Opinion

August 5, 2020
August 5, 2020

Kajol may have been found, but justice is still missing

Over 120 days have passed since photojournalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol, also the editor of The Daily Pokkhokal, went missing after leaving his office on the evening of March 10.

July 13, 2020
July 13, 2020

How three economic impacts of Covid-19 could spell danger for Bangladesh

In mid-June, the IMF in a country focus report on Bangladesh said that the economic impact of Covid-19 has most notably been felt in three main areas: a fall in remittances; a decline in RMG...

July 2, 2020
July 2, 2020

Bangladesh’s struggles with money laundering

In his address to a seminar on “National Strategy for Prevention of Money Laundering and Combating Financing of Terrorism 2019-2021” in November 2019, Finance Minister Mustafa Kamal said that it is...

June 5, 2020
June 5, 2020

The Toxic Legacy of 1967 Six-Day War

Today, June 5, marks the 53rd anniversary of the 1967 war between Israel and its Arab neighbours Egypt, Jordan and Syria. In the six days of conflict, Israel captured the Sinai and Gaza Strip from...

May 18, 2020
May 18, 2020

Reducing the digital divide is vital, so is producing responsible citizens

During a Joe Rogan podcast a year ago, Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla Inc., audaciously said that many human beings alive today have already become “cyborgs”.

March 21, 2020
March 21, 2020

The different narratives ‘out there’ on how COVID-19 originated

In 1968, one of the United States’ top scientists, Dr Gordan JF MacDonald, who was a member of the President’s Science Advisory Committee and the President’s Council on Environmental Quality, wrote:

March 14, 2020
March 14, 2020

Is Bangladesh’s economy ready to withstand these external shocks?

The US Federal Reserve in a statement on March 4 warned that the coronavirus outbreak, which has already disturbed travel and access to goods worldwide, could cause further disruptions in the...

February 27, 2020
February 27, 2020

Do we need a uniform admission test in universities?

The announce-ment on January 23 that a uniform admission test will be held for all public universities starting next year had stirred a big debate. Even university teachers seemed divided over the...

December 12, 2019
December 12, 2019

How likely are the Rohingyas to get justice?

Made stateless by Myanmar in 1982, the Rohingyas have been left vulnerable to waves of violence at the hands of the Burmese army as part of a “clearing” programme that began in the 1970s.

November 29, 2019
November 29, 2019

While Palestinians remain silenced, we must become their voice

November 29 marks the darkest day in history for the people of Palestine, for it was on this day in 1947 that the United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 181 (II) to end the British...