Tribute to a true admirer of Bangladesh

Mary Frances Dunham (MFD) arrived in Dhaka on a wintry day in November of 1960. From the window of her room at Hotel Shahbagh, she found ample opportunities to observe the city.

1d ago| Opinion

We must do better to protect children with disabilities

In the first eight months of 2021, at least 79 girls with disabilities have been subjected to rape in the country, according to a recent report by the National Girl Child Advocacy Forum Bangladesh.

1d ago| A Closer Look

Regional efforts needed to end Afghanistan’s woes

The Islamic State-Khorasan Province (IS-K) is emerging as a major threat to peace in Afghanistan, proving the Taliban’s previous judgement of their capabilities wrong.

Whom do the public servants serve?

Unlike the English language, where the hierarchy of age is muddled in the universality of “you,” Bangla distinguishes age, endearment, and insult with the terms “tui,”“tumi,” and “apni”—not in that...

5d ago| THE THIRD VIEW

Column by Mahfuz Anam: History within Covers

The contribution of the Daily Ittefaq to the formation of our nationhood is well-known. Its editor-publisher, Tofazzal Hossain Manik Miah, remains an icon of journalism in this part of the world,...

5d ago| Opinion

Active citizenship is also key to the success of RTI

Last month marked the International Right to Know Day. From the few seminars and webinars arranged on the occasion, it was evident that even 12 years after the Right to Information (RTI) Act was...

October 20, 2021
October 20, 2021

What are we doing when there is a code red out there?

This year, a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on human-induced climate change was termed a “code red for humanity” by UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

October 20, 2021
October 20, 2021

Tribute to a true admirer of Bangladesh

Mary Frances Dunham (MFD) arrived in Dhaka on a wintry day in November of 1960. From the window of her room at Hotel Shahbagh, she found ample opportunities to observe the city.

October 20, 2021
October 20, 2021
October 19, 2021
October 19, 2021

‘There can be no excuse for not formulating the EC law’

Dr Badiul Alam Majumdar is global vice-president and country director, The Hunger Project, and secretary of Sushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan). In this interview with Eresh Omar Jamal of The Daily...

October 19, 2021
October 19, 2021

Regional efforts needed to end Afghanistan’s woes

The Islamic State-Khorasan Province (IS-K) is emerging as a major threat to peace in Afghanistan, proving the Taliban’s previous judgement of their capabilities wrong.

October 19, 2021
October 19, 2021

We must do better to protect children with disabilities

In the first eight months of 2021, at least 79 girls with disabilities have been subjected to rape in the country, according to a recent report by the National Girl Child Advocacy Forum Bangladesh.

October 18, 2021
October 18, 2021

Climate anxiety and the rights of future generations

I was around 10 when I first heard about the idea of, as it was then known, global warming and how Bangladesh will one day go underwater as sea levels rise.

October 18, 2021
October 18, 2021

Education is a powerful tool to protect our future

Climate change poses the biggest existential threat to humanity. As world leaders prepare to renew their pledge to combat the crisis amid increasingly frequent natural hazards and the raging...

October 18, 2021
October 18, 2021

Why is the dream for fair wage and work safety still so distant?

What are the risks associated with workers’ protests in modern-day Bangladesh? When workers take to the streets, what sort of treatment should they expect to receive?

October 18, 2021
October 18, 2021

Bangladesh RMG must be more resilient after Covid-19

The world might look a very different place 10 years from now. If the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is that nothing can be taken for granted—in life or in business.