Risha's death painful

Arrest the killer, punish severely

We are deeply disturbed by the death of Suraiya Akter Risha who was stabbed to death by a stalker at the entrance of her school. It is

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Different approach needed

Rescheduling policy not helping loan recovery

Influential and wilful defaulters were continually taking advantage of the loan rescheduling policy by pressurising banks to reschedule their troublesome loans on flimsy grounds. This impedes on banks' ability to recover loans, increasing their likelihood of becoming irrecoverable long-term according to the findings of the Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management study.

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Syed Mansur Hashim
Syed Mansur Hashim

Management of LP cylinders

Very day, we see news of a CNG-driven vehicle or Liquefied Petroleum (LP) cylinder used in households bursting and most recently, the explosion that rocked at the Di-Ammonium Phosphate (DAP) plant in Chittagong that caused release of toxic substances into the surrounding areas and atmosphere.

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Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Reviving arms control in Europe

European security, to the surprise of many, is under threat once again. So, once again, Europe's security must top our political agenda.

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Professor M. Shah Alam
Professor M. Shah Alam

Some international norms

It is not unusual for a lower riparian country to have problems with the upper riparian country over the use of water of an international river. Such problems in varying degrees exist in many parts of the world.

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Mahbubur Rahman
Mahbubur Rahman

Making best use of old Central Jail area

The recent controversy with the land use of the would-be-abandoned central jail area shows how short our memory is collectively. It has been almost 100 years since the issue was raised and resolved in 1917 in favour of creating an urban park on the freed land.

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Md. Khalequzzaman
Md. Khalequzzaman

The utility of Farakka Barrage?

The recent proposal by Bihar's Chief Minister Mr. Nitish Kumar to demolish the Farakka barrage caught attention both in Bangladesh and India. Many environmentalists in India are giving a thumbs up to the proposal while also raising concerns about potential damage to river ecosystems should such demolition of the barrage actually take place. Environmentalists in Bangladesh, on the other hand,

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Eresh Omar Jamal
Eresh Omar Jamal

The tragedy in Yemen

While the slaughter of Yemenis continues, the world remains silent in response to their screams. Why is that? Has the world lost its senses, especially to feel the sufferings of the tormented? In an alleged effort to defeat the Houthi rebels, a coalition of Arab states led

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Ali Riaz
Ali Riaz

Terrorist mastermind: Dead or alive?

The killing of Tamim Chowdhury, the alleged 'mastermind' of the terrorist attack on July 1 at Holy Artisan Café in Dhaka and the failed bomb attack at Sholakia on July 7, is a breakthrough in the ongoing counter-terrorism efforts in Bangladesh. Chowdhury was identified as the key planner of these attacks and according to the ISIS propaganda magazine; he was 'the Emir' of the Bangladesh chapter of the Islamic State.

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Nahela Nowshin
Nahela Nowshin

Waiting for a medal at the Olympics

Bangladesh, once again, returned empty-handed from the Olympics this year, retaining its title of the “most populous country of never

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Letters

5-year Indian visa

We are glad to learn that the government of India is seriously considering issuing five-year multiple visas to Bangladeshi senior citizens (those above 65 years of age). We wholeheartedly welcome and greet the move. We suggest that males above 65 years of age and

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Olympics--not the ultimate measure of success

Is performing well the ultimate measure of success? Just take a glimpse at the Rio Roll of Honour. While the top half of the list comprises

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Ensure quality education

58,276 examinees obtained Grade Point Average (GPA)-5 in this year's HSC exam. I congratulate all who passed but I am concerned

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TMC needs strong local units

Trinamool Congress (TMC) has made significant electoral success in the Eastern Indian state of West Bengal under the leadership of Chief

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“For not wearing pyjamas!” (August 24, 2016)

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