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    National budget and the plight of migrant workers

    by Shakirul Islam | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    OVERSEAS employment has become a major livelihood opportunity for thousands of low skilled laborers in Bangladesh....

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    Academics protest Google’s role in drone murder

    by Andre Damon | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    THREE prominent technology scholars published an open letter on May 14, which has now received over 900 signatures, condemning Google’s collaboration with the Pentagon’s illegal ‘targeted killing’ programme....

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    Just the tip of the iceberg!

    by Taj Hashmi | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    ANOTHER school shooting by a 17-year-old white student at Santa Fe on May 18 and another round of ‘prayer’ by Republican Senator Ted Cruz, Republican governor of Texas, and other important and not-so-important Americans!....

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    Celebrating 70 years of human rights and condoning 70 years of Israel massacring Palestine

    by Peter Koenig | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    ON 14 of May 1948 Israel declared unilaterally her independence in a foreign land called Palestine, supported by a UN resolution sponsored by the UK (the United Nations ‘Partition Plan of Palestine’ at the end of the British mandate (euphemism for British ‘colony’), was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 29 November 1947 as Resolution 181 II)....

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    Myanmar’s disregard for universal human rights

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 21, 2018

    THE plight of the Rohingya refugees continues as all diplomatic initiatives for their safe, voluntary and sustainable return is at halt because of the reluctance of the Myanmar government....

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    Bangladesh government must increase spending on education

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 21, 2018

    A DECLINE in spending on education — from 14.4 per cent of the total government expenditure in the 2017 financial year to 12.59 per cent in the 2018 financial year — belies the government claim of having improvement in the quality of education as a priority....

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    India, China en route to harmonising relation

    by Dmitry Bokarev | Updated at 12:05am on May 21, 2018

    CHINA and India occupy first and third places in terms of economic development in Asia, respectively...

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    The symphony of our times

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 21, 2018

    When Pakistani navy and air force attacks compelled the East Bengali troops under Zia to withdraw from the port city of Chittagong to the adjacent countryside....

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