Prompt and sensitive handling of rape cases

Police must be held to account if they are prejudiced

Rights organisations have been protesting the insensitivity and sometimes discrimination shown by law enforcers when dealing with cases of sexual assault and rape.

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Why humiliate a teacher?

Lessons need to be learnt

The High Court has ordered a judicial probe against the upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) and the executive magistrate of Bhandaria of Pirojpur for their humiliating treatment of a teacher.

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Opinion

Analysis: Catching sex offenders, good job Rab

It is a rare sense of relief to note that the Rab has been able to arrest two men in connection with the gang-rape of a young Garo woman a few days ago.

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Rubana Huq

In Shame

I was originally planning to write on our Finance Minister's comments on the readymade garments industry being strong enough to return favours to the government.

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Praful Bidwai
Praful Bidwai

Modi's disastrous first year

When Narendra Modi arrived in New Delhi to be sworn in as India's Prime Minister, he flew in a private aircraft of the Adani Group - not a commercial flight or chartered plane.

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Nahela Nowshin

"Legislative and cultural change cannot come about separately."

Flavia Agnes, prominent Indian lawyer and co-founder and director of MAJLIS, India, speaks to Nahela Nowshin of The Daily Star on May 16 at the second forum of Gender, Justice and Religion held at Spectra Convention Centre in Dhaka.

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Kumar Murshid

She Power: A tribute to my mother Begum Nurjahan Murshid

In the relatively brief history of our nation, a few good women stand out as the torch bearers of women's empowerment and gender justice.

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Shakhawat Liton

Should fortune-seekers be punished?

In 2012 the Parliament criminalised human trafficking by enacting the Prevention and Suppression of Human Trafficking Act.

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Syed Mansur Hashim
Syed Mansur Hashim

Looming conflicts over water

The inability to access water due to deniability by another nation could potentially lead to conflict. Regional cooperation can lead to better planning and coming to terms on a pricing mechanism on water must become a priority issue for policymakers of countries in our region.

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Letters

Rebel poet's birth anniversary

On May 25, 2015, Bangladesh celebrated the 116th birthday of its national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.

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Plight of session jam at BRUR

Session jam has reached the worst level in Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur (BRUR). Students who got admitted in the session 2012-13 are now studying in 3rd semester (except one or two departments) when they are supposed to be in their 5th semester.

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Precautions to save the pitch from rain

The rainy season is on. The cricket match between Bangladesh and India will start in mid June 2015.

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Poor Bangladesh!

The song “Bishaw kobir sonar Bangla, Nazruler Bangladesh, Jibonanander rupashi Bangla, rooper jey tar neiko shesh' often comes to my mind and I feel very sad because the beauty depicted in the song does not exist anymore.

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The glut in real estate sector

A developer was telling me a few days back that they have almost finished construction of the apartments and are not being able to sell them.

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One year of the NDA Government

Internationally, Prime Modi comes across as a leader who can take bold decisions and has the parliamentary majority to see it through.

Don't forget the CHT

CHITTAGONG Hill Tracts (CHT) has been one of the most underdeveloped, deprived and backward areas of Bangladesh.

Analysis: Ban, an answer to Ansarullah?

Government’s ban on Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), an Islamist outfit blamed for the killings of two free-thinkers and bloggers in Dhaka and one in Sylhet in a span of only 75 days, came on the heel

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