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Water sharing of common rivers between BD and India

BANGLADESH has requested India to hold a secretary-level meeting for resuming talks on water sharing of common rivers stalled for nine years, holding back the signing of Teesta deal and

Save farmers, buy rice directly from them

DESPITE prevailing agony and dissatisfaction among the farmers across the country over the low price of paddy than their cost, the government has no plan to compensate or complying farmers'

Non Performing Loans

Mir Mahmudul Haque Chowdhury :Non-Performing Loan (NPL) is that portion of loan which has already become default or close to be defaulted. When a bank fails to collect the interest

Right To Academic Freedom

Bipasha  Neharkia Barua :Professor of English Language and Literature Department of Chittagong University Masud Mahmud has been accused of discussing unrelated sexuality in the class. Following this, Bipasha Neharkia Barua,

Take steps to make Eid journey hassle-free

BANGLADESH Road Transport Corporation will start selling advance bus tickets on inter district routes under its special Eid service from Monday. The Corporation's Eid special service will be available between

Protect the rivers from grabbers

THE National River Conservation Commission has warned a dozen of government officials for their inaction to free the River Meghna from grabbers and take action within seven days. The Commission

Indian Parliamentary Elections

Sujayendra Das :Indian Parliamentary elections are on the verge of completion. It began on April 11, 2019 thereby the entire euphoric processes is terminating on May 19, 2019 with verdict

Obscenity Irrelevant In Literary Discourses!

Bipasha Neharkia Barua : [Recently retired Professor of English Language and Literature Department of Chittagong University Masud Mahmud has been accused of discussing unrelated sexuality in the class. He had been

Who will protect businessmen from extortionists?

IN the last few months, at least three businessmen were killed by unidentified assailants after they disavowed the mysterious calls for extortion in the city's Kachukhet area. It's a common

Assault on freedom of speech

THE New York-based Human Rights Watch on Friday slammed Bangladesh authorities following the recent arrests of some dignified persons under much-debated Digital Security Act. The HRW pointed finger about the

Fatal Lightning

Dr. Forqan Uddin Ahmed :The word "thunder" comes from the Old English word "thunor" and the Proto-Germanic "thunraz" while the word "lightning" comes from the Old English word "lighting" or

The Emerging Economy

Md Mazadul Hoque :Nearly fifty years after independence, Bangladesh economy has gained the ability of getting praise from globally renowned financier, the World Bank. The WB in a study said

Fix realistic price of rice: Don't push farmers to the wall

IN the harvest time, when the price of paddy is in nadir and farmers across the country are counting huge losses, the demands for fixing reasonable price of paddy

China can`t be a bystander when Rohingya crisis turns critical

BANGLADESH Foreign Minister on Thursday stressed the need for strong support of China for resolving the prolonged Rohingya crisis with early repatriation of the displaced people. China's strong support

Readers’ Forum

When external forces compel man to do something evil, then that man has not freedom or is responsible of that evil act. But moral life is decided in the

Mothers Take Care of All

Mothers Take Care of All

Mohammad Ishtaque Hossain :Mother is the sweetest word in the living world. Most of the people keep their mother at the core of their heart. All irrespective of caste,

Of A US-Iran War

Of A US-Iran War

Mohammed Tawfik Allawi :In line with its seamless regional meddling since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Israel is now trying to provoke an all-out conflict in the region, of

Readers’ Forum

Our youth generation is the center of hope and aspiration for the nation. Young people can play pioneering and brave role in any important, ever-critical situation in the national

Don't make future generation unhealthy

AMIDST the growing concern over health hazard for the intake of dairy milk and dairy products due to the excessive presence of lead and Coliform bacteria, the High Court

Increase of project cost should be avoided

NEWSPAPERS reported on Wednesday that renovation costs of 2nd Kanchpur, Meghna and Gumti bridges, expected to open for vehicular movement before Eid-ul Fitr, lastly went up to Tk 78.2

Sorrows Of Migrant Workers

Md. Muzibur Rahman :I'm extremely sad hearing the news of 37 Bangladeshi migrants' death in Friday's (10-05-2019) boat capsize in the Mediterranean sea while attempting to reach Europe from

Middle East Peace Plan

Faisal J. Abbas :Palestinians on May 14 marked the 71st anniversary of the Nakba, the "Day of Catastrophe" when displacement, occupation and injustice befell the people of Palestine as

Trade between BD and India must be balanced

BANGLADESH Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi on Tuesday requested his Indian counterpart Suresh Prabhu to take necessary measures to withdraw anti-dumping duty on Bangladeshi products as they met on the sidelines

Gunfight still a popular method for extrajudicial killings

NEWS media reported that five people, including two Rohingya men and two suspected robbers, were killed in "gunfights" in Jashore, Cox's Bazar and Pabna. The gunfight or encounter has emerged

Still A Big Question

Rayhan Ahmed Topader :Donald Trump has ominously threatened to turn the tables on those involved in the Mueller investigation, accusing them of treason and vowing to bring them to justice.

Agony Of Aged Parents

Sujayendra Das :Human lifecycle passes off through different phases in life. Among all the phases we find that old age is the toughest among all. We cannot avoid this phase

Jobs at home won't drive them abroad

ABOUT 130 Bangladeshis are killed on an average every year in South Africa mostly due to conflict among compatriots as well as conflict with locals. Scores of Bangladeshis, who have

Simply withdrawing the police officials can't be enough: They must face judicial process

THE Superintendent of Police in Feni was closed on Sunday for negligence of duty over the murder of Madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi. Following a decision made by the Home

Tech's Influence In Politics

John Harris :In 10 days' time, two political dramas will reach their denouement, thanks to the votes of a combined total of about 1.3 billion people. At the heart of

Magic Mushrooms

Thomas L. Knapp :On May 7, voters in Denver, Colorado narrowly approved a measure de-criminalising "magic mushrooms" -- mushrooms containing the consciousness-altering compound psilocybin. The measure, National Public Radio reports,