DhakaTribune
Friday October 20, 2017 02:49 PM



  • Bread and butter issues count

    All parties should take note of the public’s desire for a prosperous and peaceful societyAround three-quarters of people have expressed satisfaction with the economic performance of the government over the last six months.

    Dhaka Tribune’s nationwide opinion poll conducted this August found 77.2% of respondents saying they were more or less satisfied with the economy and nearly seven in 10 (69.4%) say the country is heading in the right direction.

    This represents a reversal of the findings of our pre-election survey, when 71% of the population said the country was headed in the wrong direction.

  • Bread and butter issues count

    All parties should take note of the public’s desire for a prosperous and peaceful societyAround three-quarters of people have expressed satisfaction with the economic performance of the government over the last six months.

    Dhaka Tribune’s nationwide opinion poll conducted this August found 77.2% of respondents saying they were more or less satisfied with the economy and nearly seven in 10 (69.4%) say the country is heading in the right direction.

    This represents a reversal of the findings of our pre-election survey, when 71% of the population said the country was headed in the wrong direction.

  • Public demands peaceful dialogue

    Both parties must act in the common interest to take the country forwardFor the first time since the January 5 election, around half of the population (53%) want to see the government serve out a full five-year term.

    Since February, the proportion of people wanting to see a fully participative election within the year or as early as possible has declined to around 25% from 77%.

  • I’m not here to make a bizarre film: Anjan Dutt

    I’m not here to make a bizarre film: Anjan Dutt

    The film is going to be an entirely Bangladeshi production Anjan Dutt was more popular as a musician than as a film personality to the Bangaldeshi audience until very recently – since when DVDs of Tollyganj films have been readily available here.

  • Madonna’s new song slams Gaga

    Madonna’s new song slams Gaga

    The pop divas started feuding when Madonna criticised Lady GagaThe Queen of Pop, Madonna, 56, has recorded a song called “Two Steps Behind Me” which appears to be directed at Lady Gaga, 28, calling her a copycat.

    “You’re a copycat, Where is my royalty? You’re a pretty girl, I’ll give you that. But stealing my recipe, it’s an ugly look,” she sings. “Did you study me hard enough? You’re never gonna be, you’re just a wannabe me. Like a sister all messed-up, who’s gonna help you out? In your fantasy, you can try it all. But you can’t be me.”

  • ‘Walkout, if necessary, in protest of judges impeachment bill’

    The JaPa is very conservative in violent protest in the assembly and hardly stages walkouts since it started playing the role of opposition since 1991The main opposition Jatiya Party (JaPa) yesterday decided that it would, in principle, oppose the 16th constitution amendment bill that would authorise the legislature to impeach the judges of the Supreme Court for misconduct, charter violation or incapability.

    While discussing its role in the third session starting today, the JaPa decided that it would examine the bill thoroughly and walk out of the House, if necessary, to protest the government decision on judges impeachment and the national broadcast policy.

  • Durotto talks about social imposition

    Durotto talks about social imposition

    The story talks about distance in relationshipsMega serial “Durotto” will be aired today at 8pm on ATN Bangla. The TV serial features Syed Hasan Imam, Masud Ali Khan, Laila Hasan, Arefin Shuvo, Bidya Sinha Mim, Hasan Masud, Khaleda Akhter Kolpon and others.

  • Chamber Orchestra’s powerful  and convincing act wows audience

    Chamber Orchestra’s powerful and convincing act wows audience

    Ricardo made an immediate impressionLast Saturday, Classical Music Academy (CMA) arranged a show in the Chhayanaut auditorium. For the first time in Bangladesh, a chamber orchestra rendered a story on stage through music. The musical was fragmented into two portions: Visiting musician Ricardo Elias Rodriguez’s solo performance with his violin, and a production of orchestra theatre titled “Raham Ali’r Putul Nach.”

  • Chamber Orchestra’s powerful and convincing act wows audience

    Ricardo made an immediate impressionLast Saturday, Classical Music Academy (CMA) arranged a show in the Chhayanaut auditorium. For the first time in Bangladesh, a chamber orchestra rendered a story on stage through music. The musical was fragmented into two portions: Visiting musician Ricardo Elias Rodriguez’s solo performance with his violin, and a production of orchestra theatre titled “Raham Ali’r Putul Nach.”

  • Most people satisfied with government

    Most people satisfied with government

    Six months ago the majority wanted fresh election soonIn a dramatic turn of public opinion, three-fourths of the population are more or less happy with the performance of the current government led by Sheikh Hasina which came to power through a one-sided election eight months ago.

    A significant majority also believes that the country is heading in the right direction, according to a Dhaka Tribune opinion poll conducted last month.

