Communal harmony won't fall from the sky

Communal harmony does not sprout from the ground or fall from the sky. It is a matter of exercise, practice. One cannot hope for peace and tolerance while hatred simmers in the political arena

Protests in Shahbagh over the attacks on Hindu community in various areas of the country

We still don't want to lose hope

No matter how soiled politics may become, no matter how much politicians try to create divisions in society, humanity will ultimately emerge victorious in Bangladesh, the country of the Liberation War

Nanda Rani moving away the rickshaw van burnt to ashes in the attack by frenzied mobs. Picture taken on Wednesday afternoon.

How will you evade the responsibility of failing to provide security?

Where there had been apprehensions of unrest during the puja, no preventive measures were taken. Does that mean the intelligence agencies were inactive this time? Why had the police not taken up any ...

Dhaka University Teachers Association forms a human chain against communalism. The theatre and performance studies department of the university staged a street play after the human chain programme. Tuesday, in front of Aparajeo Bangla

When 'othering' leads to discrimination and death

‘Othering’ is a phenomenon in which some individuals or groups are labelled as being 'different' , not fitting in with the norms of the majority. Othering can be based on age, gender identity, sexual ...

Law enforcement at a puja mandap in Cumilla after incidents of violence took place

If you take the credit, why won't you take the liability too?

The country has no laws, monitoring system or system of resolution required for online business. The government is there, but only to reject any responsibility

If you  take the credit, why won't you take the liability too?

Will AUKUS complement or relegate Quad?

AUKUS and Quad seem to be complementing on the common goal - containing China.The huge military dimension of AUKUS seemingly prevents any probability to include military component in the Quad. Thus, ...

US president Joe Biden hosts a 'Quad nations' meeting at the Leaders' Summit of the Quadrilateral Framework with India's prime minister Narendra Modi, Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison and Japan's prime minister Yoshihide Suga in the East Room at the White House in Washington, US, 24 September 2021.

Bangladesh-China friendship and resolving the Rohingya crisis

China has the opportunity to work as a coordinator between Bangladesh and Myanmar and to put pressure of Myanmar so that the exiled Rohingyas, victims of ethnic cleansing, can return to their homes ...

Rohingya camps at Cox's Bazar

Assam gives rise to fresh apprehensions

Landless poor Muslims in Assam are being termed as 'foreigners', that is, Bangladeshis, and hate speech is once again being spewed out as before

Students protest against attack on minority Muslims during eviction drive in Assam

Will the AUKUS security pact pull China into the arms race?

Whether China’s future military undertakings will be a race to match the United States military might, time will give the best answer as two decades into the future in a highly contested geopolitical ...

Chinese and US flags flutter in Shanghai, China on 30 July. Photo: Reuters

Prices soar at opium market in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan

While the economy teeters on the brink of collapse, vendors at an opium market in southern Afghanistan say prices for their goods have skyrocketed since the Taliban takeover

In this picture taken on September 24, 2021, men gather around bags containing heroin and hashish as they negotiate and check quality at a drug market on the outskirts of Kandahar
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