political parties

All welcome Ram Rahim sentence, BJP dubs him a ‘thug’

Political parties across the spectrum welcome a court sentencing Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim to 20 years in jail after convicting him of rape, with the ruling BJP calling the sect chief a “thug”

January 1, 2019
January 1, 2019

39 Registered Parties: Only 9 make it to House

Only nine out of the 39 registered political parties that contested Sunday's national election have secured parliamentary seats.

August 28, 2017
August 28, 2017

All welcome Ram Rahim sentence, BJP dubs him a ‘thug’

Political parties across the spectrum welcome a court sentencing Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim to 20 years in jail after convicting him of rape, with the ruling BJP calling the sect chief a “thug”

June 29, 2017
June 29, 2017

Out canvassing in Eid time

Leaders of major political parties used the Eid holidays to campaign for the parliamentary elections scheduled for 2019.

June 6, 2016
June 6, 2016

Illegal sand lifting poses erosion threat

Up to 17 times a day tractor driver Nabir Hossain from Kulaaghat village in Lalmonirhat sadar upazila carts a trailer-load of sand away from the Darla riverbed. “Each trailer load sells for up to Tk. 1,400 on the mainland,” he says. Like Hossain many locals earn their keep

April 29, 2016
April 29, 2016

Stand against violent acts of extremists

The European Parliament delegation for South Asia has called on the government, political parties and civil society members to

February 14, 2015
February 14, 2015

Behind the politics of ATTRITION

ONE may wonder if the principal political parties of Bangladesh have embarked upon an ominous battle of wearing down the opponent. The astounding actions of our major political actors would perhaps testify to the substance of such a premonition. Extreme rigidity in a democratic dispensation is not at all desirable. It also needs to be said that the present stalemate is not the first instance when political actors have ventured to act their own way, come what may.

February 12, 2015
February 12, 2015

A look at the current POLITICAL CRISIS

EVERY day we see in the media graphic images and horror stories of innocent civilians -- victims of the ongoing political unrest. Who is to blame?