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Heartbreaking and deplorable

Amid continued Israeli atrocities in Gaza and US inaction to punish the perpetrators, Palestinians are left battling an intolerable existence. The belated trip this week by US Secretary of State John Kerry to the Middle East, in what appears to be a half-baked attempt to establish truce between Israel and Hamas, appears difficult to achieve […]

Nothing going right for Congress

Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan. Nothing sums up the current predicament of the India’s Congress party better than this famous John F Kennedy quote. The Congress cup of woes is still filling up even after the worst electoral drubbing the 128-year-old party faced in the bitterly fought recent general elections. […]

Putin’s tipping point?

When incompetence in the Kremlin turns murderous, its incumbents can begin to tremble. As news of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine trickled into Russia, people with a long memory recalled the Soviet Union’s attack, 31 years ago this September, on Korean Air Lines Flight 007, and its political consequences. Back then, […]

Vanishing green calls for appropriate policies

Once a lush green land of forests and vegetation, the wooded feature of Bangladesh has been steadily disappearing from the pressure created by the fast growing population of the country on forests and forest resources. The rule that a country needs to have at last 25 per cent of its area under forest cover for […]

Respect for parents

Being grateful to parents also earns heavenly rewards. All religions and all societies have given parents a honourable status. From a purely material viewpoint, we find ourselves indebted to our parents, particularly our mother. She not only nourished us in her womb, but went through pain and suffering. She loved us even before we were […]

Tarique should return, prove his innocence : Hasan

Staff Reporter : While speaking at a discussion at the VIP Lounge of the Dhaka Reporters Unity Publicity and Publication Affairs secretary of the ruling Awami League Dr. Hasan Mahmud said that the BNP Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman should return home rather than visiting other countries and should prove his innocence. He said, ‘Tarique should […]

Bangladesh angry over world leaders’ ‘indifference’ to Israeli aggression in Palestine

DHAKA : Bangladesh has expressed displeasure over the world leaders’ ‘indifference’ regarding Israeli aggression in Palestine and human disaster there and sought necessary steps to find a peaceful solution to the crisis, reports UNB. “Today we’re compelled to say with heavy heart that UN member state Israel is carrying out killings on Palestinians by ignoring […]

Tofail meets Bhutan King, PM

DHAKA : Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Wednesday met Bhutanese king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, and discussed issues of mutual interests, reports UNB. During the meetings in Thimphu, the Commerce Minister laid emphasis on expanding trade between the two South Asian countries, said an official at the Commerce Ministry. He […]

President for Bangladesh nationals in senior positions in UN peacekeeping

DHAKA : President Abdul Hamid on Wednesday reiterated Bangladesh’s request of appointing its nationals at high and mid-level policy positions in the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (UNDPKO) and in senior positions at field command, reports UNB. The request came when the visiting under-secretary-general and head of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) of […]

National industry policy-2015 next year : Amu

DHAKA : Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu on Wednesday expressed the hope that the government will be able to announce the national industry policy-2015 by February of next year, reports BSS. In doing so, he said, the ministry has already constituted three sub-committees and these committees will submit their recommendations by September this year. On […]