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    West seeks control over Asian rivers

    Tony Cartalucci | Updated at 12:00am on December 09, 2019

    AT FIRST glance the human rights and environmental issues surrounding a proposed dam seem like serious objections to their construction. In some cases they may be. In other cases, these concerns are...

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    A troubled family

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on December 09, 2019

    SUMMIT anniversaries are not usually this abysmally interesting. While those paying visits to Watford, England on the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation are...

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    Bengal Muslims on the way to ruination

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 09, 2019

    HONOURABLE chairperson and distinguished audience: I always bother you with the issue of Sakhawat Memorial Girls’ School to such an extent that some people may consider me a ‘nuisance’. Had I been a pagan...

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    The leaders who could not lead

    Mahboob A Khawaja | Updated at 12:00am on December 09, 2019

    ONCE the Arabs were leaders in knowledge, creativity, science and human manifestation, progress and future-making — the Islamic civilisation lasting for eight hundred years in Al-Andalucía, Spain. But when they...

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    Dhaka mustn’t show capitualistic attitude to New Delhi

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2019

    BANGLADESH authorities have decided not to levy transit charge and customs duty on India when it transships cargoes to its north-east through Bangladesh using the Chattogram and the Mongla sea port although...

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    Unregistered schools risk primary education quality

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2019

    A LARGE number of kindergarten-type schools run without being registered with relevant authorities. There are, as the Bangladesh Kindergarten School Association says, 70,000 such schools and...

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    Is Kashmir India’s Palestine?

    Robert Fantina | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2019

    IN AUGUST of this year, prime minister Narendra Modi of India suspended Article 370 of the constitution, the provision that granted some level of autonomy to Kashmir. Already heavily policed by...

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    Raids on press in India

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2019

    EVER since the Modi government assumed power, it has been persecuting dissent. Latterly, its wrath fell on Amnesty International India and other NGOs whose premises were raided. Sadly, there has been little protest...

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