Monday, September 21, 2015



Last week, Saudi King Salman was greeted in Moscow with a lot of pomp and media attention. The

21 March . . . Bhutto leads PPP team to Dhaka

Dr. Kamal Hossain happens to be the only surviving member of the Awami League team which conducted the

Water from well does not contaminate the river!

What is the essence of 'harmony' that the Chinese have talked about, in their course of history? Not

20 March ... Heated parleys at President’s House

Full-scale negotiations went underway at the President's House on this day, 20 March 1971. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Falling in love with Japan again

Almost all the giant Japanese business houses had their liaison offices at Motijheel and Dilkusha Commercial Areas in

The roots of the Christchurch massacre

For Muslims, Friday Prayer is like Sunday Mass for Christians. It's the day of community prayer. We travel

Compromise is the only option on Brexit

The Brexit chasm has seemed unbridgeable. No path has appeared through the impasse. On Thursday, a glimmer of

19 March ... talks go nowhere

The military authorities clamped a curfew in Joydevpur following clashes between local people and the army. The situation

Water from well does not contaminate the river!

I must admit, that to many of us, being 'fair,' has rarely been a rewarding experience! There is

Bangabandhu's thoughts on inclusive development (Last part)

While East Pakistan had better agricultural growth potential, the then central government was spending more on agricultural development

18 March ... Pakistan army readies crackdown plan

While it was not clear how the talks were going on at the President's House, owing to an

Bangabandhu's thoughts on inclusive development (Part-1)

Seventeenth March 1920 was a blessed day for Bengalis. Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was

Impacts of JTI's Investment in Bangladesh cigarette market

In this capitalistic world, while any large investment in a crude commercial sense is beneficial, it is also

A chronology of 1971 and 35 directives

Like most countries, independence did not come easy for Bangladesh. Between March and December, a lot of bloodshed

16 March . . . President and AL Chief meet without aides

On 16 March 1971, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and General Yahya Khan met without their aides behind closed

After Nimtali, now Chawkbazar inferno hell, a crisis of humanity

The inferno started on the night of 20 February last in a building at Chawkbazar, a 300-year-old Dhaka

15 March ... Yahya Khan arrives in Dhaka

The crisis precipitated by the arbitrary decision of the regime to call off the projected session of the

Brexit has devastated UK's international stature

In Madrid last week, a senior politician told me that he was watching the Brexit crisis with growing

India had garnered global support to push Pakistan to act on terror

Relations between India and Pakistan, two nuclear-armed South Asian countries that neighbour regional powerhouse China, took a turn

Suhrawardy's United Bengal plan that could have changed the course of India's history

A scene from Richard Attenborough's celebrated 1983 classic Gandhi.Someone shouts out from the crowd: Death to Gandhi Nehru

'We cannot have a vibrant democracy without strong media'

Dr. Samir Saran, President of Observer Research Foundation (ORF), one of the leading think-tanks of India, visited The

Sanitation management at Kumbh Mela

India has shown to the world that it is able manage sanitation and waste disposal programme on a

Eliminate terrorism to end Indo-Pak tension

IAF struck across LoC and killed terrorists of Jaish camp in Balakot of Pakistan. India's Foreign Secretary Vijay

Dhaka University shall not lose its glory

Any good university must be able to support the learning process. It must have modern buildings, qualified instructors

Sri Ramakrishna appeals to all

About Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa, whose 183rd birth anniversary was observed on February 18, Romain Rolland wrote, "Ramakrishna was

The economic pressures behind the latest India-Pakistan clash

On a dark Fri-day evening, Indian Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman looked calm in a blue suit jacket and

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