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My name is Chiku

  I began as a humble insect and nobody bothered about me but after only a few months  of diligent biting, everyone knows my name. And those who have rented their body to me, knows how it feels to live with Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Hasina deserves another term

  Bangladesh is now on a path of satisfactory economic growth. With the annual economic growth at 7.24 per cent Bangladesh is growing faster than any other country in the region, even better than what has been achieved by India and Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

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

241st Birthday of America

  Birthdays are an enjoyable occasion. They are a time to remember the wonder and hope of youth while reflecting on the passage of time and dreams fulfilled – or yet to be realized.   There are no straight lines between our hopes Thursday, July 6th, 2017

AL must guard against conspiracy

  Obaidul Quader, the new-look general secretary of Bangladesh Awami League, has been right in his warning that the evil forces are out to destroy the achievements of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government. These forces are even after the daughter of Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Watering in the rain and other issues

  The picture of two ladies watering plants as part of an official tree planting ceremony is very nice.  What may be a bit confusing is that the ceremony is taking place in pouring rain.  And the number of umbrellas is Thursday, July 6th, 2017

When Bhutto forgot his people . . .

  The government of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was overthrown by the country’s chief of army staff, a Bhutto appointee, General Mohammad Ziaul Huq, on 5 July 1977. Forty years on, it is time to reflect on the life 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

The people’s PM

  The debate has been lively. Members from both the Treasury and Opposition benches have put the proposed national budget for the fiscal year 2017-18 under intense scrutiny. Finance Minister AMA Muhith is not being spared even by Treasury Bench members, Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

VHS can’t work on mobile

  The Government has given a nod of sorts to an online media policy. It was framed in 2015, at least the website says so and it’s in mid 2017 that it has passed the cabinet. The policy also says that Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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