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From the Editor-in-Chief: The next election and the BNP

  It is the same old question again. Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, a senior figure in the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, has let it be known that his party will not take part in the next election if Sheikh Hasina heads the Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Ekushey was our path to freedom

  Sixty-five years ago, the brave sons and daughters of this land gave out the loud message that the people of this country were determined to live in dignity. Of those brave young people, some fell to the firepower of a Thursday, February 16th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: In passing . . . Suranjit Sengupta

  The passing of Suranjit Sengupta was in more ways than one an end to a political career of significance in Bangladesh’s history. Sengupta, associated as he was with the various phases of national politics since well before the liberation of Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: On the search . . . for a new EC

  The six-member search committee entrusted with the task of suggesting names for the office of Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners at the new EC has already begun working. It has been meeting prominent citizens and has been in touch Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Prime Minister’s robust defence of Rampal

  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s emphatic response to the concerns expressed by former US Vice President Al Gore and other leading global environmentalists on Rampal at the World Economic Forum at Davos speaks of her decisiveness when dealing with issues of Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: The wheels of justice have rolled . . .

  It is our considered opinion that the verdict pronounced by a Narayanganj court on Sunday in the case centred on the murder of seven people in April 2014 is an encouraging step toward ensuring justice for those killed and for Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: The homecoming of the Liberator . . .

  Last week the nation commemorated the homecoming of the Father of the Nation. On 10 January 1972, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman came back home to us. It was a return from the depths of deathly darkness for him. It was, Thursday, January 12th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: The dangers the country faces

  The murder of the ruling party lawmaker from Gaibandha, Manzurul Islam Liton, is not only shocking but also raises a number of questions about the state of law and order in the country. No matter how many explanations are offered Thursday, January 5th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: We are on the right track

  BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir accused the government last week of pushing the country toward being a failed state. All the institutions of the state, he noted, were collapsing. Indeed, in his opinion, the country is in the Thursday, December 29th, 2016

From the Editor-in-Chief: A martyr’s daughter reminds us . . .

  A few days ago, the child of a martyr moved us to considerable emotion. When Dr. Nuzhat Chowdhury, daughter of the revered martyr Dr. Alim Chowdhury, asked in the presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina why freedom fighters were coming Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
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