Study on child labour, child marriage

Despicable state of child rights in the country

It is worrying, to say the least, that more than 1.4 million children in Bangladesh do not or cannot attend schools, with an estimated 1 million children of the age 10-14 engaged in labour.

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End of 68 years of statelessness

Taste of real freedom at last

At long last an historical aberration related to the demarcation of land boundary between Bangladesh and India has been corrected.

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Today's Pick

Opinion

Md. Abdul Alim

For a credible electoral roll

Election Commission Bangladesh (ECB) has started updating electoral roll since July 25, 2015 which will continue up to February 10, 2016.

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Kuldip Nayar

Resentful Kashmiris

Kashmir has changed beyond recognition. In less than five years when I visited Srinagar last, the valley has become visibly anti-India.

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Dr. Abdullah Shibli

Climate Agreement in December: A Miracle in Paris?

Financing of the efforts to mitigate the climate-change effects and provide resources to the affected countries is an important element of the next international agreement. Progress on commitment of resources to fund climate projects has been, as expected, sluggish.

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Md. Harunur Rashid

We need an appropriate manpower export strategy

The government must also take immediate measures to finalise the proposed Comprehensive Migration Policy and the Overseas Employment Act to protect the rights of migrant workers.

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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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Letters

Wrong can't be allowed to stand

On May 5, 2015, Israel's High Court of Justice ruled to allow the army to demolish the entire village of Susiya and expel its residents, numbering around 340 men, women and children.

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“Spike in mob killing”

The above titled editorial published in your daily on July 27 caught my attention. Why has the situation come to such a state?

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COMMENTS

We are waiting to see the punishment of another war criminal.

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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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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

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.

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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