Dhaka, Feb 1 – BNP on Monday alleged that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina “made a mockery” with her comment that a strong opposition in the country is a must for democracy as she herself ‘buried democracy’.
Celebrating or cursing democracy?
This week the United States inaugurated a new President, much to the joy of many Americans, but to the utter dismay of millions of others. And the swearing in took place in a Washington, DC locked down, not by fear of a pandemic, but by fear of domestic terrorists.
What saved American democracy?
by Bo Rothstein on 13th January 2021 Democracy in the United States survived last week’s assault by Donald Trump and his supporting mob. But why it survived raises questions awkward for some. Democracy is a fragile form of government. History…
President Trump, Backers in Congress should Accept poll Loss
Washington, DC – United States President Donald Trump and his supporters in Congress should immediately acknowledge Joe Biden’s win in the November presidential election and cease their attack on US democratic processes, Human Rights Watch said today.
US election: Obama says fraud claims undermining democracy
Former President Barack Obama has said senior US Republicans are undermining democracy by going along with President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of election fraud. In an interview with CBS News, due to air on Sunday, Mr Obama said President-elect Joe…
BNP protests Mahfuz Anam’s article on democracy
BNP on Friday strongly protested a recent article written by The Daily Star Editor Mahfuz Anam about the party’s role during the August-21 grenade attack, 2004 and branded him as a ‘kingpin’ of democracy killers’ in Bangladesh.
EU to Defend Democracy: Use Budget to Uphold core values
Strong Tool Needed to Link Fund Access to Rule of Law Brussels – The European Union should urgently equip itself with a robust tool tying member states’ access to EU funds to respect for core membership obligations, Human Rights Watch…
BNP wants a strong move to ‘restore’ democracy
Dhaka, Sept 1 – BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday urged their party leaders to take a vow to overcome the challenge of ‘restoring’ democracy at any cost adopting a time-befitting political strategy.
BNP recalls Emajuddin’s contributions to democracy
Dhaka, July 24 – Recalling late Professor Emajuddin Ahmed’s contributions to nationalist politics, BNP senior leaders on Friday said his works will inspire the nationalist forces in the struggle for the ‘restoration of democracy’.
Democracy, authoritarianism and crises
by Sheri Berman on 30th March 2020 The coronavirus crisis may be a natural disaster but, Sheri Berman writes, how governments are responding is a product of their politics. An old adage has it that crises don’t make a person,…
BNP vows on Shaheed Day to free Khaleda, restore democracy
Dhaka, Feb 21 – BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday expressed his vow to free party’s ailing chairperson Khaleda Zia.
Diplomats look forward to seeing democracy in action
Diplomats stationed in Dhaka on Thursday expressed their hope to see democracy in action in polling centres across the city on February 1. “We look forward to seeing democracy in action in polling centres across the city,” they said in…
New platform launched to ‘restore democracy’
Dhaka, Dec 31 – ‘Ganotantra Uddhar Andolon’, a new platform of opposition parties, was launched on Monday in the city with an objective to ‘restore democracy’ in the country.
BNP to observe Dec 22 as democracy killing day
Dhaka, Dec 22 – BNP has decided to observe December 30 as the ‘democracy-killing day’, marking the first anniversary of the 11th parliamentary elections.
Launch united movement for democracy, rule of law: Dr Kamal
Dhaka, Oct 31 (UNB) – Jatiya Oikyafront Convener Dr Kamal Hossain on Thursday urged all to launch a united and positive movement to materialise the dreams of martyrs who laid down their lives for establishing democracy, the rule of law…
Counter Kremlin: USAID’s strategy in the name of democracy
By Countercurrents Collective An intergovernmental coalition about a new U.S. initiative planned to counter Russia in Europe hosted a presentation on September 12, 2019, in Warsaw.
Respect right to active, meaningful democratic participation
At heart, democracy is about people, says UN chief Dhaka, Sept 15 – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged all governments to respect the right to active, substantive and meaningful participation.
