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    City authorities must think before they take up projects

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 10, 2018

    THE Dhaka South City Corporation’s move to build six footbridges, three with lifts, has become uncertain. The construction scheduled to begin by November has been...

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    Procedural loopholes result in lower conviction rates

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 10, 2018

    The rape law in Bangladesh provision for harsher punishment for perpetrators. However, the legal definition of rape and the procedure that will ensure justice for...

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    Free market and continuity of change

    by Jason Hirthler | Updated at 12:00am on December 09, 2018

    The Jungle, Upton Sinclair’s novelization of the plight of the working class in the early 20th century, ripples with gruesome tales of the exploitation of immigrants in Chicago’s meatpacking district....

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    Mosque politics

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on December 09, 2018

    AN FIR lodged on December 23, 1949, by subinspector Ram Dube, police station, Ayodhya, reads thus: ‘According to Mata Prasad, when I reached… Janam Bhumi around 8 o’clock in the morning....

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    What went before and what might follow

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on December 09, 2018

    THE controversy surrounding Navjot Singh Siddhu’s pilgrimage to Kartarpur Sahib must have amused president Ram Nath Kovind whose visit to Pakistan in August 2003 as part of a 30 member delegation of political leaders and journalists was one of the most high profile visits in the history of exchanges between the two countries....

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    US has little to offer Southeast Asia

    by Joseph Thomas | Updated at 12:00am on December 09, 2018

    ANY productive relationship between two nations must include mutual benefits for both. A proposed alliance that includes no incentive for a partner nation cannot otherwise move forward save for threats and coercion....

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    Conservation of wildlife warrants political will

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 09, 2018

    MORE efforts are needed to conserve wildlife as ever-increasing human activities keep threatening and destroying wildlife habitats....

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    Dhaka must have bilateral deals for migrant workers

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 09, 2018

    THE plight of Bangladeshi migrant workers in destination countries has almost always made the headlines....

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    The bomb that did not detonate

    by Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2018

    THOSE at The Guardian certainly felt they were onto something. It would be a scoop that would have consequences on a range of fronts featuring President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Julian Assange and the eponymous Russian connection with the 2016 US elections....

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    Rights of rivers

    by Zubeida Mustafa | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2018

    CAN a river have legal rights as, say, a human being? Why not, a Maori would say....

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