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    A promising start for Bangladesh

    by M Ashiq | Updated at 12:00am on September 27, 2018

    FACING Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup Cricket in the Dubai International Stadium on Saturday has been the first major encounter after a successful ODI series win against West Indies on their own soil....

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    Indian shadow on Bangladesh elections

    by M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on September 27, 2018

    AN ARTICLE in South Asian Monitor Monitor on September 5 on Bangladesh’s forthcoming national elections by a former Indian high commissioner to Bangladesh that this newspaper carried two days later attracted widespread attention in the country....

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    Potential of youth not fully realised

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 27, 2018

    THE potential of the youth has not been fully realised. A majority of the youth rather embrace growing disappointment caused by unemployment and lack of opportunity to contribute to their family and national economy....

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    River protection efforts falter in enforcement initiatives

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 27, 2018

    THE government’s plans, taken up and effected piecemeal one after another, severely lacking in sincerity and the required political will, to stop encroachment on rivers and to reclaim what of the rivers has already been grabbed have hardly produced any significant results....

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    Manufacturing nationalism

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2018

    OBSERVING the politics of his day many years ago a wit in Britain is said to have remarked ‘Patriotism is the last resort of the scoundrel!’...

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    Edward Said: remembering a rootless mahiruha

    by Mohammad Zahidur Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2018

    FIFTEEN years ago we lost Edward W Said — a celebrated scholar- in this month....

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    Will the new left stand up?

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2018

    THE left has a long legacy of being a moral force but not much more....

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    Continuing preference for 2015 Lanka reform agenda

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2018

    THE parliamentary committee headed by prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that was established to look into the provincial delimitation report has requested that they be given a further two months to submit their recommendations for electoral reform....

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    Iraq’s prime ministers come and go, but the stalemate remains

    by Patrick Cockburn | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2018

    AN IRAQI joke says that their country must have the most environmental government in the world since the same political leaders are always recycled, however dismal their past performance and low expectations that they will do any better in future....

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    Comprehensive cervical cancer programme needed

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2018

    WOMEN’S reproductive and sexual health did not get the attention it needed by successive governments....

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