From the Editor

From the Editor-in-Chief: The disappeared citizens must be recovered

  We are deeply saddened.   In the past three months, ten citizens have disappeared in mysterious circumstances. The manner in which a teacher at North South University, Mubashar Hasan, has gone missing has given us again the pain we have felt at Thursday, November 16th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: The darkness we have not forgotten

  There are all the terrible tales of November. Forty six years ago, in November, Bangladesh went through ordeals of the most horrific kind. Coming within less than three months of the assassination of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Thursday, November 9th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: The chaos on our roads

  The picture remains the same. Nothing changes. Even though we, citizens, would like Dhaka’s traffic mess to get straightened out and into a decent shape, nothing seems about to happen any time soon. Perhaps ours is the only national capital Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Give us back our city

  There is a new narrative about Dhaka, now that it has become vulnerable to nature’s endless fury. As some social media enthusiasts have been noting cheerfully, the city is no more a city but a river. There are some who Thursday, October 26th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: A descent too far, too fast

  The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has served, in its institutional capacity that can be matched by few other offices of state, satisfactorily as a guardian to prevent some of the injustices and transgressions that can often make a mockery of Thursday, October 19th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Rohingyas … and a suppressed report

  It is quite an eye-opener. If the United Nations representative in Myanmar did commission a report on the global body’s strategy in dealing with the Myanmar government on the Rohingya situation and then suppressed it, it worries everyone. And it Thursday, October 12th, 2017

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
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