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  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says about Bank loan interest rate

    Hasina may spring cabinet surprise

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who led her party to a landslide victory in the national election, may come up with a surprise by inducting new faces into the cabinet, likely to be formed on Sunday.

  • Most of the JP MPs-elect for joining govt

    Most of the lawmakers-elect of the Jatiya Party yesterday said the party should join the Awami League-led new government.

  • Fear that won't ever go away

    The arson attack on Hindu houses in Banshkahli's Muhuripara area nearly six years ago still haunts the villagers.

  • BNP Election Campaign

    BNP website blocked over 'distasteful' content

    The BNP's official website -- -- was blocked last week as it contained “distasteful” content, said the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) yesterday evening in an e-mail to the Election Commission.

  • Jatiya Oikyafront urgent meeting

    Oikyafront goes to Rajshahi today

    Jatiya Oikyafront leaders have taken preparations to bring people from neighbouring districts today to their rally in Rajshahi, amid widespread arrests and the ongoing transport strike in Natore.

  • Bangladesh Awami League in 11th National Elections

    Chattogram Division: AL aiming high in BNP bastion

    History says Chattogram division is a bastion of the BNP.

  • PM pledges free, fair election

    Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina yesterday said her party wants a free and fair election so that people can pick their leaders to run the country.

  • Flag of Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party

    80 aspirants from AL, 45 from BNP

    With multiple MP hopefuls in each constituency of Khulna division, the Awami League may have to deal with a serious problem of possible rebel candidates, while the BNP is in a better position with fewer MP hopefuls.

  • The swing division

    History says it has been a swing division since 2001. The first two national polls results, since democracy was restored, show none of the two major parties enjoyed absolute supremacy here.

  • Balance of Power: BNP, Juktofront in disagreement

    As the BNP and Juktofront negotiate forging a “greater unity”, disagreements persist over bringing checks and balances if the parties involved assume office.

  • BNP, other parties resume unity bid

    After a brief pause in the efforts towards “greater unity”, the BNP and other political parties involved will begin to sit from today to give it a concrete shape.

  • Jamaat still on BNP's mind

    The BNP has informally started the process for a seat sharing deal with Jamaat-e-Islami and other alliance partners, indicating that it would not sever ties with the Islamist party.

  • Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says about Khaleda Zia's participation in Election

    BNP demands EC reconstitution

    BNP demands the reconstitution of the Election Commission as it said the current Commission is not capable of conducting a credible national election.

  • China for peaceful election in Bangladesh

    China yesterday said it wants to see a peaceful transition of power in Bangladesh through a smooth general election.

  • Talks on polls now to end next month

    The Election Commission is going to extend the September 20 deadline for wrapping up talks with political parties.

  • Dhaka-5

    News Analysis: Saying 'No' is a right too

    The issue of having the option of “No” vote in the election has come up again for discussion in the ongoing electoral talks being organised by the Election Commission.

  • Sheikh Hasina

    SC verdict a bar to return to '72 charter

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the Awami League needed another term of office to implement mega projects to turn

  • BNP to join polls under Hasina-led polls-time govt: Tofail

    BNP will participate in the next general elections under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina-led election-time government, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed says.

  • BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir

    BNP to join JS polls if level-playing field ensured: Fakhrul

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says his party will participate in the next general election if level-playing field is ensured for all parties.

  • Apologise for arson attacks

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday came down heavily on BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for “terming” voters, election officials and

  • Khaleda demands polls ‘immediately’

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia demands the authorities to immediately arrange a parliamentary election under a nonpartisan government. She also calls for discussions with the government for the sake of democracy.

  • Syed Ashraful Islam

    Door for talks should be kept open: Ashraf

    Awami League general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam says the door for dialogue is needed to be kept open for the sake of politics.

  • Credible Elections and 'Caretaker' Government

    On July 26, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia said 'a caretaker government is not a must for holding national election, but it has to be held under a neutral government, no matter what its name is'.

  • Khaleda Zia

    BNP's 'demise' and possible consequences

    Begum Zia will now have to take on the responsibility of transforming BNP into a truly democratic, secular and dynamic political party. She will have to renounce dynastic politics and empower honest and committed leaders.