Politics

Political make-up of local polls

Though there are various apprehensions about the move, the Cabinet’s clearance to amend certain laws to hold local government elections on party lines has finally given the local government bodies a place in political landscape. Even though the local polls Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Not always a bed of roses

These days, bad news keep following the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), particularly after its failure in two successive movements. This should worry the party high command as the current fallout affecting its activities across the country, demoralising its rank and Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Stabilising musical chairs

Periodic ministerial reshuffle is necessary as it allows ministers to learn from various sectors so as to work to improve the lives of people. Reshuffle can be made as and when it is needed, even one week before a general Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Wheatgate or floodgate!

Are we in an unannounced competition for corrupt schemes? Last week’s news all around give such an impression. There is nothing new in allegations of corruption or improprieties in Bangladesh. The people of this country have learned to live with Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Of water, air and birds

There are always two ways to contribute -- one by giving and another by receiving. There is an art in both giving and receiving. Wholesome and proper receiving comes with warm admiration, honest gratitude and a frank communication of how Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Glorifying Mahathirism

At least 52 countries in the world are regarded as flawed democracies. The great Malaysia of Mahathir bin Mohammad is one of them though he is credited for transforming his country from a small rubber exporter to one of Asia’s Thursday, May 28th, 2015

In hot political soup

Out of power for over eight years, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) of Khaleda Zia has been passing through a challenging time its leaders could hardly think of. This is the toughest time for the party that ruled the country Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Get the glory with action

Election campaigns are always full of rhetoric. This is what we see everywhere in the world. We also see it in Bangladesh, but in naive ways. When they are out on their campaign trail, our leaders do too much. They Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Is Dhaka getting green, really?

Amid the froth and fury of a cut-throat electioneering for the April 28 elections to two city corporations in Dhaka, there come some bizarre commitments that seem nothing but jokes. Dhakaiates are already in the grip of polls fever, as Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Out on a reality check

What the public wants out of the upcoming city polls is hard to gauge. But, the social and mainstream media are awash with news and views about the polls, though there are clear dissatisfactions among the voters about the performance Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
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