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17:25, Dec 13, 2019
Suu Kyi’s human rights defender image under scanner
The Gambia or in some ways Bangladesh has taken not only Myanmar, but also Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to the International Court of Justice...
16:45, Nov 28, 2019
Do not budge to transport strikers
Unhappy about time extension of the new transport law’s implementation? No. However, any possible dilution of some of the important clauses...
13:43, Nov 21, 2019
The unique “games” people play
The games some people play here are unique and ugly. These games are created here indigenously and only they and their likes can play. The games...
17:20, Oct 29, 2019
Sajeeb Wazed’s “conspiracy” warning should be heeded
Bangladesh, in the grip of a very unusual situation over the crack-down on corruption, has been hit by incidents which appeared to be planned....
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...
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290 return home to Australia
Third charter flight for US citizens to return home
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