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    Sobering statistics of ‘displaced’ people

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 23, 2019

    JUNE 20 was observed as International Refugee Day. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is a United Nations programme with the mandate to protect refugees, forcibly displaced...

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    Credible inquiry into Payra power plant clash a must

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 23, 2019

    TWO cases were filed against about 600 people unnamed on Thursday in connection with Tuesday’s attack on the China-Bangladesh 1320MW thermal power plant project at Payra in Patuakhali during...

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    A worrying compromise on driver’s experience for licence

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 23, 2019

    THE road transport and bridges ministry’s extending the deadline for the relaxation of rules for the second time, as New Age reported on Saturday, in driving licence issuance comes with...

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    How Palestine’s past is being slowly erased

    Jonathan Cook | Updated at 12:00am on June 22, 2019

    ISRAEL has controlled East Jerusalem and the walled Old City since the 1967 war in which it also occupied the adjacent West Bank. It has effectively treated them as annexed territory ever...

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    Civil society in relation with the state

    Amir Mohammad Sayem | Updated at 12:00am on June 22, 2019

    BOTH the state authorities and civil society varyingly function for the well-being of people. The state authorities serve people’s interest by making and implementing laws and policies on various socio-economic, political and...

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    ‘I dream of a place called home’

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 22, 2019

    I AM a refugee, born to a refugee family. I was granted that status on the day I came into this world. I was not aware of what had happened before then. I did not fight any battle, I did not...

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    How many are not blowing the whistle?

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 22, 2019

    WHISTLEBLOWER Chelsea Manning is now being slammed with $500 fines for every single day that she remains imprisoned in contempt of court for refusing to testify in a secret grand jury against...

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    Rights of marginalised people must be protected

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 22, 2019

    THE marginalised minority groups have been deprived of their rights and not been included in development activities of society for decades. Rights activists at a national convention on Thursday asked the government to protect the rights of...

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    A welcome court order for stopping impaired driving

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 22, 2019

    THE order of the High Court Division for assessing whether eyesight of drivers meets an accepted safety standard, at the time of licensing and while they are in service, to check against impaired driving and for arranging for drug testing to stop drug driving in six months is welcome. This is important as drivers need to have...

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    OBOR initiative: critics and new members

    Nina Lebedeva | Updated at 12:00am on June 21, 2019

    THE second BRF-2019 Summit in Beijing became a landmark event that marked achievements of this infrastructure project, which, in 2016, changed its former name One Belt, One Road to Belt Road Initiative. The word ‘belt’ refers to...

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