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A Research Project on People with Disability (PwD) and their economic and social empowerment: the case of Bangladesh

A Research Project on People with Disability (PwD) and their economic and social empowerment: the case of Bangladesh Debashis Sarker[1] According to World Health Organization (2011), fifteen percent of the world’s population are estimated to have some form of disability. Over the years the number of People with Disability (PwD) is rising due to several […]

Liberation war, religion no longer election issues Serajul Islam Chowdhury | Prothom Alo Nov 23, 2018        About two decades ago, a young man spoke to me about a rather audacious proposition. He spoke of prohibiting the use of two issues during the election – religion and the liberation war. That was quite an audacity at the […]

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EU not to send observers, but to keep eyes on polls UNB . Dhaka |Prothom Alo Nov 23, 2018        Though it will not send any observer team because of a lengthy preparatory process, the European Union (EU) will closely monitor the next national election in Bangladesh. The EU will be keeping eyes on the developments […]

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AL-led 14-party alliance urges EC not to reshuffle admin Prothom Alo English Desk | Nov 23, 2018        The Awami League-led 14-party alliance on Friday urged the election commission not to make any reshuffle in the civil and police administrations without any specific allegation, reports UNB. “It’s the absolute jurisdiction of the election commission. But we […]

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নির্বাচন নিয়ে প্রশ্ন, অদম্য মাকে নিয়ে গর্ব সাবির মুস্তাফা সম্পাদক, বিবিসি বাংলা Image caption ছেলেকে কোলে নিয়ে সীমা সরকার: সব নারীর জন্য প্রেরণার উৎস। সীমা সরকারের কথা অনেকেই পড়েছেন। তাঁর যুবক ছেলেকে কোলে করে বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় পরীক্ষা কক্ষে নিয়ে যাবার ভিডিও অনেকে দেখেছেন। যে সীমা সরকারকে অনেকেই গর্ব করছেন, তাকে নিয়ে একটি চিঠি দিয়ে আজ শুরু […]

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CEC orders investigation into BNP leader’s murder  Bilkis Irani  Dhaka Tribune November 23rd, 2018 Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda speaks at a training session at the Election Commission Secretariat, on Friday, November 23, 2018 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune He also mentioned that a decision about EVM use will be made on Saturday Chief Election Commissioner KM […]

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14-party alliance demands action against BNP, Jatiya Oikya Front  Bilkis Irani  Dhaka Tribune November 23rd, 2018 A team led by Bangladesher Samyabadi Dal General Secretary Dilip Barua delivered the letter to the Election Commission Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune The 14-party alliance demanded that immediate action be taken against the BNP for associating a fugitive criminal such as […]

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November 23, 2018 /The Daily Star AG’s comment on Hawa Bhaban illegal, arbitrary, and politically motivated Says Khaleda’s lawyer BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s lawyer Barrister AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon on November 23, 2018 says the attorney general’s statement about Niko corruption case involving Hawa Bhaban is illegal, arbitrary and politically motivated. Photo: Courtesy Star Online […]

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Death threats keep Swapon away from constituency Staff Correspondent . Dhaka | Prothom Alo Nov 23, 2018       Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) aspirant Zahir Uddin Swapon in Barisal-1 (Gournadi-Agailjhara) constituency is restrained from going to the polling area for electioneering in fear of death threats by a local Awami League leader alleged the BNP leader who also […]

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AL picks wife in place of yaba godfather Bodi Staff Correspondent . Cox’s Bazar | Prothom Alo  Nov 23, 2018        Abdur Rahman Bodi’s wife Shahin Akter Chowdhury is going to contest the next general elections at the Cox’s Bazar-4 (Ukhia-Teknaf) constituency replacing the controversial ruling Awami League’s member of parliament (MP). The AL move has made […]

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International observers want to observe polls Diplomatic Correspondent . Dhaka | Prothom Alo Nov 23, 2018        International election observers have shown interest in observing the upcoming national elections after the opposition alliance Oikya Front, which includes BNP, has announced its intention of joining the polls. Various international organisations and countries have already communicated this interest to […]

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Dhaka ride-sharing app accused of ‘stealing users’ phone data’ Aside from seeking information about a person’s location, the app Pathao allegedly took contact details from its users’ phones and stored it in a server without ‘informed consent’ By Faisal Mahmud November 23, 2018 Pathao ride-sharing app has been storing details about Bangladeshis’ contacts from their […]

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