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With a 19% increase in illegal money laundering, we must ask: Why has this continued? Every year, more and more money is being illegally siphoned off to other countries, being kept in offshore accounts.


The abuse of domestic workers is all too common in Bangladesh, and even more so abroad


A month after the Langadu attack, it is disheartening to see communal tensions continue to spread amongst the Adivasi and Bangali communities.


That is the policy the government should have against terror, and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is right to make it clear Bangladesh will not stand for militant activities which threaten the country’s development, stability, and peace.


One year ago, on July 1, 2016, five terrorists stormed into Holey Artisan Bakery and killed 28 people.


A dismaying report by the US State Department shows that the human trafficking situation in Bangladesh has gotten worse. According to the Trafficking in Persons Report 2017, Bangladesh has slid down to the Tier 2 Watch List from Tier 2 — the country finds itself in the company of nations like Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe in this part of the list.


Eid is a time for celebration and reflection. It is a time when we take stock of all the lessons we have learned over the holy month of Ramadan, as we mark its passing with our family and friends.


Experts and environmentalists have criticised Bangladesh's environment agency for its decision to declare four dying rivers around Dhaka as ecologically critical areas (ECA).


The battle has to be won in the minds of people, not at seminars and parliaments


The problem of waterlogging during the monsoon season is nothing new to Bangladesh. Then why are we caught so totally unprepared, year after year?


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spotlight image Sergio Arispe Barrientos, Ambassador of  Bolivia to India is, at 37, the youngest head of mission in New Delhi. Only the second envoy from his country to India, Barrientos, who presented his credentials to the Indian President last month, feels he has arrived at a propitious time, when India’s focus is on so
On February 15, 2017 Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C37) successfully launched the 714 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite along with 103 co-passenger satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. 12 minutes later, writes Anil Bhat
While most Indians were observing recent domestic political developments; with surprise defeats for the ruling BJP in its pocket boroughs and a likelihood of the opposition uniting against the Party for the 2019 national elections, writes Tridivesh Singh Maini
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday talked over telephone and pledged to deepen bilateral ties and promote mutual trust, writes Gaurav Sharma 
Famous for its pursuit of Gross National Happiness, Bhutan has a new cause for joy: In recognition of its Gross National Income (GNI) growth and social development, the kingdom is poised to graduate from the UN category of the world's poorest known as the Least Developed Countries (LDC), writes Arul Louis
With a dire warning about the looming future of a waterless world, Indian spiritual leader Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev made a plea for mobilising humanity to save the rivers of India and the world before it is too late, writes Arul Louis

While India has regained its position as the world’s fastest growing large economy – with the uptick in GDP expansion at 6.7% in Q3 of 2017-18 – sustaining it critically depend...


A recent novel "Radius 200" by author Veena Nagpal has two facts at the centre of the fictional narrative that she weaves. "Impending water scarcity and the very real danger of an Sino-Indian conflict over this precious resource,...


What is history? How does a land become a homeland? How are cultural identities formed? The Making of Early Kashmir explores these questions in relation to the birth of Kashmir and the discursive and material practices that shaped it up to the ...


A group of teenagers in a Karachi high school puts on a production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible— and one goes missing. The incident sets off ripples through their already fraught education in lust and witches, and over the years ...


Title: Do We Not Bleed?: Reflections of a 21-st Century Pakistani; Author: Mehr Tarar; Publisher: Aleph Book Company; Pages: 240; Price: Rs 599


From antiquity, the Muslim faith has been plagued by the portrayal of Muslim men regularly misusing this perceived “right” to divorce their wives instantly by simply uttering “talaq” thrice.