World this week

  The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia’s capital killed 276 people with around 300 others injured, the country’s information minister said on October 16. In a tweet, Abdirahman Osman called the attack “barbaric” and said countries including Turkey Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Nation this week

  The High Court instructed the government on October 16 to block for six months the links and gateways of online “Blue Whale Challenge” game, which is blamed across the world for suicides among its players. In response to a writ Thursday, October 19th, 2017

The tide is not turning

  As the Rohingya crisis has unfolded, this newsweekly has mostly resisted the rather facile (bordering on infantile) calls for Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel Peace Prize to be revoked, or even criticising her in the strident tone that seems fashionable Thursday, October 12th, 2017

A mess in using space: Land zoning remains on paper only

  There is no contest against the allegation that land in a country where it is scarce resource is not being used properly, let alone the best use of it, in absence of effective regulation backed by prudent policy planning. What Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Rohingya Crisis: Can Bangladesh Meet the Challenges?

  The humanitarian crisis caused by the Myanmar authority’s ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyas has reached to extreme proportion. The Rohingya are turned into a stateless predominantly Muslim minority by the refusal of Myanmar to accept them as citizens living in Thursday, October 12th, 2017

The need to remain engaged

  International peace and security, these days, is facing many new and multidimensional challenges. In addition to poverty and conflicts, other emerging global issues such as climate change and natural disasters, outbreaks of new diseases, discrimination and persecutions, displacements – all Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Paypal in Bangladesh –a reality years in the making

  The wait is finally over. October 19 is the date when, after much speculation, trials and tribulations, Paypal will finally commence their operations in Bangladesh. This was confirmed by State Minister for ICT, Zunaid Ahmed Palak, who also told reporters Thursday, October 12th, 2017

World this week

Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business on Monday won the Nobel economics prize for documenting the way people's behavior doesn't conform to economic models that portray them as perfectly rational. As one of the founders Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Nation this week

  Police concluded ‘Operation Melted Ice’ on Monday (October 9) evening after Khadiza Akhter, younger sister of extremist suspect Nurul Islam Marzan, surrendered to the law enforcement agency along with her three children in Jessore. Nurul Islam Marzan was also a Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Pushing for a more equal world

  In today’s society, things have changed in many ways for women, with more and more girls joining outside jobs and launching their own business ventures. They are also joining politics braving all odds and obstacles, and making their marks. Even Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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