Society is now insulting, even killing teachers. Who’s to blame?

News of teachers being humiliated, abused and even killed by their students and other locals have been resurfacing time and time again.

Tk 10 lakh fine for journalists' ‘illegal activity’?

There are already laws in place for newspapers and journalists. Why did the Press Council, then, take the initiative to amend the Press Council Act 1974, keeping provision to impose a fine of up to Tk 10 lakh? Is it not their obligation to protect the interests of journalists?

Does budget 2022-23 address inflation properly?

An analysis of the national budget 2022-23 for Bangladesh, amidst Covid recovery and the Ukraine-Russia war.

Resolving the Rohingya crisis: What can Bangladesh do?

When the Rohingyas in Myanmar’s Rakhine State were facing a brutal military crackdown in late August, 2017 and found the doors of neighbouring countries closed -- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had taken the bold decision to give them safe refuge in Bangladesh. And now, after four years, more than a million Rohingyas are still waiting for a solution to their exiled lives.

Afghanistan: A heritage turned into a global battleground

For the last 41 years the Soviet Union and USA used Afghanistan as a playground for geopolitics.

Crimes behind Brahman cows

Import ban, so what? There are ways to sneak those in, through the country’s main airport even.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

Society is now insulting, even killing teachers. Who’s to blame?

News of teachers being humiliated, abused and even killed by their students and other locals have been resurfacing time and time again.

June 19, 2022
June 19, 2022

Tk 10 lakh fine for journalists' ‘illegal activity’?

There are already laws in place for newspapers and journalists. Why did the Press Council, then, take the initiative to amend the Press Council Act 1974, keeping provision to impose a fine of up to Tk 10 lakh? Is it not their obligation to protect the interests of journalists?

June 13, 2022
June 13, 2022

Does budget 2022-23 address inflation properly?

An analysis of the national budget 2022-23 for Bangladesh, amidst Covid recovery and the Ukraine-Russia war.

June 7, 2022
June 7, 2022

Why is ex-CEC Huda commenting on BNP's participation in polls now?

"Awami League should ensure BNP’s participation in polls" -- why is KM Nurul Huda saying this now after stepping down from the position of Chief Election Commissioner?

May 17, 2022
May 17, 2022

Why can't money laundering be stopped?

News of huge sums of money being siphoned out of Bangladesh comes out in national and international media often. Washington-based organisation Global Financial Integrity reported that Bangladesh is losing Tk 70,000 crores every year due to money laundering. According to various media outlets, the sum is even greater.

May 14, 2022
May 14, 2022

Are EVMs crucial for national election?

The Election Commission is meeting with various political and non-political parties and individuals to hold a fair and acceptable national election -- and within the discussion, the use of electronic voting machines or EVMs is getting the attention in the political arena. But why is the EVM debate so crucial especially when the national election is closing in?

April 21, 2022
April 21, 2022

What role did police play when students-traders clashed in New Market?

On 18 April, a trifle turned into a violent clash between students and traders around the New Market area in Dhaka -- with 2 persons getting killed, more than 60 being injured, and loss of property in millions of takas.

April 18, 2022
April 18, 2022

How the image of university VCs became hand-in-hand with 'misconduct, corruption'?

Vice Chancellor - a guardian, a lighthouse for the most talented minds studying in the highest institutes of education. They are among the most respected people in our country. Or are they, nowadays?

April 13, 2022
April 13, 2022

'Had Humayun Azad murder verdict come sooner, history wouldn't have repeated itself'

Humayun Azad, a writer, poet, linguist, and a professor of University of Dhaka was brutally attacked by extremist militants on February 27, 2004. The verdict of his murder case is going to be delivered today at last after 18 long years.

March 24, 2022
March 24, 2022

What does the public think of Women's Day and feminism?

What does the public think of Women's Day and feminism?