Ending Hunger Sustainably

In 2015, 193 countries gathered at the United Nations and pledged to end global hunger by 2030 as part of the Agenda for Sustainable Development.

19h ago| STRAIGHT LINE

The poisonous politics of communalism

While commenting on the unfortunate and shameful incidents triggered by the alleged desecration of Islamic scriptures in Cumilla,

Our Shrunken Mentality

The sudden onrush of floodwater flowing into the country through the Teesta at a measured dangerous level—soon after the equally sudden disruption of peace and vandalism of temples and altars in...

5d ago| A Closer Look

Regional efforts needed to end Afghanistan’s woes

The Islamic State-Khorasan Province (IS-K) is emerging as a major threat to peace in Afghanistan, proving the Taliban’s previous judgement of their capabilities wrong.

5d ago| Interviews

‘There can be no excuse for not formulating the EC law’

Dr Badiul Alam Majumdar is global vice-president and country director, The Hunger Project, and secretary of Sushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan). In this interview with Eresh Omar Jamal of The Daily...

6d ago| RMG NOTES

Bangladesh RMG must be more resilient after Covid-19

The world might look a very different place 10 years from now. If the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is that nothing can be taken for granted—in life or in business.

October 24, 2021
October 24, 2021

The poisonous politics of communalism

While commenting on the unfortunate and shameful incidents triggered by the alleged desecration of Islamic scriptures in Cumilla,

October 24, 2021
October 24, 2021

Elbowed out by an open mind; sequel to ‘mind block’

Our wedding feasts are not the usual places to showcase our best behaviour. Reaching out to fetch a bowl of rezala over the next guy, tossing a shami kebab to a needy friend beyond the reach of...

October 24, 2021
October 24, 2021

Ending Hunger Sustainably

In 2015, 193 countries gathered at the United Nations and pledged to end global hunger by 2030 as part of the Agenda for Sustainable Development.

October 24, 2021
October 24, 2021

Proposed revisions in the EU-GSP scheme: Implications for Bangladesh

As is known, the current provisions of the EU’s Generalised System of preferences (EU-GSP) scheme are being revised at present in anticipation of the new scheme to be put in place as of January 1,...

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021

Can the Great Powers avoid war?

As tensions over the Taiwan Strait mount, everyone needs to think about whether war is inevitable. Ukrainian revolutionary Leon Trotsky once said: “You may not be interested in war, but war is...

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021

What does it say about our society when a child bride sets herself on fire?

Upon reading the news headline for the incident I am about to discuss, I only felt a momentary, dull pain in my gut or thereabouts. Because while it is a shocking incident that would rob you of...

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021

Climate response needs more investment in scientific research

The fact that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions—caused by burning fossil fuels like coal, petroleum and natural gas, since the beginning of the industrial revolution—has led to the global climate...

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021

Our Shrunken Mentality

The sudden onrush of floodwater flowing into the country through the Teesta at a measured dangerous level—soon after the equally sudden disruption of peace and vandalism of temples and altars in...

October 22, 2021
October 22, 2021

Column by Mahfuz Anam: Imbibing 1971 values in our post-liberation generation

Never on the soil of independent Bangladesh would anyone ever have to suffer because of his or her religion.

October 22, 2021
October 22, 2021

Reinvigorate efforts to end TB

The year 2020 marked a watershed in global efforts to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030. First, it was because, by 2020, the TB-affected countries aimed to achieve the first set of “End TB” milestones:...