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The virtue of holiday  

Rare are the people who do not enjoy holidays. The longer are holidays, the more inviting are they. Usually, longer national holidays are reserved for celebration of religious occasions all over the world. Livelihood compulsions push people out of their...

Tackling the consequences of illegal migration humanely

Human trafficking and illegal migration have reached unacceptable proportions. The...

MSMEs - both a choice and a reality for Bangladesh

In a country like Bangladesh, where there is no dearth...

'We are not alone in the universe'  

Alien spotters may have been inspired lately by the words...

BJP threatens to transform India into a kind of Hindu Pakistan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has decided to strip...

Eid vacation and Monday blues  

Few people in the West can keep themselves free of...

Kashmir conundrum

On August 11, following Narendra Modi-Amit Shah's constitutional coup for...

Is Singapore’s upcoming leadership up to the challenge?

Singapore's then prime minister Lee Kuan Yew once said: "The...

Laxity in public hygiene is costly       

There is a growing tendency of ignoring hygiene in this...

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Remembering an epitome of courage

In the dawn of August 15, 1975, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman made one of his final phone calls to his military secretary Col Jamil Uddin Ahmad. He had been attacked, Bangabandhu told Col Jamil, and the residence on Road 32 was surrounded. Then the line went dead. On a night...

Slow moving rickshaws choking traffic  

SLOW-MOVING and manually driven rickshaws are a cause for traffic...