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Every year, a few thousand Bangladeshis, along with many more students from around the world, take the highly competitive Edexcel – GCSE and A level — examinations.


Since August 25, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have crossed over to Bangladesh fleeing persecution, and this refugee inflow has not yet stopped.


Bangladesh’s banking sector now has over Tk80,000 crores worth of bad loans — that is a whopping $10 billion.


These bad loans account for more than 10% of the loans granted, and unsurprisingly, the main culprits are state-owned banks.


In the whole of last year, we experienced only 59 days of “good” quality air, according to the Department of Environment.


When dealing with a humanitarian crisis, the consensus of the international community is key.


When it comes to describing the acts of cruelty perpetrated by Myanmar’s security forces against the Rohingya people, words fail.



The 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23) currently being held in Bonn, Germany, is meant to advance the aims and ambitions of the Paris Climate Change Agreement — a pact to limit the rise in global average temperature.


The case of NSU Assistant Professor Dr Mubashshar Hasan Cesar is the latest among many of people who have gone missing in the country, with little or no explanation.


Our JSC and JDC examinations are thoroughly compromised, there is no other way of seeing it.


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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.