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Elections, development and democracy

The flurry within the ruling party camp give the impression that there’s hardly a month left for the election, yet the leaders maintain they …

The dark side of Dhaka

The ingrained belief that wealth can solve all problems is what leads to youth’s corrupt …

Hang the father, maybe the grandfather too!

I am not a huge consumer of social media (FaceBook, Instagram, etc.). Since I live in 2017 I…

When in doubt bring Ershad out

You have to hand it to the former general/president. Nobody can really match the age-defying, flamboyant showstopper like…

Upholding the dignity of higher judiciary

Over the last year or so the executive and the legislative arms of the State appear to have…

What’s so “interesting” in Bangladesh today?

Interest-ingly, “interesting” is an English expression, which may hide one’s actual opinion about something one considers “interesting”. What I read in Bangladesh media recently is very “interesting” to me. Stories…

Let the press do its job

As a commu-nication for development professional, I have always had an interest in press freedom…

Independence from tokenism

We often lament, especially on days like our Independence Day, about how little our people…

Fighting radicalism without guns

‘We need to synchronise the syllabi of Qawmi and Alia madrasas with mainstream education. Besides,…

Economic growth, employment and wage

M A Taslim Macroeconomic performance of the economy of Bangladesh has been the subject of…

Do not give us the Awami Muslim League again

Syed Badrul Ahsan In the mid 1950s, the Awami Muslim League, having come upon the…

For peace at the border

Clearly, the Indian government does not want this kind of conflict to continue at the…

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