From the Editor

From the Editor-in-Chief: These killings chip away at our reputation

  Murders most foul are being committed with impunity in the country. Only days after the killing of a teacher of Rajshahi University, we now have the shocking news of two other men, one of them a former employee of the Thursday, April 28th, 2016

From the Editor-in-Chief: The travails of President Dilma Rousseff

  A few days ago, the lower house of the Brazilian parliament voted overwhelmingly to impeach President Dilma Rousseff on graft charges. One can now be certain that the upper house, the Senate, will go ahead with a simple majority to Thursday, April 21st, 2016

From the Editor-in-Chief: In Baishakh poetry

  Baishakh speaks of renewal, a renaissance of the spirit, a revival of the splendours of the rainbow transformed into music of the soul. In Bangladesh, a land of sublime poetry and profound faith, Baishakh is that time of year when Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

From the Editor in Chief: A deputy minister out of control

  The behaviour of men and women in public life must be impeccable, which is why the transgressions of Arif Khan Joy are inexcusable. The deputy minister for youth and sports has let us all down by what he did a Thursday, April 7th, 2016

From the Editor-in-Chief: History restored in Havana

  Despite what Fidel Castro might say about the change in Washington-Havana ties, US President Barack Obama has certainly created his niche in history, even if it is many years before this achievement is properly acknowledged. Observing historical events in hindsight Thursday, March 31st, 2016

From the Editor-in-Chief: Terrorism must be defeated

  News of the arrest of Salah Abdeslam in Brussels on Friday certainly augurs well for the global campaign against terrorism. A leading suspect in the terrorist attack which led to the death of 130 people in Paris last November, Abdeslam Thursday, March 24th, 2016

From the Editor-in-Chief: The scandal we are confronted with

  We welcome the bold step taken by Atiur Rahman to resign from his position as Governor of Bangladesh Bank. We are in agreement with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who has described Rahman’s decision to resign on moral grounds as an Saturday, March 19th, 2016

From the Editor-in-Chief: Ministers must maintain decorum

  Qamrul Islam and AKM Mozammel Huq have been summoned to appear in court over their recent comments regarding judicial decisions.   On the subject, we fully agree with the ministers for commerce and law, who recently suggested that comments on matters of Saturday, March 12th, 2016

From the Editor-in-Chief: Handling crime must be a serious priority

  There has been a spurt in crimes in the past month in our capital city of Dhaka. The figures that we have had --- and they have appeared in newspapers --- are worrying, like all reports of lawlessness. These figures Saturday, March 5th, 2016

From the Editor-in-Chief: Killing in Panchagarh is an ominous sign

  It is a dark hint of things portentous. The murder of a Hindu priest in Debiganj Upazila of Panchagarh once more raises the spectre of militants determined to undermine peace and social harmony in the country. The police have arrested Thursday, February 25th, 2016
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