Saturday, 18 August 2018


This is the central nature of all political conspiracies. Its consequences are only accepted and recognised in historical hindsight, not before.
Understanding political conspiracies

Ashikur Rahman, Senior economist at Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh/BDnews24 Imagine a thought experiment. It is Aug 14, 1975. Bangabandhu... details


Seventy one years after August 1947

Syed Badrul Ahsan, Editor-in-Charge, The Asian Age :  Two million people — Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs — died in the carnage. Fifteen... details


Despite being vital, student protests will yield no outcome

Abul Quashem Fozlul Faque, Supernumerary Professor, Dhaka University :  It will not be wise for students to return to their... details


Transport workers are being incited against students

Professor Anu Muhammad, Department of Economics, Jahangirnagar University  :  The leaders of the transport worker unions are ministers – something... details


Stones vanished the way coal gone

Dr M Shamsul Alam, Energy Expert :  Stones belonging to Madhyapara Granite Mining Company Ltd (MGMCL) have disappeared the way... details


7 rebels, Indian soldier killed in Kashmir fighting

UNB: At least seven rebels and an Indian army soldier were killed in gunbattles in disputed Kashmir, triggering violent protests... details


Youths, city streets, and new social movement

Dr. A J M Shafiul Alam Bhuiyan, Professor and Founder Chair, Dept. of Television, Film and Photography, University of Dhaka : High... details


Conflicting models still in force in country’s politics

Afsan Chowdhury, Researcher, Political Analyst : The government says it is in favour of holding talks, BNP gives conditions for holding... details


The nation’s economic challenge and 2 possible ways to overcome it

Prof. Abu Ahmed, Economist : Bangladesh’s economy has boundless potential. How much of this possibility we will be able to make... details


Credible information of crop cultivation, production and supply very important

Dr Saadat Husain, Former cabinet secretary, former chairman of Public Service Commission : A question has arisen over the credibility and... details


Nation’s father: Portrait of a Patriot and a leader

Dr. Forqan Uddin Ahmed, Former Deputy Director General and Commandant, Ansar VDP Academy :Bangabandhu is the architect of independent Bangladesh. He... details


Protests halt Dhaka traffic

M Humayun Kabir: Hundreds of students from various educational institutes took to the streets in the capital for the third... details


August in the crucible of history

Syed Badrul Ahsan, Editor-in-Charge, The Asian Age: Now that the month of August is here again, it is fitting and... details


Blessed to have Bangabandhu’s daughter to deal with hard challenges

Dr. Atiur Rahman, Former Governor, Bangladesh Bank: Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and almost all of his... details


We have to be sympathetic to the affected

Prof Nazrul Islam, Urban Planner, Former Chairman of UGC:  The public transport sector is now in utter disarray. The transport... details


Nation’s father: Portrait of a Patriot and a leader

Dr. Forqan Uddin Ahmed, Former Deputy Director General and Commandant, Ansar VDP Academy: Bangabandhu is the architect of independent Bangladesh.... details


Are transport workers more powerful than the government?

Afsan Chowdhury, Researcher and Political Analyst : There are black money transactions in the transport sectors; the level of corruption and... details


‘Provision of regular counseling for transport workers’

Dr. Md. Tazul Islam, Professor, National Institute of Mental Health : Owners and workers of the road transportation should be brought... details


Dialogue should be initiated

Dr. Syed Manzoorul Islam, Professor, Dept. of English, Dhaka University : We hope for a good electoral environment. We do... details


Proposal for dialogue over telephone: Who will make the first move, BNP or AL?

Prof Emajuddin Ahmed, Political Scientist, former Dhaka University Vice Chancellor : The overture of the ruling party AL’s general secretary for... details


Coming election and people’s aspiration

Dr. Foqan Uddin Ahmed, Writer, Columnist & Researcher:  Article 119 of the Bangladesh Constitution empowers the Election Commission to hold... details


Independent inquiry a must over coal disappearance

Dr AB Mirza Azizul Islam, former finance adviser to Caretaker Government : It is definitely not a pleasant matter both... details


There should be neutral investigations to verify kidnappings

Air Commodore Ishfaq Ilahi Choudhury, Security Analyst : There should be neutral investigations to verify the accusations of the kidnappings of... details


Liberty of Kissing and the Ongoing Debate

A.S.M Riad Arif, SARRC Silver Jubilee Scholar, South Asian University, New Delhi : One of the very popular Bengali singer and... details


We’ve climbed to the peak of cruelty and brutality

Prof. Dr. Md. Tazul Islam, Renowned Psychiatrist : Payel was ditched into water instead to taken to the hospital after he... details


EC’s promise only hollow words

Dr. Tofayel Ahmed, Local Government Analyst : The Election Commission’s (EC) promise to provide equal opportunity for all parties was merely... details


Ulterior motive behind election-time arrests

M Hafiz Uddin Khan, President, SHUJAN : If there are pending cases against those being arrested centering the city elections, then... details


Probe into the matter of “Coal Mishap” may unveil harsh truths

Khalequzzaman, General Secretary, Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal : Corruption has been a great acquaintance of the oil-gas and coal sectors. The Barapukuria... details


Healthcare, Court, and the regulatory authority

Dr. A J M Shafiul Alam Bhuiyan, Professorof Television, Film and Photography, Dhaka University : The recent directive of the High... details


Those injured in the quota reform movement must receive proper treatment

Dr. Mizanur Rahman, Former Chairman, National Human Rights Commission : Quota reformation movement leader Nurul Haque Nur and others who have... details

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