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    Authoritarian leaders don’t easily accept defeat

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on May 12, 2019

    IF NUMBERS go against him, will Narendra Modi accept defeat? Sounds like an absurd question but it worried me after I read the sub-headline on...

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    An alarm bell must be rung

    by Gazi Mizanur Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on May 12, 2019

    REPORTS published in a Bangla langauge daily newspaper in May 1–9 show that in these nine days, 41 people were killed by motorised vehicles plying...

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    Alarming rise of civilian deaths in war on terror

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 12, 2019

    New reports show an escalation in civilian casualties from US operations in Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia — and a pattern of US denial about the...

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    Govt must protect rights of religious, national minorities

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 12, 2019

    ALLEGATIONS of an increased number of attacks on religious minorities, as the Bangladesh Hindu, Buddhist and Christian Unity Council levelled on Friday, especially in the...

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    Issues of internal displacement must be addressed

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 12, 2019

    AN INCREASED rate of internal displacement is the sign uneven growth and development. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in a report released in Geneva says...

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    The people are united, the factions are not

    by Ramzy Baroud | Updated at 12:00am on May 11, 2019

    THE International Conference on Palestine held in Istanbul in April 27–29 brought together many speakers and hundreds of academics, journalists, activists and students from Turkey...

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    ‘Univs should be above partisan interference’

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 11, 2019

    Universities should be kept above partisan interference so that they can create an environment conducive to free thinking, the freedom of opinion and quality higher...

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    Arts or science?

    by Zubeida Mustafa | Updated at 12:00am on May 11, 2019

    ADD ‘or commerce?’ to the question in the title. With the examination season in full swing, to be followed by college admissions a few months...

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    Washington war dogs snarl at Iran, Venezuela

    by Brian Cloughley | Updated at 12:00am on May 11, 2019

    What constitutes the bulwark of our own liberty and independence? It is not our frowning battlements, our bristling sea coasts, the guns of our war...

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    Public parks, playgrounds must be restored

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 11, 2019

    PUBLIC parks and playgrounds are important for any city. Yet, all relevant authorities for Dhaka seem uninterested in preserving the greenery and public spaces that...

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