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Chiroranjan Sarker

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  • Wed, 15 Nov 23

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Upazila elections and the role of Ministers and MPs
Upazila elections and the role of Ministers and MPs

Upazila elections and the role of Ministers and MPs

The politics of Trinamool (Grassroots) has become extremely active this Eid. The Upazila Parishad elections are set to begin after Eid. Voting will take place in four phases across the country's 481 Upazilas. Details of the elections for two phases have been announced. In the first phase, voting will be held in 152 Upazilas on May 8, and in the second phase, voting will take place in 161 Upazilas on May 21. Details of the remaining two phases have not yet been announced.

Day to realise rights
International Women's Day

Special Content

Fri, 8 Mar 24

Day to realise rights

In the midst of various unique days like Egg Day, Beer Day, Soap Bubble Day, Toilet Day, Propose Day, Sleep Day, Hug Day, it seems like the significance of International Women's Day has somewhat dimmed. Many question why there's a separate day for women, and this debate continues.

Why are mutual respect and love's relationships worsening?
Why are mutual respect and love's relationships worsening?

Art and Culture

Wed, 14 Feb 24

Why are mutual respect and love's relationships worsening?

"Ekhono bhujhi na bhalo, kakey thik bhalobasha bole (I still don't understand what true love is)," poet Shankh Ghosh once said. Many people can raise questions about Valentine's Day as a day of love; however, whether you accept it or not, the 14th of Falgun, or Valentine's Day, has transformed into a much anticipated festival among the new generation Bengalis.

Has country's democracy been freed from danger?
Has country's democracy been freed from danger?

Has country's democracy been freed from danger?

The twelfth national parliamentary election has concluded, sparking extensive discussions. Opinions on the outcome of this election vary among people of different classes and professions. There is a heightened interest in Bangladesh's election compared to previous ones, even among foreign observers. The widespread enthusiasm surrounding this election has now come to an end. However, various analyses and discussions on this election are ongoing.

Rokeya's ideology: A blueprint for achieving gender equality
Rokeya's ideology: A blueprint for achieving gender equality

Writings

Sat, 9 Dec 23

Rokeya's ideology: A blueprint for achieving gender equality

Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, also known as 'Begum Rokeya', was a trailblazer in Bengal's women's empowerment movement. Her birth name was Rokeya Khatun, and she played a pivotal role in advocating for the rights and liberation of Muslim women in Bengal during the first half of the 20th century. Despite lacking formal education, Rokeya managed to educate herself and tirelessly worked towards women's education and liberation, even in the face of a hostile social environment. Her dedication and efforts in this regard are unparalleled worldwide. In reference to Rokeya, Mohitlal Majumdar aptly stated, "Just like a determined Lata yearns for light, regardless of the obstacles in her path, one can observe an unwavering inclination towards truth and beauty in this remarkable woman's life."

BNP’s improvidence allows Awami League’s repeated walkover
BNP’s improvidence allows Awami League’s repeated walkover

Election Commission

Mon, 27 Nov 23

BNP’s improvidence allows Awami League’s repeated walkover

The battle over the 12th national election is in full swing. The ruling Awami League has already announced the list of candidates for 298 seats. Jatiya Party is also working on selection of candidates. The smaller parties that came down in favor of the election in 'collusion' with the ruling Awami League are taking part in electioneering activities as well. But those whose participation in the elections is the most desired and expected, the BNP, has decided to take the streets with its allies. However, no one approves their strike or blockade. BAP activists are not seen in the field. Some of the key leaders of the party are currently in jail. The rest are absconding to avoid arrest.