Commentary

A word from the Editor-in-Chief: The call of Eid-ul-Azha

  Eid-ul-Azha, the season of sacrifice and a reassertion of faith, is here again. Indeed, every Eid-ul-Azha is a manifestation anew of the spirit of sacrifice we are ready for, a duty enjoined on us by the Almighty. The annual celebration Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Can North Korea be tamed?

  Continuing to provoke the international community, North Korea this week tested a missile by flying it over the Japanese island of Hokkaido before crashing into the sea, a move Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called an "unprecedented" threat to his country Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

The brickbats around the Chief Justice

  It is a sad situation. It does not become a democracy. And it certainly does wrong to our heritage as a nation. Things ought not to have come to this pass.   Justice Shamsuddin Chowdhury Manik has just launched a broadside against Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

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
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