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AL conspiring to hinder BNP victory in city polls: Fakhrul

Dhaka, Jan 24 – BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday alleged that the ruling party is conspiring to hamper their party’s victory in the elections to two Dhaka city corporations. “As Awami League has become politically bankrupt, it’s now conspiring to thwart BNP’s victory in the two city polls in various ways,” he said. Read More »

Class struggle à la droite

by Claus Leggewie on 23rd January 2020 Populism is boosted by economic crises, but its roots are cultural. Populism is a method. It works by mobilising an imaginary homogenous entity called ‘the people’ against an equally ill-defined and generally despised ‘elite’, thus radically simplifying the political and social field. Such simplifications have served to orchestrate conflicts since the 19th century ... Read More »

ACC grills Mayor Sayed Khokan’s APS Sheikh Quddus

Dhaka, Jan 21 – The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday grilled Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayed Khokon’s Assistant Personal Secretary (APS) Sheikh Kuddus and personal assistant (PA) of 11th Jatiya Sangsad Whip Shamsul Huq Chowdhury, Ezaz Chowdhury over amassing illegal money through casino business and some other issues. Read More »

Trump stands trial at the start of an election year

Washington, AP/UNB, Jan 17 – The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with a quiet ceremony Thursday — senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of “impartial justice” as jurors, House prosecutors formally reciting the charges and Chief Justice John Roberts presiding. Read More »