2001: Militant who tried to assassinate Sheikh Hasina got Khaleda’s nomination for election race in Narail

2001: Militant who tried to assassin Sheikh Hasina got Khaleda’s nomination for election race in Narail The BNP-Jamaat alliance nominated Mufti Sahidul Islam, the leader of the banned militant outfit Harkat-ul Jihad (Huji), to run against Sheikh Hasina in the 2001 general elections. Sahidul took pro-Taliban madrasa students from all over the...

When elections approach, BNP starts politics with dead bodies by spreading terror

BNP-Jamaat alliance does not believe in people's vote due to their widespread killing, rape, terrorism, extortion and looting. As they doubt whether people will vote for them, they create terror with bullets, bombs and arson during election times. Before every election, they plan to seize power by preventing people from voting and rigging ballo...

Was Our Independence a Game of Chance?

Dr. Rashid Askari: One of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) top brass and its standing committee members--Babu Gayeshwar Chandra Roy recently passed a comment in public that has stirred up a real hornet’s nest. While addressing a gathering of reporters in the capital, he opined that Bangladesh gained independence from Pakistan by cha...

Bangladesh Surprise: Peaceful protests welcomed

The article was originally published in the Washington Times on 20th January 2023 ------------- Shah Ali Farhad:  Bangladesh’s main opposition party, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), spent months preparing for weekend protests in December in the capital, Dhaka. BNP Standing Committee member Dr. Khondker Mosharraf Hossai...

IMF will continue to support Bangladesh's aspiration to become a developed nation by 2041

International Monetary Fund (IMF) will continue to support for Bangladesh to accomplish its aspiration to become a developed, prosperous and higher income country by 2041. "Bangladesh has aspiration to become a developed, prosperous and higher income country by 2041, and IMF will continue its support," said the lending agency's Deputy Managing ...

Bangladesh is now the 35th largest economy in the world

Bangladesh is now the 35th largest economy in the world, according to a report titled 'The Top Heavy Global Economy', published by 'Visual Capitalist'. Bangladesh and India were the only two South Asian countries considered to be part of the 50 largest economies in this list based on International Monetary Fund (IMF) statistics. Citing IMF sta...

Bangabandhu's nation with Development and Good Governance: An Indomitable force in Plights and Promises

Bangabandhu's nation with Development and Good Governance: An Indomitable force in Plights and Promises

Send remittances through banking channels: HPM Sheikh Hasina urges expats

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the expatriate Bangladeshis to send remittances through the banking channels instead of hundi and make investments in Bangladesh. "I request you all (expatriates) - please don't send remittances through hundi and take steps to send those directly to the banks," she said as expatriate Awami League lea...

Khaleda Zia's regime: Juba Dal leaders cut people into pieces on the streets

BNP-Jamaat terrorists established a reign of terror across the country during their regime from 2001 to 2006. Under the direct command of Tarique Rahman, four MPs Mirza Abbas, Salahuddin, Nasiruddin Pintu and SA Khaleque divided Dhaka city into four underground areas to control the terrorist groups. The unruly terrorists of Dhaka Chhatra Dal and...

Chhatra Dal terror: Businessman kidnapped for not getting free computers, Construction of orphanage stopped over extortion

The Chhatra Dal terrorists started anarchy and harassment of female students in different universities and colleges after coming to power in 2001. In Sylhet’s Shahjalal University, they continued spreading supremacy on campus under BNP leaders even after a rape attempt that created a public outcry across the country. On April 18, 2004, th...

The BNP government hurled bombs on women leaders to thwart Awami League programs

Awami League announced fresh programs to protest the countrywide persecution and killing of more than 10,000 leaders and activists in the first three years of the BNP-Jamaat government. As the opposition Awami League tried to organize the party leaders and activists, BNP-Jamaat terrorists carried out bomb attacks targeting the meetings and ralli...

BNP MPs ran riots all night for building private housing project in vested property

The BNP-Jamaat started violence in December, the month of victory. In December 2004, they attacked nearly one thousand slum dwellers and set fire to their houses and businesses at midnight to evict them from the vested properties in Savar and Ashulia. MPs, close to former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, led the attacks to build housing projects in g...

Khaleda's government arrests 10,000 in 7 days to thwart Awami League program

BNP-Jamaat leaders started looting, extorting and repressing across the country soon after they formed the government in October 2001. Their mass anomalies badly affected the country’s economy. In a bid to foil the protests against their corruption and misdeeds, the BNP-Jamaat government ran crackdowns, arrested at least 10,000 Awami Leagu...

Curiosity Killed the Cat: Peter Haas’ Bangladesh Mission and Russia’s Reaction

Dr. Rashid Askari:  The US envoy to Bangladesh Peter D. Haas’ clandestine visit to a BNP leader’s house, its leak to the press, his facing angry unwanted protesters airing grievances and beating a hasty retreat have had a knock-on effect on the political environment of the country. The day was December 14, 2022—the Martyr...

Bangladesh in Development and Progress

Hiren Pandit: Bangabandhu turned the Awami League into a popular grassroots political party. After his brutal killing, his exiled daughter Sheikh Hasina has taken the lead as Awami League president as a symbol of unity in extremely difficult times. She has walked a long way in the struggle for democracy. She came back from the face of death...

2022 a year of setting milestones for Bangladesh: Sajeeb Wazed

2022 was a year of setting milestones for the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ICT Advisor Sajeeb Wazed Joy said Saturday while wishing everyone a happy new year. In a video, posted on his verified Facebook page, Joy also placed a resolve to make 2023 full of new accomplishments under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The ...

Metrorail: A New Dimension in City’s Communication System

One of the prerequisites for the economic prosperity of a country is the development of a communication system. Improvements in road connectivity within the country opened up new horizons of possibilities. The task of facilitating road connectivity in a riverine country like Bangladesh is not easy. For this purpose, there is a need to build brid...

Khaleda Zia's commerce minister Amir Khasru plundered Tk 128 crore of the state

BNP leaders started plundering government resources after forming the government in 2001. Commerce Minister Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, Public Works Minister Mirza Abbas and Khaleda Zia's Political Secretary Harris Chowdhury jointly misappropriated money while allotting government plots. Due to selling 18 government houses in the elite area of...

Metro rail is pride of Bangladesh: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said through metro rail the Awami League government added another feather of pride to the crown of Bangladesh’s people. “We have added another feather of pride to the crown of Bangladesh’s people today. Another feather added to the crown of the development of Bangladesh,” she sai...

Burden of Bangladesh’s economic and political stability must be shared

Barrister Shah Ali Farhad: Like many developing countries across the world, Bangladesh has been hit hard by the pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Compared to many of its neighbours, however, the South Asian nation was able to handle the first, and still ongoing, public health crisis quite well. So far, the country has fully vaccinated ...