Golam Mortoza | The Daily Star
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  • When the allegation is of ‘death threat’ but the investigation is on ‘corruption’

    The controversies revolving around Mizanur Rahman, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Moazzem Hossain, former OC, Sonagazi Police Station, and Khandaker Enamul Basir, Director, ACC, came to the spotlight in close succession.
  • No stars will shine for the farmers

    It may seem like a scene from a Cold War-era political thriller: A farmer burns his own paddy field, out of frustration. The food minister declares: “This is a conspiracy against the government!” A parliament whip confronts the minister: “You cannot make fun of the farmers.” Enters the agriculture minister, apparently helpless, and offers his one pearl of wisdom: “More rice is being grown than needed. The farmers are not getting a fair price for their production, but nothing can be done about it now.”
  • Bangladesh Biman airlines hijack bid

    From a 'gun' to a 'toy gun' to a 'plastic pipe'

    In today's world, airport and aviation security is tight that incidents of plane hijacking have almost ceased to occur. After September 11, 2001, when an airplane was hijacked to carry out the devastating attack on the World Trade Centres in New York, USA, aviation security across the world has been tightened even further.
  • Will yaba smuggling end with the surrender of some godfathers?

    Some of our news outlets have termed the yaba smugglers as “yaba dealers” or “yaba traders.” I am not a grammarian. So I am not judging whether it is grammatically right or wrong to use the words “dealers” or “traders” to mention the yaba godfathers. I am talking from a general perspective.
  • Ducsu election should be covered by CCTV

    As the long-awaited Ducsu election is nearing, the issue of “co-existence” has widely been in discussion for some time now, just as the issue of “level playing field” was in discussion before the last national election.