‘Goom’ or enforced disappearance: Even one is one too many

  Even one missing person is too many. Isn’t it so – unless, of course, one prefers remain content with what the state’s top policeman has recently said. Media quoted the Inspector General of Police as saying, “Enforced disappearance, abduction and Thursday, December 14th, 2017

16th December: Recounting the glory of Victory Day

  “What is our aim?   Victory, Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror; Victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival” Sir Winston Churchill.   Basking in crisp winter sunlight of a mid-December day, Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Rohingya methodically raped by Myanmar’s armed forces

  The soldiers arrived, as they often did, long after sunset.   It was June, and the newlyweds were asleep in their home, surrounded by the fields of wheat they farmed in western Myanmar. Without warning, seven soldiers burst into the house and Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Sophia’s visit and Bangladesh’s robotic implications

  The recent visit to Bangladesh by the world’s first artificially intelligent robot from Hanson Robotics, Sophia, left everyone in awe, and often in splits, thanks to her artificial intelligence (AI), which was responsible for her quirky computational humour.   Everyone applauded when Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Joy puts kids first in IT education

  The government is planning to introduce the information technology education at primary level in future, said Prime Minister’s Information Technology (ICT) Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy. Joy said, a huge opportunity is waiting for network administrators and engineers in future. So, Thursday, December 14th, 2017

16th DIFF starts on January 12

  The ‘16th Dhaka International Film Festival’ (DIFF) will be held in Dhaka from January 12 to 20 in 2018. During the 16th DIFF 170 films from 60 countries will be screen. The festival will have a number of sections and Thursday, December 14th, 2017

World this week

  India's main opposition Congress party on December 11 elevated Rahul Gandhi, the scion of the country's most fabled political dynasty, as its president, preparing to challenge the dominance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of national polls in 2019. In Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Nation this week

  A Bangladeshi man with a homemade bomb strapped to his body set off an explosion at a New York commuter hub during rush hour on December 11, wounding himself and three others in what New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Diplomacy and papacy: How do the twain meet?

  [The essay analyses the challenges that Pope Francis confronted during his recent trip in an effort to defuse the tensions created by the Rohingya crisis between Myanmar and Bangladesh and also to draw the attention of the world to this Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Identifying Rohingya: Perplexing papal priority

  The dusts of Suhrawardy Udyan have settled down by now. The much-talked-about papal visit to Burma and Bangladesh has come to an end. The visit created quite a bit of furore both at home and abroad. The Vatican staunchly defended Thursday, December 7th, 2017
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