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Supporters of AL, BNP candidates clash in Sirajganj, Netrakona as campaign begins

Supporters of the Awami League and the BNP candidates have clashed in Sirajganj and Netrakona as the election campaign kicked off. The aspirants across Bangladesh hit the campaign trail on Monday after the returning officers allocated the electoral symbols. At least 10 people were injured and a BNP office was vandalised in the violence in […]

Myanmar dissident and rights activist Maung ZarniA Myanmar dissent and rights activist has underlined the importance of Bangladesh’s initiative to form a broader international coalition to resolve the Rohingya issue, according to Turkey’s Anadolu Agency. As roughly one million Rohingya refugees have taken shelter in Bangladesh, Maung Zarni reportedly recommended that Dhaka should mobilise the […]

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Japan has signed a grant agreement with Bangladesh to help develop the primary education programme. The 500 million Japanese yen, or roughly 370 million taka, will be used for the ‘fourth primary education development programme’ or PEDP4, the embassy said. Ambassador Hiroyasu Izumi and Economic Relations Division Secretary Monowar Ahmed signed exchange of notes on […]

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Bangladesh spin bowling coach Sunil Joshi speaks to reporters during a training session at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Monday. — BCB photo Bangladesh’s spin bowling coach Sunil Joshi heaped praise on all-rounder Sakib al Hasan on Monday, hailing him as ‘best one-day international cricketer in the world’ and predicting more benefit for the Tigers […]

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1,745 partisan, 96 independent candidates get symbols; AL, allies: AL 255, JP 29, WP 5, JSD 3, JP(M) 2, TF 2, BJSD 1, BDB 3; BNP allies: BNP 241, Jamaat 22, GF 7, LDP 4, JSD 4, KSJL 4, JUI 3, Khelafat Majlish 2, JP(Z) 2, Kalyan Party 1, BJP 1, BLP 1, NPP Clockwise […]

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The present government of Bangladesh has proved itself to be the most powerful government of all times in the country’s history by establishing total control over all institutions. After the one-sided election of 2014, the manner in which it has monopolised power over the past five years has broken all past records. It has projected […]

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Ariful Rahman alias Tuhin, Adabor thana unit JL convener, greets AL-nominated candidate for Dhaka-13 constituency Sadek Khan at Shyamoli Club on Thursday. He has been implicated in a murder case. Photo: Collected A leader of ruling Awami League’s youth front Jubo League (JL), who has been implicated in a murder case, is publicly doing politics […]

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