Saudi King emphasizes on continuity of Bangladesh's development

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has emphasised maintaining continuity of Bangladesh’s development in a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, according to Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque. Hasina met King Salman in Riyadh before attending a luncheon hosted by the king on Wednesday afternoon local time. &ldqu...

People believe Bangladesh will move forward if Awami League is in power: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed her optimism that people of Bangladesh would once again elect Awami League in the forthcoming polls to keep up the ongoing development spree across the country. “Awami League enjoys massive popularity as the people still believe that the country would go ahead with Awami League remaining in power...

Khaleda wants to avoid trial as she has a criminal mind: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has came down heavily on Begum Khaleda Zia for her audacious comment in the court and said that she wants to avoid the trial as she has a “criminal and escaping mind”. “Khaleda Zia didn’t appear before the court for a single time in the last six months, and standing on the court she said she ...

66% people supports HPM Sheikh Hasina's leadership: IRI Survey

The popularity of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has marked a significant rise as around 66 percent countrymen have lent out their support for the Bangladesh premier, alongside the Awami League-led government still rides on a good public support at 64 percent, said a survey of IRI. The Washington-based International Republican Institute (IRI) con...

We are committed to people's welfare: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Awami League is led by commitment to people’s welfare, leaving the issue of voting for their consideration. “We’re committed to the peoples welfare . . . it is up to them for whom they will vote,” she told the simultaneous launching of rural eye care centres in 20 upazilas through video ...

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....

Voat for "Boat" for a poverty and hunger-free Bangladesh

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged people to vote for “boat” for a poverty- and hunger-free Bangladesh by 2021. She urged them to vote like they had done to liberate the country. “Bangladesh has become self-reliant in food, entered the nuclear energy club, launched its first satellite, and brought down poverty to 22 percent as...

The myth of the anti-incumbency factor

Shah Ali Farhad: One of the most prevalent and long-standing notions of Bangladeshi politics is that of the “anti-incumbency” factor in politics. In simple terms, this idea propagates that every five years or more, the people of Bangladesh prefer to vote out of power whichever party heads the government in the hopes of changing or s...

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 ...

Councils of Bangladesh Awami League (1949-2016)

Councils of Bangladesh Awami League (1949-2016)

The emergence of the politics of development

Shah Ali Farhad: Awami League, the oldest and largest political party in Bangladesh, celebrated its 69 years of founding in the early hours of 23 June 2018. That, in political time, is quite a long duration for any party to remain influential and most importantly, relevant in the fast moving politics of late 20th and early 21st century. A dura...

Awami League will upgrade rural people's lifestyle: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said her government will be able to upgrade Bangladesh’s rural lifestyle into urban one if the continuation of the government is maintained. “If there’s continuation of the government, I believe, we’ll be able to provide improved lifestyle to the people of every village like urban...

Awami League was born to serve people: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today warned all aspirants of her party in the next general election of the consequences of carrying out propaganda against each other while seeking nomination, saying such bad practice would disqualify them to get party ticket. Urging her party men to abandon mud sliding against the sitting parliament members or an...

HPM Sheikh Hasina inaugurates AL's new office building

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the newly constructed head office building of Bangladesh Awami League at city’s Bangabandhu Avenue at Gulistan here today, coinciding the 69th founding anniversary of the party. Sheikh Hasina, also the president of Awami League, unveiled the plaque of the 10-storey building at 23 Bangabandhu Avenue...

HPM Sheikh Hasina pays homage to Bangabandhu on AL's 69th anniversary

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today paid glowing tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman marking the 69th founding anniversary of the Awami League. To mark the occasion, she placed a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi-32 this morning. After laying the wreath, the prime mi...

Bangladesh would plunge into abyss if anti-liberation force comes to power: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said Bangladesh will plunge into an ‘abyss’ if the supporters of anti-liberation war criminals return to power. HPM spoke at an event organised by the Awami League’s Canada chapter in Toronto on Sunday after attending a G-7 session in Quebec. Prime minister highlighted the importance of Awami ...

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....

Abdul Hamid takes oath as President for second consecutive term

President Abdul Hamid has taken oath as the President of Bangladesh for the second consecutive term at a ceremony at Bangabhaban on Tuesday evening.Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered his oath of office in the presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, among other dignitaries, at the Darbar Hall of Bangabhaban.The cer...

Raise your daughters as self-reliant: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged parents on International Women’s Day to guide their daughters into self-reliance. Enabling girls for work through education will bring the best results to families and society, Hasina said at a programme at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre on Thursday. “We want to ensure that women ...

Debar anti-liberation forces returning to power: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the nation to debar anti-liberation forces and perpetrators of crimes against humanity from returning to power, as she addressed a public rally coinciding with Bangabandhu's historic 7th March speech anniversary."Those people who have faith in War of Liberation and spirit of independence and development sho...

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