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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

From the Editor-in-Chief: Ekushey was our path to freedom

  Sixty-five years ago, the brave sons and daughters of this land gave out the loud message that the people of this country were determined to live in dignity. Of those brave young people, some fell to the firepower of a Thursday, February 16th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: In passing . . . Suranjit Sengupta

  The passing of Suranjit Sengupta was in more ways than one an end to a political career of significance in Bangladesh’s history. Sengupta, associated as he was with the various phases of national politics since well before the liberation of Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: On the search . . . for a new EC

  The six-member search committee entrusted with the task of suggesting names for the office of Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners at the new EC has already begun working. It has been meeting prominent citizens and has been in touch Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Prime Minister’s robust defence of Rampal

  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s emphatic response to the concerns expressed by former US Vice President Al Gore and other leading global environmentalists on Rampal at the World Economic Forum at Davos speaks of her decisiveness when dealing with issues of Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: The wheels of justice have rolled . . .

  It is our considered opinion that the verdict pronounced by a Narayanganj court on Sunday in the case centred on the murder of seven people in April 2014 is an encouraging step toward ensuring justice for those killed and for Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: The homecoming of the Liberator . . .

  Last week the nation commemorated the homecoming of the Father of the Nation. On 10 January 1972, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman came back home to us. It was a return from the depths of deathly darkness for him. It was, Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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