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    Uncertainty looms over Bangladesh sugar mills

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2020

    STATE owned enterprises in Bangladesh are increasingly becoming a financial burden due to the government’s failed policy and continued mismanagement in the operation of mills and factories. It is because of...

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    BRTC buses fail to live up to people’s expectations

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2020

    A LACK of maintenance, accountability and monitoring, coupled with a penchant for procurement, has come to take a heavy toll on the buses under the Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation. Most buses in the...

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    To preserve languages to protect biodiversity

    by Subhankar Banerjee | Updated at 12:00am on December 07, 2020

    ONE million animal and plant species face extinction due to human activity, according to the United Nations. Now, think about cultural production—art and literature that...

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    India’s democracy

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on December 07, 2020

    IT IS not fashionable to cite old classics. But if one turns to Roman, Greek and, more so, the English classics, one is struck by...

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    US, UK should free Assange

    by Reagan M Sova | Updated at 12:00am on December 07, 2020

    IN STEVEN Spielberg’s 2017 historical thriller The Post, the Washington Post’s publisher Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep) wrestles with a harrowing choice: should she authorise further...

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    NATO, as an American project, does not hold up to criticism

    by Valery Kulikov | Updated at 12:00am on December 07, 2020

    AGAINST the backdrop of the events that have unfolded in recent years, and due to which the United States has effectively already lost its dominant...

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    Road remains as risky as before

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 07, 2020

    IN 2019, 4,628 people died and 8,621 became injured in 4,219 accidents. A report of the Road Safety Foundation on Saturday said that at least...

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    A deplorable failure of leaders of 1990 anti-autocracy alliances

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 07, 2020

    THE three political alliances of 1990 that were instrumental in the overthrow of Hussain Muhammad Ershad, the military dictator who took over state power in...

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    How the market destroys the lifeworld

    by Thomas Klikauer and Nadine Campbell | Updated at 12:00am on December 06, 2020

    THE Chicago School of Economics has not only furnished the unbroken success of the hegemonic ideology of neoliberalism and the three great evils of the...

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    Mass ignorance in age of information

    by Wayne Madsen | Updated at 12:00am on December 06, 2020

    IT IS beyond counter-intuitive that in the age of information, the masses are more ignorant of facts than at any time in the past. It...

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