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The tragedy of August 21

Remembering the mayhem of August 21, 2004, we have to agree that the horrendous crimes committed on that day have left an indelible impact …

What about the fourth estate?

Since the fall of the military dictator HM Ershad in the early nineties, Bangladesh has …

To cut or not to cut?

To cut or not to cut yield on national savings schemes (NSS)—that’s one headache our finance minister is…

A new threat to the Sundarbans

In yet another blow to the Sundarbans, the government has decided to approve all industrial structures currently operating in…

EC must work to gain credibility among citizens

We commend the Election Commission for initiating dialogues with the stakeholders although it is not legally obliged to…

Fight for indigenous rights in Bangladesh continues

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was adopted on September 13, 2007 at the 61st session of the General Assembly in the UN headquarters, New…

People want relief from pressure on nerves

There have been repeated hiccups in the continuation of Bangladesh’s governance and national politics. It…

SAVE OUR HEROES FROM OBLIVION

Major (retd) Ali Haider Ziauddin, a valiant freedom fighter, passed away recently. In 1971, he…

More than just a verdict

The “verdict” was already known to all of us; the appellate division of the Supreme…

Bangladesh’s energy sector can have a bright future

About 40 per cent of the people in Bangladesh remain outside the power grid coverage.…

Take the SC’s comments to heart

Given the fact that the current government has been able to effectively shut down all…

The Chilling Effect of Section 57

More than two dozen editors, journalists, teachers, social media users and free thinkers have already…

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