Politics

Setting the right example

  Can BNP emerge as a force to reckon in the 2019 national election? That is a question many people ask these days as the election approaches fast. Though it always claims to be a major political party in Bangladesh, the Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Citizen Anu

  The Awami League strategy of finishing off the BNP as an organization has been largely successful. This was partly due to the AL and mostly due to the BNP, who were completely caught off guard with her outdated and useless Saturday, October 8th, 2016

What difference can an EC make?

  The formation of a new Election Commission is now in the forefront of political discourse in Bangladesh. While talking to reporters at a press conference on her return home from the USA, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stressed the importance of Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Losing their sense of purpose

  Another general election is approaching fast in Bangladesh as it is expected to be held in early January, 2019. But, Khaleda Zia’s Bangladesh National Party, or BNP is still reeling under the shock it suffered due to its political blunder Thursday, September 1st, 2016

No sign to galvanise

  If you call it a dirty game, then politics is a fight in stinking muddy water and throwing waste at opponents. If you call politics a fight to change society, then you have got a bumpier road ahead to fix Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Reeling under labyrinth

  A pro-Awami League man in Noakhali district had long been wondering how to serve the people of his neighbourhood. Toying with various ideas, he has finally decided to contest the Union Parishad election for the chairman post only to feel Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Reckless rhetoric

  Good politics demands that political parties hold out hope with their pragmatic offers rather than spreading out rhetoric to make distraught voters optimistic. While struggling to reinvent yourself, you must know how to play with both sides of the political Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Under the cosh

  On 19 November 1863, Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, delivered a very short speech which ended with one of the most unforgettable words in politics: “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Go all the way

  The year 2016 has opened in Bangladesh with a politics that is different from the one we saw a year ago. When the January 5 approaches, people have their nerves on edge fearing that there might be an outbreak of Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Get ready for December 30

Hot on the heels of three city polls, the Election Commission is now honking the horn for elections to 234 municipalities. The city corporation elections held on April 28 in Bangladesh this year had been much of a barn-burner — Thursday, November 26th, 2015
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