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A nation cannot call itself civilised with so many child rapes on its conscience Children are the most vulnerable group of people, and we are failing them badly.

 

The PM’s leadership on terror deserves to be recognised, and Bangladesh’s leadership role at the anti-terror table should be unquestionable

 

There are not many poets who are desirous of wandering into distant lands. This rarity applies to poets not only in Bengal, but one might say, in the whole world.

 

The Foreign Ministry has taken upon itself the beautiful task of assessing the patriotism or otherwise of the nation’s journalists.

 

In a functioning democracy, those accused must be allowed to defend themselves No single entity has the right to play judge, jury, and executioner. But this is exactly what mobile courts do.

 

The government should take effective and efficient steps to overcome the obstacles in participatory decision-making and increase equal participation of all sections of society in Bangladesh, writes Minhazur Rahman Rezvi for South Asia Monitor.

 

The unrealistic goals proposed in the vision underscore Khaleda’s lack of touch with reality

 

Not many days ago, we celebrated Rabindranath Tagore again, on 25 Baishakh. We celebrated him even as we sing paeans to him every day in this land of profound culture and charmingly entrenched heritage. We have a bonding with him like no other. He stirs the soul in us with his songs.

 

Begum Khaleda Zia has been speaking of her party’s vision for the future. That is rather encouraging, for it is a demonstration of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s determination to carry the country purposefully into the future.

 

Four years ago, the deadly collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh pulled back the curtain on the employment practices of the global apparel industry.

 


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