Why is the truth so important?

With scientific progress and the advent of advanced technology, the methods of population control, particularly through the use of information control, emotional manipulation, and mass surveillance have become predominant.

How Bangladesh can benefit by joining BRICS

In April this year, South Africa’s BRICS ambassador Anil Sooklal told Bloomberg that a long list of nations were now looking to join the bloc.

Has the ruling party finally met its match?

The ruling party would be well-advised to change its ways and try to make the people its main source of strength through good governance, by returning power to the people and making amends for its past mistakes.

National Budget FY2023-24 / To end inequality, stop pandering to plunderers

Addressing many of our economic problems is proving to be difficult not mainly for economic reasons, but because of political ones.

On the verge of an explosion

Panic spread among residents of Dhaka on Monday night as people from different parts of the city complained of gas leaks.

What’s driving the government’s U-turn on banking sector reform?

One must ask: how does the government expect to implement proper corrective measures without bringing in full transparency?

State should investigate all deaths in custody

A sense of injustice being perpetrated against them by state actors is increasingly building up among the common people.

The joke is really on us

Moody’s, one of the big three global rating agencies, downgraded its outlook for Bangladesh’s banking sector from “stable” to “negative.”

Iran-Saudi détente: Has a major shifting of the sands begun?

Hostility between the two sectarian rivals has dominated Middle Eastern politics in recent years, spreading into Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and Yemen.

Let me speak my mind

Mushtaq might have been the worst victim of the DSA, but he was not the only one.

On-field glory, off-field controversies: The World Cup so far

From a neutral point of view, this world cup has also given us great moments that resemble David overcoming Goliath.

How WikiLeaks revolutionised the world of journalism

Stefania Maurizi, an investigative journalist working for the Italian daily Il Fatto Quotidiano, speaks to Eresh Omar Jamal of The Daily Star.

Destroying the economy to save the thieves

An unholy nexus of powerful people are protecting those who've stolen thousands of crores.

What modern states can learn from Ancient Rome

Many economists today believe we are committing one of the biggest economic blunders, which has brought ruin to countless past societies.

Global economy showing warning signs

“It’s going to get ugly, the recession,” and there will be “a financial crisis,” Roubini said.

How can Bangladesh circumvent the global oil war?

Bangladesh should immediately get into negotiations with energy-exporting countries to come up with favourable arrangements.

Load-shedding in Bangladesh: Are we living in 2022 or 1984?

The lack of transparency in the energy sector is costing the nation dearly.

Only the guilty need indemnity laws

The national energy crisis is a direct result of the corruption and nepotism encouraged by the indemnity law.