Opinion

Opinion

When Awami League and Hefazat are of the same ilk

It is not correct to simply lay the blame for anything and everything on BNP, Jamaat, Shibir and Hefazat. If the correct decision is not taken at the correct time, such disruptive incidents are ...

When Awami League and Hefazat are of the same ilk

Where is the accountability of the law enforcement agencies?

During demonstrations against the visit of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, around 17 persons died in police fire and many more were injured. This warrants investigation

Where is the accountability of the law enforcement agencies?

Democracy not a system dependent on the will of the rulers

Autocratic governments are gaining ground in various countries of the world. In many countries the governments are doing away with democratic norms despite coming to power on public mandate.

Democracy not a system dependent on the will of the rulers

Covid is not going away, so will school remain closed?

In consideration of the social and mental harm being done to the students by the year-long closure, the decision to reopen educational institutions is justified

Covid is not going away, so will school remain closed?

50 years after independence, US-Bangladesh strong bonds continue to grow

US Ambassador Earl E Miller highlights the bonds forged between the people of the United States and Bangladesh over the past five decades

50 years after independence, US-Bangladesh strong bonds continue to grow

Commonwealth Secretary-General

Congratulations Bangladesh on the Golden Jubilee anniversary

The Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland hopes the government and people of Bangladesh people enjoy a memorable and uplifting 50th independence day as they unite in celebration of their ...

Congratulations Bangladesh on the Golden Jubilee anniversary

A return of religion to politics

Awami League had taken a stern stance against the Hefazat-e-Islam gathering at Shapla Chattar. Yet later it forged close ties with Hefazat. In fact, after the 2014 controversial election, the more ...

A return of religion to politics

Backtracking on the aspirations for democracy

Allegations of rigging in the consecutive elections of 2014 and 2018, curbing freedom of expression, an increase in extrajudicial killings and rendering the judiciary questionable, all indicate just ...

Backtracking on the aspirations for democracy

Keep track of excess deaths in Covid times

It is essential to take these excess deaths into account to understand the actual acuteness of the Covid threat

Prothom Alo illustration

Dark truths: Colourism in society begins with prejudice at home

Colourism is a prejudice based on skin tone, usually within a racial or ethnic group, with a marked preference for lighter-skinned people and discrimination towards darker-skinned people. Today it is ...

Colourism is often accepted in society
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