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Good ideas gone bad

Nizamuddin Ahmed Ershad Shaheb perhaps had a Maoist idea when after seizing power in 1982 he proposed, ordered and then displayed what he and his cohorts …

How to make it easier for the Rohingyas

Abdullah Shibli  Winter is coming, and the now more than 620,000 Rohingyas living temporarily in …

The great commuter emancipation

How long before Dhaka stops moving completely? My relationship with this great city of ours is derived from…

LET US DETERMINE OUR PRIORITY

LET US DETERMINE OUR PRIORITY F R Chowdhury   Recently International Maritime Organization (IMO) concluded its Council and…

A sense of fear prevails

Sheepa Hafiza Hindu families, whose houses were burnt and vandalised at Thakurpara village of Rangpur, form human chains…

Genie, maybe I don’t want a foreign loan!

M A Taslim The annual income and expenditure of a nation rarely match. If income exceeds expenditure the nation lends out the surplus, and when expenditure exceeds income, the country…

Unesco recognizes Bangladesh’s shital pati as cultural heritage

The list identifies forms of expression that testify to the diversity of the intangible heritage…

“Ending the genocide is not profitable”

Naznin Tithi Dr Maung Zarni, a UK-based Burmese genocide scholar and human rights activist who campaigns…

World Soil Day: Two-fifths of arable land in Bangladesh lacks organic matter

‘Now the farmers produce even more crops in a single piece of land annually, which…

The right verdict

This is a landmark verdict because, despite the frequency of road accidents here in Bangladesh,…

The dream of a smart city

Our cities are rushing into the digital world, but are we prepared? The latest “smart…

A solution that will not save lives

IHAVE spent the past two days pouring over the real-life horror stories that have come…

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