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    Mahfuz Anam

    Editor and publisher, The Daily Star

  • Why this merciless beating

    Commentary: Why this merciless beating?

    Under what law, by what right, is the BCL beating up the students? Why are the police a mere spectator in all this? On Monday, police were seen leaving the Shaheed Minar just as they saw the BCL men coming to attack the protesters. Reportedly, a number of female students were also manhandled and even kicked. Was it a case of law enforcers leaving the ground so the law breakers could have their way?
  • Commentary: One day does not an election make

    The much-awaited Gazipur city election is over, the “we-knew-it-from-before” polls results are upon us, the “impartiality” of the police and the “neutrality” of the civil administration have once again been demonstrated, the never-too-late-to-follow “certificate” of the Election Commission has been delivered and, of course, our democracy now stands “strengthened”.
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    Commentary: So what else are we going to rob?

    A new kind of robbery is wreaking havoc in some parts of our countryside. A robbery that forms a part of a far bigger picture of destruction of our ecology and thereby robbing our future generations of their chance to lead a healthy and prosperous life.
  • EDITOR'S NOTE

    The first day of the Bengali calendar is an occasion of festivity imbued with the spirit of unity among diversity. This is also a time to
  • Commemorative Commentary: Bangabandhu's finest hour

    It is this writer's view that the 7th March speech was Bangabandhu's finest hour. He stood far taller than ever before and with him we too stood tall as well, far taller than we could never imagine or even dream of till then.
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