Commentary

The Wild West for Wildlife

Crime related to the country’s stock of wildlife is rampant   Wildlife crimes in the country are on the alarming rise as the authorities concerned are unable to ensure punishment to the offenders, what experts and officials attribute to the weakness of Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Japan facing odds of article 9 of the constitution

Captivatingly as much as necessary, Japan is now seriously faced with the load and odds of the Article 9 of the constitution, a clause in the National Constitution of Japan outlawing war as a means to settle international disputes involving Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Getting past the crisis

Recent developments in economy underscored a remarkable turnabout in the global economy since the financial crisis.  Six years ago, the U.S. was in financial panic, Europe was seen largely as an innocent bystander and China as an engine for a Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

My friend Shehabuddin

“Weep not for me Lament no more I am not lost But gone before”   The news of Ambassador K.M. Shehabuddin’s death has come as a shock to us. It was not the time for his death – a good man and earnest fighter for Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: My sums are better than yours

Finance Minister A.M.A. Muhith has been at it again. Trashing his former employers that is. Alongside, for good measure, their partners. Before coming back to take the position of the senior-most as well as most important position in Prime Minister Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Bangladesh’s welcome return to ballots

Campaign posters calling for votes are new arrivals in the capital city, Dhaka and the port city of Chittagong. The posters, hanging from ropes stung across the streets, are black-and-white conforming to the election code of conduct. Workers and supporters Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Healthier than thou

7th April was the World’s Health Day and it marked the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948.   Each year the WHO declares a theme of the Day for its observance.  In 2015,  the theme is food safety.  When Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Joining the AIIB or not: Japan faces a big dilemma

When the Chinese government disclosed for the first time in October 2013 the idea of establishing a regional bank to help financing the projected huge amount of infrastructure funding, not many countries had taken the idea very seriously. However, as Saturday, April 18th, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: For sanity’s sake

Despite the BNP-led opposition alliance’s call to oborodh - the transport blockade aimed at disrupting physical communication between the country’s major urban and strategic centres - still being in place, events this past week may well be taken to signal Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Art of War

Artist Biren Shome’s book on Bangladeshi artists’ contribution to the Liberation War of 1971   It’s not often you come across artists writing on artists. Painters especially, tend to be retiring sorts who most of the time, would much rather have their Thursday, April 9th, 2015
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