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Dr Kamal, Badruddoza Chy to lead new alliance ahead of Bangladesh general election

The Jukto Front alliance has decided to work together with the Gono Forum under the joint leadership of AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury and Dr Kamal Hossain. Jukto Front chief Badruddoza briefed the media about the decision after an around two-hour meeting at the senior lawyer’s home on Bailey Road in Dhaka on Tuesday. Gono Forum President […]

Bangladesh’s Soumya Sarkar during training in Mirpur Wednesday Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik Bangladesh have already declared their ambition of finishing champion and Soumya Sarkar is of the opinion that this can be achieved through their batting efforts Opening batsman Soumya Sarkar believes Bangladesh’s batting will create the difference against the opponents in the group phase of […]

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A ‘National Charter’ to strengthen democracy Badiul Alam Majumdar The recent “student agitation” not only demanded safe roads, but also raised our awareness regarding our state structure, characterised by corruption, repression and injustice. A weak state structure generally caters to coterie interests rather than the public interest—a glaring example of which is the transport sector. […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi. — Reuters file photo The Nobel Peace Prize to Aung San Suu Kyi will not be withdrawn in the light of a United Nations report that said Myanmar’s military carried out mass killings of Muslim Rohingya, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said on Wednesday. On Monday, UN investigators said Myanmar’s military carried […]

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Finance Minister AMA Muhith Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune A letter signed by Finance Minister AMA Muhith recently, was sent to BSEC to consider extending the duration to 10 years of the mutual funds which will mature by 2023 The Ministry of Finance has recommended that the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) extend the tenure of […]

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Different political parties fear that the Election Commission has taken the move to use electronic voting machines in the next general election at the eleventh hour as part of a government conspiracy to ensure the ruling Awami League’s win through ‘digital rigging’. They said on Wednesday that the electronic voting system was faulty and not […]

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BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury briefs the media in Dhaka Monday BCB The BCB high-up said the board is not ready to accept the claim made by Robi in order to terminate the deal BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury believes telecom giant Robi’s decision to prematurely terminate the title sponsorship deal with the board might have come […]

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The ethics of documenting sexual violence Moyukh Mahtab “These women are carrying on with their lives. The injury of what happened is coming up in different ways—it need not be something sensational like the understanding we have of the birangona. Otherwise we would never understand what happened to the birangonas in terms of their experiences […]

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A file photo shows workers sewing clothes at a readymade garment factory on the outskirts of Dhaka. Twenty-two per cent of female garment workers face physical, psychological and sexual harassment at workplace or on the way to/from the workplace, says a recent study. — New Age photo Twenty-two per cent of female garment workers face […]

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শহীদুল আলমের মুক্তি চেয়ে অর্থনীতিবিদ অমর্ত্য সেনের বিবৃতি: যা বললেন বাংলাদেশের তথ্যমন্ত্রী ইনু BBC Bangla ২৭ অগাস্ট ২০১৮   ছবির কপিরাইট BBC BANGLA Image caption তথ্যমন্ত্রী হাসানুল হক ইনু আন্তর্জাতিক অঙ্গনে সুপরিচিত বাংলাদেশী আলোকচিত্রী শহীদুল আলমের মুক্তির দাবি জানিয়েছেন নোবেল পুরস্কার বিজয়ী অর্থনীতিবিদ অমর্ত্য সেন। ভারতীয় একটি ম্যাগাজিন আউটলুক ইন্ডিয়া বলছে, অমর্ত্য সেন বলেছেন, মত […]

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নেপালে ইউএস-বাংলার বিধ্বস্ত বিমান: ‘পাইলট মানসিক চাপে ছিলেন, ককপিটে বসে কাঁদছিলেন, সিগারেট খাচ্ছিলেন’ BBC Bangla     27 August 2018 ছবির কপিরাইট Getty Images Image caption ইউএস-বাংলার বিধ্বস্ত বিমান। দুর্ঘটনার জন্য পাইলটকে দায়ী করা হচ্ছে। কাঠমান্ডুর ত্রিভুবন আন্তর্জাতিক বিমান বন্দরে ইউএস-বাংলার বিমান বিধ্বস্ত হওয়ার ঘটনায় বাংলাদেশি পাইলটের আচরণকে দায়ী করা হয়েছে নেপালের এক সরকারি তদন্ত রিপোর্টের […]

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BNP wants real culprits of 21 Aug attacks be brought to book Prothom Alo English Desk | Aug 27, 2018   Prothom Alo      The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Monday stated that the party wants exemplary punishment of the real perpetrators of the 21 August grenade attack, reports UNB. The opposition party, however, alleged that the […]

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