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El Salvador's much-loved hippo Gustavito killed at zoo Hippo Gustavito killed at zoo

The police and federal authorities are trying to establish who entered the animal's enclosure at night and brutally assaulted him


Maritime security governance prospects in the Bay of Bengal Maritime security governance prospects in the Bay of Bengal

BIMSTEC is well positioned to engage in maritime security cooperation to face the challenges of a changing strategic and economic landscape


100 industries, shopping malls likely to be listed for energy audit 100 industries, shopping malls likely to be listed for energy audit

Some commercial ventures like Bashundhara Shopping Mall and Jamuna Future Park are going to be taken up to conduct energy audit under the Sreda Act


Outcry after Sydney doctor faced with deportation over autistic child Outcry after Sydney doctor faced with deportation over autistic child

Medical fraternity calls immigration department decision ‘reprehensible’ after western Sydney GP Nasrin Haque is told she must leave or be deported


What Facebook Owes to Journalism What Facebook Owes to Journalism

Local news is weak in large part because the business models have collapsed. The main reason: As advertising spending shifted to the internet


American values can defeat Islamist terror American values can defeat Islamist terror

This is not a war on Islam. It's a war between Islamist tyranny and rights like freedom of religion


With its history, G4S should not be trusted to care for vulnerable children G4S should not be trusted to care for vulnerable children

Government is placing the responsibility of care for families waiting to be deported into the hands of a company that has shown itself to be incapable


Girls’ rights hang in the balance in Bangladesh Girls’ rights hang in the balance in Bangladesh

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina attempted to lower the age of marriage for girls from 18 to 16 years old, raising serious doubts about her commitment


Melania has rewritten the script – and that’s why the first lady is a brand Melania, the first lady is a brand

If Melania is the first first lady to attempt to make money out of the role, she is not the first to earn money while being the wife of the president


A question of survival A question of survival

Since the day one of its installation the current government of Sheikh Hasina received a warm welcome from foreign powers that mattered most


In an age of robots, schools are teaching our children to be redundant Schools are teaching our children to be redundant

A regime of cramming and testing is crushing young people’s instinct to learn and destroying their future


Risks on the rise Risks on the rise

Experts suggest for visionary planning, they say a long-term solution is needed to the growing conflict between development and land protection


Unraveling love stories Unraveling love stories

Ariadne, for instance, survives the monotony of marriage by having anonymous sex with virtual strangers


How good journalists can face down fake newsmongers How good journalists can face down fake newsmongers

The mainstream media can fight back against the poisoning of our public sphere by giving people narratives they can understand


Let the new Election Commission prove its credibility Let the new EC prove its credibility

Formation of the search committee, a daunting task, gives a relief to Bangabhaban when even the BNP accepted the members of the search committe


All of Islam isn’t the enemy All of Islam isn’t the enemy

Is President Trump trying to make enemies of the entire Muslim world? That could well happen if he follows…


Blaming America First Blaming America First

“You got a lot of killers,” Trump tells Bill O’Reilly of Fox News. “What, you think our country’s so innocent?” Trump also says he respects Mr Putin


A blow to Myanmar’s democracy A blow to Myanmar’s democracy

The murder of Ko Ni a key member of governing National League for Democracy party, on Sunday, is a serious blow to the Myanmar’s fragile democracy


Half of the British public think Trump is ‘dangerous’ British public think Trump is ‘dangerous’

While the US is still seen as Britain’s greatest ally, the president is a threat to global stability, according to a new Opinium poll


Girls are faster in taking drugs Girls are faster in taking drugs

According to a UN survey report, drug situation in the country is simply alarming with 87 per cent of the addicts are men and 13 per cent are women


Khaleda should wait until search committee delivers Khaleda should wait until search committee delivers

It is BNP’s proposal to President Abdul Hamid to hold consultations with the political parties before he forms a new election commission


Thinking of joining an anti-Trump boycott? Think twice Think twice joining an anti-Trump boycott

The first wave of companies listed by organisers of the #GrabYourWallet boycott, Amazon was identified as a target for selling Ivanka Trump’s fashion


Austria’s full-face veil ban is a kneejerk reaction to the rise of the far right Austria’s kneejerk reaction to the rise of the far right

With only about 150 women affected, the Austrian ban on the niqab and the burqa is considered a symbolic act rather than a policy


Hillary Clinton exploits Trump outrage for personal gain Hillary Clinton exploits Trump outrage for personal gain

Her records don't stop Clinton and her former staff from capitalising on the outrage over Trump’s immigration ban that targeted seven Muslim countries


The one pocket challenge The one pocket challenge

Grappling with some 17 million people, Dhaka has got all the problems one can name – from dirt to darkness, city streets getting submerged in the rain


Donald Trump's executive order means he is now officially gunning for Muslims Trump is now officially gunning for Muslims

The order is nothing short of a Muslim ban by another name. It is cruel and callous, espouses positions contrary to the professed values of the US


Donald Trump’s plot against America Donald Trump’s plot against America

Trump, employs rhetoric that is reminiscent of Mussolini, and he has professed his solidarity with the worst populists and fascist leaders


Geoengineering Climate Change Geoengineering Climate Change

Geoengineering promises to be exceptionally cheap, making it much more likely than expensive carbon cuts to be implemented


Why China’s submarine deal with Bangladesh matters Why China’s submarine deal with Bangladesh matters

A deeper look at Dhaka’s role in an intensifying Great Game in the Indian Ocean


The Lady and the Rohingya The Lady and the Rohingya

Excessive criticism of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is obscuring why Myanmar's Muslims are persecuted and how to change that


Sexual crime: Schools need to help the girl child speak up for justice Sexual crime: Schools need to help the girl child speak up for justice

The society, schools and the parents need to understand that the victims need to get the sense that it's very important to speak up and go for justice


Free speech curtailed in Aung San Suu Kyi's Myanmar as prosecutions soar Free speech curtailed in Aung San Suu Kyi's Myanmar as prosecutions soar

Dozens of people have been charged or jailed for allegedly defaming the regime that the Nobel laureate leads, raising fears of continued oppression


The Secret Of Infinite World
The Secret Of Infinite World

That is, people who are dead are just people who were alive but then experienced the transition we call dying


The next migrant wave The next migrant wave

The next wave of migrant will come from Asia-- where nine of the ten countries with the most people living in low-lying areas


Bangladesh need to reduce loss of pollinators Bangladesh need to reduce loss of pollinators

Loss of honey bees and other pollinators could mean not only less biodiverse Bangladesh but malnutrition for millions also


Our schools are no longer safe for the girl child Our schools are no longer safe for the girl child

It's the responsibility of the parents that if a child confides, they should take it as a serious matter and stop turning a blind eye


Children and adolescent in electioneering Children and adolescent in electioneering

Free, fair and participatory election is one of the main pillars of a democratic country. Candidates…


Taskin could hardly be warned Taskin could hardly be warned

Generally, I do not give posts about my professional work, but since this issue concerns Taskin and…


Nepal crisis and regional politics Nepal crisis and regional politics

I am not sure whether we the South Asians do have particular syndrome as like “The Roman Emperor…

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