Images of police beating Black man shameful for France: Macron

The beating inside the entrance of a building was captured on closed circuit television and mobile phone footage, which has circulated widely online and has made headlines around Europe

Tear gas floats in the air as a protestor attends a demonstration against a bill that would make it a crime to circulate an image of a police officer's face, in Nantes, France, on 27 November 2020

A leader's DNA, a state's institutions

We may try to draw parallels between Donald Trump and our politicians, but we do not have that institutionalised democracy which prevents Trump from overturning the election results

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Shaheed Dr Milon Day on Friday

Shaheed Dr Milon Day will be observed across the country on Friday, commemorating the 30th martyrdom anniversary of Shamsul Alam Khan Milon who was killed during the 90s' anti-autocratic movement.

Shaheed Dr Milon Day on Friday

Protest against French bill to curb identification of police amid excessive use of force

Opponents say the law would infringe journalists’ freedom to report, and make it harder to hold police accountable for abuses such as excessive use of force - a growing public concern

Demonstrators hold up placards in front the Eiffel Tower during a protest against a bill that would make it a crime to circulate an image of a police officer's face, at Trocadero square, in Paris, France, on 21 November 2020

Denying defeat, Trump offers model for world’s strongmen

Trump’s election challenges could provide a model include India, the world’s largest democracy which has long had robust votes but where right-wing prime minister Narendra Modi has been taking aim at ...

Pro-Trump merchandise is pictured during a protest against the 2020 US presidential election results in Lansing, Michigan, US, on 21 November 2020

Why so hesitant to condemn Myanmar?

A close study reveals the position of most of the countries remained unchanged over time. The nine countries that voted against the resolution are Belarus, Cambodia, China, Laos, Philippines, Russia, ...

Why so hesitant to condemn Myanmar?

Germany’s ‘eternal’ chancellor, marks 15 years in power

Assuming she finishes out her fourth term, she will tie Helmut Kohl’s longevity record for a post-war leader, with an entire generation of young Germans never knowing another person at the top

This file photo taken on 5 September 2015 shows a refugee holding a picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel after the arrival of refugees at the main train station in Munich, southern Germany

BNP is far away from the role people expect from it: Quader

AL general secretary Obaidul Quader said the BNP is far away from the role that the people expect from the party to strengthen democratic institutions in the country

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader

AL gen secy sees BNP key barrier to institutionalisation of democracy

Obaidul Quader urged the BNP to return to the path of democracy and positive trend of politics shunning the evil acts of hatching conspiracy to thwart the democracy

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader, along with party leaders, pay homage to Shaheed Noor Hossain, who was killed in a police firing on a pro-democracy procession on this day in 1987 at Noor Hossain Square at Zero Point, Dhaka on 10 November 2020

Interview: GM Quader

‘Constitutional dictatorship prevails in the country’

Jatiya Party chairman and deputy leader of the opposition in parliament, Ghulam Muhammed Quader, in a recent interview with Prothom Alo, speaks about politics, democracy, relations between the ruling ...

‘Constitutional dictatorship prevails in the country’
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