BCL factional clash and attack on journalists

Ruling party should put a brake on it

IT is disquieting to note that during a clash between two factions of Jahangirnagar University (JU) unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) three activists got injured and three journalists were assaulted.

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Benefits from safety net programmes

Nutritional awareness key

A two-year joint research carried out by the World Food Programme and the International Food Policy Research Institute has come up with some interesting findings on how to improve the benefits of safety net programmes (SSNPs) being run in the country.

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Nobel laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus

Opinion

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

Neither a big nor an elder brother be!

Bangladesh would like to see India as neither a big nor an elder brother but a gracious neighbour that delivers on its commitment.

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Ahmede Hussain

A Recipe for Disaster

A few days ago, a Garo woman was abducted from a busy street in Kuril in the capital while she was waiting for transport and was gang raped in a moving microbus.

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Amitava Kar

A human way to do business

I believe the division between social and conventional business is artificial and antiquated. All businesses are done by people and for people. All businesses are, therefore, social.

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Nader Rahman

The sickness of illegal immigrants

Bangladesh relies on its workers' remittances but is seemingly happy to turn a blind eye as to why half a million of them choose to leave the country every year and how the nearly eight million currently abroad are treated.

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Aasha Mehreen Amin
Aasha Mehreen Amin

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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Letters

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If they are engaged in militancy then it is right decision; but without proper investigation, it's not wise to ban any organisation.

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Teaching swimming in schools

In mid-March, many dailies reported that the government had decided to make swimming mandatory for all school children.

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John Nash's sudden demise creates a vacuum

We are shocked to know the news from media reports that Nobel laureate mathematician John Nash has been killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey, USA on May 24, 2015.

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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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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.

Flavia Agnes

"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

Nurjahan 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.

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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