Child brutalised once again!

The aberration must stop

Yet again, we are confronted with the appalling news of 12-year-old boy tied to a tree and beaten mercilessly by more than one person, apparently as 'punishment for theft'.

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Shocking student behaviour in SUST

Address the causes

Every new day the Chhatra League's excess, it seems, takes a new dimension. Last Sunday, some unruly members of the student body assaulted some teachers of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology who were staging a sit-in demanding the resignation of the university's Vice Chancellor.

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Opinion

Syed Mansur Hashim

VYING FOR SOME PERSIAN PIE

China is set to reap the windfall of the post-nuclear deal scenario with Iran. Indeed if one looks at Chinese engagement with Iran during the standoff between Washington and Tehran over the last few years, it is understandable why Beijing threw its weight behind a diplomatic solution to the nuclear issue.

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Biru Paksha Paul
Biru Paksha Paul

Why is Singapore a model nation?

Within 50 years since its independence, Singapore set a bar which many countries cannot achieve in a hundred years. Inheriting a tiny piece of land and a poor community of inhabitants, the leadership under Lee Kuan Yew, understood that the nation would need to make the best use of its geographic advantage.

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Mozammel H. Khan

Should our professors 'hang' themselves?

As I write this piece, a picture of a stunned Professor Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, drenched in rain, after an assault on a teachers' demo at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) on August 30 has gone viral, thanks to social networking sites and the media.

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Md. Fosiul Ahsan and Zahid Al Amin

Celebration of the third gender

Hijras or transgenders have a special place in South Asian history as semi-sacred people and this culture prevails in India, some parts of Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

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Dr Fahmida Khatun
Dr Fahmida Khatun

Green growth in poor countries: Burden or benefit?

Global development path has been based on the philosophy of accelerating growth by way of burning fossil fuels.

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M.J. Akbar

HELL ON EARTH

When dust makes a story, there will be dust storms in the air. It is easy enough to blame media, but the media will travel only so far as public interest takes it. If there were no readers, there would be no story.

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Shazia Omar

PROTECT THE POOREST

Technology is not the panacea to all ailments in the fight against poverty but it certainly can improve the efficiency of large-scale programmes and should be applied to benefit the poorest.

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Letters

The 'Clean up Dhaka' initiative

We are grateful to the young volunteers (from University of Japan) who have taken up matters into their own hands for cleaning up Dhaka.

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Another power plant in Rampal!

When people from all over the country are protesting vehemently against the construction of Rampal Power Plant near the Sundarbans, we are aghast at the news that the government is going to set up another 1,320 megawatt plant next to the current project.

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COMMENTS

The government should have a comprehensive plan to bring about gender equality at the grass root levels. That should take care of the problem of child marriage.

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Ban on cow export

The BSF has been directed by the Indian home minister to stop the smuggling of cows to Bangladesh so that the price of beef goes up and the people of Bangladesh stop eating beef.

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Remove billboards from the city

Nowadays, it seems that Dhaka has turned into a 'city of billboards' from the previously known 'city of mosques.'

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PROTECT THE POOREST

Technology is not the panacea to all ailments in the fight against poverty but it certainly can improve the efficiency of large-scale programmes and should be applied to benefit the poorest.

Is the Renminbi ready to go global?

Pressure from the IMF suggests that, with time China will indeed move towards a more open capital market. But that creates other challenges for Asia's largest economy.

Opinion: Is there a need for another ONLINE POLICY?

To enjoy the protection of the law, and to be treated in accordance with law, and only in accordance with law, is the inalienable right of every citizen, wherever he may be, and of every other person

When emotions defy market logic

ACCORDING to a report published by SKYTRAX, a UK based consultancy firm, Bangladesh's national carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines is one of the worst airlines of the world. Biman, alongside 20 other

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