Month of Independence Begins

The fiery March, month of independence, began today giving a heartbreaking reminder to the genocide that the Pakistani occupation forces carried out in the country from March to mid-December in 1971. The month of March is very significant in the country’s history as Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared the count...

Lest We Forget The Real Mafias of Bangladesh

Barrister Shah Ali Farhad: When Awami League won a landslide election led by Sheikh Hasina on 29 December 2008, it was bad bad news for some very crooked and powerful people: 1. The convicted killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib, whose appeals in the Supreme Court were intentionally stalled by the then BNP-Jamaat Government from 2001-06. Rememb...

Bangladesh Awami League's 'Career Workshop' draws huge response from youths

The Bangladesh Awami League’s plan to hold a ‘career workshop’ for the youths has drawn huge response with hundreds of young people registering online to participate in the initiative. The registration commencing on January 9 will continue till midnight on January 30. Interested applicants can still access the program by loggi...

Bangladesh prospering because people voted Awami League: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Laying emphasis on continuation of the ongoing pace of development works, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh becomes a dignified and self-reliant developing nation as the people have voted the Awami League government for a long tenure. “Bangladesh is no more known as the country of natural calamities, cyclone...

Will so-called eminent citizens still back anti-government quarter?

Ajoy Dasgupta: Ruling the country for over 12 years in a row is not the only feat that Awami League can be credited for. Rather, many countries and organisations across the world take note of their basket of achievements in socio-economic aspects. But, is everyone in Bangladesh willing to take any lesson from them? Before taking over as the pri...

Bangabandhu’s Jan 10 speech has all guidelines to run an independent state: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister and Bangladesh Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina said Bangabandhu's January 10, 1972 speech has all the guidelines required to run an independent state. "The January 10, 1972 speech of Bangabandhu at the Racecourse Maidan on his return to the country from Pakistani captivity has all the required guidelines to run an indep...

Mujib Barsha Webinar lauds Bangabandhu’s leadership strengths, Sheikh Hasina’s development focus

Speakers and guests have lauded the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s leadership strengths and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s politics of development at a webinar titled, ‘Liberation of Bangladesh and the Dream of Sonar Bangla’. The webinar was organised by the Bangladesh Embassy in Amman, Jordan as...

Bangladesh-India relation is historical: Indian HC

The bond between Bangladesh and India has passed the test of time, said Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh HE Vikram Doraiswami. During a meeting today with senior leaders of Bangladesh Awami League at the party's head office at 23 Bangabandhu Avenue, Indian HC Doraiswami said, 'Friendly relations between Bangladesh and India are based on t...

Bangladesh Awami League Announces 61 Candidates for Municipal Elections

Bangladesh Awami League has announced the party candidates for the election to 61 municipalities. The names of the candidates were announced at a meeting of Bangladesh Awami League Local Government Public Representative Nomination Board held at the Prime Minister’s official Ganabhaban residence on Friday. President of AL Local Government...

People of all religious faiths will live together with equal right: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reiterated her call to the countrymen to stay firm on non-communal spirit of the War of Liberation, saying people of all religious faiths will live in the country with equal right. “All people in combine have made the country independent in exchange of their blood . . . Freedom of pract...

7 December 1970: The election Pakistan's army lost

Many conversations and a load of arguments have been going on around the recent spell of elections in Pakistan which have brought the until-now fringe party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf to power in Islamabad. There is little question that behind this 'phenomenal' rise of Imran Khan in politics has been the hand of the Pakistan army, which has in the...

Desperate attempts to ruin social harmony by false preaching in the name of Islam will not be tolerated - Obaidul Quader MP

A radical group is creating unnecessary debates over establishment of statues of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. These imaginary and baseless explanations are a challenge against the spirit of the Liberation War and the culture of Bangladesh. A group of religious fundamentalist group is spreading misinterpretation over th...

1970: An Election Fifty Years Ago

Syed Badrul Ahsan: Fifty years ago, in 1970, a general election took place in Pakistan. It was the country’s very first election in its twenty three-year history. It would have ramifications that are today part of the political narrative in our part of the world. It is important that, half a century on, we travel back to that year, the be...

Awami League observes Nur Hossain Day

Bangladesh Awami League paid rich tributes to Shaheed Noor Hossain by placing floral wreaths at the Noor Hossain Square at the Zero Point in the city. On November 10 in 1987, Noor Hossain, who imprinted his bare chest and back with the slogan “Swairachar nipat jak, gonotantra mukti pak” (down with autocracy, let democracy be freed),...

Tested party workers must be evaluated in committees: Obaidul Quader MP

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today urged all concerned to evaluate the party’s devoted workers who stayed with the AL in its crisis while forming new committees at all levels across the country. “Don’t keep away the dedicated workers, rather ease the path of doing politics for them as they will always stay wit...

Awami League pays homage to Bangabandhu and four national leaders

Awami League (AL), its associate bodies and different social and cultural organizations today paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four national leaders on the Jail Killing Day. The AL leaders and workers paid homage by laying wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of the Bangabandhu Bhaban o...

Jail Killing: Another Dark Chapter in the History of Bangladesh

3 November is another day of reproach and agony for the collective conscience of Bangladesh. On this day in 1975, the four national leaders, who played the momentous role in our independence and state-building struggle after the Father of the National Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman were brutally killed inside what is usually considered o...

Bangladesh’s persistent ‘fighting spirit’

Dr. Atiur Rahman: The recently-released "World Economic Outlook" by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) – predicting Bangladesh to be the fastest growing economy in South Asia with a likely GDP growth rate of 4% against a nearly 10.5% contraction of India's economy – has been the talk of the town in recent days. Moreover, Banglad...

BNP’s political inheritance characterizes blood and conspiracy: Obaidul Quader

Criticizing the political strategy of BNP, Awami League General Secretary Obadidul Quader said BNP wears the mask of democracy as their political inheritance characterizes blood and conspiracy. “BNP’s ill-politics is the biggest impediment on the way to the institutionalization of democracy in the country as killings and designing c...

Mymensingh Districts Awami League's memorial meeting for for eminent district leaders

District Awami league (AL) on Sunday evening organized a memorial meeting and special prayers at the death of four eminent district Awami league leaders. The deceased leaders were former Public Prosecutor (PP) Advocate Wazedul Islam, Advocate Anisur Rahman Khan, Principal Reazul Islam and Prof. Amir Ahamed Chowdhury Ratan. Held at the Tareque ...