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    Tide of environmental pollution needs to be stemmed

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 18, 2018

    AROUND 80,000 deaths and 2.6 million Disability Adjusted Life Years, in short DALYs, were caused in the country by air pollution, poor availability of water and an appalling state of sanitation and hygiene in 2015....

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    Space for political oppositions must for credible DUCSU polls

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 18, 2018

    FOR nearly three decades, no student body election took place in any of the major public universities of Bangladesh....

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    Travesty of law enforcement, justice dispensation continues

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 17, 2018

    THE police coming to be reported to frame opposition leaders and activists some of whom have died, become paralysed or are living abroad in cases is worrying....

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    Claimed development that has failed to deliver

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 17, 2018

    BRIDGING the gap of income inequality and poverty reduction was one of major electoral pledges of the Awami League-led government when assumed office in 2014....

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    The symphony of our times

    Dr Mizanur Rahman Shelley | Updated at 12:05am on September 17, 2018

    AFTER a chance meeting in the Islamabad Club in early September, I told Dildar of my predicament. Here I was with everything ready for my PhD study in London University, but without the means of getting out of Pakistan. I was no more technically in the service of the government of Pakistan...

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    The veiled danger of the ‘dead’ Oslo accords

    by Ramzy Baroud | Updated at 12:05am on September 17, 2018

    YOSSI Beilin is back. This unrepentant Israeli ‘peacemaker’ is like the mythical phoenix, constantly resurrecting from its own ashes. In a recent article in Al-Monitor, Beilin wrote in support of the idea of a confederation between Israel and Palestine....

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    India’s shrinking democratic space

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 17, 2018

    WITH less than a year to go before we head into general elections in the summer of 2019, it is becoming evident that this will be no ordinary electoral contest between the BJP and the rest because what is at stake is the future of our democratic republic....

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    A view of the deadly world order

    by Phil Butler | Updated at 12:05am on September 17, 2018

    THE outlook for humanity is not good. Crises that should by now, not even exist in the 21st century, they now affect every man, woman, and child on the planet....

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    Uri Avnery in memoriam

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 16, 2018

    SOME years ago I was asked to go and collect Uri Avnery from the airport....

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    A murder in Aleppo

    by Robert Fisk | Updated at 12:00am on September 16, 2018

    THE Syrian government has been advertising its victories of late....

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