From the Editor

A word from the Editor-in-Chief: The message of May Day

  May Day, that movement of the struggling masses that was to change history, is only days away.   The observance of the day annually is essentially a journeying back to the sacrifices made by some brave men in Chicago in 1886 in Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Our collective responsibility today

  The nation observed the anniversary of the formation of the Mujibnagar government last week. In a very important way, the observance and indeed memories of the historic event for all of us were a clarion call for a reassertion of Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: As Baishakh dawns . . .

  It is the season of Bengali renewal once more. We celebrate today the advent of Baishakh. On this dawn, we receive in happiness that eternal reason for an upholding of heritage, for an annual recalling of tradition.   For all of us Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Cementing the special relationship

  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is heading to New Delhi on April 7 on an official visit of immense significance. The India Bangladesh relationship is one of critical importance not only for the two countries but also for the region as Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: The struggle for a society free of militancy

  The recent uptick in militant activity must give us pause for thought - are we really winning the war against extremism? Or is it so entrenched that we must now think beyond mere security solutions?   Following last year’s peak for militancy Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: The struggle against militancy must go on

  These are worrying signs for all of us. Last Friday’s abortive attack on the temporary base of the Rapid Action Battalion in Ashkona on the outskirts of the city left citizens wondering about the persistent threat to security from militant Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: In homage to Bangabandhu

  We celebrate today the 97th anniversary of the birth of the founder of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.   We remember the larger than life man he was. And we do that because of the fundamental human qualities that defined his being. Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: The transport strike should not have happened

  The wildcat strike called by transport owners and workers across the country came to an end last week. Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan, who rather incongruously is a leading figure in transport unionism, informed the country that assurances had been given Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: BDR tragedy, eight years on

  Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal stated the other day that the fugitives in the BDR carnage of February 2009 would be arrested and brought to trial. There are some questions which come up in light of the ministerial announcement. The Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: The next election and the BNP

  It is the same old question again. Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, a senior figure in the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, has let it be known that his party will not take part in the next election if Sheikh Hasina heads the Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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