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The country has failed to do justice to writers like Ahmed Rajib Haider

 

James Robart’s order of last week that put in temporary abeyance on President Trump’s immigration and refugees order, my thoughts turned to the ongoing reconstitution of the Election Commission in Bangladesh.

 

The new Citizenship Bill is self-defeating

 

The Labour Party leader announced that he would force his front-bench team to vote in favour of a government bill to leave the European Union. Accordingly, he imposed a "three-line whip" for MPs to support the bill in parliament.

 

How can we stop young people from falling prey to extremism?

 

Does Rampal represent the slow death of democracy in Bangladesh?

 

Bangladesh has been playing an active role in developing the international climate change policy regime, involving negotiation processes since the first Conference of Parties (COP1) of the UN Framework of Convention of Climate Change 

 

In a few weeks, the country will have a new election commission with a new chief who will have the not-too-enviable task of holding another general election in less than two years. We all know the history and travails of those who held these offices in the past, in particular the last 10 years.

 

Is cyber bullying a freedom of expression or is it just bullying? Is using a platform such as social media or a public forum to attack a group based on their gender, race, religion or sexual orientation, freedom of speech or is it just propagating hate?

 

On Tuesday, a clash between local Awami League and a former Jubo League men in Sunamganj left three people dead and 20 injured. The fight, which has been ongoing for three years, was over the control of the Jarulia waterbody.

 


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