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    My Palestine notebook, May 2018

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

    PALESTINE is the moral touchstone of our times. ...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    How long will we pretend Palestinians aren’t people?

    by Robert Fisk | Updated at 12:05am on May 20, 2018

    MONSTROUS. Frightful. Wicked. It’s strange how the words just run out in the Middle East today....

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    Increasing women’s representation in parliament

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 20, 2018

    Parliament generally refers to a legislature within a Westminster-style of parliamentary system which has influenced the development of representative assemblies in many countries....

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    Ceasefire meaningless if media war continues

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:05am on May 20, 2018

    I HAVE never seen the electronic media so totally defiant of the BJP government. Home minister Rajnath Singh’s avowed intention to calm Kashmir by announcing a Ramadan ceasefire appears to have been dismissed as ‘appeasement of Pakistan and terrorists’....

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    Results overshadow competences

    by Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:05am on May 20, 2018

    THE results of secondary public examinations, Secondary School Certificate and other equivalent examinations in the vocational and madrassah streams, have been out, having the pass percentage at 77.77....

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    Railway must not lose money and limp along the way

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 20, 2018

    THE formation of a separate ministry seven years ago to better manage railway services and ambitious projects that the railways ministry has since then taken have worryingly failed to offer quality services at a time when more people are willing to use train services in view of rickety road conditions and high rate of road traffic accidents....

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