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AUGUST 21: THE DAY THAT CHANGED POLITICS, FOREVER

AUGUST 21: THE DAY THAT CHANGED POLITICS, FOREVER Star Online Special That humid August afternoon changed Bangladesh politics, perhaps forever. An Awami League rally was in progress at the Bangabandhu Avenue and it was around 5.15pm at the fag end … Continue reading

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‘KHALEDA ZIA KNEW ABOUT CTG ARMS HAUL’

‘KHALEDA ZIA KNEW ABOUT CTG ARMS HAUL’ Staff Correspondent, bdnews24.com Khaleda Zia as the Prime Minister had been aware of the smuggling of ten trucks of arms and ammunition into Bangladesh on April 2, 2004, an Awami League Presidium member … Continue reading

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A SAGA OF DISGRACE

A SAGA OF DISGRACE Shakhawat Liton and Pankaj Karmakar The International Crimes Tribunal-1 deserves kudos for strongly denouncing the appointment of anti-liberation leader Motiur Rahman Nizami as a minister by the then BNP-led government in 2001. The appointment was a … Continue reading

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AN EXIT STRATEGY FOR BNP

AN EXIT STRATEGY FOR BNP Abdul Matin Before the BNP chairperson’s press briefing of March 13, many people expected that she would announce an exit strategy from the ongoing and over-stretched movement that had lost both steam and justification long … Continue reading

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BNP’S DILEMMA

BNP’S DILEMMA Ahmede Hussain UNOFFICIAL though it is, the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s (BNP) decision to participate in the Dhaka and Chittagong City Corporations elections is a trifle surprising. This is especially so for it came within weeks after the … Continue reading

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KHALEDA ZIA, HER PARTY, AND THE UNTRUTHS THEY PEDDLE

KHALEDA ZIA, HER PARTY, AND THE UNTRUTHS THEY PEDDLE SYED BADRUL AHSAN The lies came trippingly on her tongue. Nowhere was there a sign of mellowing and absent was any hint of humility. She was not willing to concede that … Continue reading

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CAN BNP RIDE OUT OF STORM?

CAN BNP RIDE OUT OF STORM? Mahfuzur Rahman If human resource management is a tough job, managing a political party is even a tougher task. The current dismal state of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) of Khaleda Zia is a … Continue reading

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DEMOCRACY BEGINS WITHIN PARTY

DEMOCRACY BEGINS WITHIN PARTY Shakhawat Liton Khaleda Zia seems worried about the present state of democracy in the country. On Sunday she told Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that “there is no democracy in Bangladesh” and sought his assistance for … Continue reading

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IN HOT POLITICAL SOUP

IN HOT POLITICAL SOUP Mahfuzur Rahman Out of power for over eight years, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) of Khaleda Zia has been passing through a challenging time its leaders could hardly think of. This is the toughest time for … Continue reading

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BNP’S ‘DEMISE’ AND POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES

BNP’S ‘DEMISE’ AND POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES Dr. Badiul Alam Majumdar In Bangladesh, Awami League and BNP are the two major political parties, which have alternated in power since 1991. However, owing to its boycott of the last national election, BNP has … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH: BEING SWALLOWED BY INACTION

BANGLADESH: BEING SWALLOWED BY INACTION Dr. Sanu Kainikara Ever since it’s tumultuous birth in 1971, Bangladesh has been caught in an identity trap. The nation’s linguistic, secularist and, most importantly, its religious identity have often been in conflict with each … Continue reading

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MORNING PROMISED GOOD DAY FOR BNP

MORNING PROMISED GOOD DAY FOR BNP EC RESULTS SHOULD MAKE THE PARTY RUE ITS EARLY BOYCOTT DECISION Shakhawat Liton and Wasim Bin Habib The results of Tuesday’s battle of ballots in three city corporations offer much food for thought. Three … Continue reading

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MAYORAL SHOW

MAYORAL SHOW  – EHSAN ABDULLAH – Hopefully now the residents of this mega super-city, will have two capable, dynamic, result oriented drivers in the drivers seat. And with the support of the ruling party, we can surely hope for a … Continue reading

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MISREADING THE PEOPLE’S PULSE

MISREADING THE PEOPLE’S PULSE Farid Hossain Few are responding to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s call of indefinite blockade plus hartal. While the nationwide blockade is meant to halt long-distance transportation such as bus, train and launches, the hartal or the … Continue reading

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BEGUM ZIA SHOULD KNOW POLITICS IS NOT CRICKET, LAW IS NOT CHILD’S PLAY

BEGUM ZIA SHOULD KNOW POLITICS IS NOT CRICKET, LAW IS NOT CHILD’S PLAY  Syed Badrul Ahsan Shall we offer Begum Khaleda Zia and her party our effusive thanks for freeing us of hartals at least for a day? But, then … Continue reading

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KHALEDA ZIA, HER PARTY, AND THE UNTRUTHS THEY PEDDLE

KHALEDA ZIA, HER PARTY, AND THE UNTRUTHS THEY PEDDLE SYED BADRUL AHSAN The lies came trippingly on her tongue. Nowhere was there a sign of mellowing and absent was any hint of humility. She was not willing to concede that … Continue reading

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WHAT A FARCE, BNP !

WHAT A FARCE, BNP ! Syed Ashfaqul Haque Only a handful of people join the BNP’s victory procession starting from the Jatiya Press Club yesterday to celebrate Bangladesh’s win against England in World Cup Cricket. Photo: Banglar Chokh The last … Continue reading

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EURO PARLIAMENT NOT CALLING FOR FRESH POLLS

EURO PARLIAMENT NOT CALLING FOR FRESH POLLS Tribune Report Urged BNP again to sever ties with Jamaat-e-Islami The European Parliament (EP) urges political parties to find a better solution for next elections, but are not calling for new polls, said … Continue reading

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HOW KHALEDA ENDS UP A LOSER

HOW KHALEDA ENDS UP A LOSER Farid Hossain In keeping herself confined to her party’s office at posh Gulshan residential district BNP leader Khaleda Zia is trying to evoke public sympathy to her condition. She has been staying in the … Continue reading

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PEACEKEEPING MISSION HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH BANGLADESH’S POLITICAL UNREST: UN

PEACEKEEPING MISSION HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH BANGLADESH’S POLITICAL UNREST: UN Senior Correspondent,  bdnews24.com The UN has refused to link Bangladesh’s current political unrest with its participation in the peacekeeping mission in a virtual rebuff to BNP’s call to exclude … Continue reading

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