Monday, September 21, 2015



Bangabandhu instilled hope in the minds of his countrymen at such a time while the whole country was

Procrastination hasn't solved Kirkuk dispute

The growing military confrontation between Kurdish and Iraqi forces around Kirkuk has been a long time coming -

Chullu now sleeps in his free country

The death of freedom fighter Abul Masud Sadique Chullu is once more a moment for us to recall

A city where women are not safe

The Thompson Reuters Foundation has come up with some disturbing facts. In its survey of cities in relation

Will Palestinian reconciliation revive the two-state solution?

RAMALLAH - When representatives of the two major Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, signed a new reconciliation agreement

Keep up the pressure on Myanmar

The European Union has decided to suspend invitations, obviously for visits to the continent, to the top military

Bangladesh is far ahead of its peers in most socio-economic indicators--I

Globally esteemed news weekly "The Economist" has recently published a small report on per capita income of Bangladesh.

When politics goes strange

Politicians often engage in queer acts. Krishak Sramik Janata League President Kader Siddiqui, at a meeting with Chief

Journey through a night of horror.... and a new dawn

That night, rapidly moving armored vehicles, tanks and military Jeeps, fitted with machine guns, including extra large, loose

The CEC and a bit of history

There is little question that Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda is a thorough gentleman. And this trait

No more excuses - The Rohingya need our help

In 1998, American President Bill Clinton visited Rwanda, where he formally apologized for the US government's inaction during

Let the ugliness end

It is time for this ugliness to be put to an end. The manner in which accusations, charges

The War of the Eggs

You cannot do without eggs. That is one lesson you have been taught since infancy. Eggs give you

The unstable veg market

First, it was rice and now it is vegetables. The kitchen market has literally gone beyond the reach

A Nobel collaboration

This year's Nobel Prize for Physics, awarded for the discovery of gravitational waves, has pried open a dormant

Stop misuse of public money

Even though the economy of the country is looking good at the macro level, there are still some

Competitiveness and Competition Commission

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has been publishing the Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) and Global Competitive Index (GCI)

The need for public lectures

A group of students at the university level in Dhaka have of late been organizing weekly discussions on

A plea to the presidents of Russia and America

This December will mark the 30th anniversary of the signing of the treaty between the erstwhile Soviet Union

An American tragedy

Once the Trump presidency comes to an end in the United States, whenever that is, America will have

Kissinger dissembles on 1971

Henry Kissinger has thrown new light on Bangladesh's struggle for independence in 1971. For perhaps the very first

Bank loans inadequate for women entrepreneurs

The government has passed the National Industrial Policy 2016 by giving considerable prominence in creation of women entrepreneurs

The case against free-market capitalism

Free-market capitalism is on trial. In the United Kingdom, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn accuses neoliberalism of increasing

Increasing use of solar energy

That, according to a recent report published by the International Energy Agency, renewable energy accounted for two-thirds of

Blockchain in Internet of things

Let me first give the brief idea what is Block-chain and IoT. The blockchain is an incorruptible digital

The gravity of communication in the banking community

Communication acts as organizational blood. Communication can be a tricky concept to master within an organization, particularly one

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