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From the Editor-in-Chief: Rohingyas and the UNSC

  It is a depressing situation.   It appears that the global community has adopted a callous attitude toward the Rohingyas. That much is clear from the deliberations last week of the UN Security Council, which was unable to adopt any resolution that Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: The need for discipline on our roads

  Here is the truth.   There is and has always been a paramount need for discipline on city roads. Dhaka is certainly among those rare number of cities in the world where an absolutely carefree attitude to behaviour on the roads, both Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: The escalating Rohingya crisis

  UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has been speaking in a coherent, loud voice on the Rohingya crisis. In his recent comments on the issue, he has made it known that Myanmar leader Aung San SuuKyinow has a last chance of Thursday, September 21st, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Rohingya issue calls for global action

  Amnesty International spoke out on the Rohingya issue last week. It was emphatic in its assertion that the Myanmar authorities had planted land mines along their country’s border with Bangladesh. Of course Myanmar has denied such reports and has, in Thursday, September 14th, 2017

A word from the Editor-in-Chief: The call of Eid-ul-Azha

  Eid-ul-Azha, the season of sacrifice and a reassertion of faith, is here again. Indeed, every Eid-ul-Azha is a manifestation anew of the spirit of sacrifice we are ready for, a duty enjoined on us by the Almighty. The annual celebration Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

A word from the Editor-in-Chief: Those absconding murderers

  The Law Minister held out the assurance at a seminar last week that the absconding convicted assassins of the Father of the Nation would be brought back to Bangladesh. The update on the issue is simple. Five of the assassins Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

A word from the Editor-in-Chief: Asian values for the Asian Century

  At the end of an unusually and disarmingly bellicose weak for Asian nations (excluding the Middle East of course), during which talk of war broke out on not just one but two fronts, it is advisable surely to pause for Saturday, August 19th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Bangabandhu is our history

  Once again, we recall the Father of the Nation. Once again, we mourn his passing, a tragedy that has left this nation maimed for all time. It is for us today to recall the tall man that Bangabandhu was in Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Our children need a safe childhood

  There is no denying the fact that child labour in Bangladesh has become rampant. Nothing can check its escalation due mainly to its financial essentiality for a poor family. According to the National Child Labour Survey report 2015, the total Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Of young protesters and police brutality

  Here is a sad truth: the young student Siddiqur Rahman could well lose vision in both eyes. Indeed, he may already have gone blind after the ferocity with which the police pounced on a demonstration of students demanding a schedule Thursday, July 27th, 2017
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