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  • Badiuzzaman Bay

    The writer is a member of the editorial team at The Daily Star.

  • All cards laid on the table, what now for Dhaka North?

    One more day and it's election time for the northern part of the capital city. Residents of the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) will choose their mayor for the second time in four years since the first mayoral election of a bifurcated Dhaka was held in 2015.
  • The irony of an appointment

    On February 18, while raising a supplementary question in parliament, Jatiya Party leader Fakhrul Imam offered a glimpse into two of
  • Rivers need more than a legal status

    Rivers are no longer just rivers bound only by the laws of nature. The High Court has recently given a verdict awarding the status of “living entities” to the country's rivers in a bid to protect them and raise awareness of their importance.
  • The sins of our daughters

    Who among us, if we were parents of a daughter, would not want to protect her from the perils of our world? Who among us does not
  • Four takeaways from the 2018 election

    The 11th parliamentary election of Bangladesh will go down in history as the election of simultaneously many firsts and many contrasts. Billed as the country's first “participatory” election in a decade, it gave the incumbent Awami League a landslide victory—and reduced its arch-rival BNP, once again, to irrelevance. While an Awami League win was largely
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