Commentary

From the Editor-in-Chief: We mourn Asma Jahangir’s passing

The death of Asma Jahangir brings to an end the life of a brave crusader for democracy in Pakistan. Jahangir was a woman who was not only respected for her commitment to democratic rights in Pakistan but was also a Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Unhealthy State: How the market ruined healthcare

  A decade has been passed since government took move to draft rules on how privately-run health facilities would operate in the country. And the draft is not ready yet. Isn’t it taking too long? Transparency International, Bangladesh (TIB) paid heed Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Enduring Legacy 1952: That day in February

  The realities of Ekushey, or around it, need to be focused on again, all these years after 1952. Precisely what happened on the day here in Dhaka is what must be brought back into the public domain, for Ekushey was Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Criminal Neglect

  Few other people like Bangladeshis claim how respectful they are of the past and show no regard for it in real life.  This is true about every aspect of our life from mementoes’ and memories of our liberation to ancient Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Love rises in melody

  If it ever happens, while you are strolling back from work at midnight, you hear a voice crooning, ‘Such a feeling’s coming over me/ there is wonder in most of everything I see/ the reason is clear/ it’s because you Thursday, February 15th, 2018

From the Editor-in-Chief: Welcoming the new Chief Justice

  It makes us happy that we finally have a new Chief Justice in Syed Mahmud Hossain. We have also been made aware that Justice Wahhab Miah, who has been acting Chief Justice since the resignation of Justice S.K. Sinha, has Thursday, February 8th, 2018

In the Court of Justice Mahmud Hossain

  Following a series of incidents without precedent that threatened to cripple the dispensation of justice in the country, this week presented the chance, finally, for the judiciary to get back on its feet again with the appointment of a new Thursday, February 8th, 2018

The Timeless Test that ended in a draw

  When Bangladesh escaped with a draw in Chittagong on February 4, 2018, against Sri Lanka many were relieved that Test matches were only five days long. After all, when the Test was declared drawn, it was because there was no Thursday, February 8th, 2018

February 1966 … Six Points … and history

  History took a decisive turn for the Bengali nation fifty two years ago in February. There was to be no turning back after that.   On 5 February 1966, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, general secretary of the East Pakistan Awami League, revealed in Thursday, February 8th, 2018

From the Editor-in-Chief: The widening tentacles of corruption

  An ACC Commissioner has made a comment which resonates with all of us. AFM Aminul Islam has called for a social movement to prevent graft in society. That is an idea we share with him. But then comes the reality. Thursday, February 1st, 2018
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