Rakhines driven off their country

Protect their land and lives

Reportedly, the Rakhine community in Bangladesh has been forced out of their homes over successive years, as a result of systematic oppression and land grabbing by influential quarters.

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Towards justice for victims of Tazreen Garments fire

A long awaited step taken

It is with relief that we receive the news of a Dhaka Court framing charges against 13 people in the Tazreen Garments Fire case that killed 112 workers on November 14, 2012.

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Opinion

Nasim Firdaus

Letter from QANATAR

When I received my marching orders for Egypt, I knew it was meant to be a punishment posting. Based on unsubstantiated allegations of supporting her opponent, the then Prime Minister had decided my fate; I was to go to oblivion.

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Larry Jagan

A misguided election campaign

Fear of angering the Buddhist nationalists – especially the Committee for the Protection of Nationality and Religion, which is better known by its Myanmar-language acronym Ma Ba Tha, which includes the outspoken monk Ashin Wirathu – convinced the party's leaders to exclude Muslims from their constituency list.

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Nizamuddin Ahmed

How Cow

When India denied us our much-needed legitimate river water, they succumbed to the West Bengal logic that water was in short supply across the border, but stopping migration of excess cows defies all rationality.

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Md. Rizwanul Islam

Wither BIMSTEC FTA

Many laypersons may not be aware that what is typically touted as a 'FTA' has often much less to do with free trade and more to do with preferential trade.

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Shah Husain Imam

Mother earth, wailing humanity, sacrificial lambs

Slovakia, the tiny republic in the middle of Europe has imparted a lesson that the high and mighty in a disordered world would do well

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Kuldip Nayar

Shadow of the 1965 war

Democracies celebrate Magna Carta, not war victory. Such actions only encourage Bonaparteism and, in no way, strengthen people's

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Nahela Nowshin

Dhaka's shameful waterlogging woes

Barely an hour's rainfall on the first day of September brought Dhaka city to a near collapse. Dhakaites all throughout the capital

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Letters

Bootstrapping SME business

Nowadays, SMEs hold a huge portion of total businesses in Bangladesh and it has been playing a great role in creating entrepreneurships.

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Salinity in coastal areas

By diverting the natural flow of rivers, our neighbouring country India has managed to stop the encroachment of salinity from sea waters.

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COMMENTS

DCC, RAJUK and WASA must be rewarded for this situation!

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Gas and power tariff hike

Recently, the government has decided to hike the price of gas and electricity. If this hike is implemented, it would be another blow to the lower and middle income people.

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COMMENTS

Well, it is not tolerable for the middle and low income people.

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VENICE the Menace

Perhaps it is nature crying due to the hike in power and gas tariffs. But all it takes is a daylong downpour and Dhaka is the new Venice

The rise and fall of “Bobby” Jindal

Two-term Governor of Louisiana, Piyush “Bobby” Jindal, the first Indian-American to be elected governor of a US state, is one of the 17

The lure of extremism

Muslim Bangladeshis living in the UK recently became a focus of interest to all Bangladeshis living home and abroad when the news of some young Muslims of Bangladeshi origin joining the so-called

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