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Khaleda Zia walked from the car to the lift at the BSMMU by herself. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi Pro-BNP professionals’ leader Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury has praised the authorities for forming the medical team for Khaleda Zia’s treatment but said the team was ‘incomplete’ without a psychiatrist. He says the authorities should have included a psychiatrist […]

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Ruling party obstruction to passport services deplorable New Age  Apr 05,2018  IT IS disparaging that member of the ruling party affiliate organisations are interfering with regular activities of different offices of the government. Recently, field-level officials of the Department of Immigration and Passports have expressed concern, as New Age reported on Wednesday, about their security […]

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BANGLADESH; SOME OLD PREDICTIONS ARE BECOMING REALITY   F R Chowdhury      4/4/2018 In 1971, I was still a merchant marine officer. We used to call at Chittagong frequently but did not have much social contact in Chittagong. It was immediately after the liberation of Bangladesh that I joined the Chittagong Port Authority as […]

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It’s based on ‘fake news’ BNP bins graft allegation against its leaders; accuses AL of running ‘dubious news portals’ The ruling Awami League opened 25 news portals to spread fake news, BNP leaders allege during a press briefing at party’s Nayapaltan headquarters on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Mohammad Al-Masum Molla Staff Correspondent The BNP […]

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ACC launches investigation against 8 BNP leaders The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has now launched investigation into allegations of money laundering, amassing illegal wealth and suspicious bank transactions against eight BNP leaders. The anti-corruption watchdog has launched the investigation barely two months after a court sent the chief of country’s main opposition political party, Bangladesh Nationalist […]

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স্বৈরতান্ত্রিক দেশে উত্তরণ ড. রেজোয়ান সিদ্দিকী ৩১ মার্চ ২০১৮,শনিবার   ড. রেজোয়ান সিদ্দিকী ক’দিন আগে সরকার একেবারে ঢাকঢোল পিটিয়ে অফিস আদালত বন্ধ করে সরকারি কর্মচারী ও স্কুলের শিশুদের রাস্তায় নামিয়ে ঘোষণা দিলো যে, বাংলাদেশ নিম্ন আয়ের দেশ থেকে নিম্ন মধ্য আয়ের দেশে উন্নীত হয়েছে। কী আনন্দ আকাশে বাতাসে। এ নিয়ে বাগাড়ম্বরও কম হলো না। প্রধানমন্ত্রী […]

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Four refusals in 34 days: BNP denied permission to hold rallies in Dhaka The flag of BNP The 29th and 30th provisions of DMP Ordinance, 1976 empower the DMP commissioner to ban rallies and programs in the city. The BNP had announced four rallies in Dhaka following the incarceration of its chairperson Khaleda Zia in […]

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Shrinking space for freedom of expression in Bangladesh Religious fanatics and a dictatorial government have created a repressive environment for journalists and free thinkers Bangladeshi secular activists protest the Digital Security Act in Dhaka on Feb. 2. The law would mean a journalist could be convicted of espionage for entering a government office and gathering […]

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Its chief Md Rezaul Karim claims that his party is the third biggest in Bangladesh. The Islami Andolan Bangladesh has announced plans to file candidates at every parliamentary seat in the next general election. “We have selected our candidates,” the party’s chief Syed Md Rezaul Karim told a program in Bagerhat on Sunday said. “Islamic […]

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Awami League sees jealousy about Bangladesh’s development behind autocracy tag   Kazi Mobarak Hossain,  bdnews24.com   The Awami League has dismissed the classification of Bangladesh as an autocracy by a Germany-based think tank, saying the label is slapped at a time when the country is being praised worldwide for uninterrupted development. “This is utterly false and […]

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Democracy under Pressure: Polarization and Repression Are Increasing Worldwide      www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de andresAzp / Flickr – CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/ 22.03.2018, BTI 2018 Democracy under Pressure: Polarization and Repression Are Increasing Worldwide Restrictions on free speech, unfair elections and populist hunger for power – it is by no means just autocrats who have been tightening the screw […]

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বিশ্বের নতুন পাঁচ ‘স্বৈরতান্ত্রিক দেশের তালিকায়’ বাংলাদেশ ২৩ মার্চ ২০১৮ ছবির কপিরাইটBERTELSMANN STIFTUNG Image captionবিশ্বের নতুন পাঁচ স্বৈরতান্ত্রিক দেশের তালিকায় রয়েছে বাংলাদেশ বাংলাদেশ এখন স্বৈরশাসনের অধীন এবং সেখানে এখন গণতন্ত্রের ন্যূনতম মানদন্ড পর্যন্ত মানা হচ্ছে না বলে মন্তব্য করেছে একটি জার্মান গবেষণা প্রতিষ্ঠান। বিশ্বের ১২৯ টি দেশে গণতন্ত্র, বাজার অর্থনীতি এবং সুশাসনের অবস্থা নিয়ে এক […]

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