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    What went before and what might follow

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on December 09, 2018

    THE controversy surrounding Navjot Singh Siddhu’s pilgrimage to Kartarpur Sahib must have amused president Ram Nath Kovind whose visit to Pakistan in August 2003 as part of a 30 member delegation of political leaders and journalists was one of the most high profile visits in the history of exchanges between the two countries....

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    US has little to offer Southeast Asia

    by Joseph Thomas | Updated at 12:00am on December 09, 2018

    ANY productive relationship between two nations must include mutual benefits for both. A proposed alliance that includes no incentive for a partner nation cannot otherwise move forward save for threats and coercion....

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    Conservation of wildlife warrants political will

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 09, 2018

    MORE efforts are needed to conserve wildlife as ever-increasing human activities keep threatening and destroying wildlife habitats....

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    Dhaka must have bilateral deals for migrant workers

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 09, 2018

    THE plight of Bangladeshi migrant workers in destination countries has almost always made the headlines....

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    The bomb that did not detonate

    by Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2018

    THOSE at The Guardian certainly felt they were onto something. It would be a scoop that would have consequences on a range of fronts featuring President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Julian Assange and the eponymous Russian connection with the 2016 US elections....

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    Rights of rivers

    by Zubeida Mustafa | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2018

    CAN a river have legal rights as, say, a human being? Why not, a Maori would say....

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    A sure way to perpetual feud

    by Grete Mautner | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2018

    AMONG the most pressing challenges of today one can find the growing shortage of fresh water for everyday use, which can lead to wars and mass migrations to those areas where water will still be readily available....

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    The dangers of a push-button Brexit

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2018

    MY WIFE grew up in rural New York State, where many working-class families kept horses....

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    Still on the last chance saloon

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2018

    THE world is in deep trouble. Average global temperatures have crossed a degree Celsius above preindustrial levels and such concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere (410ppm) has never been seen by humans before....

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    Domestic violence must stop

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2018

    A research conducted by ActionAid Bangladesh and Jatiyo Nari Nirjaton Protirodh Forum, Spotlight on Violence Against Women in Bangladesh: Trends and Solution, launched on Thursday shows that two of every three women faced domestic violence and 72.7 per cent of them never disclosed their experience to others....

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