This is not how Hindu devotees wanted to bid farewell to Durga

The scenes are at once familiar and unfamiliar.

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| Opinion

Why is the dream for fair wage and work safety still so distant?

What are the risks associated with workers’ protests in modern-day Bangladesh? When workers take to the streets, what sort of treatment should they expect to receive?

Rogue IPTVs on the prowl

Right opposite the Gabtoli bus terminal, there is a blue building squeezed between bus counters -- a hotel as seedy as it gets. A narrow flight of stairs takes customers up to the bare-bones rooms.

Bangladesh's new data protection act: brittle shield or blunt sword?

The Government of Bangladesh is drafting a data protection and localisation law (“draft data protection act, DPA” or “the law”), which, once enacted, will be the first of its kind data privacy law...

Early Barristers from East Bengal

The failed Indian rebellion of 1857 also led to the ‘demise’ of the rapacious East India Company (EIC) in 1858, when political power was transferred to the crown-in-parliament in England with the...

‘New’ town, same old mistakes

What was supposed to be an “ideal town” to take some of the population burden off Dhaka city has so far been revised five times since its initiation in 1995, with its progress still a far cry from...

Column by Mahfuz Anam: At every step, they are exploited, mistreated and humiliated

Expatriate workers are our goose of Aesop’s Fables that lays the golden eggs.

Column by Mahfuz Anam: We used to have such elections, once

About the just-concluded West Bengal assembly elections, there are three things to celebrate and one to be worried about.

Column by Mahfuz Anam: Ignoring allegations is not the answer, investigating them is

The Election Commission (EC) must be above question. But to be so, it must answer all questions. To ignore, evade, downplay or malign citizens who ask the questions is the surest way to sow doubt...

Column by Mahfuz Anam: With gratitude to Trump - he woke us up to the vulnerabilities of democracy

The United States has always grabbed global attention for just being what is it—the United States.

In remembrance of Sir Fazle Hasan Abed

December is the month of victory. We fought for our flag, our land, and our independence. We celebrate it every year.