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A word from the Editor-in-Chief: A question of civics

  The cabinet has approved the draft Cantonments Act 2017, making it a punishable offence for people to beg or indulge in behaviour not conducive to social norms and the like inside the country’s many cantonments. It is a welcome development Thursday, May 18th, 2017

From the Editor in Chief: The media and the judiciary: The need for cooperation

  The independent functioning of the media and the judiciary are central to the democratic process in any country. In every country there is need for the rule of law as this symbolises that democracy prevails. In this scenario the media Thursday, May 11th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Uphold the sanctity of Ramadan

  The holy month of Ramadan will soon commence. For Muslims around the world, it is a season for a reassertion of faith. Ramadan enjoins upon all Muslims the sacred responsibility of soul-searching, to ask themselves whether they are fulfilling their Thursday, May 4th, 2017

A word from the Editor-in-Chief: The message of May Day

  May Day, that movement of the struggling masses that was to change history, is only days away.   The observance of the day annually is essentially a journeying back to the sacrifices made by some brave men in Chicago in 1886 in Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Our collective responsibility today

  The nation observed the anniversary of the formation of the Mujibnagar government last week. In a very important way, the observance and indeed memories of the historic event for all of us were a clarion call for a reassertion of Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: As Baishakh dawns . . .

  It is the season of Bengali renewal once more. We celebrate today the advent of Baishakh. On this dawn, we receive in happiness that eternal reason for an upholding of heritage, for an annual recalling of tradition.   For all of us Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Cementing the special relationship

  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is heading to New Delhi on April 7 on an official visit of immense significance. The India Bangladesh relationship is one of critical importance not only for the two countries but also for the region as Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: The struggle for a society free of militancy

  The recent uptick in militant activity must give us pause for thought - are we really winning the war against extremism? Or is it so entrenched that we must now think beyond mere security solutions?   Following last year’s peak for militancy Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: The struggle against militancy must go on

  These are worrying signs for all of us. Last Friday’s abortive attack on the temporary base of the Rapid Action Battalion in Ashkona on the outskirts of the city left citizens wondering about the persistent threat to security from militant Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: In homage to Bangabandhu

  We celebrate today the 97th anniversary of the birth of the founder of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.   We remember the larger than life man he was. And we do that because of the fundamental human qualities that defined his being. Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
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