Commentary

From the Editor-in-Chief: On the Teesta issue, again

  Last week Foreign Minister A.H. Mahmood Ali, when asked for his views on reports that a deal with India on a sharing of Ganges waters was in the offing, made no response.  We will not suggest that the Foreign Minister Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Budget takeaway

  Finance Minister AMA Muhith placed the national budget for 2018-19 in the parliament on June 7 proposing a financial outlay of Tk. 4,64,573 crore. The very size of it is something to ponder about as it is nearly 25 percent Thursday, June 14th, 2018

From the Editor-in-Chief: A killing which raises questions

  The death of ward councillor Ekramul Haque in tragic circumstances has shocked the nation. With his family coming forward with an audio account of the councillor’s final moments of life, it is important for the entire sordid episode to be Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Every death counts

  A shocking audio clip depicting final moments of Ward Councillor Ekramul Haque has gone viral. It has the heart-wrenching cry of a family that got to hear over phone the whizzing of bullets as the thrice-elected public representative’s life was Thursday, June 7th, 2018

UN Peace-keeping Mission

  The International Day for UN Peacekeepers is being observed on May 29 across the world including Bangladesh.   The purpose of observing the Day is: * to underscore the importance to maintain global peace; * to pay tribute to those who were/are involved in Thursday, June 7th, 2018

7 June and the Six Points

  There are, in the annals of history, certain defining moments in the evolution of nations. In Bangladesh’s case, such a moment came on February 5, 1966, when Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, general secretary of the East Pakistan Awami League, revealed in Thursday, June 7th, 2018

War is always extrajudicial

  If any legal body considers extra judicial killing to be legal and is not embarrassed to publicly declare it as a method of curbing crime we should consider it seriously.  Does it mean that crossfire killing has actually gained de Thursday, June 7th, 2018

From the Editor-in-Chief: An argument for forestry

  Forestry has an embryonic relationship with the environment and ecology; and 20 per cent or above area of the land mass of a country needs to be covered by forests for minimum environmental requirement. But more than that makes it Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Enayetullah Khan joins the Hague Summit

  Enayetullah Khan, Editor-in-Chief and Chief Executive of United News of Bangladesh (UNB) and Dhaka Courier, Board Member of AAID, joined the “Hague Summit for Accountability & Internet Democracy – Shaping an Internet of Values”, on May 31st 2018 in the Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Defence cooperation between Bangladesh and India

  The relations between Bangladesh and Indian armies began in 1971 when Indian soldiers and Bangladeshi Muktijodhhas (Freedom Fighters) fought shoulder-to-shoulder and shed blood together for the independence of Bangladesh. The first helicopters and ships for Bangladesh armed forces were provided Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
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