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    Eviction drives alone won’t protect Bangladesh rivers

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 25, 2019

    RIVERS are faced with a slow death across Bangladesh. The illegal occupation of river land and indiscriminate disposal of industrial and municipal wastes into the...

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    Govt must be evenly focused on railway development

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 25, 2019

    THE Bangladesh Railway’s move for an elevated electric traction system for high-speed trains between Dhaka and Chattogram — despite having a double-line system in the...

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    Capitalism and the limits of greening

    Carl Boggs | Updated at 12:00am on December 24, 2019

    THE idea of a Green New Deal, including the one proposed by a group of Democrats led by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is hardly novel on the world scene, though potentially consequential for...

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    The making of Hinducracy in Modi’s India

    Habib Siddiqui | Updated at 12:00am on December 24, 2019

    THE Bharatiya Janata Party’s landslide re-election victory under prime minister Narendra Modi leaves no doubt that Hindutvadi divisive forces have grown steadily like a cancer in the body politic...

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    The three-step communal game plan

    Prakash Karat | Updated at 12:00am on December 24, 2019

    THE Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, and the National Register of Citizens are interconnected and twin measures. The home minister, Amit Shah, had repeatedly made this clear both in parliament and...

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    Time to properly use forensic law

    Monira Nazmi Jahan | Updated at 12:00am on December 24, 2019

    ‘EVERY contact leaves a trace’, this statement of Edmond Locard weighs the significance of forensic evidence in a very articulate manner. Following this notion, the science of...

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    Government must provide support for people hit by cold

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

    A LARGE number of patients, especially children and elderly citizens, suffering from cold-related illnesses across the country due to a sudden winter wave and the unpreparedness of hospitals to attend...

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    A marauding student organisation called Chhatra League

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

    THE attacks that the Chhatra League, the student wing of the ruling Awami League — aided by Muktijuddha Mancha, which is led by a former vice-president of the Chhatra League — is reported to have carried out...

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    You will remain our companion forever

    Muhammad Yunus | Updated at 09:05pm on December 22, 2019

    ABED has left. But it is not possible to bid farewell to him. He remains with us as our companion forever. Since the Liberation War he is in the very grain of our society. There is no layer and sub-layer of our...

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    India goes to war against its own people

    Vijay Prashad | Updated at 12:00am on December 23, 2019

    ON DECEMBER 13, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights released a powerful statement that criticised India’s new citizenship law. This ‘fundamentally discriminatory’ Citizenship (Amendment) Act...

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