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Eden College principal believes solutions to students’ 'mistakes' is in 'counselling'

Tamanna Jasmine Riva and Razia Sultana, president and general secretary of the BCL's Eden Mohila College unit, were accused of hall seat trading, extortion, "blackmailing students into carrying out unethical activities," and torture. There were also issues regarding the other faction of BCL.

World Press Freedom Day: Speak now or forever hold your tongue

Essentially, if someone expresses a critical view of the achievement of Bangladesh’s Liberation War, or the country’s relationship with another nation in a Facebook status, or even in a private message between friends on WhatsApp, that individual could be subjected to criminal punishment under the DSA, intrusive surveillance under the data protection law, or censorship under the digital, social media and OTT platform regulations. 

Shakespeare—Our Contemporary in the Time of Coronavirus?

The question was already raised by some: Did Shakespeare write mainly for children? So-called "pop" Shakespeare criticism answered that question in the affirmative. 

Did police do enough to quell the New Market clashes?

Three pedestrians were critically injured in the violence. Nahid Mia and Morsalin were among them.

An open letter to the makers of ‘Nikhoj’

Dear Reehan Rahman, My father, photojournalist and editor Shafiqul Islam Kajol, was added to the list of hundreds of Bangladeshi victims of enforced disappearance on March 10, 2020.

Why I’m all for Elon Musk buying Twitter

If we are to have an inclusive society, we can’t simply “cancel” those who we don’t agree with.

Remembering the oath-taking of Mujibnagar government

On April 17, 1971, the history of Bangladesh, and indeed the history of our Liberation War, took a drastic turn as the subcontinent’s map was redrawn with the emergence of a new sovereign state headed by its first government.

From Sri Lanka, with caution

Sri Lanka is facing one of the worst economic crises in its history.

No, we were already pathetic before Sunny Leone came

If you think the social media tendency to obsess over trivial matters is problematic, be sure to highlight what’s causing it.

Nato's inadequate response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: All thunder and no rain?

While the attack on Ukraine does not come as a surprise, given the apprehension of the West of a mass-scale attack on Ukraine since December last year, the response from these countries to the actual invasion has been stupefying, and not in a positive sense.

Of marriage and movement: The curious case of VC Farid

In a leaked phone conversation, the VC of SUST claimed that nobody wants to marry the female students of Jahangirnagar University (JU) because they stay outside till late at night.

Opinion: Bad governance and starvation of people go together in Pakistan

About six years ago, when the foundation of the highly publicised game changer, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was laid, the people of Pakistan were sold a dream that the project would put them in the company of world’s prosperous people. But six years thence, the poor and middle class of the South Asian country are finding it more and more difficult to run their kitchens.

Reflections on Muktijuddho

Those who were born after Muktijuddho (Liberation War), to whom do they go, to fully realize its true spirit? To answer this, we can talk about the dusty books from the libraries, memoirs written by our ancestors, or the articles printed in newspapers.

The resilience of secularism in Bangladesh

The author is an international security studies analyst, and former consultant at National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) of India.

Mushtaq is my brother

I thought I would give this article the title “Kishore is my brother”. But I changed it to “Mushtaq is my brother”.

What makes the 7th March speech one of the best?

In 2017, UNESCO announced Bangabandhu’s March 7 speech as one of the most historic speeches in the world, worthy of being enlisted in the "Memory of the World Register”. The significance of the speech could not be clearer -- as a nation, Bangalees received a united purpose, a call-to-arms for self-determination, and a pledge to never surrender.

Joy Bangla Concert: where music enlivens history

"This time the struggle is for our freedom. This time the struggle is for our independence."

8th episode of Mujib Graphic Novel: Bangabandhu’s role in Language Movement couldn’t be better portrayed

Bangabandhu’s role in the 1952 Language Movement was not explored in detail before his unfinished memoir came to light decades after his assassination. And, it never came out so vividly before the graphic novel portrayed those stories.