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Law lapses in policy betrayal

  Country’s parliament is sovereign in enacting laws that set rules of the games in a democratic setting. When the parliament remains in session it’s only natural that its members shall employ their intellects, knowledge and wisdom in piloting new bills, Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Habibur Rahman . . . patriot who dreamed and delivered

  In the moving chronicles of life, there are people we meet along the way. The moments then go by, until life, for everyone, takes new turns, forks out in different directions and in the end gets to be embedded in Thursday, January 18th, 2018

The nexus of media and capital in Bangladesh

  There are many variations of capitalism but the most lucrative one is crony capitalism where wealth making is achieved not through the operation of market forces of conventional capitalism but through clan, club, affiliation etc based connections.  It can happen Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Are we scrimping on education?

  The Awami League-led government that has over 10 years tried to reshape the country in its own image, has throughout maintained how it is committed to education as the most potent tool for unlocking a nation’s potential. With some early Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Bangabandhu . . . very much the family man

  For a political leader who spent almost his entire youth in incarceration, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman did not let his family slip into the background. Family was all for him. There was the strong presence of his wife, Begum Fazilatunnessa Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Cry Justice: Seven years of Felani killing

  Come January 18 Indian Supreme Court will hear Felani killing case for the third time. In past two years the court could manage hearing the case for twice only. In the last hearing the court sought reports of previous probes Thursday, January 11th, 2018

No country for honest men

  The situation of ex-MP and FF Yusuf’s is terrible but that has existed since 2001 when he had a stroke and became incapacitated. No one noticed. He had been an MP in the 1991 Sangsad and joined the ruling party Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Facebok is a virtual Sharif Miah’s addakhana

  A newspaper doing a story on FB and the decline of adda asked me how I felt about the issue due to the rise of FB and other forms of social media. I was surprised by the vehemence of my Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Julius Caesar . . . in legend, in history

  Reading Adrian Goldsworthy’s work on Julius Caesar brings alive, once more, one’s sense of history. Caesar, as we have known all these years, disregarded warnings about the Ides of March. He believed, as Shakespeare would have us know, that he Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Courier Asks: Will the Rohingya crisis define Bangladesh, 2017?

  The plight of the Rohingya, a mainly Muslim ethnic minority that our chauvinistic neighbours in Myanmar still fail to acknowledge, refusing to accept their claims in mostly northern portions of the state of Rakhine, where 1.9 million Arakanese Buddhists wish Thursday, December 28th, 2017
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