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    Europe in convulsions even as Corbyn rises in Britain

    Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on October 14, 2018

    FROM Rome to London the contrast was sharp — from political despair to hope....

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    Press and secrets

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on October 14, 2018

    MYANMAR’S civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s charge that the two Reuters reporters convicted under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act and sentenced to seven years in prison were not jailed for their journalism ....

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    The underrated necessity of Dhaka traffic

    Tahmid Samiul Mowla | Updated at 12:00am on October 14, 2018

    PUBLIC buses have always been one of the popular choices of transport in Dhaka city. The reason for it being convenient or economically accessible to the masses is still up for debate...

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    Law enforcement agencies caught in political influence

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 14, 2018

    THE law enforcement agencies coming down heavily on the political opponents of the ruling Awami League during the party’s two consecutive tenures in government since 2009 suggests....

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    More efforts needed for product standardisation

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 14, 2018

    ALTHOUGH countries across the world celebrated World Standards Day themed ‘international standards and the fourth industrial revolution’ this year as the world tries to inspire thoughts on how to better regulate fields of new technologies such as artificial intelligence and smart manufacturing to shape societies in immediate future,....

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    Trump’s special relationship with Saudi monarchy

    Gary Leupp | Updated at 12:00am on October 13, 2018

    THE Saudi crown prince and de facto leader of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman bin Abduld Aziz al Saud, 33, has cultivated an international reputation as a progressive reformer, claiming in particular to improve the lot of Saudi women....

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    The great Indian abdication

    Nissim Mannathukkaren  | Updated at 12:00am on October 13, 2018

    AFTER the slew of verdicts by the Supreme Court, on triple talaq, Section 377, adultery, and the Sabarimala temple, a prominent cartoonist adapted the famous ‘Road to Homo Sapiens’ picture to depict the Supreme Court Justice as a barber who cleans up the barbarous Neanderthal to make him a modern human....

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    Mobile courts in maintaining order

    Gazi Mizanur Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on October 13, 2018

    THE recent protests of students against the anomalies prevailing in the transport sector have made sensible citizens understand that what the schoolchildren did for a couple of days in the Dhaka city is actually the task of mobile courts....

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    Libya’s free for all

    Karim El-Gawhary | Updated at 12:00am on October 13, 2018

    IS MAY have lost its Libyan territory, yet it is anything but certain whether the jihadists will soon be a thing of the past....

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    Safe migration still an illusion

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 13, 2018

    SAFE migration is still an illusion for workers aspiring to overseas jobs. Majority of the workers still return home, abused, exploited and empty-handed....