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From the Editor-in-Chief: The EC roadmap is a good beginning

  The Election Commission is to be commended for officially publishing a roadmap and thus setting the ball rolling for the next parliamentary election scheduled to be held by early 2019. And we are little surprised at the fact that political Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Can Khaleda shun conspiracy?

  BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is now in London apparently for a family reunion.  Meeting her eldest son Tariq Rahman, who is also her heir apparent in the party founded by her husband, and his wife and daughter should be a Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Those men on the Moon

  Forty eight years ago, on 20 July 1969, the moon came closer to us. Neil Armstrong stepped on its surface and said softly, ‘One small step for a man, a giant leap for mankind.’ That about summed up the epic Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Survival means accountability: The forgotten lesson of 1971

  The uneasy relationship between the Judiciary and the Executive continues with Justice Sinha reminding the AG that nobody gains by browbeating the court. It comes from the Chief Justice of the Appellate division of the Supreme Court who has taken Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Citizens’ health issues need addressing

  The authorities are reportedly taking measures towards rolling back the ailment chikunguniya, which has by now afflicted large numbers of city dwellers. It is about time. We understand that insecticides are being sprayed throughout the capital in a bid to Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Our National Day

  Like every year, this year, France celebrates its National Day on July 14. Last year that very day, an awful terror attack caused horror in Nice and in the whole country. In the last twelve months, France and other countries Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Bangladesh’s voice getting louder at Cannes Lions

  Last year the pride of Bangladesh surged when an innovative, eco-friendly and sustainable air cooler with zero electricity consumption, titled “Zero Electricity Air Cooler”, was awarded the Gold Cannes Lion under the category ‘Product Design, Solution’ at the Cannes Lions Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

One man’s view of cricket

  It was in 1967 --- and I was thirteen at the time --- that cricket took leave of me or I said farewell to cricket. These days, whenever anyone asks me about some on-going cricket tournament or the other, it Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

My name is Chiku

  I began as a humble insect and nobody bothered about me but after only a few months  of diligent biting, everyone knows my name. And those who have rented their body to me, knows how it feels to live with Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Hasina deserves another term

  Bangladesh is now on a path of satisfactory economic growth. With the annual economic growth at 7.24 per cent Bangladesh is growing faster than any other country in the region, even better than what has been achieved by India and Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
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