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    Lanka govt needs to build on its northern achievements

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on August 02, 2018

    MILITARY personnel stationed in the north are often perplexed when told that their continued presence is objectionable to the local population....

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    Liberation War of Bangladesh: Actions, reactions and inactions of foreign powers – XXIV

    by Nurul Kabir | Updated at 12:00am on August 02, 2018

    PROFESSOR Talukder Maniruzzaman, a reputed researcher on Bangladesh’s liberation war, observes, “Before the war between India and Pakistan started, the Mukti Bahini in Sector 6 had already liberated the territory north of Thakurgaon, Nilphamari and Kurigram and was still advancing....

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    Personal diplomacy

    AG Noorani  | Updated at 12:00am on August 02, 2018

    PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s decision to invite president Vladimir Putin to Washington DC, within days of his return from the Helsinki summit with Russia’s president, and the fiasco of Trump’s other summits at Brussels and Singapore, illustrate the perils of personal diplomacy....

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    NATO: the unexamined alliance

    Conn Hallinan | Updated at 12:00am on August 02, 2018

    THE outcome of the July 11–12 NATO meeting in Brussels got lost amid the media’s obsession with president Donald Trump’s bombast, but the ‘Summit Declaration’ makes for sober reading. The media reported that the 28-page document ‘upgraded military readiness’, and was ‘harshly critical of Russia’, but there was not much detail beyond that...

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    Grievances of women migrant workers must be addressed

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 02, 2018

    THE harrowing tales of physically and sexually abused women migrant workers have been making headlines for some time now....

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    Govt, transport owners must have proper services in focus

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 02, 2018

    STUDENT continued taking to the streets in the capital and in some outlying areas for the third consecutive day on Tuesday in protest at the death of two of their fellows, students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College in Dhaka,....

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    Of smiling ministers and self-congratulatory EC

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 01, 2018

    THE response of the shipping minister to the query about the death from accidents of two students was made with a smile....

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    Liberation War of Bangladesh: Actions, reactions and inactions of foreign powers – XXIII

    by Nurul Kabir | Updated at 12:00am on August 01, 2018

    MA MOHAIMEN believes that the same cautionary information that prevented Tajuddin Ahamad from returning to Dhaka on December 16 also stood in the way for Osmani to fly from Comilla to Dhaka for attending the surrender ceremony on the same day....

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    Plans for attack: US plans for striking Iran

    by Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on August 01, 2018

    THE world of the terrifying hypothetical is programmatically standard in the Trump White House. Periods of tense calm are followed by careless flights of fury, digs and remonstrations....

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    About half an hour on a U-loop

    by Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:00am on August 01, 2018

    IT WAS 9:30pm on Saturday. The U-loop at the Badda end of Hatirjheel had just been opened....

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