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    Turkey and Syria: blood, tears and walls

    by Andre Vltchek | Updated at 01:00am on February 27, 2017

    ATURKISH poet, Mustafa Goren, is standing in the middle of a street in the border town of Karkamis...

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    The symphony of our times

    | Updated at 01:00am on February 27, 2017

    The more crude section could not even hide its antipathy to what appeared to them as the eastern wing’s predominance in both merit and numbers in the Civil Service Academy during 1967 to 1968...

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    Chemical industries in residential areas continue to take toll

    | Updated at 01:00am on February 27, 2017

    THE plastic factory fire at Islambagh in Old Town of Dhaka, which left three members of a family dead on Saturday yet again calls for the early relocation of all chemical factories and warehouses from the area...

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    Child offenders being treated as adults undermines justice

    | Updated at 01:55am on February 27, 2017

    THE chief justice’s directive for district judges to ensure that children are not tried in regular courtrooms and treated less harshly, and differently, than the adults is welcome in that such treatment is more effective than punishment...

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    Mind your language

    | Updated at 01:00am on February 26, 2017

    It is not a good time to be a minority in the UK, and it is sometimes forgotten that this includes indigenous language groups...

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    Moral economy of a university

    | Updated at 01:00am on February 26, 2017

    INDIANS do not have the patience to focus on a problem for an extended period of time. We do not think of institutions in the long run. We panic when there is a crisis but when a crisis dims, we lose our focus...

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    The Shia, Sunni, Sufi triangle

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 01:50am on February 26, 2017

    AUDIENCES in their hundreds of thousands across the subcontinent will remember Reshma with her flashing eyes and haunting, gypsy voice singing ‘Dama dum mast qalandar’...

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    A mess of meat trade for all

    | Updated at 01:45am on February 26, 2017

    PRICES of beef and mutton in Dhaka kitchen market remained at the high level after they had soared, as New Age reported on Saturday and in the past week, by the ranges of Tk 30–Tk 50 for beef a kilogram and Tk 30–Tk 70 for mutton as meat traders got back to business after their six-day strike in the capital city beginning on February 13...

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    Road safety still remains elusive

    | Updated at 01:45am on February 26, 2017

    AT LEAST six more people got killed and several others were injured in road accidents in different parts of the country on Friday...

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    Towards a new trade policy

    | Updated at 01:05am on February 25, 2017

    ON JANUARY 23, president Donald Trump signed an order directing the US trade representative to withdraw the country from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the trade deal that the previous administration had spent years negotiating with eleven other nations around the Pacific Rim...

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