BNP relies on ‘other force’ to go to power: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said BNP always looks for other force to assume power rather than going through the democratic process. “…whenever the election time arrives they (BNP) look for some other force who can put them in the power,” she said. The prime minister said this while visiting British cross party par...

The BNP who lied about the United Nations is now casting doubt on the authenticity of the secretary general's congratulatory letter!

Following the resounding victory of the Awami League in the 12th National Parliament elections, leaders of various countries around the world are extending their congratulations. Current and former heads of states, diplomats, international development cooperation organizations, and alliances are sending messages of support and well-wishes to the...

The murderous legacy of BNP's founder General Ziaur Rahman

What BNP ardently seeks to hide about the murderous legacy set by party founder General ZiaurRahman ? — General Ziaur I’d the first military dictator in Bangladesh — BNP founder General Zia was a psychopath in his capability to use violence, betray others: famous American journalist Lawrence Lifschultz — First army offic...

US rules out notion of not recognising Sheikh Hasina government

The United States has ruled out any perception that it does not recognise Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s fourth straight term. At a regular briefing at the US Department of State on January 18, a journalist asked, “So, when you say that the election results in Bangladesh were not credible, free, or fair, does this imply that the US ...

What BNP ardently seeks to hide about the murderous legacy set by party founder General Ziaur Rahman

From staging election fraud to killing Sheikh Mujib and his family to holding the most glaring referendum and killing of over 1000 war heroes turned freedom frights General Zia went all out to reign in power but the U.S. will fully ignored all such abuses and stood by Zia.

Call to boycott polls, intimidation, violence: A repeat of 2013-15 style undemocratic exercise by BNP-Jamaat

Dr. Pranab Kumar Panday: In the build-up to Bangladesh’s January 7 national election, the political landscape was fraught with tension. Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), led by its acting chairman Tarique Rahman, mounted a campaign urging voters to boycott the election, in an attempt to disrupt the democratic process. Despite these effo...

Voters reject Jamaat-BNP terror by exercising voting rights

BNP-Jamaat and their allies suddenly called for a strike on Friday (January 5) the day before and on the day of the election. Along with that, four people were burnt to death on a moving train. At the same time, from the night of January 4, they attacked the polling centres preparing for the elections and the campaign camps of the candidates. In...

Will BNP's Non-Cooperation Movement Bear Fruit?

Dr. Pranab Kumar Panday: The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has embarked on a campaign of disruption and resistance in the lead-up to the scheduled election on 7 January 2024. From organising hartals and blockades to, most recently, calling for a non-cooperation movement, the party's strategy raises critical questions about its objectives a...

BNP-Jamaat violence across the country in the name of peaceful movement

From 28 October to 13 December, BNP-Jamaat terrorists set fore to 274 vehicles and 15 buildings. The vehicles included 170 buses, 45 trucks, 23 covered vans, eight motorcycles, and 28 other vehicles. October 28 On Saturday night, the miscreants stopped the moving minibus in the Comilla-bound lane, beat the passengers and set the minibus...

Arson Vandalism Killing and Derailing Economy: New Template of BNP Jamaat's so called Movement for Democracy

A total of 267 arson attacks, over 15 incidents of attack on trains, let alone over 220 incidents of vandalism of buses trucks and other vehicles, have been recorded till 6 am on Friday during the blockades and hartals called by BNP, Jamaat, and like-minded opposition parties since the end of October. This spate of blockade resulted in the loss...

A state of unease: What has been gained from the events of October 28?

Dr Pranab Kumar Panday: The politics of Bangladesh has been a prominent topic of discourse among both domestic citizens and foreign stakeholders for a considerable period. The primary concern pertains to the next election scheduled for early January 2024. It is widely recognized that the electoral process constitutes the sole means by which a ...

Crisis at the helm: BNP’s leadership woes

Dr. Pranab Kumar Panday: In the dynamic political landscape of Bangladesh, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) finds itself at a crossroads, grappling with a series of setbacks that have pushed the party into a political abyss. A critical analysis reveals that the root cause of this predicament lies squarely on the shoulders of the party's l...

Portray BNP's attack on journalists to the international community: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged journalists to highlight BNP's attack on newsmen and killing of police on duty on October 28 to international community. "You (journalists) should portray internationally the true character of those (BNP) who attacked you while performing duty," she said while addressing the Representative Conference-202...

Awami League doesn't fear BNP's threats: HPM Sheikh Hasina at the mammoth rally in Chattogram

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expressed her firm conviction that BNP can't reap any benefit giving threat of movement to Awami League (AL). "BNP threatens to stage various types of movement. . .there is no benefit in showing all those threat of movements and fears to AL," she said. The premier made this remark while addressing a grand ral...

PM Sheikh Hasina warns BNP not to engage in terrorism and arson activities

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today reiterated a note of warning that tougher actions will be taken against the BNP-Jamaat clique if they engage in further arson terrorism or destructive activities in the name of the movement. "BNP-Jamaat wants to take to the streets in the name of movement. They can do movement and we have nothing to say. But, ...

BNP leaders resort to propaganda over 2018 election: Sajeeb Wazed

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ICT Affairs Advisor Sajeeb Wazed Joy said BNP leaders resorted to spreading propaganda centering the 2018 national election due to their outright failure to gain public confidence, coupled with a glaring leadership crisis, and intensified intra-party feuds. He made the comments in a facebook post from his verified...

Election will be held on time and people will vote freely: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister and Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina today called upon the countrymen to be cautious so that BNP cannot thwart the upcoming national election through any evil move, saying the election will be held on time and the people will exercise their voting rights freely. "Election will be held in this country at any cost, and peo...

Bangladesh will return to darkness if Awami League is not in power: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina has said Bangladesh will plunge into an era of darkness if her party doesn't remain in power. "If the Awami League does not remain in power, the country will again return to the era of darkness. But, I know, the people of Bangladesh will not want to go back to the darkness," she said. She...

21 August is a terrible day in the politics of Bangladesh

Hiren Pandit: Only history can tell how many more years of struggle and sacrifices are needed to completely erase the scandalous chapter written in the life of the Bengali nation by killing the greatest Bengali Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family on August 15, 1975! Not only 75, but August reminds us of the incident of 21 August 20...

It was Hawa Bhaban plot

It was a long, dark plot. A chilling conspiracy was getting final touches in an eerie August of 2004, a month that brings to mind the memories of a past bloodbath. The plot for a high-profile assassination was awaiting approval, again. On August 14: At Hawa Bhaban -- the alternative powerhouse of the BNP-led coalition government. At least nin...