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    Policy needed to save leather industry, help seasonal traders

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

    Trade in rawhides has remained unstable as people are forced to sell very cheaply rawhides of sacrificial animals at Eid-ul-Adha as the government set lower prices this year....

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    Dhaka, region, world can’t avoid roles in Rohingya repatriation

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

    ROHINGYA influx from Myanmar into Bangladesh has not stopped. They still keep coming, fleeing military persecution and intimidation in Rakhine State, to safety into Bangladesh, at a reduced rate though....

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    Why history matters so much

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 25, 2018

    WHY is history such an important school subject? And why does it not receive the importance it deserves? These two were among the major questions debated at a conference recently held in Kolkata....

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    The controversial NRC issue in Assam

    by Sarwar Jahan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on August 25, 2018

    THE Indian authority has recently published the draft list of the National Registry of Citizenship for the residents of its Assam state....

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    Shoes that will be difficult to fill

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 25, 2018

    URI Avnery was never one for sitting still. Even just a year ago, at the age of 93, the Israeli peace activist was still full of zest....

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    Assange and fate of journalism

    by Lawrence Davidson | Updated at 12:00am on August 25, 2018

    JULIAN Assange is the Australian founder of Wikileaks — a web site dedicated to the public’s right to know what governments and other powerful organizations are doing....

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    Extrajudicial killing needs to be stopped

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 25, 2018

    EXTRAJUDICIAL killing in the name of drives against drug substances by personnel of the law enforcement agencies continues....

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    Govt must not protect errant public servants from arrest

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 25, 2018

    THE cabinet’s final approval for the draft of the Public Services Bill 2018, on August 20, which subsumes important aspects of six existing laws that the passage of the new law would nullify,....

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    Govt should withdraw cases against student protesters

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 21, 2018

    THE university students arrested in connection with the protests that the school and college students had held for nine days since July 29 seeking justice for the death of two of their fellows in a traffic accident and demanding road safety by putting an end to the chaos that has mired the road transport administration for decades have been remanded on bail and released...

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    Strict steps needed to rein in steroid-fattened cattle

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 21, 2018

    WITH Eid-ul-Adha approaching, when Muslims slaughter millions of cows alongside buffaloes, goats and sheep as sacrificial animals, the absence of an adequate mechanism to check the sales of artificially-fattened animals is putting public health to risks....

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