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From the Editor-in-Chief: When corruption is endemic . . .

  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has warned government officials against corruption, which is just as well. At a meeting of secretaries of the various ministries on Sunday, she issued as many as thirteen directives aimed at preventing corruption and making it Thursday, July 6th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: The meaning of Eid-ul-Fitr

  For Muslims around the world, Eid-ul-Fitr is an occasion which not only celebrates their observance of one of the tenets of Islam but is also an opportunity for them to reflect on the degree to which they have brought themselves Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Citizens’ miseries in the monsoon

  Every monsoon is a fresh new remembrance for all of us of what our urban planners have not been able to do. In these past many days, with rains lashing the country, urban centres like Dhaka and Chittagong have taken Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Action against terror must be stepped up

  The terror attack in London is an attack on everyone and every society that believes in liberal politics and human rights. We in Bangladesh, having gone through the consequences of religious extremism, a condition we are yet struggling hard to Thursday, June 8th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Deal with the bigots firmly

  It is time for the controversy over the Lady Justice statue to be brought to an end. In these past many weeks, much of the country has been in a state of uproar in light of the religious hardliners’ demand Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Let the Chief Justice’s concerns be taken seriously

  Chief Justice S.K. Sinha asked Attorney General Mahbubey Alam the other day to convey a message to the government. It was a simple, terse message --- that the judiciary was becoming hobbled owing to non-cooperation from the law ministry. We Thursday, May 25th, 2017

A word from the Editor-in-Chief: A question of civics

  The cabinet has approved the draft Cantonments Act 2017, making it a punishable offence for people to beg or indulge in behaviour not conducive to social norms and the like inside the country’s many cantonments. It is a welcome development Thursday, May 18th, 2017

From the Editor in Chief: The media and the judiciary: The need for cooperation

  The independent functioning of the media and the judiciary are central to the democratic process in any country. In every country there is need for the rule of law as this symbolises that democracy prevails. In this scenario the media Thursday, May 11th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Uphold the sanctity of Ramadan

  The holy month of Ramadan will soon commence. For Muslims around the world, it is a season for a reassertion of faith. Ramadan enjoins upon all Muslims the sacred responsibility of soul-searching, to ask themselves whether they are fulfilling their Thursday, May 4th, 2017

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
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