Secularity

Battle in Assam BJP-led coalition over chief minister post

In Assam, the BJP failed to gain a majority on its own, winning 60 of the 126 seats. Its allies AGP won 9 and BPF 4 seats, but the competition for the post of chief minister is getting bitter

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal addressing media after BJP led alliance confirmed their victory in Assam elections 2021, at Assam BJP headquarter in Guwahati on 2 May 2021

Main accused in Shalla attack case put on 5-day remand

A Sunamganj court has granted five-day remand of Shahidul Islam alias Swadhin, the main accused in a case filed for attacking, vandalising and looting houses of the minority community in Noagaon ...

Main accused in Shalla attack case put on 5-day remand

Awami League striding the path of BNP

Recently a social gathering picked the contemporary political issues for discussion. Participating in the random chitchatting, one popped up saying the ruling Awami League has made the politics tough ...

Awami League striding the path of BNP

Shashi Tharoor talks to Mahfuz Anam

'I wish you the courage to wage the battle'

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Daily Star, renowned Indian writer, novelist, politician and parliamentarian, Shashi Tharoor, speaks to editor Mahfuz Anam on press freedom in South Asia

'I wish you the courage to wage the battle'

Will Awami League be able to leave Hefazat?

Awami League bowed down to the demands of Hefazat to change textbooks. Emboldened, Hefazat is now rallying against sculptures

The Awami League government readily dropped contents from school books to which Hefazat objected

Attack on sculpture means a strike to secularism: Indira

The state minister said those who carried out attacks on the sculpture hurt secularism, the values of freedom and the spirit of the liberation war

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's sculpture at Mujibnagar, Meherpur

France defends law combatting ‘pernicious’ Islamist radicalism

The legislation is one of two hugely controversial items of legislation the government is pushing through parliament, the other a security bill that would restrict publishing the faces of police that ...

France's president Emmanuel Macron speaks to the press as he arrives at the EU headquarters' Europa building in Brussels on 10 December 2020, prior to a European Union summit
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