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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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Minar Rashid বরখাস্ত চাহিয়া দরখাস্ত ============== ( দৈনিক নয়াদিগন্তে প্রকাশিত উপসম্পাদকীয় কলাম ) ‘মশা মারতে কামান দাগা’ একটি বহুল প্রচলিত বাগধারা। ঢাকা উত্তরের প্যানেল মেয়র মশা মারতে গিয়ে সত্যি সত্যি কামান দাগিয়েছেন। খোলা ট্রাকে দুই পাশে দুইজন কর্মী কামান থেকে সাদা ধোঁয়া ছাড়ছে। সাথের দুইজন গ্যাস থেকে বাঁচার জন্য মাস্ক পড়লেও মাঝখানে নায়িকার ভঙ্গিতে দাঁড়ানো […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina waves to supporters at a public rally at Patia in Chittagong on Wednesday. — BSS photo Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday criticised BNP chief Khaleda Zia and her two sons for not obeying the directives of the Quran and misappropriating the money of orphans. ‘In the holy Quran it is […]

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Ittefaq Report A British lawyer has been appointed to assist BNP chairperson’s lawyers and to help in fighting her cases, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said. Fakhrul at a press briefing at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office said the lawyer, Lord Carlile, will be a member of all lawyers’ panels of Khaleda. He is […]

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Ittefaq Report BNP has alleged that its chairperson Khaleda Zia was denied justice by the Supreme Court and its order staying her bail until May 8 has been based on the government’s wishes. “We are agitated. The Supreme Court’s order has reflected government’s will,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said on Monday. […]

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Bangladesh: Ex-Prime Minister Goes To Prison, Current PM Rejoices  March 18, 2018    B. Z. Khasru On February 8, the day a court sent Bangladesh’s former prime minister, Khaleda Zia, to prison for stealing money from a trust fund, current prime minister and Zia’s archrival, Sheikh Hasina, rhetorically asked a public rally: “Where is she?” Hasina’s question […]

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The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Monday extended stay on bail granted to Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia by the High Court in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case till May 8. A four-judge bench, chaired by chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, also fixed May 8 for hearing appeals of the government […]

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Ittefaq Report BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed on Friday said that judges in the country cannot hold trial proceedings with an open mind as there is no the independence of the judiciary. “It’s not possible now to deliver any verdict without any fear as the independence of the judiciary is now only on papers, […]

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Heated argument between Khaleda’s lawyers and chief justice marks her bail block   A fiery argument between the pro-BNP lawyers and Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain at the Supreme Court has been capped off by the Supreme Court blocking Khaleda Zia’s bail.  The BNP chief had secured the bail from the High Court after her […]

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Ittefaq Report The High Court (HC) has granted a four-month bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. The HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Karim passed the order over the bail after hearing a petition on Monday. BNP chief Khaleda Zia was sentenced to five years’ […]

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The Trouble With Bangladesh’s Military Bangladesh’s military is more concerned with profit and power than defending the country. By Ryan Smith March 10, 2018        The armed forces account for 6 percent of Bangladesh’s annual budget, totaling $3.2 billion in the year 2017-2018, according to official statistics. Yet Bangladesh’s military has proved to be incapable […]

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BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir addresses a BNP rally in Khulna on March 10, 2018 Focus Bangla Fakhrul said the government has failed to provide rice at Tk10 per kilogram. BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir claimed the government has clung to power illegally and are committing all kinds of crimes. “The government […]

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