• Scrap farcical polls, reach deal: Khaleda
  • Leave Jamaat, come to peaceful discussion, PM tells Khaleda
  • ‘Khaleda not under house-arrest’
  • No further dialogue with AL: Tarique
  • Act in line with people’s interests: UK to all parties
  • Three killed in post-election violence in Dohar
  • Ruling AL defiant after vote, bloodshed
  • 48-hr hartal progressing peacefully
  • 65 petrol bombs, nine crude bombs recovered, two held in Dhaka
  • 14 killed in China mosque stampede
  • Afghanistan says 88 prisoners to be freed, despite U.S. concern
  • Arctic blast takes aim at frigid US
  • Dr Mizanur Rahman Shelley


Polls sans people’s participation, parliament sans legitimacy

THE election to the tenth Jatiya Sangsad on Sunday was never meant... Full story

Not acceptable by any means

IT IS unacceptable that the Orion Group looks set to import luxury... Full story

Election, what election?

BANGLADESH is now going through a perverse electoral process that may be termed without doubt a pure farcical election. Nowhere, in the whole world, an election similar to this under the pretext of democratic process has been seen to have taken place. It is an election without the participation of... Full story

The symphony of our times

Dr Mizanur Rahman Shelley
WHATEVER that maybe I recollect faintly the first public meeting that I attended. In the context of that time, 10-15-thousand strong crowds could be considered a very large gathering. We could see the sherwani-clad prime minister Liaquat Ali Khan... Full story

‘Even in 1971, Awami League wasn’t stating it wanted independence’

WITH elections approaching amidst violence, Bangladesh’s future looks uncertain. Some of this is rooted in a past marked by enduring clashes. Srinath Raghavan , senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research and senior... Full story

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