Is fake news rising in our media?
Md. Habibul Alam : The media landscape in Bangladeshi started changing when the then-Awami League (AL) government in the late 90’s adopted a liberal media policy as well as encouraged the private ownership of media. The terrestrial transmission of ETV in April 2000 had be ...বিস্তারিত
Eliminating militancy impossible sans separating politics from political Islam
Maj Gen (retd) Abdur Rashid, Security Analyst : Bangladesh is predominantly a Sunni Muslim country. That is why all take it for granted that the country is a fertile breeding ground for militancy. Against this backdrop, one can brand the whole country as a militant state li ...বিস্তারিত
Foreign aid, loans and Bangladesh’s development
Dr. Muhammad Abdul Mazid, Former Chairman, National Board of Revenue : Immediately after independence, Bangladesh repaired a devastated economy, developed infrastructure and implemented various reforms to drive the wheel of the major sectors using foreign aid and loans. It ...বিস্তারিত
Urgent action required to check rice fraud
Dr Mamtazuddin Patwari, Professor of History, BOU : Sudden deluge, flood and other natural disasters caused colossal damage to crops last year. Floodwaters inundated crops on vast tracts of land. The pathetic scene of submerged croplands in the northern region and haor (a ...বিস্তারিত
Propaganda targeting a party’s participation in election aimed
Professor Abu Sayeed, Former State Minister for Information : The statement of those who are clamoring that the upcoming general election is not going to be participatory without the participation of a particular political party is a purposive one. There are certain yardst ...বিস্তারিত
Diplomatic breakthrough in absence of Indira?
Dr. Syed Anwar Husain, Historian and Political Analyst ; A diplomatic breakthrough, occurred from 16 December 1971 to 8 January 1972, in absence of Indira Gandhi. Ninety-three thousand Pakistani prisoners of war were released after the Shimla Treaty on August 2 of 1972. So ...বিস্তারিত
Telecos should be fined if they excessively tax consumers
Dr. Muhammad Abdul Mazid, Former Chairman, National Board of Revenue : If telecom operators’ tax consumers excess of what is determined in the budget, they should be fined. Internet service providers, especially telecom operators, overcharge customers for services. These ...বিস্তারিত
What is the future of ‘SAARC’?
A.S.M Riad Arif, SARRC Silver Jubilee Scholar, South Asian University, New Delhi, India : South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was created as one of the effective platforms, aiming at building better relations on polities and social and cultural issues wi ...বিস্তারিত
Fast growth of South Asian countries and politics over Rohingya issue
[caption id="attachment_19024" align="alignleft" width="250"] Maj Gen (Retd) Abdur Rashid[/caption] Maj Gen (Retd) Abdur Rashid, security and international affairs analyst : Bangladesh is wishing very reasonably not to deepen the Rohingya crisis further. The South Asia ...বিস্তারিত
Formula for solving political, electoral problems
[caption id="attachment_19021" align="alignleft" width="250"] Maj Gen (retd) AK Mohammad Ali Shikder[/caption] Maj Gen (retd) AK Mohammad Ali Shikder, Security and International Relations Analyst : A complex situation has emerged in the politics of Bangladesh. The way po ...বিস্তারিত