Commentary

Syed Ashraf bounces back to Hasina’s grace

It was like a revolving door. No sooner had Syed Ashraful Islam, known as a trusted aide of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, had been shown the exit door out from the Cabinet then he had been invited in. The Awami Thursday, July 30th, 2015

COP21: ‘Bangladesh a bridge between developed and developing nations’

Philippe Zeller, French Ambassador-at-Large for Climate for Asia-Oceania, recently visited Bangladesh and listened to Bangladeshi views through his extensive interactions with stakeholders here. Dhaka Courier’s AKM Moinuddin sat down with Zeller, during a cimate workshop at French Ambassador Sophie Aubert’s Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Diplomacy succeeds to clinch historic nuclear agreement

The nuclear pact on 14th July with the US and other powers is labelled as historic agreement because observers say that it is likely to change the dynamics of politics in the region. It was hailed by Iran, the United Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Two plus Two = 4

Dear Eternity,   The best thing I saw last week was a rabbit who refused to go away though I was within three feet. I asked, was it happy, did it get its food, did it have babies? The rabbit stared at Thursday, July 30th, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: Running on empty

It is deplorable that residents of Dhaka, the once proud capital of Bangladesh, should be without running water for two months at a stretch - including the entire month of Ramadan that is now drawing to a close, and most Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Minus Khaleda no plus for Hasina

Starting from the January 5, 2014 parliamentary elections BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has made some crucial tactical mistakes in her battles against her archrival Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. First of all, Khaleda should not have boycotted the vote leaving the Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Vindicating the rights of varsity teachers

The distinguished Bengali author Syed Mujtaba Ali wrote a short story named ‘Padotika’ (Footnote) in which he painted a gloomy picture of how the teachers were living under most appalling conditions in British India. The abolition of the Toll  and Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Why Bangladesh needs the Ganges Barrage

Very few people in Bangladesh are aware of the importance of the Ganges Barrages in Bangladesh while they are aware of the adverse effects of the Farakka Barrage in the country. Although the project was reportedly considered in 1978, the Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Eid in Bongaon

Eid Mubarak everyone. In our days in the 60’s Eid began with touching the feet of the elders at home in respect. It’s this voice from childhood from Bongaon, a small village in Hobiganj, (Sylhet).   On the night of the Ramadan’s Thursday, July 16th, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: Looming urban crisis

With its fast-paced economic growth and rapid expansion of its cities, Bangladesh produced an urban crisis, one that is marked by the lack of adequate infrastructure and growth management as well as by sharp social divisions that are starkly etched Saturday, July 11th, 2015
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