CJ’s opinion shall have primacy: BD HC

The chief justice is the key person in forming opinion as to the eligibility of persons for appointment in the higher judiciary and his opinion... More

Islami Bank Bangladesh in dire straits

Islami Bank, the largest and most profitable bank in the country, has plunged into a bout of infighting within just five months of wholesale restructuring... More

Judiciary getting non-cooperation: BD CJ

Bangladesh Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha on Sunday said the judiciary was becoming dysfunctional due to non-cooperation from the law ministry. He asked Attorney General Mahbubey... More

‘Only Pakistan-bound journos should be monitored’

The parliamentary standing committee directive to monitor to Bangladeshi journalists while travelling abroad was actually intended only for journalists travelling to Pakistan on the invitation... More

‘Some people feel they can commit any crime with...

Kazi Reazul Huq joined the civil service in 1973. He became a member of the Human Rights Commission in June 2010 and continued in this... More

Bangladesh govt backtracks from trailing journalists abroad

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has withdrawn its order instructing missions to watch activities of Bangladeshi journalists travelling abroad. A Bangladeshi diplomat posted in a Western... More

BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office raided

Police on Saturday morning launched a search at BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office in Dhaka. BNP chairperson’s press wing member Shamsuddin Didar said police began... More

PM to fly for Riyadh tomorrow

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will fly to Riyadh on Saturday to attend Arab-Islamic-US summit hosted by Saudi king Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. US president Donald... More

Bangladesh to host OIC foreign ministers’ meeting in 2018

Bangladesh is set to host the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) foreign ministers’ meeting in 2018. The decision on Dhaka as the host city for the... More

I don’t care about any conspiracy: PM Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday reiterated her firm determination to take Bangladesh to its desired goal, saying that she doesn’t care about any conspiracies... More

HC stays Khaleda’s trial in 3 more arson cases

The High Court Division of Bangladesh Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed trials of former prime minister and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in three more arson... More

OBOR forum: BD to discuss BCIM corridor

The two-day Belt and Road Forum ended in Beijing on Monday evening with promises of joint action by participating countries. A high-level delegation from Bangladesh... More

Bangladesh Govt claims a record 7.24% GDP growth, WB...

Bangladesh government announced on Sunday that the country's GDP growth would hit a record 7.24 percent in the outgoing fiscal year, while the World Bank... More

PM Hasina to join world leaders in May 21...

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has accepted the invitation of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud to a summit to be attended by US... More

Vision 2030: A smart move

Begum Khaleda Zia, chairperson of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), has declared the party’s Vision 2030. To many, it came too early with election scheduled... More

BD FM Muhith says new budget will put pressure...

Finance Minister AMA Muhith understands that the government will not be able to pressurise the people for revenue in the budget before the election, so... More

Falling at the leader’s feet: Shades of Tamil Nadu...

The practice of politicians falling at the feet of their leaders to secure their “blessings” is common in Hindu India as it is part of... More

BNP unveiled “Vision 2030”: Proposed to curb the PM’s...

Bangladesh main opposition party BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia unveiled “Vision 2030” on Wednesday, a set of proposals she said her party would implement if voted... More

Seminar on “Right to Water: A New Paradigm of...

Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP)’s Department of Law, Faculty of Security and Strategic Studies, organized a seminar on “Right to Water: A New Paradigm of... More

16th amendment hearing: Chief justice, AG trade heated words

Bangladesh Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha and Attorney General Mahbubey Alam had a heated exchange during a hearing on the appeal against the High Court... More

Bangladesh opposes proposal of ADB regional hub

Bangladesh is opposed to any regional hub of the Asian Development Bank as most country and sub-regional offices are faring well, said Finance Minister AMA... More


Myanmar’s fragile peace process set to unravel

Myanmar’s peace process is slowly unraveling as the discussions between the government and the ethnic groups involved remains marred by confusion, indecision and division. Days away from the next round of the 21st Century Panglong or national peace conference, there is still no clear idea of who... More

Why kicking itself out of OBOR was...

While India stopped short of attending the last week held summit of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in China, otherwise known as ‘One Belt One Road’ vision, the decision should not be confused with, despite India’s allusions to the violation of its territory and sovereignty, the possibility... More

Can India afford to ignore OBOR

India's decision to not join the One Belt One Road (OBOR) or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Summit in Beijing (May 14-16) is not just about the sovereignty issues, as has been made out by Delhi. It is not just about the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor entering through... More

International-ising Jadhav

This was a good week for Pakistan. First Modi made the faux pas of the decade by boycotting the China Summit on the “One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiatives, then India gave us an enormous platform for internationalizing human rights by going to the ICJ over the... More

Asia is central to China’s strategic vision

China’s international summit to help promote its strategic vision – ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR), now dubbed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – has just concluded in Beijing. Twenty-nine heads of state and representatives from 130 countries attended the two-day forum on 14-15 May. Most of... More


Resolving the National Question: Where is the key?

"We all know the old joke about a guy looking for his lost key under the street light; when asked where he lost it, he admits that it was in a dark corner. So... More

China tightens grips on ASEAN

China has deepened its influence on ASEAN nations, and the just-concluded ASEAN Summit with its chairman’s watered-down statement stands testimony to this. This China factor — coming on the back of Beijing’s huge investments as... More

China’s new world order

China recently hosted 29 heads of state and government at the Belt and Road Forum, reinforcing the country’s claim to leadership of an emerging geopolitical and economic world order. The summit conference that... More

Why Kashmir remains disturbed

Whether stone pelting on Indian Armed Forces in Kashmir is being done at the behest of Pakistan or as a response to fundamentalists' call, the fact remains that the valley is disturbed. Scores of... More



Reaction to “Behind Hasina’s RAW tirade”

David Bergman, British investigative journalist based in Bangladesh, commented on a recently published column of South Asian Monitor titled "SOUTHERN EYE: Behind Hasina’s RAW tirade" in his facebook profile. "This is a fascinating and detailed article... More

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