Decisive victory of Mamata

An opportunity to strengthen ties

Mamata Banerjee has proven how a committed leader can sweep the polls against veteran rival, the Communist Party (Marxist-

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Radicalised Bangladeshis in Singapore

Crucial need for bilateral cooperation

We take the developments regarding Bangladeshis' involvement in terrorism in Singapore very seriously, for though the

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Opinion

Brig Gen Md Abdul Hakim Aziz (retd)
Brig Gen Md Abdul Hakim Aziz (retd)

Kudos to our soldiers

As the UN prepares to celebrate the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on May 29 this year, Bangladesh will be

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Mahmood Hasan
Mahmood Hasan

Of Triumphs and Losses

State Assembly Elections were recently held in five states of India – Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala, Assam, and Puducherry. Let us look at West Bengal and Assam – two bordering states of Bangladesh.

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Shafiq Rahman
Shafiq Rahman

Breaking the Backbone

It’s cliché to say that education is the backbone of a society, but sometimes it's imperative that we remind ourselves of the

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Muhammad Nurul Huda
Muhammad Nurul Huda

The fuss about ISIS and what we need to do

The murders of bloggers, intellectuals, priests, academicians, rights activists, and also persons of ordinary vocations committed by allegedly extremist groups...

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C. Rashaad Shabab
C. Rashaad Shabab

The price of non-governmental growth

It is well known that since the 1980s, Bangladesh has made astonishing progress on a wide variety of development indicators such as reducing the prevalence of extreme hunger and poverty...

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Carl Bildt
Carl Bildt

How the West was lost

If Obama can ensure the ratification of the TPP and bring the TTIP negotiations to a conclusion, he will have laid the groundwork for future progress. If he falls short on either task – or, catastrophically, fails on both – the world will face a far more uncertain future.

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Sebastian Groh
Sebastian Groh

A response to - Bringing electricity to more Bangladeshis

In May 25, The Daily Star, Bangladesh's leading English newspaper, published in print as well as online an opinion article by Bjorn Lomborg titled “Bringing Electricity to More Bangladeshis”.

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Pandora Hardtman
Pandora Hardtman

Women and newborns: The heart of midwifery

Midwives have helped women deliver babies since the beginning of history. We can find references to midwives in Arabic, Greek, Hindu and Islamic texts.

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Letters

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“Traffic goes haywire” (May 26, 2016)

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Make the price of salt reasonable

Just a few months ago, the price of refined salt was Taka 25 per kg. Now the price has gone up to Taka 35-40. What is the

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Begging rising

Begging is a serious problem in our country as it is. Unfortunately, the number of beggars seems to increase during the Holy

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The power of consumers

In developed countries when the price of a food item goes up, consumers do not buy it for a week or so and ultimately the price falls. Stores cut down the price, sometimes less than 50 percent, if it is a perishable item.

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COMMENTS

The government should make sure that the aid goes to the victims and not into the hands of local influential people.

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Mustafiz does Bangladesh proud

Mustafiz does Bangladesh proud

The debutant has proved to the world that much that he is a wily bowler, his stand-out simplicity has endeared him to people in IPL hosts India and elsewhere in the cricketing world.

What happens when living in the void?

What happens when living in the void?

Nothing comes from nothing” is a philosophical expression first argued by pre-Socratic Greek philosopher Parmenides.

Fallout from Narayanganj: Hope and Despair

Salim Osman might have put the last straw on the camel's back. His using of cheap, religious and communal sentiments of the people is absurdly wild and dangerous. It could wreak havoc on Narayanganj, and eventually on the whole country.

Next Halley's Comet

Next Halley's Comet

It is only befitting, that the first female vice-chancellor of this male majority university (surprisingly true for all engineering schools around the world) comes from the Department of Architecture. And it is not just a symbolic gesture that many gather to say farewell to Professor Khaleda Ekram on a soaking day at BUET campus.

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