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    Discriminatory NEET exams in India

    by Garga Chatterjee | Updated at 12:05am on May 18, 2017

    SOMETHING very reminiscent of the Pakistan period in East Pakistan is unfolding in the Indian Union. Nothing hurts the middle-class of an ethnicity than being shut out of jobs in favour of ‘favoured’ ethnic groups...

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    Different candidates, different roads

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 18, 2017

    ON MAY 19, Iranians will go to the polls to participate in the twelfth presidential election. Four years after his victory, in 2013, Hassan Rouhani is still considered to be the most serious contender to win this time....

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    A city that we want to live

    by Md Iqbal Uddin | Updated at 12:05am on May 18, 2017

    CITIES are our destination. Most people want to live in a city. Assumably, cities are centres of opportunities for people...

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    Strong role of NFSA required for food safety

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 18, 2017

    PUBLIC health concerns related to food safety has almost never been addressed adequately. The situation in recent times has taken a turn towards the worst...

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    City authorities must wake up before Dhaka hurtles to disaster

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 18, 2017

    WHEN rain submerges various parts of the capital Dhaka just before the monsoon, fears for massive water stagnation in the full season, with the agencies concerned remaining indifferent, are worth looking into...

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    Is custodial killing heroic?

    by Rahnuma Ahmed | Updated at 12:05am on May 17, 2017

    IT’S too late now. If I could start all over again, I would give each individual piece in this series a name, not a number. This one would be called, Politicising the corpse...

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    AL: why slightly nervous about the BNP?

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 17, 2017

    THE Awami League’s reaction to anything BNP is a bit puzzling. After all, the Awami League is the strongest government ever in power and has no opposition worth talking...

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    US in denial as Beijing lays groundwork

    by Paul Goncharoff | Updated at 12:05am on May 17, 2017

    MARCELLUS’ famous one-liner to Horatio — ‘Something is rotten in the state of Denmark’ — could be updated in 2017 as ‘something is rotten in the state of the Union’...

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    National security is foremost

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on May 17, 2017

    THERE was some uncertainty whether Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka to join the country in its celebration of International Day of Vesak would turn embarrassing to the host government...

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    OMS truck outlets need adequate supply

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 17, 2017

    THE Trading Corporation of Bangladesh’s open market sales for giving some relief to consumers during Ramadan is a welcome step....

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