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Ayat and beyond: Where are our children’s rights?

This tragic incident with Ayat sparked off certain questions about the rights of our children and our ability to address them.

3d ago| A Closer Look

Bangladesh caught in a narco triangle

While Bangladesh is not a significant narcotics producer, geography puts it at the heart of three major Asian drug trade routes

1w ago| A Closer Look

Who will flinch first: Putin, Zelensky or the West?

While the loss of Kharkiv in the northeast and Lyman in the Donetsk region, and now the pull-out from Kherson, are portraying Russia as a frail aggressor, security analysts suggest the war is far from over in Ukraine.

India should think beyond the Hindutva agenda

Over the last few years – under the BJP government – India’s religious polarisation has increased in degree and intensity.

Why are we still rewarding money launderers?

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has placed a controversial suggestion in his budgetary proposal: money launderers – read financial criminals – will be allowed to legalise their laundered money without having to face any questions, if they pay a meagre 7-15 percent tax.

Ctg depot fire: Lives engulfed by apathy

The Chattogram depot fire has once again exposed the severe negligence in the handling of hazardous chemicals in Bangladesh.

November 26, 2022
November 26, 2022

Ayat and beyond: Where are our children’s rights?

This tragic incident with Ayat sparked off certain questions about the rights of our children and our ability to address them.

November 22, 2022
November 22, 2022

Bangladesh caught in a narco triangle

While Bangladesh is not a significant narcotics producer, geography puts it at the heart of three major Asian drug trade routes

November 16, 2022
November 16, 2022

Who will flinch first: Putin, Zelensky or the West?

While the loss of Kharkiv in the northeast and Lyman in the Donetsk region, and now the pull-out from Kherson, are portraying Russia as a frail aggressor, security analysts suggest the war is far from over in Ukraine.

November 4, 2022
November 4, 2022

Could ARSA be behind the recent violence in Rohingya camps?

We cannot just allow criminal elements to violate our territorial integrity and flout our law and order system.

October 25, 2022
October 25, 2022

Why are we letting dengue get the better of us?

Dengue cases are on the rise again, with fatalities recorded almost on a daily basis.

September 27, 2022
September 27, 2022

Covid-19: We can’t let our guard down yet

With fatalities declining and people getting used to living with the virus, adherence to social distancing protocols has been mostly absent from public life.

September 19, 2022
September 19, 2022

Bangladesh should revisit its Myanmar policy

What does the repeated violation of Bangladesh’s land and airspace by the troublesome neighbour signify?

September 13, 2022
September 13, 2022

Plastic waste mismanagement is killing our environment

Private sector companies who daily contribute to plastic pollution must come up with ways to manage it.

September 7, 2022
September 7, 2022

Protect Rohingya women, children from sexual exploitation

Many Rohingya women and children who managed to flee rape and genocide in Myanmar end up in the trap of sex trade and trafficking inside the refugee camps in Bangladesh.

August 23, 2022
August 23, 2022

Why Bilkis Bano’s rapists should be behind bars

Men who raped Bilkis Bano during 2002 Gujarat riots allowed to walk free on the same day that PM Modi promised to make the nation a better place for women.