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Long trial a challenge in justice for Rohingyas
Sheikh Shahriar Zaman
The long trial proceedings against Myanmar on charges of mass genocide in the International Criminal Court will be a challenge in achieving justice...
Farmers fear for crops as water level in haors remain high
Himadri Shekhar Bhadra, Sunamganj
Farmers in Sunamganj are fearing for crops as the water levels in haors remain high due to heavy rain and navigational crisis of the rivers. Boro...
Diabetic patients on the rise
The number of diabetic patients is rising by 10,000 every year and according to the World Health Organisation, Bangladesh will be one of the list...
Women main victims of gender-based violence
Women are the main victims of gender violence in Bangladesh. Civil rights workers feel that while 96 per cent of women are victims of violence,...
Loan growth atrophy at private banks
Despite low bank loan rates, private sector entrepreneurs are apparently not interested in utilising the opportunity. In the last couple of years,...
Strategic approach stressed to control non-communicable diseases
Consuming fatty foods, food with sugar, smoking and mental pressure is among the reasons causing the rise of non-contagious diseases in the...
Muktijoddha Club caught in quagmire of aberrations
Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra had been mired in a plethora of vices, ranging from illegal gambling to selling of drugs to casinos....
Vague policy triggers online trade of sex pills
Md A Halim
The e-commerce policy does not specify what can or cannot be sold. This is enabling many e-commerce organizations to sell sexual...
IS cap origin remains a mystery
Amanur Rahman Roney
The Dhaka Metropolitan Police and prison authority have failed to unravel the mystery of the IS cap worn by a militant at court. The militant...
Special law needed for rapes
While many rape cases are lodged under children’s law, the accused are mostly adults. Therefore, confusion prevails as to which law will be...
Dengue patient record incomplete
The debate as to how many people were affected by Dengue in the country rages on. There are incongruities between the information provided by the...
Who is BNP's pick for Chattogram 8 by-polls?
Salman Tareque Sakil
The Election Commission (EC) has declared that Chattogram-8 by-election will be held on Jan 13, 2020. BNP will be contesting the seat, comprising...
Power price hike brings flak!
The hearing on the price hike of power has raised many questions. Consumers, traders and politicians claim that the Power Development Board (PDB)...
Armed groups in hill tracts outgun law enforcers
The armed groups in the hill tracts have all kinds of weapons from light to heavy and the masses of the hill tracts are hostages in their hands. In...
Teenage sex workers left out of HIV programs
As many as 18,000 teenagers in the country are involved in sex work and most of them are being left out of the HIV/AIDS prevention programs.The...
Stock market expected to slump after DSE loses Tk 4b capital
The stock market is feared to plummet once more after the Dhaka Exchange lost nearly Tk 4 billion in the capital this week.The market saw an upward...
Economic slump hits savings bond sales
The sale of savings bonds has fallen to touch Tk 8.22 billion this October. In the same period last year, this was Tk 44.16 billion. A Bangladesh...
Child marriage, teenage motherhood common in Kurigram
Ariful Islam, Kurigram
Hajera Begum was married by her family when she was in class seven. Within two years, she gave birth to twins. She is now 16 and her twin daughters...
Miles apart, two men kill wives the same way
Satkhira and Gazipur Correspondents
In a horrific coincidence, two men killed their wives and dumped the bodies in similar ways in Satkhira and Gazipur.In both cases, the men made...
Advance preparation for Dengue crucial
In the current year, a record number of people suffered from Dengue. Never before in Bangladesh so many patients have been admitted in hospitals...
Suu Kyi departs home for genocide hearings amid fanfare
DIG’s driver flexes muscle after hitting journo
Peloton 'wife' pops up in new advertisement
Three killed as bus collides with three-wheeler
35 killed in Delhi factory fire
President for coordinated work of Bench-Bar to fulfill people’s expectation
Democrats huddle to draft impeachment charges against Trump
UK's Johnson ahead but polls suggest majority might be tough
Refused land for school, authorities block road with wall
Hong Kong gears up for mass rally as government appeals for calm
One held over Rumpa murder
Two buses catch fire in Dhaka
Clash between AL factions at party's Ctg council
Diabetic patients on the rise
BNP's countrywide protests Sunday
DU to confer Bangabandhu with honorary doctorate
Inu calls to oust BNP, Jamaat from politics permanently
Migrants must be briefed on job contract before flying: Govt
New airplane economy seat makes easier to sleep
Curtain to rise on Bangabandhu BPL Sunday
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