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China encourages construction of the ‘Belt and Road’ initiative to comply with national laws: Ambassador

China encourages the construction of the “Belt and Road” initiative to comply with national laws, the ambassador in Dhaka has said. Zhang Zuo also stressed regulating “business behaviour in investment and management, so as to always ensure legal and compliant operations”. He was speaking at a dialogue on ‘Bangladesh-China Relations: Prognosis for the Future’ in […]

Bangladesh captain Mashrafee bin Murtaza (L) is congratulated by his team-mates after getting one of his three wickets against West Indies during their first ODI match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday. — Sourav Lasker Bangladesh underlined their status as favourites in the three-match one-day international series against West Indies by coasting to a […]

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The Daily Star, December 10, 2018 11th Parliamentary Election What we need is a strong electoral system M Sakhawat Hussain It is the month of December, our victory month, and this is when we remember all the martyrs and the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who fought all his life to establish […]

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প্রথম আলো ০৯ ডিসেম্বর ২০১৮ একাদশ জাতীয় সংসদ নির্বাচনে ৩০০ আসনে মহাজোটের প্রার্থী তালিকা নির্বাচন কমিশনে জমা দিয়েছে আওয়ামী লীগ। আজ রোববার বিকেলে আওয়ামী লীগের একটি প্রতিনিধি দল নির্বাচন কমিশনে এই তালিকা জমা দিয়েছে। নির্বাচন কমিশনে জমা দেওয়া তালিকায় আওয়ামী লীগের প্রার্থী রয়েছেন ২৫৮ জন। এ ছাড়া ওয়ার্কার্স পার্টি পাঁচটি, জাসদ তিনটি, তরিকত ফেডারেশন দুটি, […]

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Prothom Alo Dhaka | Dec 10, 2018 BNP on Sunday completed the processto nominate its candidates to contest the 11th parliamentary elections with thedistribution of its final letters among the selected aspirants for constituenciesin capital Dhaka, reports UNB. BNP has shared 58 seats with its partners from the Jatiya Oikyafront and the 20-party alliances and […]

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The Daily Star  December 10, 2018 P The exorbitant cost of running for parliament is keeping many honest and qualified candidates from contesting, said an economist yesterday. Debapriya Bhattacharya, a distinguished fellow of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), said, “We have said elections in many cases have turned into a major investment.” So, many […]

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প্রথম আলো ০৯ ডিসেম্বর ২০১৮ ১৫টি আসনে অনৈক্য নিয়েই বাম গণতান্ত্রিক জোটের ৮ দলের প্রার্থী তালিকা জমা পড়েছে নির্বাচন কমিশনে (ইসি)। আজ রোববার তালিকা দেওয়ার শেষ দিনে বাম জোটের পক্ষে আলাদা তিন প্রতীকে ১৪৭ জনের নাম জমা দেওয়া হয়েছে। ১৩১টি আসনে তাঁরা প্রতিদ্বন্দ্বিতা করবেন। একটি আসনে তিন প্রতীকের ৩ জন প্রার্থীও রয়েছেন। ইসিতে জমা দেওয়া […]

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Jatiya PartyGeneral Ershad’s Jatiya Party (JaPa) will contest the 11th parliamentary elections in 29 constituencies maintaining alliance with ruling Bangladesh Awami League. The list of JaPa candidates submitted to the election commission on Sunday confirmed that these candidates will compete in the election with party symbol plough. This also means that the AL has shared […]

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Former caretaker government adviser Wahiduddin Mahmud, Bangladesh Bank former governor Salehuddin Ahmed, former BB deputy governor Khondkar Ibrahim Khaled, Centre for Policy Dialogue distinguished fellow Debapriya Bhattacharya, World Bank Dhaka office lead economist Zahid Hussain and CPD executive director Fahmida Khatun are seen at a dialogue titled ‘what do we do with the banking sector […]

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A group of students from Viqarunnisa School and College have boycotted class and held a three-hour hunger strike to demand the release of imprisoned teacher Hasna Hena. The strike began at 10am on Sunday in front of the school’s main gate on Dhaka’s Bailey Road. The students had initially said they would continue the hunger […]

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Bangladesh ODI Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza in action against West Indies in Mirpur Sunday Md Manik Mashrafe, the 35-year paceman is the highest wicket taker in ODIs for Bangladesh picking 251 wickets, seven more than Shakib al Hasan before the start of the match.  Bangladesh’s one-day international Captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza became the first Bangladeshi to […]

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Is ‘anti-corruption’ only rhetoric or also a reality? ILLUSTRATION: Koroush Heirati/Behance Iftekharuzzaman December 9 is observed as the International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD) to mark the adoption of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) in 2003. Beyond the rituals like rallies, seminars, awards and cartoons, IACD is intended to create greater public demand against corruption and […]

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