BNP’s list of pledges ring hollow

Shah Ali Farhad: On 30th September, at a public meeting at Suhrawardy Udyan, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) announced a 12-point list of pledges regarding what the party would do if returned to power by the people of Bangladesh. It was a bit refreshing to see BNP talking policy in the run-up to the next general elections since in the run-u...

Tarique will be extradited by any means: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has vowed to bring convicted BNP leader Tarique Rahman back to Bangladesh from London. She says she talked to the British government and will have Tarique extradited ‘by any means’. The prime minister was addressing a reception organised by UK Awami League chapter at Westminster in London on Saturday. ...

A New Year joke?: Nadeem Qadir

As we have stepped into 2018, it has been all about the next parliamentary elections, and what awaits the nation in the coming months as the ruling Awami League and opposition BNP are locked in fighting a war-of-words over the polls. Until now! The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief Khaleda Zia and her convict son Tarique Rahman have made...

People to resist BNP again if it tries to foil polls: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina said the people will resist the BNP-Jamaat like the previous time if they try to foil the election this time. "The BNP-Jamaat made allout efforts and unleashed terrorist acts to resist the 2014 elections. But their movement didn't get public support, rather they (people) put up resistance...

Terror Of BNP Jamaat Exposed Like Daylight

In scores of hit-and-run arson attacks, almost every day, since the out-of-sorts Bangladesh Nationalist Party launched its farcical “peaceful” programme about a month back, 49 innocent lives were burnt to death, and 331 suffered burn injuries. Admitted at the DMCH burn unit, the victims were making the air thick with their blood-cud...

When Politics Becomes Terrorism

Since being voted back to power in January 2014, the country continued its march of progress in almost all sectors of economic and human development under the Awami League government. In line with the successes achieved in the previous 5 years, the year saw Bangladesh continuing its progress in all major indictors of economic, social and human ...

Only AL Secures People’s Rights: PM

Seeking vote to return to power once again, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, only Awami League ensures the protection of people’s rights. People had never been disappointed by entrusting their faith on the Awami League, she added. “You voted for us in the 2008 election, and you were not deprived. If you vote us to power again, we ...

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