There can be no free, fair, participatory and credible elections under any partisan government: Amar Bangladesh Party tells US delegation

The Amar Bangladesh (AB) Party has told the Pre-Election Assessment Mission (PEAM) that no free, fair, participatory and credible election can be held under any partisan government, a press release said. The International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute are conducting this state-funded independent and neutral Pre-Election Assessment Mission (PEAM). The delegation included […]

Creation of a Palestinian state: the most credible solution for Israeli-Palestinian peace

Lavrov said that Russia – amid its nearly 20-month-long Ukraine invasion – had “serious questions” about Western policy on Israel. “They say (the fighting) should stop immediately, Israel should destroy the terrorists,” Lavrov said. “But this was done before as well… and even after the situation calmed down they did not come to the fact […]

We will put uranium on the heads of Fakhrul and Abass to silence them: Quader

Addressing as the chief guest at the ruling party’s “Peace and Development Rally”, Quader mentioned the names of several leaders of the real opposition and said, “Whoever shows over-enthusiasm, we will put uranium on his head. “We will not pacify them by beating them, but we will put uranium on their heads to pacify them.” […]

PM Hasina reiterates commitment to conduct free, fair elections

Regarding the Rohingya, the Swedish State Minister highly praised the Prime Minister of Bangladesh for providing shelter to more than one million displaced Myanmar nationals and said that his government seeks the dignified return of the Rohingyas to their homeland, Myanmar. She also lauded Sheikh Hasina’s leadership for the overall development of Bangladesh, especially in […]

AL general secretary says BNP has left no scope for talks in the next elections

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Qadir has told the US Pre-Election Assessment Mission that the BNP has left no scope for talks on the next elections. Speaking to reporters after a meeting with the US pre-election assessment mission, he said, “We have told the US delegation that the BNP has left no path for talks […]

Experts: Israel ‘completely misunderstood Hamas’ The disastrous failure of Israeli intelligence services to predict a deadly Hamas infiltration arose from a complete misunderstanding of the terrorist group, experts have said.

He said, “This operation was planned for about a year, which is surprising because this is the year in which Israel kept increasing the amount of labor permits and concessions.” “The Israeli perception was that Hamas did not want to escalate tensions,” Milshtein said. “The writing was on the wall. They didn’t want to believe […]

Fair elections unlikely in Bangladesh, BNP tells US assessment mission

BNP has told the US pre-election assessment mission that there is no environment for conducting fair elections in the country. BNP leaders who attended the meeting with the US pre-election assessment mission told Prothom Alo that they told the US delegation that there was no environment for fair elections and presented arguments in support of […]

New Zealand vs Netherlands: Battle for bowling supremacy

Teams: Netherlands: Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Colin Ackerman, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards (captain, wk), Sybrand Engelbrecht, Roelof van der Merwe, Ryan Clyne, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren. New Zealand: Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c, wk), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent […]

US Pre-Election Assessment Mission visits Bangladesh to inspect preparations for upcoming elections

The meeting between the visiting US pre-election assessment mission and the ruling Awami League began at 12:00 pm on Monday at a hotel in Dhaka. Awami League general secretary and Minister for Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Qadir led a six-member party delegation for the meeting. Other members of the delegation are Lieutenant Colonel (retd) […]

Elections in Nepal, Maldives, Bangladesh: A guide to recent elections in South Asia

The purpose of giving a brief description of the recently held or soon to be held elections in South Asian countries is that we too are going to see an election soon. Before every general election in Bangladesh, one of the most populous countries in South Asia, the country’s political dominance heats up over so-called […]