Awami League to set up party offices in each division, district and upazilla

The Awami League (AL) is planning to set up party offices in each district, divisional city and upazila with its own funds. AL president Sheikh Hasina has already directed some of her party leaders to take steps to set up party offices across the country to strengthen the organisation right from the grassroots levels. The AL central office has ...

Bangladesh Awami League – Resilient at 70

Abdul Mannan: June 23rd is the 70th founding anniversary of Bangladesh Awami League, perhaps the most resilient political party of the sub-continent. It is also the party that led the Bengali nation to have a country of their own and produced not only the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman but also statesmen like his daughte...

The Awami League, seventy years after 1949

Syed Badrul Ahsan: Seventy years ago, on 23 June 1949, history took a definitive and decisive new turn. There were some courageous men - Moulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani, Yar Mohammad, Shamsul Haque, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and, of course, Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy - whose names are today engraved in the Bengali consciousness. These men, grown ...

AL finalizes candidates in 10 unions

Bangladesh Awami League (AL) has finalised its candidates in the chairman posts for the union parishad (UP) elections in 10 UPs in Patuakhali Sadar, Mymensingh Sadar and Kamalnagar upazilas. The nominations were finalised at a meeting of the AL Local Government Nomination Board held at Ganabhaban, on Monday (June 10) evening, said a party press...

Awami League forms two committees to help Fani-hit people

Awami League on Sunday formed two committees to assess the damages done by Cyclone Fani. The party will also distribute relief among the cyclone affected people. At a press conference at the party president's political office in Dhanmondi in the capital, AL Advisory Council Member Amir Hossain Amu revealed the information. AL Presidium Member...

Bangabandhu's thoughts on inclusive development

Dr. Atiur Rahman: Seventeenth March 1920 was a blessed day for Bengalis. Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was born on this auspicious day in a remote village of Tungipara in the then Gopalganj Sub-Division, as it used to be known. There was no transport system to easily connect this remote village with urban areas. Yet, t...

Every party and citizen is important for us: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has promised to value the people’s confidence bestowed on her government through the December 30 elections saying, it would work for every citizen irrespective of their political affiliations or views. “Victory and defeat is a natural course of an election and its true Awami League won the election but, ...

Saudi King emphasizes on continuity of Bangladesh's development

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has emphasised maintaining continuity of Bangladesh’s development in a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, according to Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque. Hasina met King Salman in Riyadh before attending a luncheon hosted by the king on Wednesday afternoon local time. &ldqu...

People believe Bangladesh will move forward if Awami League is in power: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed her optimism that people of Bangladesh would once again elect Awami League in the forthcoming polls to keep up the ongoing development spree across the country. “Awami League enjoys massive popularity as the people still believe that the country would go ahead with Awami League remaining in power...

Khaleda wants to avoid trial as she has a criminal mind: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has came down heavily on Begum Khaleda Zia for her audacious comment in the court and said that she wants to avoid the trial as she has a “criminal and escaping mind”. “Khaleda Zia didn’t appear before the court for a single time in the last six months, and standing on the court she said she ...

66% people supports HPM Sheikh Hasina's leadership: IRI Survey

The popularity of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has marked a significant rise as around 66 percent countrymen have lent out their support for the Bangladesh premier, alongside the Awami League-led government still rides on a good public support at 64 percent, said a survey of IRI. The Washington-based International Republican Institute (IRI) con...

We are committed to people's welfare: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Awami League is led by commitment to people’s welfare, leaving the issue of voting for their consideration. “We’re committed to the peoples welfare . . . it is up to them for whom they will vote,” she told the simultaneous launching of rural eye care centres in 20 upazilas through video ...

AL Likely to Win Comfortably in Barisal and Rajshahi and in a Close Election in Sylhet: Surveys

According to public opinion surveys conducted by the independent research organization Research Development Center (RDC), and commissioned by Bangladesh Awami League (AL), candidates fielded by AL in the imminent city corporation mayoral elections in Barisal and Rajshahi are likely to win by comfortable margins, and by a closer margin in Sylhet....

Voat for "Boat" for a poverty and hunger-free Bangladesh

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged people to vote for “boat” for a poverty- and hunger-free Bangladesh by 2021. She urged them to vote like they had done to liberate the country. “Bangladesh has become self-reliant in food, entered the nuclear energy club, launched its first satellite, and brought down poverty to 22 percent as...

The myth of the anti-incumbency factor

Shah Ali Farhad: One of the most prevalent and long-standing notions of Bangladeshi politics is that of the “anti-incumbency” factor in politics. In simple terms, this idea propagates that every five years or more, the people of Bangladesh prefer to vote out of power whichever party heads the government in the hopes of changing or s...

Gazipur City Corporation Election: An Analysis

According to the results from 416 out of 425 centers, the Awami League candidate Advocate Md. Jahangir Alam has won the Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) Mayor Election by securing 4 Lakh 10 votes, which is more than double the votes secured by his BNP rival Hasan Uddin Sarker who bagged 1 Lakh 97 Thousand 611 votes. This is an analysis of how the ...

Councils of Bangladesh Awami League (1949-2016)

Councils of Bangladesh Awami League (1949-2016)

The emergence of the politics of development

Shah Ali Farhad: Awami League, the oldest and largest political party in Bangladesh, celebrated its 69 years of founding in the early hours of 23 June 2018. That, in political time, is quite a long duration for any party to remain influential and most importantly, relevant in the fast moving politics of late 20th and early 21st century. A dura...

Awami League will upgrade rural people's lifestyle: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said her government will be able to upgrade Bangladesh’s rural lifestyle into urban one if the continuation of the government is maintained. “If there’s continuation of the government, I believe, we’ll be able to provide improved lifestyle to the people of every village like urban...

Awami League was born to serve people: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today warned all aspirants of her party in the next general election of the consequences of carrying out propaganda against each other while seeking nomination, saying such bad practice would disqualify them to get party ticket. Urging her party men to abandon mud sliding against the sitting parliament members or an...

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