Opinion

September 20, 2018
September 20, 2018

The rise of the super rich

A recent report that says Bangladesh has had the highest rise in its ultra wealthy population, surpassing any other country in the world, may have taken many by surprise.

September 12, 2018
September 12, 2018

A curious case of 'extortion'

The way Mozammel Hoque, a road safety campaigner, was arrested was hardly normal. A complaint was filed with the police by “a transport labour leader” accusing him of demanding extortion....

August 21, 2018
August 21, 2018

A devastating assault on our national security

The August 21, 2004 grenade attack on an Awami League rally, targeting the-then opposition leader Sheikh Hasina and top party leaders, marked possibly the most devastating assault on our national...

August 10, 2018
August 10, 2018

How an unrestricted press could help assuage violence

There's an increasing inclination, both globally and domestically, among those in power to impede the media.

August 2, 2018
August 2, 2018

An uneven battlefield

Among all ruling party-backed candidates in the three-city elections, Khairuzzaman Liton, in Rajshahi,

July 14, 2018
July 14, 2018

What does the US-China trade war mean for Bangladesh?

Professor Shakhawat Ali Khan, a veteran journalism professor at Dhaka University, often invokes a Second World War-era story in his classes to make his students realise just how important...

June 25, 2018
June 25, 2018

The race between 'development' and 'justice'

A politician for nearly four decades, Hasan Uddin Sarkar, the opposition candidate in the Gazipur mayoral election, is well aware of the odds against him.