Commentary

On course correction

There is nothing new in medical tourism by political leaders, as their health is one of the wild cards of history. It is not just the political leaders who go abroad for medical treatment, but also the privileged citizens do Thursday, August 13th, 2015

IGP should mind his own job

They say the deaf and dumb have no enemy. The coward wants us not to hear anything and not to speak our mind. If we had listened to the coward during our bloody War of Liberation instead of responding to Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Hiroshima Day – 70 years on

The 70th Hiroshima Day was observed on 6th August in Hiroshima in Japan and in other countries. In Japan, on this day, tens of thousands of people marked the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima   At 8:15am (2315 GMT), Thursday, August 13th, 2015

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
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