From the Editor

A word from the Editor-in-Chief: Asian values for the Asian Century

  At the end of an unusually and disarmingly bellicose weak for Asian nations (excluding the Middle East of course), during which talk of war broke out on not just one but two fronts, it is advisable surely to pause for Saturday, August 19th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Bangabandhu is our history

  Once again, we recall the Father of the Nation. Once again, we mourn his passing, a tragedy that has left this nation maimed for all time. It is for us today to recall the tall man that Bangabandhu was in Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Our children need a safe childhood

  There is no denying the fact that child labour in Bangladesh has become rampant. Nothing can check its escalation due mainly to its financial essentiality for a poor family. According to the National Child Labour Survey report 2015, the total Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Of young protesters and police brutality

  Here is a sad truth: the young student Siddiqur Rahman could well lose vision in both eyes. Indeed, he may already have gone blind after the ferocity with which the police pounced on a demonstration of students demanding a schedule Thursday, July 27th, 2017

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

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

From the Editor-in-Chief: When corruption is endemic . . .

  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has warned government officials against corruption, which is just as well. At a meeting of secretaries of the various ministries on Sunday, she issued as many as thirteen directives aimed at preventing corruption and making it Thursday, July 6th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: The meaning of Eid-ul-Fitr

  For Muslims around the world, Eid-ul-Fitr is an occasion which not only celebrates their observance of one of the tenets of Islam but is also an opportunity for them to reflect on the degree to which they have brought themselves Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Citizens’ miseries in the monsoon

  Every monsoon is a fresh new remembrance for all of us of what our urban planners have not been able to do. In these past many days, with rains lashing the country, urban centres like Dhaka and Chittagong have taken Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Action against terror must be stepped up

  The terror attack in London is an attack on everyone and every society that believes in liberal politics and human rights. We in Bangladesh, having gone through the consequences of religious extremism, a condition we are yet struggling hard to Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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