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  • Bangladesh parliament

    How (not) to make parliament functional

    Can we imagine the incident that took place in the House of Commons on January 15, in our Jatiya Sangsad? On that night, UK MPs rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal by 230 votes.
  • News Analysis: Democracy vs graft

    The Corruption Perceptions Index released by the Transparency International on Tuesday provides food for thought on corruption and democracy.
  • Instance not necessary

    Lawmakers elected in Sunday's polls took oath as members of the 11th parliament yesterday with the 10th Jatiya Sangsad still in place.
  • Flanked by senior Awami League leaders

    Falling short by five seats

    In the first parliament 45 years ago, none of the parties was recognised as official opposition due to their poor strength in the House.
  • PARTICIPATORY polls, for sure

    After ten years, Bangladesh is back to a participatory election of sorts. Parties of all hue and colour are contesting the polls that is going to be held today. But the buck stops here.