Commentary

Terrorism by a Jihadi name

  The statement that the Arakan army is not Jihadi but nationalist is quite true. In fact what we know as Jihads are almost all born in nationalist bowels.  In Western eyes, as colonial powers, nationalism itself is a crime as Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Joy through sacrifice

  One of the two canonical festivals in the Islamic calendar (the other being Eid-ul-Fitr) Eid-ul-Azha brings for the Muslim world a divine blessing, a rare opportunity not only to enjoy an auspicious day of joy and happiness but also to 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

LNG: How to pay for it

  Government to set up revolving fund worth US$ 400 mln to pay for LNG imports   As the infrastructure required for the importation of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) moves closer towards completion, the government is now planning for the allocation of funds Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Could we pay a little more attention to the economy and not just amendments?

  Amendments are very serious issues and need utmost attention but do they have to be all consuming? It’s so overwhelming that all that the elite want to talk about is this? It’s difficult to get extremely interested who can hire Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

The darkness of August 1975 lingers

  We have been reassured by the functionaries of the government that the remaining, and absconding, assassins of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will be brought back to the country. Obviously, if and when that happens, these killers will walk the gallows, Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

The passing of a thespian

  For those of us who went to school in the 1960s and grew into vibrant youth in the 1970s, Razzak was the epitome of romance. He was for us what Uttam Kumar was to West Bengal and Dilip Kumar was 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

What makes the 16th amendment verdict so contentious?

  The storm that has raged over Appellate Division’s verdict upholding the decision of the High Court to scrap the 16th amendment to the constitution that dealt with removal of judges of the HC (provided valid grounds), is by now assuredly Saturday, August 19th, 2017

How much difference a verdict can make

  It seems the points raised in the 16th amendment are not as important as the political fight that has emerged out of it. To make it more difficult, it’s a three ring tussle with the Judiciary and the Parliament fighting Saturday, August 19th, 2017
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