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    Who will speak truth to unfreedom?

    Neera Chandhoke | Updated at 12:00am on October 29, 2018

    The latest effort to control research and prevent academics from protesting will kill the spirit of critical inquiry, writes Neera Chandhoke IT IS time to...

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    Partisan ways can’t make bureaucracy better

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 29, 2018

    IT COMES as no surprise that the government has brought about a substantial increase in perks and salary of public servants although it has failed...

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    Govt must root out reasons for reckless driving

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 29, 2018

    ROAD transport workers went on a 48-hour countrywide strike, beginning Sunday morning, to push for changes in the Road Transport Act 2018, enacted in the...

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    Banning books

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 28, 2018

    OOK banning is akin to book burning, emblematic of Hitler’s Germany.

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    Socialism or death, onwards to victory

    by Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on October 28, 2018

    CUBA’S president Miguel Díaz-Canel has reaffirmed the firm commitment: We will not give up; we will not betray; and we will never surrender.

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    MBS, Friedman and lamb kebabs

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on October 28, 2018

    I INTERVIEWED Jamal Khashoggi in Jeddah in December, 2001, months after 9/11. What struck me were his strong opinions on the Palestinian issue.

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    Disempowering the poor

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 28, 2018

    THE pillar of a society that ensures the all-round development of its members is ‘education’. It enlightens the mind from darkness towards the path of right ideology, right concept and also right decisive action.

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    More efforts needed for breast cancer treatment

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 28, 2018

    WITH a total of 22,000 women being affected by breast cancer every year and 70 per cent of them dying of the disease without treatment, there are reasons to treat breast cancer as a major health threat.

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    Govt must investigate toll collection fracas death

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 28, 2018

    THE clash between the law enforcers, on the one side, and truck drivers and workers, on the other, centring on the collection of tolls on the Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge, also known as the First Buriganga Bridge, in Dakkhin Keraniganj, which left one dead, after being hit by a bullet, and couple of scores of people wounded, is sad.

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    The importance of alternative media

    John Scales Avery | Updated at 12:00am on October 27, 2018

    SOCIAL critic Neil Postman contrasted the futures predicted in Nineteen Eighty-Four and Brave New World in the foreword of his 1985 book Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in an Age of Show Business (1985)....

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