Husband and wife will have equal ownership in the Ashrayan homes: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said she wants to make sure that everyone in Bangladesh gets their own home, land and address as her government continues working for inclusive development. “My aim is to make sure that not a single person remains homeless in Bangladesh,” she told the Bangla service of Voice of America in an intervie...

Bangladesh's participation in UNGA was successful: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said Bangladesh's active participation in all important meetings in the UN General Assembly (UNGA) would strengthen Bangladesh's position in multilateral forums along with widening the field of international cooperation on issues relating to the country's interests. "During the UN assembly, Bangladesh actively...

Ensuring digital security, making people aware of it needed to move forward: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today stressed exploring the best possible ways to ensure the digital security of the country and making people aware of it as the world is becoming more complex with the advent of newer technologies. "The world is going through a very critical time and Bangladesh also faces its impact. So, well-thought-out opinions...

From 2001 to 2006: BNP leaders grabbed thousands of acres of land illegally by filling the river

The top brushes of BNP-Jamaat grabbed the country’s land using their state and muscle power during their tenure between 2001 and 2006. They built illegal structures by filling up thousands of acres of land in Buriganga, Turag rivers in Dhaka and Shitalaksha river in Narayanganj. As soon as Tarique Rahman gong started illegally occupying 15...

After coming to power in 2001, BNP-Jamaat looted the money allotted for schools and colleges

The head teacher of Raghunathpur Primary School of Tala Upazila in Satkhira ran away from the area to save his life after being threatened by BNP-Juba Dal terrorists. As there was no school in that area, Babur Ali, a local, donated 33 decimals of his land and established a primary school in 1991. His son Mizanur became the headmaster of the scho...

Khaleda government ordered to drive away more than 100 patients injured in BNP's attack from the hospital

The pro-BNP staff in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Medical University hospital drove away more than one hundred patients soon in line with BNP-Jamaat leaders' order after forming the government in 2001. They also swooped on doctors who tried to protect critically injured patients. More than a hundred Awami League leaders and activists, who l...

As BNP-Jamaat conspiracy exposed, UN condemns January 22 elections

The United Nations took a cautious stance after the nearly one-and-a-half crore fake voters and the BNP’s election conspiracy came to light. On January 22, 2007, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon vowed to cancel all technical assistance for the BNP-Jamaat monopoly elections. They also closed the office in Dhaka to observe the election. The ...

BNP's blueprint for winning the election: 300 Chhatra Dal leaders became election officials overnight!

In an urgent recruitment process, the BNP-Jamaat government appointed 300 party cadres as upazila election officers ahead of the January 22 elections in 2007. In the history of Bangladesh, there has never been such quick recruitment through PSC. The Khaleda Zia government tarnished the Public Service Commission and the recruitment process in gov...

Sheikh Hasina only hope against radicals: India Today

Calling Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as "only hope" for holding the country's founding principal secularism, an opinion piece published in India Today took a dig at the BNP-Jamaat alliance for getting political benefit from the gruesome assassination that left Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members dead on the tragic nig...

Bangladesh's diplomacy on Sheikh Hasina’s watch

Syed Badrul Ahsan: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's insistence in recent times that the sanctions imposed by the West on Russia in light of Moscow's military assault on Ukraine be lifted is a powerful hint of Bangladesh's assertive diplomacy under her leadership. There is little question that the Bangladesh leader, who has been in office long...

The birth of a visionary leader

Dr. Pranab Kumar Panday:  Bangladesh's political climate has always been tumultuous. Nothing worthwhile in this nation has ever been accomplished without considerable effort. Bangabandhu fought for the independence of Bangladesh during his lifetime so that the people of Bengal might be free. After Bangladesh gained independence, Bangabandh...

Thank You, Honourable Prime Minister

Dr. Pranab Kumar Panday:  The birth of Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh's current prime minister and the person most responsible for making her country a development model, on September 28, 1947, marks a watershed moment in the country's history. Under her leadership, the right to food for all Bengalis is guaranteed, and the nation heralded as a ...

Why Bangladeshis take pride in Sheikh Hasina

Dr. Rashid Askari: We may not have a Joe Biden to add a new chapter to American history or a Vladimir Putin to push back the boundaries of Russian territory by military might; we may not have a Xi Jinping to invite the world to his 'Belt and Road Initiative' or a Narendra Modi to shepherd the Indian towards a one-family world (Vasudhaiva Kutumb...

The Use of EVM in the 12th Parliamentary Elections

Dr Rashid Askari: The probable use of electronic voting machines (EVM) in the forthcoming parliamentary elections in Bangladesh has excited a controversy as to whether or not this computer-mediated voting system is reliable. In this age of unprecedentedly high technological advancement, the very thought of the unreliability of the electronic vo...

Mirza Fakhrul and the Inadvertently Stated Truth

Pranab Kumar Panday:  There is continual criticism and counter-criticism between the government and opposition parties in Bangladeshi politics before the 12th National Parliament elections to be held in 2023. The ruling party is trying to win the election campaign by touting the successes of the Awami League (AL) during Sheikh Hasina's ten...

Sheikh Hasina’s Visionary Leadership and Crisis Management Strategies

Dr. Rashid Askari: There is no scarcity of people who suffer from inverted snobbery or tall poppy syndrome. There is never the dearth of people who fancy denouncing the power that be without rhyme or reason. What good is it criticising for the sake of criticism itself? When it comes to evaluating Sheikh Hasina’s achievement as the pr...

BNP wants to hinder country’s development progress : Obaidul Quader

Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transports and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said that the BNP wants to obstruct the country’s development progress. “BNP-Jamaat does not want to see Bangladesh’s advancement. They always hatch conspiracy (against the country,” he said while virtually addressing the tr...

Jamaat kicked the poor in the stomach and embezzled VGF cards after coming to power

BNP-Jamaat leaders and activists started repressing the ordinary people and looting their properties immediately after they formed the government in October 2001. At the beginning of 2002, Jamaat MP Maulana Abdus Sobhan ordered the distribution of 2,100 VGF cards among the leaders and workers of Jamaat-Shibir though it was allocated to the poor ...

2001: Chhatra Dal-Shibir started looting, terrorizing and torturing universities after coming to power

Soon after the victory of the BNP-Jamaat alliance in the 8th National Parliamentary Elections on October 1, 2001, Chhatra Dal and Shibir terrorists started brutal atrocities across the country. They even looted the sweetmeats to celebrate their victory in the shops and ransacked those. Even from the night of the elections, they started persecuti...

Take advantages of investment opportunities in Bangladesh: HPM Sheikh Hasina to UK businesses

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged UK businesses to seize the moment by taking advantage of the opportunities her government offers to invest in Bangladesh. The prime minister made the remarks during her meeting with Lord Karan Bilimoria of Chelsea, president of the UK Confederation of British Industry, according to a press release from the...