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Eid -ul -Fitr is a unique festival. It has no connection with any historical event nor is it related

The essence of Eid-ul-Fitr

Eid-ul-Fitr is a comparatively new festival, and not as old as Eid-ul-Azha. Whereas Eid-ul-Azha, commemorating the glorious sacrifices of

US-North Korea relations

The tragic death of Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old American student who was imprisoned and later released while in a

The spirit of Eid-ul-Fitr

At the end of a month given over to reflections on life as ordained by Ramadan, Muslims all across

Election Commission: Reformation and revitalization

Bangladesh achie-ved independence 46 years ago. For a newly born independent country, 46 years is quite enough time for

Pulling up the falling real estate sector

The real estate and housing sector in Bangladesh has emerged as a very important sector of the economy. It

Austerity and inequality make for angry and unpredictable UK voters

After the Brexit vote in June 2016 was followed by the unexpected victory of Donald Trump in November, an

UAE-France anti-terror alliance

The fight against terror is a vital international mission that all countries must join to the maximum of their

Price hike in the holy month of Ramadan

The total Muslim community of the world waits for the holy month of Ramadan to practice patience in order

Sufferings of homebound passengers

As people started trips to their village homes from Capital Dhaka to celebrate the holy Eid-ul-Fitr with their dear

Fatty budget jumps on petty bank depositors

Till the fiscal period 2015-16 Bangladesh had been making commendable progress in terms of its key financial indicators  with

New power equation in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia is clearly changing course in its domestic and international politics. The rather sudden move to have King

Democracy and Budget

The willpower of the people should be reflected and respected in the budget making process, the budget distribution is

Budget gets momentum by coordination and efficiency

Meanwhile, the proposed budget has been presented in the House of Parliament and it will be passed by the

Civil service must have better quality

Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam called on civil servants the other day to be sincere in their work

Suu Kyi's silence on Rohingyas

Myanmar's democracy leader, now officially known as State Counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi recently observed her 72nd birthday. The

The Press Club and that iftar for Begum Zia

There is a clear question of ethics here. If the Awami League-leaning faction of the Bangladesh Federal Union of

Primary education up to class eight postponed

Extending primary education up to class eight has been postponed officially by the government at the beginning of June

Refuges multiply, support dwindle

It is appalling that a record 65.6 million people had been uprooted from their homes at the end of

Landslide: Disaster of human miseries

The nearly 170 deaths caused by the unprecedented landslides in the hill districts is not the only measure of

Climate debate vs ideological lines

The science of climate change is clear. Scientists know that the Earth is warming and that humans are the

Of coaching centers...of hostages

There used to be something of the charming about teaching in the old days. These days, properly a time

For efficient garbage management

Garbage disposal in Dhaka, a city of well over 16 million people, remains archaic and, therefore, very inefficient to

All those power women

There is something of irony in the story. South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in, who was elected to succeed

The Agartala Case...and beyond

On this day in 1968, a new chapter was inaugurated in the chronicle of time.  On this day, a

PM invites Swedish investors

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called Swedish business leaders to partner with Bangladesh in investment and trade for a

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