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  • BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia

    Implications of Khaleda's imprisonment

    It was a surreal situation not witnessed in recent times in this country.

  • February 8th verdict may cut both ways for BNP

    February 8 may well dictate the course of the country's politics with the national election round the corner. The verdict on a long-

  • Does world peace stand a chance?

    The fears expressed very soon after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th US President is gradually coming to pass.

  • Why rubbish anything critical?

    In what resembled a now-familiar Trumpian outburst, the finance minister binned a report of the Independent Review of Bangladesh's Development (IRBD), a review of the country's development produced by the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD).

  • Police Week: Between reforms and rituals

    Ritualistically every year, a week is set aside in the month of January for observing as the Police Week. I use the word “ritualistically” deliberately, since except for the parade and general “durbar” with the PM, very little palpable seems to happen during the seven days

  • Genocide next door and the pontiff's moral dilemma

    The Pope has returned after two significant visits to the region. The countries he graced his visit with are the ones that are in international limelight and for the same reason—Rohingyas.

  • How fruitful can it be?

    The two days of talks between Bangladesh and Myanmar commenced yesterday, whose outcome was not known till going to press. However, while the current talks revolve only around repatriation of Rohingyas, the wider aspect of the issue is being overlooked.

  • Let the political rival pick up the gauntlet

    It is good to see the BNP in the political arena after a period of hibernation. So far it has been a one-sided affair with the AL hogging the political show or whatever of politics we have in the country.

  • We have the law, but where is the order?

    For everyth-ing that goes wrong, or for everything that seems to be out of order, we unhesitatingly blame the state

  • Rohingya crisis

    Rohingya problem is neither a border nor a law and order issue

    And yet the approach of the government has demonstrated exactly that. The home ministry's statement to the media stated that the purpose of the minister's recent visit to Burma was to attend a meeting on cooperation between Bangladesh and Myanmar on border and security matters.

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