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  • Bank interest rates

    Borrow money, never pay back

    It was a time when politics played havoc with the economy.

  • BNP in crisis, not country: Quader

    It is not the country, but the BNP who is in crisis, Awami League’s General Secretary Obaidul Quader says reflecting on the imprisonment of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia over graft charges.

  • Goyeshwar lands in jail, 54 BNP men remanded

    A Dhaka court sends BNP Standing Committee Member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy and party leader Farid Ahmed Juwel to jail in a case filed for attacking policemen and vandalising vehicles in Dhaka.

  • Engaging the youth in electoral process

    As Bangladesh gears up for what may very well turn out to be the most crucial political exercise in its history, questions have arisen about the level of youth participation in electoral politics.

  • Bangladesh National Election schedule to announce today

    Rangpur city polls on Dec 21

    The Rangpur City Corporation elections will be held on December 21. The EC will provide details of the Rangpur city election schedule on November 5, Helaluddin Ahmed, acting secretary of the Election Commission, says.

  • Midday Brief | Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    Hello readers! Lets look at the major headlines so far on Wednesday August 30, 2017

  • Star Day at a Glance | 19th August, 2017

    Hello readers! Have a quick look at the headlines on August 20, 2017. Happy reading with us!

  • Big data, algorithm and our next election

    What if a political party starts collecting sensitive personal data from social media, buying personal information from private companies or hacking government servers, and then uses the data to spread propaganda and influence voters' opinion during the election?

  • STAR DAY at a GLANCE | Tuesday 23rd May 2017

    Good evening, readers! How are you doing today? Here are the headlines on May 23, 2017.

  • Illegal wealth: Trial to go on against BNP’s Altaf

    The High Court clears the way for a lower court concerned to resume the trial proceedings in a corruption case against former BNP home minister Altaf Hossain Choudhury.

  • Khaleda Zia

    Sedition trial against Khaleda stayed for 6 months

    The High Court stays the trial proceedings of a sedition case filed against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for next six months.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    Send records to CJ for decision on disposal of Ershad’s graft case: HC

    The High Court orders its officials concerned to send all the records of corruption case filed against Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad to the chief justice for decision on disposal of the case.

  • ‘No national unity with BNP’

    The ruling Awami League-led 14-party alliance leaders turn down any possibility of forging a national unity with BNP-led alliance for stamping out militancy from the country.

  • Khaleda’s call for unity true: Fakhrul

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir calls upon the government to stay away from dishing out lies centering Khaleda Zia's call for unity against terrorism and militancy.

  • BNP taking decision over 11th parliamentary election

    BNP discusses militancy issue with diplomats

    Diplomats of different missions in Bangladesh hold a meeting with BNP leaders at the party’s chairperson’s office at Gulshan in Dhaka this afternoon to discuss militancy issue and present political situation in the country.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    Sedition case: HC rejects Aslam’s bail plea

    A High Court bench rejects the bail petition of detained BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury in a sedition case filed against him.

  • Gulshan attack a stain on country's image: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says the Gulshan terror attack and subsequent incidents were carried out by a quarter with vested interest aimed at maligning the bright image of Bangladesh as 'a role model of development' which the country has earned over the years through persistent endevour of her government.

  • The silent Arab majority must speak up

    Since the United Nations Development Program began work on the Arab Human Development Reports (AHDR) in 2001, the situation in many Arab countries...

  • Fame is fleeting and it's so hollow!

    First it was the largest Indian state of Rajasthan that ejected Jawaharlal Nehru from its school textbook in the first week of last May...

  • Transit fee ridiculous: Khaleda

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia alleges that the government is demeaning the country’s independence and sovereignty by awarding corridor to India in the name of transit.

  • ‘Encounters’ just to suppress opposition: BNP

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir denounces the government for the recent incidents like “encounters” and says those have been done only to conceal facts and to suppress the political oppositions.

  • Remains of missing Kushtia BNP leader found

    Remains of a local BNP leader is recovered in Kumarkhali upazila of Kushtia last night, a year after he was abducted from the district.

  • BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia

    Govt repression on media on: Khaleda

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia alleges that the government has continued its repression on journalists and threats to the media.

  • Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal

    Arrest not politically motivated: Home minister

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal says that no one has been detained in the ongoing crackdown against militancy with any political motive.

  • JSD urges PM to stop Syed Ashraf

    Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal has urged Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to stop her party’s top leader Syed Ashraful Islam from “throwing mud” for the sake of the unity of Awami League-led political combine.

  • Over 2,100 BNP men held during spl crackdown: Rizvi

    Over 2,100 leaders and activists of BNP are so far arrested by law enforcers during the ongoing anti-militancy crackdown, the party’s Senior Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed claims.

  • Illiberal Democracy or Undemocratic Liberalism?

    It is hardly surprising, then, that citizens on both sides of the Atlantic feel that they are no longer masters of their political fate. For all intents and purposes, they now live under a regime that is liberal, yet undemocratic: a system in which their rights are mostly respected but their political preferences are routinely ignored.

  • Crackdown a pretext to suppress opposition: BNP

    BNP fears that the government may suppress the opposition on the pretext of carrying out a crackdown on extremists across the country.

  • Aslam named some masterminds: Cops

    BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury has spilled names of the masterminds who sent him up for meeting an Israeli politician and divulged some other crucial information, police say.

  • Armenians in Dhaka

    I am intrigued by the common history of massacre that Armenians and Bangladeshis share, and how this history, in many ways, shapes the national personality of these two peoples. More fascinating yet that Dhaka presents a robust Armenian history.