Metropolitan

Contesting impunity and preventing mass atrocities

by Meghna Guhathakurta HOW can we further our police investigation? ‘Unless a disappeared can appear as a witness to her own disappearance,’ says the conclusion of the police super’s investigation report of the Kalpana Chakma disappearance case. It has been 22 years since the abduction of Kalpana Chakma, the organising secretary of Hill Women’s Federation. […]

Metropolitan

BOGURA-6 BY-POLLS

Khaleda, 4 others given primary nomination Special Correspondent Jailed BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and four other party leaders have been given primary nomination to contest the bypolls for the Bogura-6 parliamentary constituency on June 24. The seat fell vacant after BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir refrained from taking oath as MP within the […]

Editorial

EDITORIAL

Farmers grow food for the nation: They must be protected It is a misfortune for our huge number of small and mostly disadvantaged marginal farmers across the the country to be compelled to sell Boro paddy/rice staple— the year-long hope of the people—at a price below its production cost; and this deplorable circumstance is likely […]

Editorial

FOR BUILDING PEACE

We need a global convention of common principles Thalif Deen WHEN the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) concluded a three-day forum on “Peace and Development” on May 16, the primary focus was the daunting challenges threatening global security, including growing military interventions, spreading humanitarian emergencies, forced migration, increasing civil wars, extreme weather conditions triggered […]

Editorial

VIEW POINT

As trade tensions increase, IMF lowers forecasts for global growth Nick Beams THE International Monetary Fund has pointed to a slowdown in growth for 70 percent of the world economy by value in 2019, with the most significant weakening taking place in the advanced economies. Any recovery in 2020 is dependent on expanded production in […]