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    NATO’s expensive anniversaries

    Brian Cloughley | Updated at 12:00am on March 25, 2019

    2019 is a year of interesting commemorations, among them the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of D-Day, the landing of allied troops in France that, along with Russia’s Operation Bagration...

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    The symphony of our times

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 25, 2019

    WHAT had happened was beyond belief. Wali Ashraf and his friends, though punished by the immediate-past government, were moved deeply....

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    Free speech movement of our time

    Nozomi Hayase | Updated at 12:00am on March 25, 2019

    FOR so long, we have been pushed out from democracy. Our elected officials and political parties, both Republicans and Democrats, have been undermining the will of ordinary people....

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    Iran expanding its regional influence in a big way

    Salman Rafi Sheikh | Updated at 12:00am on March 25, 2019

    LAST few weeks have seen the Iranian diplomats and top officials engaging in a lot of diplomatic activity in the Middle East, particularly in Iraq and Syria, marking a systematically built web of relations that Iran is building as part of a policy based....

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    Way too long a time for RAB shooting investigation

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 24, 2019

    THE failure of the Police Bureau of Investigation to complete the fresh investigation of the case in which the Rapid Action Battalion shot Lemon Hossain, a student of a college in Jhalakati, in the leg on March 23, 2011, leaving his leg being amputated, is worrying....

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    Occupied railway land must be reclaimed

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 24, 2019

    Bangladesh Railway efforts to recover its land so far grabbed and use unused lands have been insignificant in the absence of a land use master plan....

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    Terrorism amidst rising Islamophobia worldwide

    M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on March 24, 2019

    THE white Australian terrorist Brenton Tarrant had planned the attacks in the Christchurch mosques over the past two years ago primarily to revenge the Bastille Day massacre in Paris on July 14, 2016, in which a Muslim immigrant had killed 84 people, mainly whites, and other acts of killings by Muslims in the west....

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    New Zealand today soothes the soul

    Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on March 24, 2019

    THOSE who have rushed to psychoanalyse 28 year old Australian, Brenton Tarrant, for the outrage in Christchurch, New Zealand, mosques killing 50 people, are concealing the reality, possibly without their knowing it....