From the Editor

From the Editor-in-Chief: The message of Ekushey

  We observe Ekushey once again, in all solemnity, in all honour for those who embraced martyrdom in defence of the Bengali language on 21 February 1952. It is important that we take a step back and ask ourselves again the Thursday, February 18th, 2016

From the Editor-in-Chief: Judiciary must not be pushed into controversy

We are encouraged by former chief justice Mahmudul Amin Chowdhury’s call to lawyers to maintain unity and help uphold the independence of the judiciary. We are at the same time happy that former foreign minister and eminent lawyer Kamal Hossain Thursday, February 11th, 2016

From the Editor-in-Chief: Bangladesh’s ties with Pakistan

Foreign Minister A.H. Mahmood Ali’s statement on Bangladesh’s diplomatic ties with Pakistan makes good sense. He has told parliament that there will be no snapping of relations with Islamabad for the time being. We believe it is a positive move, Thursday, February 4th, 2016

From the Editor-in-Chief: Terrorism in Pakistan must be contained

  The recent attack on a university in north-west Pakistan demonstrates clearly the fact that religious terrorism is alive and indeed is thriving. That is the message, or call it warning, which has come out of Charsadda, where terrorists launched an Thursday, January 28th, 2016

From the Editor-in-Chief: The national ID fiasco

The hue and cry of late over mistakes spotted in citizens’ national ID cards raises all sorts of questions. A very fundamental one is one of why acts of good intent are often reduced to a farce, or something close Thursday, January 21st, 2016

From the Editor-in-Chief: Take strong action against that police SI

The police sub-inspector who subjected a Bangladesh Bank official to degrading treatment a few days ago in the capital’s Mohammadpur area has, we have been informed, been taken off duty. Meanwhile, the police department itself has initiated an inquiry into Thursday, January 14th, 2016

From the Editor-in-Chief: A triumph of justice

The decision by the Supreme Court to the effect that Motiur Rahman Nizami will hang for war crimes committed during the War of Liberation is one more instance of the wheels of justice rolling on in the country. We hardly Thursday, January 7th, 2016

From the Editor-in-Chief: Laws against history denial a necessity

The present government led by Sheikh Hasina has earned its place in history by some of the momentous decisions it has made in recent years. The trials and convictions of Bangabandhu’s assassins, a fresh inquiry into the killings of the Thursday, December 31st, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: Begum Zia’s questions undermine the country

The chairperson of the BNP has introduced an unnecessary and unhealthy controversy in national politics once again. By expressing her doubts about the actual number of people killed by the Pakistan occupation forces in Bangladesh in 1971, she has given Thursday, December 24th, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: Election Commission must remain alert

The Election Commission’s recent refusal to entertain a request by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for the Awami League symbol to be allotted to an independent candidate at the forthcoming municipal elections is surely noteworthy. The EC has in this case Thursday, December 17th, 2015
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