Views & Opinion

Mission Smart Bangladesh: Awami League's vision for the next phase of development

Eng. MD Abdus Sabur: In the run up to the 2008 national election, a look at the election manifestos of the two major political parties — Bangladesh Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party — would reveal a lack of vision on BNP’s part in terms of infusing a sense of transformation on the country’s digital landscape....

Hollow Promises of BNP’s State Reform Outline

After the 10 December (2022) direct action programme proved largely abortive, BNP (Bangladesh Nationalist Party) has lost face to such an extent that they are hardly likely to go for similar programmes soon. Now, they are trying to save their face otherwise by placing before the nation a whole slew of reforms aimed at, as BNP puts it, repairing ...

Burden of Bangladesh’s economic and political stability must be shared

Barrister Shah Ali Farhad: Like many developing countries across the world, Bangladesh has been hit hard by the pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Compared to many of its neighbours, however, the South Asian nation was able to handle the first, and still ongoing, public health crisis quite well. So far, the country has fully vaccinated ...

What the footage of turnout at BNP’s Rajshahi rally says about the state of affairs

Dr Pranab Kumar Panday: Putting Tarique Rahman’s photo on media cards — for journalists covering BNP’s Rajshahi rally on Saturday — seemed to have backfired. This outright rejection by journalists points to a larger roadblock that speaks of a leadership crisis in BNP. Meanwhile, low turnout despite the much-hyped pledg...

Conspiracies against Sheikh Hasina and Bangladesh

Dr. Rashid Askari: Conspiracies against Sheikh Hasina both as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh and the daughter of the Father of the Nation are not new. She had survived the cruellest 1975 August conspiracy by sheer luck. But after her father’s assassination, everything seemed to have conspired to make her life a misery. She is still haun...