Shakhawat Liton

The Author is Planing Editor, The Daily Star. You can write to him at shakhawatliton@gmail.com

December 24, 2018
December 24, 2018

'Space for election monitoring is shrinking'

Sharmeen Murshid, Chief Executive Officer of the election observation group “Brotee”, talks to Shakhawat Liton of The Daily Star about the importance of election monitoring and recent developments...

December 19, 2018
December 19, 2018

No black laws, no revenge

The BNP, if voted to power, will bring sweeping reforms to strengthen democracy, make parliament effective, establish the rule of law and ensure independence of the judiciary, according to its...

December 19, 2018
December 19, 2018

View our mistakes with kindness

The Awami League will expedite institutionalising democracy and strengthen the National Human Rights Commission, the Anti-Corruption Commission, the mass media and the judiciary if voted to power...

December 18, 2018
December 18, 2018

Election Manifesto: Oikyafront pledges truth commission

The Jatiya Oikyafront, if voted to power, will form an all-party truth and reconciliation commission to investigate the extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances and false cases of the last...

December 13, 2018
December 13, 2018

It's businessmen's parliament again?

Businessmen are likely to retain their dominance in the next Jatiya Sangsad. Participation of a large number of businessmen in the polls indicates that their presence in the new parliament will be...

December 8, 2018
December 8, 2018

When laws fail to protect

There is no dearth of laws in our country to protect people from danger. But none of them could protect Aritry Adhikary, a ninth-grade student of the city's Viqarunnisa Noon School &...

December 6, 2018
December 6, 2018

BNP Candidates for Dec 30 Polls: 150 finalised, rest in wait

The BNP has finalised candidates in at least 150 constituencies and will pick contenders for the remaining seats after the Election Commission decides the fate of many of its leaders' appeals...

December 5, 2018
December 5, 2018

BNP's strategy works well

The BNP's strategy of fielding multiple candidates in almost every constituency has worked effectively. Otherwise, the party would not have any candidates in a large number of seats, say...

December 2, 2018
December 2, 2018

Oikyafront draft manifesto: Reforms ring loud

Jatiya Oikyafront would be making pledges for sweeping reforms, its draft manifesto indicated.

November 29, 2018
November 29, 2018

Khaleda's polls hope dashed

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia cannot contest the upcoming parliamentary election as the Supreme Court yesterday upheld the High Court ruling barring a person sentenced to more than two years in jail...