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Is the ACC worth its salt?

  The two government offices from which people expect much are the Fire Service and the Anti-Corruption Commission. Once, the Fire Service used to be the butt of jokes but their quality of services have recently improved. They are fading away Thursday, May 10th, 2018

AL, BNP and the demise of Old Politics

  It’s getting more and more mysterious as AL continues to crack down on an enfeebled BNP, keep its leader in jail and create a situation which seems BNP is about to land in power toppling the AL. The latest was Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

The Bastilles that must be stormed

  On May Day we celebrate the struggling masses who have through the generations inherited the earth and yet are not permitted to be owners of its resources. It is a time when the have-nots of the world must remember that Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Indo-Bangla Relations: A Synoptic View

  The “India factor” looms large in Bangladesh foreign policy as .the country is surrounded by west, east and north by India, and on the south- east it shares border (only 271 kilometre on land and river) with Myanmar.   Furthermore, India is Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Memories of Bashir Ahmed

Bashir Ahmed died four years ago this month.   In remembering him we remember the substance which defined the artistry in him. For he was an artiste in the truest sense of the meaning, back in those days when both East Pakistan Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Our messy media

  As the Dhaka University crisis - an interesting subplot that developed within the fold of the quota reform protests - escalated, it became obvious that the media space was an integral element of the situation. What the activists, police, Chhatra Thursday, April 26th, 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

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
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