Opinion

August 3, 2018
August 3, 2018

Can Imran be his own man?

The Western press by and large has called the elections in Pakistan “staged managed”—meaning the military had a hand in it.

July 20, 2018
July 20, 2018

Dhaka: Where will it go from here?

Dhaka, once the Venice of the East by virtue of being surrounded by four ebullient rivers, is now an urban behemoth. In our university days, going home on a long vacation, we would be literally...

July 13, 2018
July 13, 2018

In apocalyptic breach of Hippocratic Oath!

Last week has been a happening spell, in an untoward sense, for the public health landscape. From Chittagong to Khulna to Rangpur, a litany of serious lapses, irregularities and unauthorised...

July 6, 2018
July 6, 2018

Of conflict of interest and public accountability

People in high places are privileged with getting away with minor indiscretions, especially in a developing country.

June 22, 2018
June 22, 2018

BNP LEADERS' INDIA TRIP

A three-man BNP delegation's visit to New Delhi on June 3-10 has raised more questions than provided answers for. This trip was led by Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, member of BNP National...

June 15, 2018
June 15, 2018

Peace anywhere seeks peace everywhere

Sir Winston Churchill, with his superbly imaginative and insightful mind, once said something like this: “Jaw-jaw is better than war-war.” That means use vitriol, threats, intimidation, even go eye...

June 8, 2018
June 8, 2018

Can't they get a better deal?

It may appear as though we are looking for a sledgehammer to crack a walnut, but believe me, it's not as funny as that. It is actually a desperate disease calling for a desperate remedy.

June 1, 2018
June 1, 2018

From a high moral ground to a high legal perch

That Bangladesh offered a safe haven to close to a million Rohingya refugees fleeing wholesale persecution from Myanmar put Dhaka on a high moral pedestal.

May 18, 2018
May 18, 2018

Stampede deaths: Martyrs of mismanagement

We are not even five days into the pall of gloom cast by the alms-giving incident at Satkania, Chittagong causing nine deaths, mostly

May 11, 2018
May 11, 2018

What is Trump up to?

The US President Donald Trump in a dramatic move has withdrawn from the Iran nuclear deal ahead of the deadline set for May 12. True to his hell-bent attitude to abandon the deal spearheaded by his...