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    Delhi’s crude selfishness to a ‘friendly’ Dhaka

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 10, 2017

    THE prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to India, which has produced as many as 22 instruments of ‘bilateral cooperations’ between Delhi and Dhaka in areas of defence, energy, power, information technology, et cetera, appears to have hardly produced anything substantive for Bangladesh...

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    Love and western nihilism

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 09, 2017

    HOW dreadfully depressing life has become in almost all of the western cities! How awful and sad. It is not that these cities are not rich; they are...

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    Caligula’s horse

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 09, 2017

    CALIGULA’S horse, whom he appointed as tribune of the people, was a harmless beast. He could, at best, be accused of inaction since he was inherently unfit for the job...

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    Quelling anti-Rampal protests (with South Korean assistance)

    by Rahnuma Ahmed | Updated at 01:05am on April 09, 2017

    IT WAS a peaceful procession. We had gathered under the aegis of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports, outside the National Press Clubin Dhaka, on October 19, 2016...

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    Issues that surround illegal sales of textbooks

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 09, 2017

    THE Rapid Action Battalion arresting two people in possession of about 3,00,000 textbooks, hoarded for sales, at the Faridpur district headquarters on Friday indicates that textbooks, which are produced and distributed only by the National Curriculum and Textbook Board...

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    Alarming presence of metal residues in food chain

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 09, 2017

    THE presence of metal residues in food chain has globally been proven tragically harmful for public health...

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    What else could ethnic cleansing be?

    | Updated at 10:10pm on April 07, 2017

    MYANMAR’S state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s claim, according to a Reuters report published in New Age on Friday, that there is no ethnic cleansing going on in the Muslim-majority Rakhine state in the country’s west and that, as she thought, ethnic cleansing is too strong an expression for what is happening there is atrocious, as much as the state’s systematic oppression that has plagued the Rakhine state with death and dread is..

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    Appalling absence of chemical waste management

    | Updated at 10:10pm on April 07, 2017

    THERE are many chemical factories running in Dhaka without a proper measure to manage toxic wastes. A photograph published in New Age on Friday shows that three slum-dwellers, including a girl child and an elderly woman, are walking barefoot through a stretch of untreated chemical waste running underneath a railway at Shyamnagar in Dhaka...

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    US missiles strike Syrian forces fighting al-Qaeda

    by Tony Cartalucci | Updated at 10:10pm on April 07, 2017

    UPWARD to 60 cruise missiles fired by the US military struck a Syrian military air base near Homs — which currently constitutes the font line between Syrian Arab Army forces and multiple US state department designated terrorist organisations, including Al Nusra and the self-proclaimed ‘Islamic State...

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    Britain’s secret wars

    | Updated at 10:03pm on April 07, 2017

    A new report on the use of special forces against ISIS opens a window onto Britain’s changing military strategy in the Trump era, writes Paul Rogers..

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