In agony, they wait for JUSTICE

In agony, they wait for JUSTICE

With about 1,800 splinters in her body, including two in her brain, what Mahbuba Parvin wants is quick completion of all the procedures paving the way for execution of those involved in the August 21 grenade attacks in 2004.  “Living has been a curse for me. Those who...
Pollution to claim 14,000 lives in 30 yrs

Pollution to claim 14,000 lives in 30 yrs

Over three million people from South and Southeast Asia, including Bangladesh, will be exposed to air pollution and face health hazards as the Japanese public finance agencies are funding 17 coal-fired power plants in the region, says a Greenpeace report. It is...

A CLOSE SHAVE | The Daily Star

The day before August 21, 2004, Dhaka city Awami League leaders had an informal meeting with party chief Sheikh Hasina for her directives on the next day’s rally.  At the end of the meeting, Hasina, in a lighter vein, asked her party leaders to get a big truck so that...
Let’s find a mutually acceptable formula

Let’s find a mutually acceptable formula

Bangladesh and India want a “mutually acceptable formula” for sharing the water of 54 common rivers, said Indian External Relations Minister S Jaishankar yesterday. “We are ready to start from anywhere,” he said, adding, “We look forward to making progress in finding...
One man shame for judiciary

One man shame for judiciary

A day after the gruesome grenade attack on August 21, 2004, the BNP government formed a one-member inquiry commission comprised of a High Court judge that submitted its report to the home ministry on October 2. Source link