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    Let period be the last reason to miss school

    by Samia Mallik and Shahrukh Mirza | Updated at 12:00am on May 28, 2019

    THE first time 16-year-old Sumaiya had her period, she was very frightened. She ran home from school, wondering if she was ill, and whether she...

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    India under ‘charismatic authoritarianism’?

    by K M Seethi | Updated at 12:00am on May 28, 2019

    THE ultra-Right Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance’s resounding victory in the 17th Lok Sabha elections in India has surprised many, even within the NDA...

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    Govt must wake up to workers’ woes

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 28, 2019

    THE detention of at least 2,000 undocumented Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia, in a crackdown by its immigration department on foreign workers staying their illegally, is...

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    Cycle of impunity must end

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 28, 2019

    NUSRAT Jahan Rafi, the 18-year-old Alim examinee who was set ablaze on the terrace of the madrassah she studied and had sustained 80 per cent...

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    How many times must Assange be proven right?

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 27, 2019

    The espionage charges against Assange bear out what he has been saying and should open ears to what he has also said about the non-Russian...

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    Modi won. Has India?

    by Ashraf Jehangir Qazi | Updated at 12:00am on May 27, 2019

    MODI’S repeat landslide victory has taken India by storm and the world by surprise. It is not a good omen for India and its neighbourhood,...

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    The symphony of our times

    Dr Mizanur Rahman Shelley | Updated at 12:00am on May 27, 2019

    THE administrative structure of the independent and sovereign Bangladesh was a continuation of the system as obtained in the British Indian times until 1947. The...

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    NDA’s landslide victory and Bangladesh

    by M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on May 27, 2019

    THE assessment of some of our foreign policy experts about the landslide victory of India’s National Democratic Alliance in the 2019 elections was interesting but...

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    Urban development must improve living standard

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 27, 2019

    DHAKA city makes the headlines for all wrong reasons. In 2018, the annual global survey of Economist Intelligence Unit listed Dhaka as the second least...

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    Govt must stop non-prescription sales of antibiotics

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 27, 2019

    THE Directorate General of Drug Administration’s negligence towards, or perhaps reluctance at, stopping the sales of antibiotics without prescriptions written by registered physicians is worrying....

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