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    Tobacco: a threat to development

    by Md Raziur Rahman | Updated at 12:05am on May 31, 2017

    Tobacco is one of the leading causes of disability and death worldwide. Bangladesh has double burden of tobacco production and consumption...

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    The missing statue of Shyamal Kanti Bhakta

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 31, 2017

    AVERY ugly work of public art has become the centre of public attention and many social forces...

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    Who controls information space and why

    by Jean Périer | Updated at 12:05am on May 31, 2017

    RECENTLY behind-the-scenes rules and restrictions being used by Facebook have fallen into the hands of Guardian reporters...

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    The Afghan toll

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 31, 2017

    THE American war in Afghanistan will soon enter its 16th year. Over this period, the United States and its allies have lost close to 3,000 soldiers, while an unknown number of Afghans have died...

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    Timeless tale of disciplinary rules for lower court judges

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 31, 2017

    THE law ministry’s sending 11 lower court judges to Australia without consulting the Supreme Court, as New Age reported on Tuesday, is disparaging in that the judges sent abroad, irrespective of being deputed to the executive or not, were members of the judiciary and the Supreme Court needed to be consulted by the ministry beforehand...

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    Govt lacks political will to end custodial torture

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 31, 2017

    DESPITE explicit High Court guidelines and the Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention) Act 2013, custodial torture by and procedural misconduct of law enforcement agencies still remain pervasive....

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    President Trump’s 9-day trip

    by Habib Siddiqui | Updated at 12:05am on May 30, 2017

    PRESIDENT Donald Trump had an eventful week visiting Saudi Arabia, Israel and some European cities including the Vatican City where he met with the Pope...

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    The deep state is the state

    by Ron Jacobs | Updated at 12:05am on May 30, 2017

    THE deep state is not some enigmatic entity that operates outside the US government...

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    What is left of the Arabs?

    by Stefan Buchen | Updated at 12:05am on May 30, 2017

    THE generals modelled chess figures out of dry bread. Staging battles, fighting again to protect the king, even though the world around them was falling apart...

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    Law still fails women

    by Sandhya PR and Urmila Pullat | Updated at 12:05am on May 30, 2017

    INDIA has recently seen a spate of allegations of sexual harassment at the workplace. While analysing the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, we caught ourselves wondering – would the Act have changed anything for Bhanwari Devi?...

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