Saturday, 18 August 2018


Govt should make its stand clear over quota reform

Khalequzzaman, General Secretary, Socialist Party of Bangladesh (SPB): The government should make its stand crystal clear over reforming the existing... details


Taking stand against school, college students will be discomfiting for govt

Afsan Chowdhury, Researcher, Political Analyst: It will be disconcerting for the incumbent government to take a stand against school, college... details


Shahidul’s provocative remarks and public security

Maj Gen (retd) AK Mohammad Ali Shikder, Security Analyst Security of the state faced a threat following celebrity photographer Shahidul... details


Nobody is beyond the law, be it a boy or girl

Dr. Zeenat Huda, Professor of Sociology, Dhaka University : News reports said the student who was detained by detectives made... details


Golam Sarwar laid to rest with state honor

M Humayun Kabir: Golam Sarwar, veteran journalist of the country and editor of the daily Samakal, was laid to eternal... details


We have failed to present Bangabandhu’s vision to students

We have failed to accurately represent Bangabandhu’s philosophy and vision to our students. For a long time, we have been... details


America’s War on Yemen Exposed

Tony Cartalucci,Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher and writer/NEO, Japan As atrocities and scandal begin to mount regarding the US-backed Saudi-led war on... details


Attaining Lean Manufacturing to the Conceptual Level

Omar Khaiyam, Faculty of Appreal MBA Sonagaon University Lean Manufacturing Method is a business philosophy which has proven highly successful... details


Representing Bangladesh on Gujrat’s festival stage

BRAC More than 40% of girls in Bangladesh drop out from secondary school, and almost 60% are married by the... details


Reason Israel is warming up to racist parties

Ramzy Baroud, Journalist, author and editor of Palestine Chronicle, Noted columnist/Gulf News Netanyahu is actively pursuing alliances with far-right groups... details


A British photographer captures the Indian phenomenon of men non-romantically holding hands

Vincent Dolman/, India Vincent Dolman spotted the gesture on a visit to India and found it to be delightfully... details


What Ethiopia needs is a new federal arrangement">Moreover, Omar continued to use regional para-military forces known as "Liyu" Police to attack ethnic Oromos across the borders between the two regional states.
What Ethiopia needs is a new federal arrangement

Yohannes Gedamu, Lecturer of Political Science at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, GA, US./ Al jazeera The recent events in... details


Most female journalists I know admit to self-censoring their online engagement.
Confronting Journalism’s Misogynistic Trolls

Hannah Storm, Director of the International News Safety Institute/ Project Syndicate Female journalists are more likely than their male counterparts... details


According to the baseline survey on the Situation of Child Domestic Workers jointly conducted by the ILO and UNICEF in 2007, more than four lakh children are engaged in domestic work in the country.
Child domestic workers are at risk of sexually abuse: study

BSS: Child domestic workers are always under threat of being physically, mentally and sexually abused at their work places, says... details


Withdraw case, release quota reformists from jail

Abul Kashem Fazlul Haque, Supernumerary Professor of Bangla, Dhaka University: The quota reform activists should be released from jail after... details


Bangabandhu’s people, Bangabandhu’s belief

Dr Kamal Hossain, Politician, Chief of the Constitution Drafting Committee: I was initiated into the politics by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur... details


The GDPR’s negative impact on trade and growth is not limited to Europe.
Japan, not Europe, is now the leader of free trade

Hosuk Lee-Makiyama/ The Washington Post Europe has often been hailed as a global leader when it comes to trade and... details


According to WHO, the decibel level in the commercial areas at day should be highest 65 while at night that could be highest 55.
Sound pollution hits children hard

BSS Anima Rahman lives in a flat along a road in the capital’s Eskaton area. She along with his five-year... details


Arresting university students is a manifestation of political bankruptcy of ruling parties

Khalequzzaman, General Secretary, Socialist Party of Bangladesh (SPB): Instead of arresting the assaulters on the movement for safe roads, the... details


NEPMCC adopts motion on journalists and children attacked in Bangladesh

Muhammad Ali Bukhari from Toronto: The National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada (NEPMCC) has adopted a motion on... details


Bangabandhu’s struggle and dream to achieve national freedom

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


Rediscovering Bangabandhu . . .

Syed Badrul Ahsan, Editor-in-Charge, The Asian Age : Bangabandhu should have lived longer. But, then again, we did not permit... details


How India has condemned its transgenders to social exclusion

Daily O, India Government legislations are necessary, but things on the ground won’t change unless we as a society overcome... details


The first and probably most important development is that the Republicans are consistently down.
Democrats must do more than oppose Trump

Gary Younge, Noted columnist/ Gulf News For quite some time during the primary season for the 2016 presidential race, Democratic... details


It is not difficult to work out that such repressive policies will push more individuals to sympathise with militant groups who are angry at the state.
Five years on from Rabaa Sisi’s massacre continues in North Sinai

Amelia Smith/Middle East Monitor Rabaa represents the failed hope of Egyptian democracy and it set a precedent for the despicable... details


Back at school, I wrote an essay on all that I learned and thought were wrong in our country. I won first prize and was invited to speak at Comilla Town Hall.
Young people thrive when they have safe spaces

BRAC Millions of young people are fighting everyday to make the world a better place for all. Let’s meet three... details


In contrast to the Islamophobia industry, the pluralist vision of the Founding Fathers allows us to put the integration of U.S. Muslims into context..
Muslims in America: Separating fact from fiction

Craig Considine/Daily Sabah The words “I think Islam hates us,” “True hatred among Muslims is too great,” “Over 80 percent... details


White House rewrites case law to curb asylum seekers

Uzoamaka Emeka Nzelibeis, Clinical associate professor at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, where she teaches an immigration law clinic/BDnews24... details


Due to the important role it plays in sustainable development, TVET is now a key component in our programmatic interventions.
For a better tomorrow, powered by the youth

Tariq Al Gurg/Gulf News Technical and Vocational Education and Training is the key to sustainable development, growth and advancement of... details


Yemen war challenges Saudi moral authority

James M Dorsey/WION, India Saudi conduct of its ill-fated war in Yemen coupled with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s alignment... details

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