It is promising that the number of female migrant workers from Bangladesh has increased from 37,304 in 2012 to 76,007 in 2014, even though overall migration of Bangladeshi workers has declined by 30 percent over the same period.
Another twist in the tale is that where previously Sheikh Hasina wanted to draw Khaleda Zia into elections on her terms, now it is the latter who is trying to draw the Prime Minister into calling a snap election.
In this tense environment of growing Islamophobia in the US, the New York mayor's decision most definitely signals a positive new direction.
We need to focus on the similarities that can unite, not the differences that tend to divide people.
With deep sadness I am wondering where the patriotic and valiant people are -- people like those who led the Language Movement and the Liberation War and did not hesitate to lay down their lives to achieve their goal.