Managing cultural diversity—liberal values at a premium
by Anita Inder Singh on 12th September 2019 If Vladimir Putin thinks liberalism is obsolete when it comes to managing cultural diversity, democratic western-European leaders should not be echoing him. Greece is one of the latest member states of the…
29 sr leaders from BD political parties graduate fellowship
Dhaka, Sept 10 – Today, twenty-nine senior political leaders affiliated with Bangladesh Awami League (AL), Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and Jatiya Party (JaPa) graduated from the inaugural `Senior Leaders Fellowship Program.’
AL destroyed democracy together with Jatiya Party: BNP
Taking a swipe at the Prime Minister for accusing Khaleda Zia of creating the scope for HM Ershad to grab power in 1982, BNP leader Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said it is the Awami League-led government that has…
Bangabandhu’s vision on people’s ownership violated: Dr Kamal
Dhaka, Aug 26 – Jatiya Oikya Front convener Dr Kamal Hossain on Monday accused the government of violating Bangabandhu’s vision, which has been written on the constitution, by depriving people of their ownership of the country.
ডাকসুর একই পদে নিকটতম প্রতিদ্বন্দ্বি দু’জন শিক্ষার্থীর যৌথ গোলটেবিল বৈঠক
ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ঃ ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের কোর্স ফলাফল প্রকাশ ও পাঠের বিষয়বস্তু ডিজিটালাইজেশন ও সংস্কার বিষয়ে ছাত্রলীগের কেন্দ্রীয় নেতা ও ডাকসুর কমনরুম ও ক্যাফেটেরিয়া বিষয়ক সম্পাদক লিপি আক্তার এবং একই পদে প্রতিদ্বন্দ্বিতাকারী ছাত্রদল কর্মী কানেতা ইয়া লাম-লাম সম্মিলিতভাবে আজ ৬ আগস্ট ২০১৯…
True leaders value diversity, empowerment, says Dutch Prince
Dhaka, July 13 – True leadership is no longer through a patriarchal figure who dictates everything and maps the way, but rather through people who value the power of diversity and will build off the creativity and knowledge of others,…
Cyberlaws in Southeast Asia spell bad news for HR, democracy
By Josef Benedict Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Apr 9 2019 (IPS) – Around the globe, cyberspace has become the new battleground in the fight for the heart and soul of democracy. And Southeast Asia is fast becoming one of the global…
It’s time to talk about democracy at work
by Stan De Spiegelaere Democracy at work has many benefits but above all, it is a matter of human dignity. My normal bike commute to work was interrupted by red flags. No revolution (yet) but industrial action blocked access to…
‘Restore democracy to celebrate 50th year of liberation’
Dhaka, May 14 – Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain on Tuesday said a democratic atmosphere and the rule of law are necessary to restore people’s ownership of the country. “We want to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence…
No chance to restore democracy with Khaleda in jail: BNP
Dhaka, Apr 22 (UNB) – BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Monday said it is not possible to ‘restore’ democracy in the country without freeing Khaleda Zia from jail. Speaking at a sit-in programme, he urged BNP leaders and…
Hard to enforce hartal for ‘lack of democracy’: Fakhrul
Thakurgaon, Apr 12 – BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday said it is now difficult to enforce a hartal in the country for ‘lack of democracy’. “Our party is going through a critical time after the election.…
Rise in cyberlaws spell bad news for SE Asia HR, democracy
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Apr 9 2019 (IPS) – Around the globe, cyberspace has become the new battleground in the fight for the heart and soul of democracy. And Southeast Asia is fast becoming one of the global hotspots where the screws…
BNP briefs foreign diplomats on polls, democracy
Dhaka, Apr 4 (UNB) – BNP on Thursday briefed foreign diplomats stationed in Dhaka about the country’s latest situation and some other issues, including party chairperson Khaleda Zia’s health condition and recent upazila polls. BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam…