• Door to agreement is still open: Khaleda
  • Bangladesh opposition confirms poll boycott on deadline
  • Blockade extended, now ends Thursday evening
  • Govt put its last nail in the coffin of democracy: BNP
  • Business leaders going to meet Hasina, Khaleda tonight
  • Japan hopeful of ‘all-inclusive’ election in Bangladesh
  • Syed Ashraf's motorcade attacked
  • 1 killed in AL-oppn clash in C’nawabganj
  • Drivers march towards Khaleda residence to protest blockade
  • Arson, blast mark opposition’s blockade in capital
  • Commerce Minister’s house in Lalmonirhat bomb attacked
  • UN resident coordinator meets CEC
  • Court grants bail to two TV journalists
  • Oppn’s 3rd day blockade in progress amid violence
  • IMF approves disbursement of US$140.4mn for Bangladesh
  • Juba Dal leader shot dead in Bogra
  • ICT declines Azhar’s privileged communication with lawyers
  • Juba Dal leader stabbed to death in Comilla
  • BNP activist shot dead in Natore
  • New protest clashes shake Thai capital
  • A bird’s eye view of Hatirjheel a day before its inauguration on January 2. — New Age/Sony Ramany

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Prospects of Hatirjheel as a desiring-machine

A bird’s eye view of Hatirjheel a day before its inauguration on January 2. — New Age/Sony Ramany
THE inauguration of the Hatirjheel project, almost a year ago, promised enriching urban living in a densely-built, traffic-congested, and green-starved Dhaka city. Promise, however, has its political entanglement. The ruling government claims Hatirjheel as its... Full story

Political chaos, cultural change

IT IS sad to see how political violence is squandering the promise of Bangladesh. Streets across the country have become the cancerous veins of a lawless society. Marauding party cadres, arson, road blockades, killing, vandalism... Full story


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