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82pc youth uncertain of future, 63pc aimless

Despite an avowed economic development that satisfies 74 per cent of new generation, 82 per cent of Bangladesh youth are not optimistic about their future, reveals a Prothom Alo youth survey. Statistically, the country has attained over 6 per cent economic growth over the recent years, but such growth has failed to create jobs for […]

The Bangladesh government has decided to prohibit the production of films with other countries until the passing of a proper guideline. The decision was made at a meeting held between the Ministry of Information and film industry representatives on Sunday. The meeting proposed revising the existing guidelines over ‘joint production for the sake of the […]

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Before burning herself to death, Constable Halima Begum wrote a note revealing how her superiors had ignored an allegation of rape by a co-worker One would expect that members of the police force would be safe from all harm. But like all other women in Bangladesh, women working in the police force also face the […]

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As Bangladesh does not have an independent public prosecution service, there is no proper recruitement mechanism in place. The photo was taken recently Mahmud Hossain Opu The lack of an independent public prosecution service means the government can escape being accountable for its actions as well Unlike many countries in the world, public prosecutors in Bangladesh […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday reiterated her government’s determination to build modern and strong armed forces keeping pace with the world to safeguard country’s hard-earned independence and sovereignty. ‘We want to move keeping pace with the world, we don’t want our armed forces to lag behind in any field. Keeping this in mind we’re […]

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Photo:Rajib Dhar ‘Around 3:15am, they asked us to get up and sit down for Sehri, saying we must observe fast. I was heading towards toilet around 4:30am’ Hasnat Karim is the most talked-about name ever since the July 1 terrorist attack on Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan, Dhaka last year. Aiming to celebrate his daughter’s […]

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NO TO HATRED & VIOLENCE; YES TO PEACE & PROSPERITY           F R Chowdhury   The word “ISLAM” means peace. Islam does not support violence. The killing of any human being is a crime. It is a sin for which everyone will be ultimately answerable to Allah, the creator of the universe and human being. […]

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According to one intelligence report, at least 38 Bangladeshis have travelled through various countries to reach Syria and join the IS There have been a number of reports of Bangladeshis, both locals and expatriates, joining the terrorist group Islamic State over a period of about three years. Some have travelled straight to Syria to join […]

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Kim James (foreground) and her younger sister, Anne. Courtesy of the James Family The Silence of the Lambs Are Protestants concealing a Catholic-size sexual abuse scandal? The New Republic, July 2017 By Kathryn Joyce June 20, 2017 It was a hot day in July, a Saturday afternoon, and Kim James was bored. Her older sisters […]

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The Rapid Action Battalion yesterday arrested a garment factory owner who it claimed is a Majlish-e-Shura (policy-making body) member of JMB’s “Sarwar-Tamim Group” and also a major fund provider for the banned militant outfit. A Rab-11 team arrested Imran Ahmed, 37, managing director of Jim Tex Linkage Industries Limited, and his accomplice Shamim Mia, 29, […]

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Dyeing and washing factories at Shyampur Kadamtali polluting Buriganga. Photo: Prothom Alo.  Dhaka’s river Buriganga is being polluted by washing and dyeing factories, according to the Department of Environment. A report of the department back in 2015 shows a total of 60,000 cumecs untreated affluents pour into the Buriganga river. Out of that, 22000 cumecs […]

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ADANI FILES – GGI EDITORIAL TEAM SHORT HISTORY OF A DANGEROUS CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION Environmental Justice Australia and Earth justice have compiled a detailed report called the Adani Files that summarizes the mining giant Adani’s track record, based on publicly available evidence and research into hundreds of court documents. They show that Adani are, at their […]

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