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Daily Archives: March 21, 2018

BNP announces fresh protests Thursday

The BNP has announced fresh protest programmes after the Supreme Court stayed bail for BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a graft case on Monday. On...

Rohingya refugee crisis, UN General Assembly and Bangladesh diplomacy

The latest incident of the Rohingya refugee influx into Bangladesh has produced a scenario which is different from earlier influxes in two aspects: one...

A war for oil

 The council members sat grim faced in the chamber of the UN Security Council. On the screen in front of them was projected an...

Genocide, development and the Myanmar spin

Conversely, Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, a former student of Sen at Delhi University, must have instructed her team of Burmese advisers...

Water: The right of each of us, a challenge for all

Access to drinking water and basic sanitation is a right and one of the sustainable development goals of the United Nations. It is a...

Clarifying the MIC-LDC confusion

The national development discourse in Bangladesh often mistakenly considers graduating from the Least Developed Country (LDC) category and becoming a middle-income country (MIC) as...

After 29 years 2 Jessore men declared innocent

Twenty-nine years after serving jail, two convicts in a cattle smuggling case were declared innocent by the High Court today. Abdul Quader and Mofizur Rahman...

Israel admits top-secret air raid in Syria for first time

Israel admitted for the first time Wednesday it was responsible for a top-secret 2007 air raid against a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor, a strike...

Boko Haram frees abducted Nigerian schoolgirls

Boko Haram militants freed scores of kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls on Wednesday, but some of the released students said five of their schoolmates had died...

‘Austin bombings’ suspect blown himself up’

A man being sought over the Austin parcel bombings blew himself up early Wednesday inside his car as authorities moved in to arrest him,...