Partha Pratim Bhattacharjee

‘Political equations’ could be at play

A section of top Awami League leaders think there might be some “political equations” behind the US sanctions on former army chief Aziz Ahmed and his immediate family members.

5d ago

Phase 2 UZ Polls: AL working to contain feuds, increase turnout

Shifting focus from its earlier position to keep relatives of its lawmakers from the upazila election, the ruling Awami League now seeks to minimise internal feuds centering on the polls and increase the voter turnout.

1w ago

Four Years of Dhaka Mayors: Failures stifle successes

Dhaka’s two mayors, who step into the fifth year of their tenure this week, have largely failed in their fight against mosquitoes.

2w ago

'DSCC is the most corruption-free government organisation'

DSCC Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh talks about his achievements as well as failures, the challenges he faced, and his visions for the future.

2w ago

‘People will judge if I have succeeded or failed’

Dhaka North Mayor Atiqul Islam talks to The Daily Star about his achievements and failures during the four years of his mayorship.

2w ago

Beyond Dollar: Bangladesh to seek over 36b yuan in Chinese loans

Bangladesh is going to seek more than 36 billion yuan, equivalent to $5 billion, as soft loans from China to reduce pressure on its dollar reserves.

2w ago

Upazila Polls: AL, BNP struggle to keep a grip on grassroots

The upazila election has exposed how neither of the two major parties, the Awami League and BNP, has full control over the grassroots leaders.

3w ago

Most parties shun May 8 upazila polls

Most political parties are either boycotting or did not field candidates for the upazila elections set to begin in phases from May 8.

1m ago
May 22, 2024
May 22, 2024

‘Political equations’ could be at play

A section of top Awami League leaders think there might be some “political equations” behind the US sanctions on former army chief Aziz Ahmed and his immediate family members.

May 20, 2024
May 20, 2024

Phase 2 UZ Polls: AL working to contain feuds, increase turnout

Shifting focus from its earlier position to keep relatives of its lawmakers from the upazila election, the ruling Awami League now seeks to minimise internal feuds centering on the polls and increase the voter turnout.

May 13, 2024
May 13, 2024

‘People will judge if I have succeeded or failed’

Dhaka North Mayor Atiqul Islam talks to The Daily Star about his achievements and failures during the four years of his mayorship.

May 13, 2024
May 13, 2024

'DSCC is the most corruption-free government organisation'

DSCC Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh talks about his achievements as well as failures, the challenges he faced, and his visions for the future.

May 13, 2024
May 13, 2024

Four Years of Dhaka Mayors: Failures stifle successes

Dhaka’s two mayors, who step into the fifth year of their tenure this week, have largely failed in their fight against mosquitoes.

May 8, 2024
May 8, 2024

Beyond Dollar: Bangladesh to seek over 36b yuan in Chinese loans

Bangladesh is going to seek more than 36 billion yuan, equivalent to $5 billion, as soft loans from China to reduce pressure on its dollar reserves.

May 5, 2024
May 5, 2024

Upazila Polls: AL, BNP struggle to keep a grip on grassroots

The upazila election has exposed how neither of the two major parties, the Awami League and BNP, has full control over the grassroots leaders.

April 24, 2024
April 24, 2024

Most parties shun May 8 upazila polls

Most political parties are either boycotting or did not field candidates for the upazila elections set to begin in phases from May 8.

April 23, 2024
April 23, 2024

Relatives in UZ Polls: Unfazed, AL MPs breach party directive

The ruling Awami League issues some directives and makes some strategic decisions before local government polls, but its ranks hardly ever abide by those.

April 22, 2024
April 22, 2024

Relatives in UZ Polls: AL chief’s directive for MPs largely unheeded

Awami League lawmakers’ urge to tighten their grip on the grassroots seems to be prevailing over the party president’s directive to have their family members and close relatives withdraw from the upazila parishad polls.

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