Fear in Raozan minorities

The state must ensure their security

It is indeed disconcerting to see that the minorities living in Raozan area in Chittagong, once terrorised by Salahuddin Quader Choudhury, continue to still live in a state of fear of retribution.

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Rise in the number of female migrant workers

We have to ensure their safety

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.

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Opinion

Mohammad Badrul Ahsan
Mohammad Badrul Ahsan

The vicious circle of crime and punishment

Crime likens to math in the sense that some problems take longer time to solve, while many also remain hopelessly unresolved.

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Hissam Khandker

Which India is claiming to have been colonised?

This week a video upload of a debate at the Oxford Union Debating Society has been trending on the internet.

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Shah Husain Imam

A ceasefire between the battling Begums!

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.

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Lavina Ambreen Ahmed

Eid holidays on NYC school calendar: A historic decision

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.

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Brig Gen Shahedul Anam Khan ndc, psc (Retd)
Brig Gen Shahedul Anam Khan ndc, psc (Retd)

To 'kill' a political party!

A political party cannot be merely reactive to political events and even much less suffer from duality of command exacerbated by string pulling by the absentee landlord.

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Abdul Mannan

ADIEU APJ ABDUL KALAM: THE TEACHER

I could not think of a better way to pay tribute to the former president of India, late APJ Abdul Kalam than to quote the national poet of Scotland Robert Burns (Robbie Burns, died 1793).

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M. Jahangir Alam and Khurshida Begum

Easiest way to reduce arsenic from your rice

Millions of people (including infants) of our country may be affected by arsenic from rice and they do not know much about the sources.

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Letters

Electricity not at the cost of Sundarbans

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.

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COMMENTS

It's the most barbaric act a man can do.

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Hospital care in dire condition

Your editorial “Hospital care during Eid holidays” published on July 22 should be an eye-opener to the healthcare authority of Bangladesh.

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COMMENTS

SSF members have to be careful so that my security measures create no distance between me and the people.

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Roads or death traps?

In the post-Eid period of ten days, road accidents claimed 111 lives. During this time, buses remained crammed with passengers.

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Millions of people (including infants) of our country may be affected by arsenic from rice and they do not know much about the sources.

Reflection on Bangladesh's democratic governance

It is high time for all of us to accept our own mistakes that led us to the present state of play. Rather than transferring blame onto others, all the stakeholders must talk among themselves first,

Is social business the way forward?

A more relevant concern about social businesses is to do with the informational problem that may arise from their not being able to take full advantage of market signals in making decisions about

While We Travel

A few things are necessary when one travels: a reasonable, peaceful hotel, good shopping and food, fast transport, a quick guide to the list of must-see and must-do and of course, news from home.

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