Commentary

From the Editor-in-Chief: Go after these criminals

  A few days ago the Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner made comments regarding the recent attack on the residence of the Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University. He noted that the attack had been the work of professionals. In other words, the Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Kids with autism have fun-filled Baishakhi celebration

  They draw paintings at competition arranged by Cosmos Foundation at SWAC   A group of children with autism in the city had a fun-filled Baishakhi celebration on April 12, just two days ahead of the advent of Bangla New Year – 1425.   This Thursday, April 19th, 2018

China’s footprint in South Asia

  China is the planet’s most populous country and second largest land mass. China has become one of the globe’s fastest-growing post-industrial economies since reforms were put into place in 1978 by Deng Xiaoping and its rapid industry growth since then Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Our freedom-fighter diplomats

  April is that time of year when we recall the brave men who carried the torch for the future in 1971. Among those men who reassured us, despite all the uncertainty associated with a war we never sought but were Thursday, April 19th, 2018

How the online media cookie crumbled

  Within a year, online media has moved from a position of huge potential and strength to one of stretched finances.  That is not preventing many new outlets from making a debut every week but that is not preventing new outlets Thursday, April 19th, 2018

From the Editor-in-Chief: Quota issue and street violence

  The demonstrations which have of late been organised by students to demand a reform of the quota system in government jobs call for a positive response from the powers that be. We are glad Roads and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Let there be light

  Social entrepreneur Sajid Iqbal’s mission to conserve energy   Sajid Iqbal, a young social entrepreneur, is one of the two Bangladeshis who have been put on the 2018 version of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Asia list for their contributions towards solving Thursday, April 12th, 2018

The minister’s one hundred taka

  On a sultry late afternoon in May 1972, Tajuddin Ahmad stood before an audience of essentially young men and women in Dhaka’s Malibagh. Invited by the Shaheed Faruk-Iqbal Smrity Sangsad --- Faruk and Iqbal were two young Bengalis killed in Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Ripe for reform

  The quota crisis is about jobs not politics of identity. Sadly, some ruling party loyalists have turned it into a different argument that is unseemly and unnecessary. It shows the capacity of contemporary politics to turn any topic into ugly Thursday, April 12th, 2018

From the Editor-in-Chief: Coaching centres and ministerial worry

  We have been informed by the Education Minister that coaching centres are illegal. He has also acknowledged his failure in having these coaching centres shut down. The two points the minister makes call for a response. And ours at this Thursday, April 5th, 2018
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