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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Drawn into the windy city of Chicago

| By and Nazarul Islam
Interesting times, indeed! As the world struggled to catch up with the giant waves generated by Michael Wolff's revelations, authored in his explosive and irresistible book 'Fire and Fury',
Drawn into the windy city of Chicago

We need to rally around Mayor Ivy

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The incidents which took place in Narayanganj on Tuesday have put us all to shame. That a serving mayor could be made the target of attacks, indeed of a

The language of two Presidents

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte seems to be close behind US President Donald Trump in his use of profanities. He has just said he 'does not give a shit' about

Can Europe save Mid East peace process?

| By and Mustapha Karkouti
In the absence of a credible US leadership in the Middle East, the European Union States needs to step in to save the only hope for peace in the

Is Bangladesh turning into a regional refugee camp?

| By and Asif Reza Akash
To date, Bangladesh has offered refuge to no less than one million Rohingya people on humanitarian grounds after state sponsored violence erupted in Rakhine state of Myanmar. Reportedly, a
Is Bangladesh turning into a regional refugee camp?

Does BJP intend to change Indian constitution?

| By and Ram Puniyani
BJP, which believes in Hindu nationalism, faces the dilemma about Indian Constitution. Necessarily it has to pay its obeisance to Indian Constitution for electoral purpose to be sure. It
Does BJP intend to change  Indian constitution?

Let DNCC by-polls match people's expectations

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The Election Commission has announced the schedule for the by-election for the mayoral post and fresh elections to newly added wards of the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC). As

A secure cyber world a must

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The developing of a new trend of online crimes in the country has raised our concern. Through using different social media platforms, these criminals who also have links with

The telltale signs that Iran's mullah regime losing its grip on power

| By and Mafizul Huq
In 1979, the Islamic Revolution took place in Iran under the leadership of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini after the overthrow of Mohammad Reza Shah, the last Shahan Shah or the
The telltale signs that Iran's mullah regime losing its grip on power

Trump's presidency plateaus, 12 months in

| By and Andrew Hammond
US President Donald Trump's first year of office ends this week (Saturday 20). After his remarkable election victory in November 2016, big domestic policy wins have been very short
Trump's presidency plateaus, 12 months in

We need to revive our film industry

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Some filmmakers in Bangladesh have complained about the poor response of people to movies produced in the country. As many as 62 movies were produced in the country last

Pranab Mukherjee is one of us

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We as a people are happy that former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee is now in Dhaka. Our happiness not only stems from the fact that till recently he held

The heartbeat of racism is denial

| By and Ibram X. Kendi
When our reality is too ugly, we deny reality. It is too painful to look at. Reality is too hard to accept. Mental health experts routinely say that denial
The heartbeat of racism is denial

Enriching human resource with morality

| By and Alamgir Khan
We talk about human resource too often nowadays. There are many resources around us - natural, industrial and other kinds. But we humans are the most important of all
Enriching human resource with morality

Strengthen the Election Commission

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In her address to the nation on Friday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reiterated her government's resolve to have the next general election held under its supervision. The statement was

The language of the street

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Donald Trump has been using foul language again. That infamous statement of his --- 'grab them by the pussy' --- which went viral before the presidential election of November

Financing road safety from insurance and license fees

| By and M S Siddiqui
The worldwide statistics of death in 2015 is about 56.4 million. More than half (54%) were due to the top 10 causes. Ischaemic heart disease and stroke are the
Financing road safety from insurance and license fees

Nawaz Sharif and the truth

| By and Nadeem Qadir
Pakistani leaders, it seems, tend to give lies or half-truths when it comes to Bangladesh. We can take a look at Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif's comment on
Nawaz Sharif and the truth

Confession should be honest

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Myanmar's army has admitted for the first time its soldiers were involved in the killing of Rohingya Muslims in recent violence in Rakhine state. It said an inquiry had

Climate vulnerabilities and Asia

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In spite of the stunning economic growth that Asia has been experiencing for two and a half decades, the fate of the world's largest continent, both in size and

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