Commentary

Why is Labour not working in the UK?

British prime minister David Cameron has confounded pollsters,  pundits and even himself  by winning a sensational second five-year term in office, this time with a majority for his Conservative party to form a government with 331 seats (326 necessary for Thursday, May 21st, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: Not a moment too soon

The ratification by both houses of the Indian parliament of the India-Bangladesh Land Boundary Agreement that has been pending since 1974 comes at a time when relations between the two countries were in need of a fillip. Ever since the Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Can Hasina make the police act humanely?

Alone and terrified the young girl was isolated from dozens of other protesters. Realizing that she was in trouble the helpless girl tried to hide behind a roadside tree. At that stage she looked like a deer surrounded by a Thursday, May 14th, 2015

A promise whose time has come

India fulfilled one promise with regard to the Land Boundary Agreement and hopefully the Teesta Water Agreement will follow. The implementation of the  two Agreements are very important for Bangladesh people to measure up India’s  obligations toward Bangladesh since 2011.   Bangladesh Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Statesmanship: Case of Bangladesh

Dearth of statesmen in a political party may be minimized for a while but poverty of statesmen can barely be minimized for a long to keep pace and rhythm with time, space and dimension in national, bi-lateral, regional and international Thursday, May 14th, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: A responsibility to be discerning

One’s attention is drawn to the discomfiting similarities between two separate claims of responsibility that we heard this past week, from two supposedly rival militant organisations, over two very different incidents that took place at two different times, in two Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Mayors must rise above election scars

The controversy centring the April 28 city corporation elections has started petering out. Notwithstanding the questions about the fairness and credibility of the voting it is time that the new mayors in Dhaka South, Dhaka North and Chittagong get down Thursday, May 7th, 2015

When the ground shakes

A big earthquake occurred in Nepal on 25th April whose epicentre was 35km east south east of Lamjung in Nepal and its magnitude was said to be 7.9 on the Richter scale, the United States Geological Survey said. Any earthquake Thursday, May 7th, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: Time to step up our prep

I don’t recall the last time, if ever, that earthquakes, no matter how small or harmless, were felt on three consecutive days in Bangladesh. Dhaka, our teeming capital, one of the world’s largest cities in terms of the sheer amount Thursday, April 30th, 2015

BNP sinks further

Barely four hours into the voting Khaleda Zia’s opposition party withdrew its support to its mayor candidates in Dhaka and Chittagong. The dramatic but not-so-surprising move from the Bangladesh Nationalist Party succeeded in making Tuesday’s city corporation elections controversial. But Thursday, April 30th, 2015
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