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Patrick Buchanan: Is the sun rising in the east?

The scores are in from the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment, which, every three years, tests 15-year-olds from the world’s most advanced countries. Read More »

India ‘man-eating’ tiger captured

A tiger that is believed to have killed three villagers in the past week in the southern Indian state of Karnataka has been caught, a senior official said. Read More »

US urges united effort to break political logjam

The US has called for concerted effort at dialogue to bring the two major political parties of Bangladesh close together to find a way out for holding free, fair and peaceful elections there. Read More »

Abandoned in Guantánamo: Mohammed Taha Mattan

As we approach the 12th anniversary of the opening of the Bush administration’s “war on terror” prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba (on January 11, 2014), it remains profoundly unacceptable that, of the remaining 164 prisoners, 84 were cleared for release nearly four years ago, in January 2010, by a high-level, inter-agency task force appointed by President Obama shortly after he ... Read More »

Fostering Internet innovation

The Internet has become a victim of its own success – its size and scope makes further development very difficult, holding back innovation. Read More »

Maldives marginalising India in its own backyard

Maldives finally managed to complete its presidential elections when last week Abdulla Yameen Gayoom, the half-brother of the country’s former strongman, defeated former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed, securing 51.3 per cent of the popular vote in a bitterly fought election. Read More »

Rohingya Muslims: Act before it’s too late

What happens when you change a country’s name? Can you erase an unwanted past? Is changing the name a new beginning? Do the people in that country and their memories assume a new form? Perhaps that was what the junta in Burma was trying to do by erasing its colonial past by changing the country’s name to Myanmar. And maybe ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia King receives Obama call

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and US President Barack Obama held talks on Wednesday by phone on the situation in the region and major issues of mutual concern, according to the Saudi Press Agency. Read More »

Tomato packaging made from tomatoes?

The tomato is much loved by Europeans – it forms the basis of many recipes, whether fresh or tinned. But what happens to tomato by-product waste? Read More »

Nepal: A clear mandate for uncertainty

People generally believed that the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M) would be weakened electorally due to the split in the party in June 2012, but no one predicted a rout. Read More »

LGIs Women public representatives should attain political empowerment

With their own efforts and initiatives, the elected women representatives in reserved seats in the local government institutions (LGIs) should attain political empowerment for building their working capacity, speakers at a discussion said. Read More »

Pope Francis looks east for possible church reforms

Church leaders of independent Catholic communities from Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe have spent the last week in Rome with Pope Francis and Vatican officials discussing the lives of their Church including a subject of high importance to the Pope – the operation of their self-governing synods. Read More »

US, Japan protest China air defense zone

The United States has voiced its “strong concern” to China over threats from Beijing to enforce its claims to a set of disputed Pacific islands controlled by Japan but claimed by the People’s Republic. Read More »

Three militants surrender in Tripura

Agartala: Three tribal militants, who had fled from their hideout in southeastern Bangladesh along with their families, surrendered to security forces in Tripura, police said here Thursday. Read More »

Indian politics bevoid of democratic norms

Unarguably, Mahatma Gandhi remembered as the “Father of the Nation” took many democratic steps to reach out to the Indian masses and identified himself with them. Read More »

Ensure women rights to gender, reproductive health: Speakers

Speakers at a roundtable here have stressed for ensuring women rights to gender and reproductive health, eradicating violence and repression for flourishing women leadership in building a developed nation. Read More »

Women achieve self-reliance in Panchagarh

A number of poor women in the rural and urban areas of the district achieved self-reliant by struggling against poverty and engaged themselves in various income generation activities. Read More »

Mari Stops opens maternity clinic at Basial, Narsingdi

Mari Stops Bangladesh under its project Urban Health: strengthening care for poor mothers and new born in Bangladesh, opened a new maternity clinic at Basial (Shaheed Lokman Hossain Road) in Narsingdi town today Tuesday. Read More »