From the Editor

From the Editor-in-Chief: After the Paris massacre

The decision by France to widen the scope of its air strikes against IS positions in Syria following the horrific massacre in Paris is welcome. The determination of the French government to pound the source of such terror into obliteration Thursday, November 19th, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: Amnesty International’s denial of history

The government has surely done the right thing by asking Amnesty International to apologise for its recent report on the trials of war criminals in Bangladesh. Obviously, by questioning the process of the trials, Amnesty has demonstrated a colossal degree Thursday, November 12th, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: Bigotry strikes, again

The fresh new acts of brazen violence by the purveyors of fanaticism last week were a wake-up call for the country and especially the government. It is quite clear that the bigots have gone for new methods on their killing Thursday, November 5th, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: We have problems, but we have no IS

The recent incident of explosions at Hossaini Dalan in Old Dhaka on Ashura has certainly given the country a jolt. And that has been because of the fact that till now Bangladesh has been free of the sectarian strife which Thursday, October 29th, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: Protecting children from assault

The prime minister’s recent warning against any torture or repression on any child in the country is welcome news. And we say that because of certain dark incidents which have happened around and to our children in recent times. Her Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: Questioning the custodians

Ever since its inception in the aftermath of World War I, as the Great Powers posed as history’s most obnoxious winners to ‘divvy up’ the vast expanses of land that once belonged to the Ottoman Empire, the House of Saud Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Editor-in-Chief: Reassure the world that Bangladesh is a safe place

When the Prime Minister informed the nation through a press conference on her return from New York that action would follow the killing of two foreigners in the country, we were reassured. It was toughness we expected from the head Thursday, October 8th, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: The murder of Cesare Tavella shames us all

The murder of the Italian aid worker Cesare Tavella in the city should be a sobering moment for all of us, especially the powers that be. Let us not be swayed by the spurious argument, which many in this country Thursday, October 1st, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: The battle over VAT on students’ tuition fees

The decision by the government to withdraw the 7.5 per cent VAT on tuition fees at the nation’s private universities has certainly put an end to an uncomfortable situation for the country. With the students of the private universities pouring Thursday, September 17th, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: Remembering their contributions

The government has decided to have a monument built in Ashuganj in remembrance of the sacrifices of the Allied Forces in our War of Liberation, which is just as well. Indeed, such a monument should have been built soon after Thursday, September 10th, 2015
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