BNP in the city polls

Create level playing field for a free election

BY all indications, it appears that the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has decided to participate in the Dhaka (North and South) and Chittagong City Corporations elections.

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Probe eviction of 14 Hindu families

Are we failing to protect minority communities?

AT least 14 Hindu families have been evicted by land grabbers, allegedly at the behest of a local Jubo League leader, in Taltaliupazila of Barguna district.

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Kamruddin Ahmad (1912-1982)

Opinion

Mahfuz Kabir

Election game: Cities, citizens and coins

THE government is going to hold city corporations elections in less than a month. It is commonly believed that this is going to be a powerful stabiliser of the prolonged political heat, giving citizens a breathing space in the midst of the boiling atmosphere.

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Mohammad Abdul Quyyum

Managing disasters scientifically

The discourse on disaster management has undergone significant changes in recent decades and the effects have been profoundly

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Kamruddin Ahmad

The trial is more important than the accused

Here we publish a letter written by Kamruddin Ahmad to the Law Minister on November 21, 1972. Kamruddin Ahmad was a Language Movement hero, politician, lawyer and diplomat.

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Raihan Jamil

An unacceptable move from a leader

IN her most recent press conference, Khaleda Zia, leader of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), read her prepared statement by stating the significance of March in Bangladesh's history.

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Praful Bidwai
Praful Bidwai

A new RSS-BJP compact?

IT'S a sad comment on India's mainstream media that it didn't notice the irony of a representative of the Sangh Parivar—a current which inspired Mahatma Gandhi's assassination—being invited to the unveiling of his statue in London.

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Abdul Matin

Can Obama sell the nuclear deal with Iran?

THE clock is ticking in Lausanne in Switzerland where the foreign ministers of the United States of America and five other countries have been meeting their counterpart from Iran.

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Dr Fahmida Khatun

Development vs democracy

THE Western media was all about Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of modern Singapore, when he died recently.

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Letters

COMMENTS

I do not understand why the media is giving so much priority to the blockade which is a total flop.

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Likud's victory is Israel's defeat

Those of us who regularly observe and try to make sense of the madness sweeping the Middle East often find ourselves, perhaps out of desperation, engaging in wishful thinking; hoping that in the end, reason will prevail over lunacy.

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Poaching a threat to wildlife in Sundarbans

An interesting report was published in a local English daily on March 15 along with a table which shows the amount of illegally poached deer and tiger skins recovered year-wise.

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COMMENTS

Pakistan committed heinous crimes in '71 and they should apologise to us for that.

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Comments

I salute him; he is a real leader. It shows that there are still some people with principles.

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THE Western media was all about Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of modern Singapore, when he died recently.

S.M. Sultan

“I Don't Like Twirling the Baton of Politics”

BEFORE we knew it, it was the year 1970. There were political movements all around. The confrontations of the students and the public of East Bengal had reached their peak.

The bonds that bind

The Independence Day celebrations across the country, combined with the national euphoria created by the Bangladesh Cricket team's

Green technology is key to sustainable development

Angers that seemed exaggerated and distant even a decade ago -- global warming, ozone depletion, desertification and even

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