Special Report

Government’s initiative to fight Coronavirus

Countries around the world have come to a halt as the COVID-19 or Coronavirus is spreading out every minute. Reported first by China, it has already affected more than 200 countries. Since March 8, Bangladesh reported 257,600 cases till 9th August and 3,399 of them died. 148,370 people have recovered and sent home. The government is alert since ...

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....

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 ...

Recent Khulna CC Mayor Election: An Analysis

On 15 May 2018, voters of Khulna City Corporation area went to polls to elect their mayor for the next 5 years. The next day the official results showed that the Awami League candidate Talukder Abdul Khaleque won big securing 174,851 votes, trailed by his rival from the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Nazrul Islam Monju who won 109,251 votes....

BNP-Jamaat’s Deadly Brand of “Terror Politics” in Bangladesh

In the last decade or so, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) along with it extremist allies Jamaat E Islami and its student wing, Islami Chhatra Shibir, have developed a brand of politics characterized predominantly by extremely violent street protests targeting civilians and law enforcement officials, intermittent and targeted pogroms on religi...