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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

From the Editor-in-Chief: Shame and scandal at SUST

The outrage committed by activists of the Chhatra League at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology on Sunday leaves us all ashamed. The act will remain a blot on our conscience, besides badly tarnishing the reputation of the Chhatra League, Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: Human rights, hypocrisy and justice

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s recent remarks on the double standards employed by some foreign governments and human rights bodies make good sense. Bangladesh, especially since the present government took office, has been under relentless criticism over what has been termed Thursday, August 27th, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: Criminality in Chandpur and Hazaribagh

Once again it is the followers of the ruling Awami League who are in the news, for all the wrong reasons.  A Chhatra League leader in the capital’s Hazaribagh has had a sixteen year-old youth beaten to death on suspicion Thursday, August 20th, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: 40 years a sin

The number 40 holds a sombre significance in our syncretic culture. Rain fell for “forty days and forty nights” during the Flood in the Hebrew Bible. Jesus, before his temptation, fasted for “forty days and forty nights” in the Judean Thursday, August 13th, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: Where angels fear to tread

Literally “pumped” to death. Never across my four decades of involvement in journalism would I have imagined seeing that headline. Yet that is indeed the unspeakable fate that befell a young boy in Khulna, 12-year-old Rakib. His name can now Thursday, August 6th, 2015
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