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    A call to halt illegal invasion of Venezuela

    Kevin Tillman | Updated at 12:00am on February 24, 2019

    IT SEEMS like every time I pick up a newspaper or go online, our country is starting another war....

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    Dignity of Bangla must be upheld

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 24, 2019

    THE use of Bangla in various sectors seems to be on the wane as the young generation appears to be distancing itself from the language....

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    Govt must treat Rohingya refugees keeping to laws

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 24, 2019

    THE way a Rohingya young man, reported to have been involved in the robbery of an Ansar Battalion camp near the Nayapara refugee camp and the murder of the camp’s commander on May 13, 2016, came to be killed in a ‘gunfight’ with the Rapid Action Battalion at Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar on Friday morning raises concern....

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    My brush with street journalism

    Nazarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on February 23, 2019

    OH! THE gorgeous 1960s! I have relished the memories of those sweet and fascinating years....

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    The war on Venezuela is built on lies

    John Pilger | Updated at 12:00am on February 23, 2019

    TRAVELLING with Hugo Chavez, I soon understood the threat of Venezuela. At a farming co-operative in Lara state, people waited patiently and with good humour in the heat....

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    11,800 civilians killed in Syria, Iraq

    Brett Wilkins | Updated at 12:00am on February 23, 2019

    NEARLY 12,000 civilians have been killed by US-led air strikes in Iraq and Syria since 2014, according to a statement from the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights....

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    A collective failure that explodes into Chawk Bazar fire

    Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:00am on February 23, 2019

    AS ALL was being readied for the observance of Shaheed Dibas, which marks February 21, 1952, the language movement that set out people’s journey towards their independence in 1971, in a business district of Old Town called Chawk Bazar in Dhaka, a building caught fire....

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    Bangla must be used in all spheres

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

    THE use of Bangla in all spheres of life is still limited to empty rhetoric as two Supreme Court directives and the Bengali Language Introduction Act 1987 remain largely unimplemented....

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    Fire in Old Town again, on wings of govt indolence

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

    THE fire that broke out at Chawk Bazar in the densely populated Old Town of Dhaka on Wednesday night, leaving at least 67 dead and scores others wounded with severe burn injuries is shocking....

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    Council, commissions part of transition to rule of law

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    PRESIDENT Maithripala Sirisena has been joined by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and by other opposition members in denouncing the institution of the constitutional council and the independent commissions established under the 19th amendment....

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