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    The uses of Chinese philosophy

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 12, 2017

    IN HIS great overview of the high imperial era of Chinese history, the late FW Mote wrote of how, with the clash between Buddhism, Daoism and Confucianism, the Chinese world was one which necessarily had to have hybrid values...

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    Teachers must not suffer for govt indolence

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 12, 2017

    THE call of the Bangladesh Government Primary School Teachers’ Association for the finance minister to end discrepancy in their salary structure, as New Age reported on Tuesday, is concerning in that the discrepancy that the teachers are seeking to be redressed exists because of the inaction of the government...

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    Time for govt to root out police corruption

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 12, 2017

    CORRUPTION in the law enforcement agencies has reached such a state that the police headquarters have expressed deep concern...

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    Irregularity in Haor dam construction unacceptable

    | Updated at 10:30pm on April 10, 2017

    DESPITE frequent pre-monsoon flooding in Haor areas of north-eastern Bangladesh, the local administration has been simply unprepared to deal with the flash-flood situation...

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    Pollution of river water needs to be stopped

    | Updated at 10:28pm on April 10, 2017

    THE Appellate Division’s warning on Sunday that action would be taken against the government if the River Dhaleshwari gets polluted by effluents from the tannery park at Savar is welcome, as according to a report published in New age on Monday, the central effluent treatment plant installed at the park is not working smoothly...

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    Is Abu Ivanka for real change in Syria?

    by Habib Siddiqui | Updated at 10:27pm on April 10, 2017

    AFTER years of indifference the USA attacked a Syrian airfield firing 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at about 04:40 am. Syrian time (01:40 GMT) of Friday. They targeted aircraft, aircraft shelters, storage areas, ammunition supply bunkers and air defence systems at the Syrian government-controlled facility in Shayrat, according to the Pentagon...

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    Psychoanalysis of Indo-Bangla military deal

    by Md Ashraful Haque | Updated at 10:24pm on April 10, 2017

    THE talk of a possible Bangladesh-India military deal has been in the air for some time now. Although the terms are never discussed in the parliament, newspaper reports revealed some of the aspects of the deal and I see it mostly as an offer of US$500 million line of credit to Bangladesh for the purchase of military hardware from India...

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    Canada gives full support to US strike on Syria

    by Roger Jordan | Updated at 10:23pm on April 10, 2017

    PRIME minister Justin Trudeau, his liberal government, and virtually the entire Canadian political and media establishment were quick to give their full-throated support to last week’s illegal, and geopolitically incendiary, US missile strike on Syria...

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    The Pandora’s box of war

    by Chris Hedges | Updated at 10:19pm on April 10, 2017

    WAR opens a Pandora’s box of evils that once unleashed are beyond anyone’s control. The invasion of Afghanistan set out to defeat al-Qaida, and nearly 16 years later, we are embroiled in a losing fight with the Taliban...

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    Assad and the rise of IS

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

    FINDING a link between Bashar Assad’s regime and the rise of the so-called Islamic State will not come as a surprise to many Syrians...

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