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From the Editor-in-Chief: We mourn Asma Jahangir’s passing

The death of Asma Jahangir brings to an end the life of a brave crusader for democracy in Pakistan. Jahangir was a woman who was not only respected for her commitment to democratic rights in Pakistan but was also a Thursday, February 15th, 2018

From the Editor-in-Chief: Welcoming the new Chief Justice

  It makes us happy that we finally have a new Chief Justice in Syed Mahmud Hossain. We have also been made aware that Justice Wahhab Miah, who has been acting Chief Justice since the resignation of Justice S.K. Sinha, has Thursday, February 8th, 2018

From the Editor-in-Chief: The widening tentacles of corruption

  An ACC Commissioner has made a comment which resonates with all of us. AFM Aminul Islam has called for a social movement to prevent graft in society. That is an idea we share with him. But then comes the reality. Thursday, February 1st, 2018

From the editor-in-Chief: Narayanganj situation needs deft handling

  A few days ago, citizens were informed that Narayanganj Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy is out of danger. She had been in hospital in Dhaka since the concerted attack made on her more than a week ago as she led a Thursday, January 25th, 2018

From the Editor-in-Chief: As we approach the next election

  Addressing the nation on radio and television last Friday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reiterated her government’s resolve to have the next general election held under its supervision. The statement was certainly meant to send out the message that the government Thursday, January 18th, 2018

From the Editor-in-Chief: The tasks before our ministers

  The new Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal has vowed to turn Bangladesh Biman into a profitable organization. That statement of intent is certainly welcome for the particular reason that for years, indeed for decades, the national flag Thursday, January 11th, 2018

From the Editor-in-Chief: Police behaviour toward citizens must change

  Serious and drastic measures must be taken to reform the police, not least where their behaviour toward citizens is concerned. Last week, a young newsman working at a leading English language newspaper was picked up by police, along with scores Thursday, January 4th, 2018

From the Editor-in-Chief: The crisis in the banking sector

  The banking sector of Bangladesh is becoming a mess nowadays. Recently the Farmers Bank, which has passed only four years of operation after launching in 2013, began to dominate the newspaper headlines for coarse violation of banking rules in approving Thursday, December 28th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: It is the year’s end

  There is always a dash of the emotional, a pinch of the nostalgic, which takes over your sensibilities with the end of a year. And a year is but time that loses itself in space in ways decreed by nature’s Thursday, December 21st, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Neither Bangladeshi nor Muslim

  The absurdity of the global War on Terror has once again revealed itself in glaring terms. In the same week that we saw the death cult spawned in the chaotic crescendo of the Middle East’s quarter-century of war and reckoning, Thursday, December 14th, 2017
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