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    Mahfuz Anam

    Editor and publisher, The Daily Star

  • Clash between Police and Religious Fanatics in Bhola

    Lessons from Bhola

    We express our deepest sorrow at the loss of lives and regret the killings and injuries suffered by the people in Borhanuddin of Bhola. As a people we abhor violence and as such cannot but be sad at the loss of lives. However, we need to examine why this happened and if there is any lesson to learn for the government, the law enforcers and us as a society.
  • Buet student Abrar Fahad Murder

    Commentary: It’s culture of impunity that killed Abrar

    Whenever a gross violation of law occurs, such as Abrar’s killing, ruling party leaders sing in chorus “nobody is above the law” and that “law will take its own course.” The truth is there are people above the law in this country, and the law takes its due course only when there is a “green light”.
  • Bangabandhu's 44th death anniversary Today

    TRIBUTE: Every eulogy falls short

    Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, whose 44th death anniversary we observe today, stands tall among many heroes of history whose individual contributions have made their country and people great. However, as we delve deeper into what he did for us as a
  • Press Freedom

    ‘Praise Freedom’ is the new Press Freedom

    Press freedom was a fundamental pillar of modern civilisation. Nearly all countries, save the communist bloc and the dictatorial regimes, ensured special protection for the media in their constitutions.
  • Bangladesh High Court

    Requesting the SC to recall its ‘request’

    The reason we say that this “request” couldn’t have come from our Supreme Court judges is that the implication of the “request” is nothing short of death for court reporting. It will lead to shrouding of the judicial process and whatever goes on in the courts into the darkness of night forever depriving it of the “light” of public scrutiny.
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