• Ban Ki-moon phones PM, discusses Bangladesh polls
  • Kerry phones Hasina
  • BNP, AL leaders’ meeting ends
  • BNP, AL leaders meet in Gulshan
  • Hearing on Quader Molla’s petition adjourned till Thursday
  • Salimullah Medical College closed sine die
  • 5th day of blockade continues, one killed
  • Bomb explodes in Ganajagaran Mancha
  • Explosions near CMM court
  • Justice Sinha’s village home torched
  • Another Shahbagh bus arson victim dies
  • UN rights chief calls for stay on Molla execution
  • ICT declares Yusuf’s lawyer ‘persona non grata’
  • 15 Shibir activists injured in clash with cops in Khulna
  • Shibir boy killed in clash with police at Feni
  • 138 gold bars seized in Ctg airport
  • Public guard of honour for Mandela cortege
  • China market inferno kills at least 15
  • Canadian researchers discover new greenhouse gas
  • A tribute to Nelson Mandela is pictured on a wall of Johannesburg on December 8. — AFP photo/Alexander Joe

  • Riot police take positions as Cairo University students, supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi, shout slogans against the military and interior ministry during a demonstration at the main gate of the university near Al Nahda Square in Cairo on November 24, 2013. — Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

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The other Mandela

A tribute to Nelson Mandela is pictured on a wall of Johannesburg on December 8. — AFP photo/Alexander Joe
The cloyingly sweet tributes to the late Nelson Mandela do as much to undermine the man̢۪s legacy as they do to distort the record as to how various statesmen and their regimes responded to him when he was a full-fledged activist. Hard as it is to believe... Full story

Education a must for social elevation

IF OUR nation resolves to ensure justice, liberty and equality for all its citizens, what will it take for us to realise these noble goals? In the answer to this question lies the significance of education and educational institutions. Full story

Still pursuing religious freedom

Riot police take positions as Cairo University students, supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi, shout slogans against the military and interior ministry during a demonstration at the main gate of the university near Al Nahda Square in Cairo on November 24, 2013. — Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
December 10 marks Human Rights Day, the 65th anniversary of the landmark Universal Declaration of Human Rights, signed by 48 nations — with just eight abstentions. Sixty-five years ago, naysayers insisted it was nobody else’s business how governments... Full story


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