Special Report

The Necessity of the 5 January Elections

This article looks at the necessity of the 5 January elections, and how Awami League tried its best to accommodate BNP and its allies to participate, failing which there was no other option but to go ahead with the elections according to the constitutional obligation.

Building Bangladesh’s Future: Infrastructure and Mega Projects in 2016

After assuming power in 2014 for the second straight term, the present Awami League government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina earmarked on a host of mega infrastructural projects to transform the future of the country and to change the course of national progress for good. To this end, a good number of projects have been put under the Fast-...

Highlights of the 20th National Conference

On 22nd and 23rd October 2016 the 20th Triennial National Conference of Bangladesh Awami League was held at Dhaka's historic Suhrawardy Udyan and the Institute of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB) respectively. Over 6,700 councilors converged at the venues to exercise their voting rights to elect the leadership of their party. Also in attendance were a...

Xi’s Visit Further Elevates Bangladesh-China Partnership

On 14 October, 2016, the President of China H.E Xi Jinping came to Dhaka, Bangladesh on a two-day official visit, the first ever by any Chinese President for almost three decades. Naturally, the expectation was that the visit would further elevate the current warm ties existing between the two countries and their respective governments. Followi...

Sheikh Hasina, Promoting Safe Migration

Migration is not an apolitical phenomenon. To be precise, it is an outcome of the governing process and policies. The Awami League-led government has declared the labour migration sector as a ‘thrust sector’ and already incorporated such initiative which reflects the willingness of policy planners and stakeholders to place migration ...