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Mirza Fakhrul to prioritise Khaleda freedom in talks, Dr Kamal focuses on national interest

Ahead of the talks with Sheikh Hasina, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir is putting emphasis on Khaleda Zia’s release before the elections, but Dr Kamal Hossain says national interests should be prioritised ahead of the party gains. Gono Forum President Dr Kamal will head a Jatiya Oikya Front alliance delegation, which includes BNP Secretary General Mirza […]

A good election is the best medicine Shakhawat Liton “Authoritarian governments should consider holding fair elections.” This intriguing comment by Mike Touchton, a professor of political science at Boise State University of Idaho in USA, is certainly worth pondering about. But why should such governments consider doing such a thing? “It just might invite more […]

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The Bangladesh Cricket Board confirmed on Wednesday that it had issued a No Objection Certificate for all-rounder Sakib al Hasan conditionally to take part in the inaugural edition of UAE T20x tournament, scheduled from December 19 to January 11. The decision was made following Sakib’s request on October 22 that initially raised few eyebrows as […]

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Photos: Dhaka Tribune/Focus Bangla The series of dialogues, hosted by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also Awami League president, will begin today with the Jatiya Oikya Front, a newly formed coalition led by eminent jurist Dr Kamal Hossain Citizens from all walks of life are looking forward to a successful and fruitful dialogue between the ruling […]

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Representatives from trade unions claim the Tk8,000 minimum wage for apparel workers is insufficient for them to meet their basic needs Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune Being aggrieved by the proposed wage rates, several trade union leaders lodged objections with the wage board, demanding a raise in the proposed pay structure and proportionate increases to the salaries […]

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Bangladesh batsman Imrul Kayes looks at his pads during a training session at the Sylhet International stadium on Tuesday. — New Age photo Bangladesh opener Imrul Kayes claimed on Tuesday that he was not thinking about praises and maintaining focus on his game before the forthcoming two-match Test series against Zimbabwe starting from November 3 […]

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Is Bangladesh ready for its urban future? October 31 is ‘World Cities Day’—a global call to promote sustainable urban development by partnering to take on the challenges and opportunities that urbanisation presents Photo: Sk Enamul Haq Ashekur Rahman Today, at least one in four people in Bangladesh lives in urban areas. And in 30 years, […]

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October 31, 2018   The Daily Star Zia Orphanage Graft Case: Khaleda’s jail term raised to 10 years BNP chief loses another court battle as HC delivers verdict accepting ACC plea for revision; her polls participation uncertain BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia. Star file photo Shakhawat Liton and Ashutosh Sarkar BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia lost another legal battle yesterday, […]

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Five Bangladeshis jailed in UAE for forcing girl into prostitution 30 October 2018 Ittefaq Report Five Bangladeshis have been each sentenced to four years in jail on Monday by a Dubai court after it found them guilty of human trafficking. The convicts lured a teenager girl to travel to Dubai from Bangladesh with a passport […]

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This is no way to protest  Tribune Editorial October 29th, 2018 Photo: DHAKA TRIBUNE What makes this whole sham of a protest worse are the conditions which have led to the protest in the first place The right to peaceful protest is enshrined in the constitution of any functioning democracy. But the way the two-day […]

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AG: Khaleda won’t be able to contest election  Tribune Desk October 30th, 2018 File photo of Attorney General Mahbubey Alam The High Court extended Khaleda Zia’s jail term to 10 years, from five years, in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will not be able to contest in the upcoming national […]

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Law Minister says Khaleda’s election fate depends on court Daily Ittefaq   Tuesday 30th October 2018  Ittefaq Report Law Minister Anisul Huq has said that there are two Supreme Court verdicts which have convicted BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and said that the court will now decide if she can participate in the next national elections. “According […]

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