Brig Gen Shahedul Anam Khan ndc, psc (Retd) | The Daily Star
  • Brig Gen Shahedul Anam Khan ndc, psc (Retd)

    Brig Gen Shahedul Anam Khan ndc, psc (Retd)

    The writer is Associate Editor, The Daily Star.

  • Home Minister, Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal

    Caught between 'crossfire' and 'self-defence'

    The greatest gift that a government can earn for itself is the trust of the general public. And the best way to do so is to be transparent on matters of grave public concern and come clean on any policy failures.
  • press freedom

    Surrender of the fourth estate?

    The media has been looked at both with derision and awe for its capacity to influence the public mind and hold the authority to account. It has also been accused of “misinforming” the public and overplaying its role.
  • Can citizens' expectations from the police be met?

    It was absorbing to read the very insightful article by an esteemed columnist of this newspaper entitled, “A citizen's expectations from the police.”
  • Education doesn't make girls 'disobedient'

    There are many reasons that have been offered from time to time and over the ages by a section of the Muslim clergy to keep women ensconced within the four walls of the house, but never has one heard such a comment that girls should not go to school because doing so would make them “disobedient”. This comment was uttered by the head of Hefazat-e-Islam (HI), a person who is known to be well-versed in various aspects of Islam. And that is what makes the statement all the more surprising.
  • Boycotting parliament is not the answer

    Despite all the shenanigans that had been resorted to, to win the election, we will have a new parliament for another five years.