OP-Ed Editorial

Authority must ensure a pleasant experience for SSC examinees

Authority must ensure a pleasant experience for SSC examinees Published : Tuesday, 20 February, 2024 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR Many students academic journeys culminate at a critical moment when they sit for the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams in Bangladesh. Thousands of students are taking their first public exam, and even if…

Myanmar’s abuse of UN laws dangerously threatens Bangladesh’s security

Myanmar’s abuse of UN laws dangerously threatens Bangladesh’s security Published : Tuesday, 13 February, 2024 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR Myanmars civil conflict continues to spill over into Bangladesh, with troops crossing the border and shells landing on Bangladeshi soil. Over 320 members of the Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) were detained and…

Global leaders’ interference in Dr Yunus’ verdict disrupts our sovereignty

Global leaders’ interference in Dr Yunus’ verdict disrupts our sovereignty Published : Tuesday, 6 February, 2024 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR Grameen Telecom Chairman Dr Muhammad Yunus have been sentenced to six months imprisonment and fined Tk30,000 in a case filed on charges of violating labor law on January 1. Over 241 global…

100-day programme of Environment Ministry is a visionary step

100-day programme of Environment Ministry is a visionary step Published : Tuesday, 30 January, 2024 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR The 12th parliament of Bangladesh will go into its maiden session today. The country received a new parliament on January 7. The new cabinet was formed straight away and newly appointed ministers and…

Civil war in Myanmar inflicts grave regional coercions

Civil war in Myanmar inflicts grave regional coercions Published : Tuesday, 23 January, 2024 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR The South Asian region has turned into the focal point of the world due to the worlds possible shift towards bi-polarity again. This region can provide the super powers a great strategic control if…

Israeli genocide in Gaza is equally brutal towards Islam and Christianity

Israeli genocide in Gaza is equally brutal towards Islam and Christianity Published : Tuesday, 9 January, 2024 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR Since October 7, 2023, there has been an Israeli genocide in Gaza that has claimed the lives of almost 23,000 people, including over 8,000 children, and injured 60,000 more. Israel is…

Only political stability and good governance can ensure a happy 2024

Only political stability and good governance can ensure a happy 2024 Published : Tuesday, 2 January, 2024 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR With both great challenges and prospects, we entered into a new year, 2024. Bangladesh, which had rapid development during the past decade, is currently experiencing severe economic difficulties along with the…

Electoral violence must not denigrate the national polls

Electoral violence must not denigrate the national polls Published : Tuesday, 26 December, 2023 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR One major issue impeding Bangladeshs democratic process is the prevalence of political and electoral violence at the national level. Bangladeshs politics and elections, like those of many developing countries, are rigged by force, money,…

Honest and people-oriented leaders are crucial for national progress

Honest and people-oriented leaders are crucial for national progress Published : Tuesday, 19 December, 2023 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR The 12th National Election in Bangladesh is scheduled for January 7, 2024. The deadline for withdrawing the candidature was December 17, therefore the candidates for the 300 constituencies are practically set. A total…

Impact of agro-practices on climate change must be addressed

Impact of agro-practices on climate change must be addressed Published : Tuesday, 12 December, 2023 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR Global warming and climate change are now becoming more pressing issues for the entire world. Each and every creature on the planet is subject to Mother Natures wrath due to the increase in…

Election manifesto needs to portray the dream of a progressive Bangladesh

Election manifesto needs to portray the dream of a progressive Bangladesh Published : Tuesday, 5 December, 2023 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR Bangladesh’s political parties are currently incredibly triggered as they prepare for the 12th National Election, which is set for January 7, 2024. However, the political parties have not even released their…

Ideological difference: The greatest threat to the political alliances

Ideological difference: The greatest threat to the political alliances Published : Tuesday, 28 November, 2023 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR Bangladesh is almost certain to witness the 12th National Parliamentary Election on Jan 7, 2024. The ruling party Awami League and Jatiya Party have already declared their representatives. Few other parties like Jatiya…

Only visionary leadership can keep Bangladesh on the progressive track

Only visionary leadership can keep Bangladesh on the progressive track Published : Tuesday, 14 November, 2023 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR Economic and human development of Bangladesh has advanced significantly, and by 2026, it is expected to reach middle-income status. However, every success tale has its share of obstacles. Bangladesh’s development path is…

Silence of Bangladeshi Islamic parties on Israeli genocide is inexcusable

Silence of Bangladeshi Islamic parties on Israeli genocide is inexcusable Published : Tuesday, 7 November, 2023 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR Focusing on the 12th National Parliamentary Election, different Islamic parties, along with the ruling and opposition parties, have become active recently. Jamaat-e-Islami had held a grand rally in open air after a…

Only political reconciliation can protect democracy in Bangladesh

Only political reconciliation can protect democracy in Bangladesh Published : Tuesday, 31 October, 2023 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR Following altercations on Saturday afternoon between the law enforcement agencies and supporters of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), which was holding a planned demonstration with an eye toward the looming 12th National Parliamentary Election, Dhaka…

United States and its veto power: The greatest threat to humanity

United States and its veto power: The greatest threat to humanity Published : Tuesday, 24 October, 2023 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR 17 days have passed since Israel renewed their war on the Gaza Strip after an unparalleled attack by Hamas on Oct 7. Israeli forces have already taken the lives of around…

Voters should focus on election manifesto instead of political rhetoric

Voters should focus on election manifesto instead of political rhetoric Published : Tuesday, 10 October, 2023 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR Bangladesh is standing at the doors of the 12th National Parliament Election, which will be held in January, 2024. Surrounding the election, the leaders of the ruling party as well as the…

US visa sanctions: An illegit threat to our sovereignty and progress

US visa sanctions: An illegit threat to our sovereignty and progress Published : Tuesday, 3 October, 2023 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR The 12th National Parliament Election of Bangladesh will be held in January, 2024. In a move likely to leave a mark on the upcoming election season in Bangladesh, the United States…