Posts Tagged ‘ Ershad ’

The Awami League in our history

June 22, 2015
Syed Badrul Ahsan
The Awami League in our history

History took a new turn on June 23, 1949. There were some courageous men — Moulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani, Yar Mohammad, Shamsul Haque, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and, of course, Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy — whose names are today engraved in the Bengali consciousness. These men, grown acutely aware of the growing authoritarianism of the...
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Posted in 1971, Democracy, Politics | 8 Comments »

Yet another Ershadian ploy?

December 9, 2013
Iftekhar Hossain
Yet another Ershadian ploy?

When would it be appropriate for President Abdul Hamid to return to Bangladesh? This indeed is a million dollar question
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics | 12 Comments »

Ershad pulls a fast one with Hifazat blessings

November 18, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
Ershad pulls a fast one with Hifazat blessings

Gen. Ershad seems to have pulled a couple of fast ones in a couple of days  not just in joining the all-party interim government
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics, Religion, Religious Extremism, Uncategorized | 28 Comments »

Martial law or civil law, share market thieves are above all laws

April 24, 2011
Afsan Chowdhury
Martial law or civil law, share market thieves are above all laws

How long did it take to cast aside the much awaited share market probe report and focus all attention on whether its author Ibrahim Khaled wanted martial law and why? It was a stroke of luck or brilliance on the part of the scammers to turn the tables and let everyone argue about something...
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Posted in Economy | 9 Comments »

Opinion polls and municipal polls: error vs. reality

January 24, 2011
Shafik Rehman
Opinion polls and municipal polls: error vs. reality

Two daily newspapers, Prothom Alo and Daily Star, published the results of two opinion polls on 6 January 2011. Both the newspapers published summary of the polls on the front page. Full reports were published with graphics in tabloid sized special supplements.  Municipal polls to elect mayors and councillors were to be held on...
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Posted in Public Policy | 16 Comments »

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