • Caught in the rut of rituals

    There are other more solemn occasions where ritualistic behaviour takes on ridiculous proportions. Take the placing of wreaths at memorials on particular days.

  • From a winter of discontent to a spring of hope

    A year ago from today not even a savvy soothsayer would have dared to predict the change in our political climate that we are witnessing now.

  • Conditional rally,conditional politics and more

    It is a great relief that 5th January passed off without any untoward incident, although the stipulations set by the DMP before giving the go-ahead were observed only in their violation.

  • Fakhrul for unity to save nation from militancy

    BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir calls upon the government to forge a national unity to save the country from religious extremism.

  • Municipal election an acid test for EC, says BNP

    BNP senior leader Lt Gen (retd) Mahbubur Rahman says the upcoming municipal election is an acid test for the Election Commission to brighten its image and get rid of its questionable and sordid past.

  • 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.

  • In the grip of madness

    Bangladesh's experience with ribald extremism and terrorism is more recent and, so far, has been less painful in terms of mass attacks or casualties. But there has been a slow, but steady gnawing at the very soul of this country.


    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.