Empowering Youth for Smart Bangladesh

Bangladesh has recently undertaken a bold endeavour to construct a more intelligent nation, capitalising on the capabilities of digital technology in the process. The government’s dedication to converting the nation into a technologically advanced force is praiseworthy, with efforts focused on updating infrastructure, improving governance ...

Bangladesh now sees women renaissance: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said a renaissance of women now emerged through their successful participation in every sector of Bangladesh. "There is no scope to ignore women as they are now advancing to every sector up to the rural level," she said, addressing her party's nomination aspirants for the women’s reserved seats in the pa...

Country’s democracy would have snatched away if 12th national polls not opened for all: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said if she did not allow her party members to take part in last month's election as independent candidates the democracy of the country would have been snatched away. “If the election was not opened for all (AL members) then not only the election would have been stained, the democracy of the count...

Awami League's special extended meeting on 10 February

A special extended meeting of the Awami League will be held at Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's official Ganabhaban residence on Saturday. Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will chair the meeting to be held at 10:30am, said a press release. The party's national committee, central working committee, advisory council, preside...

US rules out notion of not recognising Sheikh Hasina government

The United States has ruled out any perception that it does not recognise Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s fourth straight term. At a regular briefing at the US Department of State on January 18, a journalist asked, “So, when you say that the election results in Bangladesh were not credible, free, or fair, does this imply that the US ...

Call to boycott polls, intimidation, violence: A repeat of 2013-15 style undemocratic exercise by BNP-Jamaat

Dr. Pranab Kumar Panday: In the build-up to Bangladesh’s January 7 national election, the political landscape was fraught with tension. Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), led by its acting chairman Tarique Rahman, mounted a campaign urging voters to boycott the election, in an attempt to disrupt the democratic process. Despite these effo...

None can hinder the advancement of Bangladesh towards prosperity: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister and Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina today said none can hinder the advancement of Bangladesh towards prosperity since her party is voted to power again. "I firmly believe none can impede the advancement of Bangladesh as the Awami League is voted to power again," she said. She also said the absolute victory of the AL in...

Voters reject Jamaat-BNP terror by exercising voting rights

BNP-Jamaat and their allies suddenly called for a strike on Friday (January 5) the day before and on the day of the election. Along with that, four people were burnt to death on a moving train. At the same time, from the night of January 4, they attacked the polling centres preparing for the elections and the campaign camps of the candidates. In...

Bangladesh’s free, transparent election impresses international observers

International observers have hailed the 12th parliamentary polls in Bangladesh as a free, fair, and transparent election, meeting international standards. Representatives from various international organisations and observers from multiple countries shared their impressions in a press conference at the Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka on Monday (Jan ...

A Timely Manifesto to Build a Developed and Smart Bangladesh

Hiren Pandit: Awami League has announced its election manifesto with the slogan ‘Smart Bangladesh: Development is visible, employment will increase this time’ ahead of the 12th National Parliament elections on December 27. In the manifesto announced by Awami League, a total of 11 issues have been given special importance, including ...

Bangladesh will be developed only if the symbol boat remains in power: PM Sheikh Hasina at Rangpur

Awami League (AL) President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called upon the voters to go to the polling centres early in the morning to cast votes for the 12th national parliamentary election slated for January 7. "My request to all of you (voters) is that in this January 7 election, please all the voters will get up early in the morning...

Clash Of Agendas: Bangladesh’s Election Resistance Vs Ballot Revolution Anticipation

Dr. Pranab Kumar Panday: In the lead-up to Bangladesh’s eagerly anticipated national election on January 7th, 2024, the political landscape is marked by tension and uncertainty. Central to the unfolding drama is the Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s (BNP) strategy of resisting the electoral process, casting a shadow over the democratic...

"Vote for Boat": HPM Sheikh Hasina inaugurates election campaign in Sylhet

In front of a sea of supporters – numbering in the hundreds of thousands – Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina gave out a warning to the BNP: "If you play with fire, you will burn your hands." Addressing the BNP at the Awami League's public meeting in Sylhet's Alia Madrasa Field – which kicked off the party...

Bangladesh Awami League unveils the candidates for 12th National Parliamentary Election

Awami League has unveiled the names of the party candidates who will contest the 12th parliamentary election. Secretary General Obaidul Quader read out the names at the party central office on Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital at 4:00 pm on Sunday. AL has not announced candidates in two constituencies in Kushtia-2 and Narayanganj-5. C...

Global recognition of Bangladesh’s remarkable journey

Dr. Pranab Kumar Panday: In a recent conference held on November 7th at the European Parlia­ment, the speakers highlighted the significant advancements and crucial position of Bangladesh as the principal trading partner of the European Union. The event, which was co-hosted by Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Tomas Zdechovsky and Syed...

No room for arsonists in Bangladesh: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister and Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina today urged the countrymen to resist the arsonists, saying there is no room for arsonists and militants in the country. "I call upon the people to resist them those who are launching the terrorist activities, arson attacks in the country now, as like you(people) resisted them in 2013 ...

Crisis at the helm: BNP’s leadership woes

Dr. Pranab Kumar Panday: In the dynamic political landscape of Bangladesh, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) finds itself at a crossroads, grappling with a series of setbacks that have pushed the party into a political abyss. A critical analysis reveals that the root cause of this predicament lies squarely on the shoulders of the party's l...

The Indomitable Force: A United Awami League

Dr. Pranab Kumar Panday: In the midst of mounting political tensions, Bangladesh stands at a crucial crossroads. The impending election has brought forth a wave of apprehension among its populace. Central to this anxiety is the impassioned demand from the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP) for the ruling Awami League government's resign...

Awami League plans big social media campaign for upcoming election

The ruling Awami League is set to launch a social media campaign portraying Sheikh Hasina as the only leader who as a prime minister can tackle the challenges the country may face going forward. The sponsored campaign will fully roll out on social media from November and continue at least until the upcoming national election in January next yea...

For an accountable, prosperous, and equitable Bangladesh: Some proposed governance reform agendas for Awami League's manifestos

Pranab Kumar Panday: As Bangladesh gears up for the highly anticipated national election scheduled for January 2024, the political landscape is abuzz with activity. In a strategic move, the Awami League has taken a pro-active stance by forming a dedicated Election Manifesto Preparation Committee. This committee's role is pivotal, as it signifi...