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19:39, Oct 12, 2019
No blanket ban on student politics
News of banning politics in the premier Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) has been widely welcomed, but one thought...
18:31, Sep 29, 2019
Now is the time to banish corruption
While editing the lead story of the newspaper that I work for, I came across a story reporting how two lower-level leaders of the ruling Awami...
18:45, Sep 20, 2019
“Weeding” of corrupt must go beyond Awami League
In an unprecedented but welcome move, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ordered the weeding out of corrupt people from her ruling Awami League. All good...
22:30, Sep 01, 2019
After “stranded Pakistanis,” stranded Rohingyas?
More than 300,000 Biharis, the Urdu speaking people who call themselves “stranded Pakistanis” have been living in camps in several districts since...
21:42, Jul 01, 2019
The “jungle society” killing that should not have happened
The CCTV footage of a young man being hacked to death by machete-weilding thugs in Barguna district did not only cross all levels of brutality, but...
19:02, May 02, 2019
Let’s not be overconfident about “no” terror threats
It is pleasing to hear our country’s senior terror fighters say that they were hopeful that Bangladesh did not have any threat from any kind of...
22:06, Apr 16, 2019
When this abuse of women will stop?
News of rape incidents is becoming common, but why is it so? Are soft Bengali minds turning cruel and if so, why? We silently observe that an...
23:45, Apr 10, 2019
From the beauty of green and silence to “horribilisation”
It was after several years that I was in the Sunderban Forests, the world heritage mangrove forest, some time ago. I had forgotten what was the...
20:09, Mar 27, 2019
NZ and Christian radicalism
Religion is a book for a peaceful world order. Every religion preaches peace and love. However, the mosque killings in New Zealand and the hammer...
16:24, Mar 07, 2019
Bangabandhu — the man and historic Mar 7 speech
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s fiery speech of Mar 7, 1971, not only gave birth to Bangladesh, saved many from imminent...
00:23, Feb 10, 2019
Police can change the face of Bangladesh if they quit “addictions”
The police week has brought forward issues like “addictive” corruption and non-performance by the men and women responsible to protect us. But even...
20:26, Jan 22, 2019
RMG: The labour that should not be lost
Two things led me to write this piece. The first concerns the time when a younger neighbour asked me to join him in setting up a garment making...
21:53, Jan 14, 2019
Government on the move with a tough PM
The newly elected Awami League government is on the move, with a reassuring indication that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will firmly ensure the...
16:44, Jan 07, 2019
Elections: The world view and a BNP in ICU
Bangladesh’s 30 December 2018 elections that brought an equally historic win for Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who is my only guardian as well as...
16:20, Jan 01, 2019
Polls and Oikya Front: The conspiracies which failed!
As we heaved a sigh of relief after the voting ended, happily with the lowest level of pre-poll and poll-day violence, Bangladeshis got the best...
16:37, Dec 26, 2018
Armed forces: Keep them above all controversy
The Bangladesh armed forces — army, navy and the air force — are now our pride. They must not be dragged into any kind controversy as that...
00:19, Dec 21, 2018
In election youths are the trump card, BNP quiet on war crimes trial
The two major political parties – the Awami League of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party of Khaleda Zia – have...
20:12, Dec 15, 2018
Peace or violence in elections
As I write this piece at least two people have been killed in pre-election violence in Bangladesh, but festivity still prevails, even though...
19:11, Dec 06, 2018
News from Dhaka — it’s peace
In recent weeks, my foreign friends have been asking me how is the situation in Bangladesh where general elections will be held soon? Why this...
19:43, Nov 28, 2018
Fight for nomination, but why enter ‘dirty politics?’
The fight for getting nominated for the next general elections gave us hope that the process would not be scuttled as per many rumours, but one may...
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