Commentary

From the Editor-in-Chief: Where angels fear to tread

Literally “pumped” to death. Never across my four decades of involvement in journalism would I have imagined seeing that headline. Yet that is indeed the unspeakable fate that befell a young boy in Khulna, 12-year-old Rakib. His name can now Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Reception for ambassador affirms US-BD ties

Cosmos Group Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief of Dhaka Courier and UNB Enayetullah Khan hosted a reception in honour of US Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Stephens-Bloom Bernicat at his residence on August 2.   A galaxy of eminent personalities including politicians, academics, diplomats, Thursday, August 6th, 2015

The heady taste of independence

No new country was born in the Indian subcontinent at the dawn of August. Yet thousands of people belonging to Bangladesh and India took to the streets, sang and danced and lit candles at the early hours of August 1 Thursday, August 6th, 2015

The Obama Doctrine

Usually a doctrine can be defined by signature characteristics by which a global leader articulates his/her policy which people can attribute to that leader.   The Monroe Doctrine is the best known U.S. policy toward the Western Hemisphere. Buried in a routine Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Celebration and Other Stories

Translations by: Masrufa Ayesha Nusrat Publisher: Shamabesh Books   In Celebration and Other Stories, wonderful tales age woven with threads of life in Bangladesh. The book is like a box of assorted chocolates. Masrufa Ayesha Nusrat has caught the essence of the stories, Thursday, August 6th, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: The days of the Tiger

World Tiger Day, that falls every year on July 29 under an initiative by 13 Tiger range countries where this majestic creature still roams freely in the wild, arrived this year bearing the most gutting news imaginable to a whole Thursday, July 30th, 2015

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
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