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    Govt must act on teacher shortage in public univs

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

    THE University Grants Commission recommendation provides for ensuring at least one teacher for 16 students in science universities and at least one teacher for 22 students in other universities....

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    Modiano’s The Search Warrant

    Mohammad Khabir Uddin | Updated at 12:00am on August 11, 2018

    PATRICK Modiano, having gone through flashes of intuitions with his own power of clairvoyance, keeps getting inclined to the search-warrant....

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    America the unexceptional

    William S Smith  | Updated at 12:00am on August 11, 2018

    IN THE wake of president Trump’s Helsinki press conference, National Review declared itself ‘Against Moral Equivalence....

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    Europe’s new isolationist front

    Farid Hafez  | Updated at 12:00am on August 11, 2018

    WHEREAS in the past, most European right-wing parties were confined to the benches of the opposition, several of these groups now hold the reins of power....

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    Govt needs to address water salinity in coastal zone

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 11, 2018

    IT IS unacceptable that at least 48 per cent of the people in Bangladesh’s coastal south-west have no access to safe drinking water and 58 per cent lack sanitation facilities....

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    Road safety drive must continue, people must be made aware

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 11, 2018

    IT IS back to square again. Chaos on the road, caused by corruption in the management of road transport administration that has persisted for decades,....

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    The last anchor: the legacy of M Karunanidhi

    Narayan Lakshman | Updated at 12:00am on August 10, 2018

    THE passing of Muthuvel Karunanidhi, president of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and titan of the Dravidian movement, has come at a critical juncture in the politics of Tamil Nadu....

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    Imran Khan and the Silk Road

    Gordon Duff | Updated at 12:00am on August 10, 2018

    THE election of Imran Khan represents a turnabout in policy in South Asia in ways few expect....

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    The non-university and the manager

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on August 10, 2018

    WE HAVE been seeing over the last few decades the birth of the non-university, an institution hollowed out of its seminal functions: teaching and scholarship....

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    Menace of thunderbolts

    KM Mahbubur Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on August 10, 2018

    KM Mahbubur Rahman writes on the scientific causes of lightning and thunder and how lightning strikes the ground and what precautions to be taken during...

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