  • Myanmar losses 9 million in census, Rohingyas denied recognition

    Conducted with help from the UN Population Fund, the census was carried out from March 30 to April 10Myanmar’s first exercise to determine the size and composition of its population in over 30 years has produced worrying results, with 9 million people missing.

    Figures extrapolated from the last census in 1983 estimated the current population to be in the neighbourhood of 60 million people.

    But the new census in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, showed the country had just 51.42 million people. 

  • People not happy with BNP, but they want dialogue

    Nearly 52% of the respondents said they were not satisfied with BNP’s performance while 36.2% said they were satisfiedMore than half of the respondents of a Dhaka Tribune opinion poll have said they were not happy with the BNP’s performance since January, but said the ruling party should engage in a dialogue with the opposition party which does not have any representation in the current parliament.

    Nearly 52% of the respondents said they were not satisfied with BNP’s performance while 36.2% said they were satisfied.

  • Special request placed for Kashmiri audience

    Special request placed for Kashmiri audience

    Hope to bring a movie theatre to KashmirBollywood filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj hopes to bring a movie theatre to Kashmir for the screening of his upcoming release “Haider.”

    A request for special screenings of his adaptation of “Hamlet” in the valley is now with the state’s Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in the lead up to its global release on October 2. The film was shot in Kashmir.

  • Special request placed for Kashmiri audience

    Hope to bring a movie theatre to KashmirBollywood filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj hopes to bring a movie theatre to Kashmir for the screening of his upcoming release “Haider.”

    A request for special screenings of his adaptation of “Hamlet” in the valley is now with the state’s Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in the lead up to its global release on October 2. The film was shot in Kashmir.

  • 36th founding anniversary not the happiest for BNP

    36th founding anniversary not the happiest for BNP

    The fruits of the decision to boycott the election were heavily dependent on the success of what the party called the ‘election resistance movement.’The last time the party boycotted national elections during the rule of a military dictator, it got the upper hand to win the next. However, another boycott nearly three decades later, when there is democracy in the county, has done the exact opposite.

    With a directionless movement, frustrated grassroots, ever worsening fund crunch and little democracy within, the BNP – one of the two most popular political parties in Bangladesh – is now heading towards an uncertain future, which is seen as the deepest crisis in 36 years of its existence.

  • ‘I’m not comfortable romancing girls on designer clothes’

    ‘I’m not comfortable romancing girls on designer clothes’

     Sushant, who with just three films, has prepared a roster of character-portraits rather than star-vehicles for his career, is all set to make a 110-year journey in the course of two films.

    While in Dibakar Banerjee’s “Detective Byomkesh Bakshy,” Sushant Singh Rajput plays a detective in Kolkata in the 1940s, and in Shekhar Kapoor’s “Paani,” he is cast as a ghetto-boy from Mumbai in the year 2050.

    The cultural and chronological leap is tremendous. And Sushant is revelling in every bit of the challenge.

  • Updating of DCC voter list starts today

    The Election Commission has found that the number of female voters are decreasing dailyThe Election Commission will start updating the voter list of Dhaka City Corporation from today.

    Supervisors will start making door-to-door visits and the process will continue until September 10.

    The process for taking photographs of new voters of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) will start from September 18, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed said at a press conference in his office yesterday.

  • Sunny flies to WI tomorrow

    Gazi’s bowling action was recently called into question Bangladesh left-arm spinner Elias Sunny will be leaving for the West Indies tomorrow ahead of the two-match Test series scheduled to begin on September 5 at Kingstown. Sunny will replace off-spinner Shohag Gazi in the Test squad.

    Gazi’s bowling action was recently called into question by the International Cricket Council after the conclusion of the second ODI against the West Indies and will now be scrutinised at the Metropolitan University in Cardiff on September 19.     

  • One more placed on remand

    Police arrested Jony from Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Saturday nightA Dhaka court yesterday sent Jakir Hossain alias Jony on a five-day remand in Moghbazar triple murder case filed with the Ramna police station.

    Metropolitan Magistrate Muhammad Tareq Moinul Islam Bhuiyan passed the order after Investigation Officer Bahauddin Faruk, sub-inspector of Ramna police station produced him before the court seeking a 10-day remand for interrogation.

    Police arrested Jony from Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Saturday night.

  • JS goes into third session today

    The Jatiya Party has already decided that they will in principle oppose the 16th amendment to the constitutionParliament’s third session, which is likely to see the tabling of the constitutional amendment bill for empowering the legislature to impeach the apex court judges, starts today.

    The House is set to start at 5pm preceded by the Business Advisory Committee meeting that will decide the tenure of the third session of the 10th parliament.

    Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury will chair the meeting at 4pm to be attended by both Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the opposition leader Raushan Ershad.

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