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  • Badiuzzaman Bay

    The writer is a member of the editorial team at The Daily Star.

  • Rivers need more than a legal status

    Rivers are no longer just rivers bound only by the laws of nature. The High Court has recently given a verdict awarding the status of “living entities” to the country's rivers in a bid to protect them and raise awareness of their importance.
  • The sins of our daughters

    Who among us, if we were parents of a daughter, would not want to protect her from the perils of our world? Who among us does not
  • Four takeaways from the 2018 election

    The 11th parliamentary election of Bangladesh will go down in history as the election of simultaneously many firsts and many contrasts. Billed as the country's first “participatory” election in a decade, it gave the incumbent Awami League a landslide victory—and reduced its arch-rival BNP, once again, to irrelevance. While an Awami League win was largely
  • A citizen's 'manifesto' on the Election Day

    Two parties have ruled Bangladesh for most of its 47-year-old life since the independence and one of these parties will form the
  • Poll Violence: Who will bell the cat?

    Since the campaign season for this month's election began on December 10, news headlines were dominated by violent clashes in
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