It is quite intriguing as to why the EC felt it necessary to hold a meeting with an organisation that does not have a clean history of poll monitoring.
Naming Prof Delwar Hossain, a member of BPSC, as a member of an AL sub-committee has stoked quite a controversy.
Hero Alom may have been ostracised by our political and cultural elites, but he has a huge fan base among the poor and working class.
The EC's rush in revising the RPO meant allowing the ruling party to impose their wish in the codification process.
The green chilli fiasco is not the first such failure to manage the market.
Another day, another attack on the press in Bangladesh
There’s no reason to believe the current EC has either the will or the ability to act independently
Misleading analyses can help propagate a narrative for immediate damage control, but are not helpful to overcome the real crisis.
It is quite intriguing how the RPA amendment can be so accommodating to defaulters who are desperate to gain political power.
Promising elections similar to the UK is hardly enough to allay the concerns about the future of our democracy.
Media plurality, though essential in all democracies, has sadly become a tool for drowning out independent and critical voices.
The unveiling of the Indo-Pacific Outlook has been broadly welcomed by many Bangladeshi analysts and diplomats.
Foreign Minister Momen’s meeting with US Secretary of State Anthony J Blinken was understandably a delicate one.
A look at “OHCHR Technical Note to the Government of Bangladesh on review of the Digital Security Act,” will make one wonder how punishments for the same offence can vary so much depending on the law an accused is charged under.
Yet another proof that the DSA has become a tool to suppress criticism and free thinking.
Such an extraordinary emphasis on having elections in some constituencies make us wonder whether there’s more to this than meets the eye.
The country needs a genuine election in its true sense, not a sham exercise under the pretence of maximum participation.
'Lunthito Bhabishyat: Bangladesher Arthanoitik Shonkoter Chalchitra' gives an overview of Bangladesh's current economic crisis.
Regaining public confidence and trust in the Election Commission, which have been systematically destroyed by two previous commissions, is undoubtedly a tough task. Unfortunately, it seems the current EC, too, is failing us miserably.
'The Politics of Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Bangladesh' contains insightful and critical analyses.
The Income Tax (IT) department’s sudden raid at the BBC premises in India has drawn widespread condemnation.
Adani’s inclusion of costs that appear to be non-existent may allow Bangladesh to claim the deal invalid.
These by-elections are nothing more than a mere fulfilment of legal obligations, as it won’t be able to bring in any change in parliamentary balance.
The worst part in the academy's attempt to clear the air is the admission in its statement that it had not read the alleged offending book before deciding to exclude its publisher from the exhibition.
We should be concerned about the deployment of surveillance tech without any judicial oversight
As we approach another general election, the utmost thing of worry is that such appeasement will only intensify.
A consensus among political parties is essential for holding a good election.
Why can't Bangladesh ditch the inhumane colonial practice of arbitrary fettering?
There has been demands for FIFA to set up a compensation fund for migrant workers.
There are too many questions about the policing of the BNP rally in Dhaka.
Thirty-two years have gone by since our national leaders made a pledge to make Bangladesh a democracy.
Government threat against critics living abroad is seriously misguided and likely to harm its image even more
Contrast in administrative actions regarding political rallies could not be starker when it comes to BNP and other parties.
Violence against journalists have been on the rise in Bangladesh and elsewhere.
Despite the hype created by Boris Johnson's loyalists and the campaign team, others have raised a number of critical questions.
British tabloids are having a field day due to the UK's tumultuous politics.
The rude disobedience shown by the field-level administrators – deputy commissioners (DCs) and superintendents of police (SPs) – to the current Election Commission (EC) has once again shown us what’s wrong at the core of our election management mechanism.
Did you know that mind-reading was an essential trait for the job of an election commissioner? I did not.
In the current environment, it is the ruling party that has been seen in the offensive.
It is particularly disheartening and a cause for grave concern as the standard of our diplomacy has been questioned by domestic as well as foreign media.
Given the enormity of the UK’s economic woes, the challenges she faces are multilayered and daunting.
Our police are supposed to be neutral and sincere in maintaining peace and order, but their actions and inactions these days could not be more partisan.
The Bangladesh Press Council is fully dependent on government funding. As a result, its independence to act as a self-regulatory body remains susceptible to government interference.
UN human rights chief's visit to Dhaka revealed contrasting expectations on the part of the government and rights groups.
While the government in India has listened to opposition, in Bangladesh, the government has brushed aside the civil society’s concerns.
The Gambia’s case against Myanmar for the genocide of Rohingyas is now all set to be heard and judged by the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
One of the most important but undervalued events of India’s independence movement was the naval revolt of 1946, about which Indian historian Sumit Sarker wrote,