Friday, March 22, 2019 | ePaper

EC is only a silent witness

VOTERS are apparently showing a little interest in the ongoing Upazila Elections, which has seen less than 15 percent voters turnout in at least four upazilas. Election Commission sources said

Europe`s worst genocide and Karadzic`s life imprisonment

IT'S another symbol of justice against a 'genocide' that had committed about 25 years ago by a powerful European ruler; Radovan Karadzic. The 73-year former Bosnian Serb leader has been

Failures of the UN to end Kashmir dispute

Mohammad Amjad Hossain :It is an irony that the United Nations could not succeed to resolve dispute between Pakistan and India over disputed Kashmir since 1948 having established Line of

The present US policy and global peace

Ilhan Omar :Since I began my first term in Congress, I have sought to speak openly and honestly about the scale of the issues our country faces - whether it

Readers’ Forum

Police verification in getting passport is still a hassle I see no end in sight of the suffering of the passport seekers related to police clearance. Despite several steps taken

Gold smuggling route through the country must be blocked

Two cabin crew members and a private bank official were arrested along with 5.2 kg gold bars in two separate drives at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Monday. They were

BD-Australia to fight together global scourge of terrorism and extremism

Visiting Australian Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism Paul Foley has said his country will continue to support Bangladesh and its people to address the threats of terrorism and violent extremism. He has

DUCSU should be above controversy

Dr. Foqan Uddin Ahmed :Dhaka University Central Students' Union (DUCSU), known as the country's second parliament; had played crucial roles in the Bangladesh's history. It started its journey in the

Islamophobia in Britain

How many times does Conservative peer Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Britain's first Muslim woman cabinet member, have to say the same thing to be heard? For the past couple of years,

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Drama is everywhere; in politics, in social works and where not! Residents of the capital were highly surprised seeing that a DNCC staff was throwing garbage from a waste van

Big shots swallow half of govt. revenues

THE government has offered around Tk 1.47 trillion in the form of tax exemptions at import stage to various sectors since 2014-15 fiscal year until January last, while each year

Rangamati killings: Nab the killers first then ensure punishment

AT least seven people, including two polling officials and four Ansar personnel, were shot dead in Rangamati's Baghaichhari upazila in a violent turn of events in the second phase of

Save Dhaka, make it a liveable city

Rayhan Ahmed Topader :Nobody owns this city. Not even those who were born here. Poor people believe that they belong to their villages. Middle class older people also came from

Deadliest Ebola outbreak in Congo

Ronald A. Klain :Five years ago, the United States was gripped with fear and awash in news coverage as the worst Ebola outbreak in history spread in West Africa. Today,

Readers’ Forum

Life is still difficult there……Despite introducing many routes by the government across the country, it is still very difficult for a commuter to travel adjacent city areas without any obstacles.

Putting last nail in the banking sector's coffin

WHEN the country's banking sector is facing tremendous problem, the central bank, custodian of all banks and financial institutions, is going to offer a generous scheme with easing the large

Rohingya criminals: A new challenge for Bangladesh

ROHINGYA refugee crisis is getting critical day by day. Now unlawful activities of some Rohingya criminal groups have become headache of law enforcement agencies. A Cox's Bazar court on Sunday

Huge potential for tourism in Bangladesh

Md. Atikur Rahman :The tourism sector of Bangladesh has been progressing beyond multiple adversities. In the last few years, the internal tourism sector has expanded a lot as the country

A problematic situation for Pakistan

Dr Niaz Murtaza :PAKISTAN now lags behind all SAARC states except Afghanistan on the Human Development Index (HDI). SAARC is the poorest region globally after Africa. So we are the

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Ensure security for the TigersIn the past days, I saw that some Test playing countries, including India, England and Australia, refused to visit Bangladesh despite repeated requests showing security reasons.

Experiencing degradation of moral and social values

INCIDENTS of women violation have been rising with the increase of women empowerment along with laudable attainment of gender parity in the country. With the latest violation of a mother

Land officials` wealth reports should be made public

THE Land Minister after taking charge in January openly declared a crusade against the corruption, and directed the officials and employees to submit their wealth reports by February 28. As

Christchurch shooting is the example of religious terrorism

Rayhan Ahmed Topader :What has happened in Christchurch is an extraordinary act of unprecedented violence, a religious terrorism. It has no place in New Zealand. Many of those affected are

The battle of ballots in India

India has entered full election mode: voting is due to begin on 11 April, with the final ballot cast more than five weeks later on 19 May. The election schedule

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Save the poor workers from accidents I feel so disturbed when see workers are still doing their jobs in the ship-breaking yards in Chattogram without proper safety arrangements. I have

Issuing of FF certificates should be doubt free

The compilation of freedom fighters' list is again facing political influence, bureaucratic tangle and systematic corruption. News media reported that the last minute scrutiny of the freedom fighters at Jatiya

Harassment of female workers in foreign lands

Bangladeshi women staying in Saudi Arabia as domestic workers have been facing sexual abuse and physical torture for a long time. Recently, the issue has been conveyed to Saudi authorities.

Initiate sustainable policy to ensure potable water

Shishir Reza :Water a renewable resource, dissolves nutrients and transfers them to cell, regulates global temperature, supports structure and removes waste products. Natural stores of water in hydrological cycle are

UK will have to face agonising uncertainty

Katya Adler :Once again - just as the last time the Brexit deal was rejected in the UK   parliament - reaction by EU leaders was prompt, co-ordinated and on message.It

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Do something to stop hatred crimes :The situation is getting odd. I think, the term 'anti-Muslim hatred' accurately describes the phenomenon which the European Commission intends to address. It consists