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WHO IS MORE POWERFUL – MINISTER OR HIS WIFE?

F R Chowdhury:   After reading the title of the article, most readers will know what it is all about. The wife of the Railway Minister was travelling in a particular train. She was in an A/C (air-conditioned) compartment. There were three others in that compartment. They were supposed to be her cousin and nephews. They had no tickets. The ...

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EID CELEBRATIONS & OUR SEAFARERS

F R Chowdhury:   Hadisur Rahman, Third Engineer on board “Banglar Samridhi” was an innocent victim of an unnecessary war between Russia and Ukraine. He died when working on a ship owned by the Bangladesh Shipping Corporation (state owned enterprise). Neither the ship nor any of the crew members had anything to do with the growing tension between Russia and ...

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ISRAEL’S WARS ON GAZA AND THE RISE OF DAHIYA DOCTRINE: A CASE FOR JUSTICE 

  Author: Mashuk Ahmed Khan L.L.M.; M.Phil; M.A.; PG Dip.(LP); PG Dip.(HRM); MCIPD  A legal academic; and Member of the University of Oxford Philosophical Society; and The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development ____________________________________________________________________________________ The Al-Aqsa Mosque compound – al-Haram-al-Sharif (Arabic) meaning, the noble sanctuary, or widely known as the Temple Mount – Har haBayit (Hebrew) meaning, Mount of the ...

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Compose The Ramadan Special Moments 

By Shofi Ahmed: Ramadan is the most blessed month. The month is special for us and indeed Muslims across the world spend the whole day in a special way. Nonetheless how do we compose our special moments in this most remarkable month in our calendar? Some of us are engaged in raising charities, some are engaged in dishing out a ...

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ZELENSKY’S WAR: WHO IS AT FAULT ?

  Author: Mashuk Ahmed Khan L.L.M.; M.Phil.; M.A.; PG Dip.(LP).; PG Dip. (HRM).; MCIPD A Legal Academic; and Member of The University of Oxford Philosophical Society; and The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. ______________________________________________________________     What is happening in Ukraine is no doubt very distressing to any rational human being. We have experienced many alike, but the humanity ...

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WHY WE WERE NOT THERE

F R Chowdhury:   The Russia-Ukraine war has been gaining momentum and getting out of control. There are reports of heavy bombing in residential areas destroying schools and hospitals. Some of the foreign merchant ships got stranded in Ukrainian ports as the channels are mined. There was a Bangladesh flagged bulk carrier “Banglar Samridhi” also got trapped in Southern Ukraine. ...

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INNOCENT VICTIMS OF WAR

    F R Chowdhury:   The world has been witnessing another senseless war between Russia and Ukraine. As I write this article, the war is still going on. It is causing more and more loss and damage of life and property. War can only cause damage and destruction but can do no good to the human society. The disputing ...

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FOR THE SAKE OF WORLD PEACE

F R Chowdhury:   The students of history know it very well as to how the kings and monarchs used to conquer territories to glorify their regimes. Those days are gone. People have been educated, civilized and cultured to live side by side in peace and harmony. It is still not even hundred years that the world witnessed the last ...

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RECONCILING THE ACCOUNTABILITY

F R Chowdhury:   Bangladesh Shipping Corporation (BSC) celebrated its Golden Anniversary (50 years) on 5 February 2022. Some former employees of BSC felt very nostalgic about it and I read quite a few interesting comments on LINKEDIN and other websites. Despite the difficulties faced at the time of its establishment, it achieved commendable success initially, but this did not ...

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Nuclear Proliferation – the binding factor of China – Pakistan friendship

By-Matiar Chowdhury:   After Canada decided to terminate its nuclear energy cooperation with Islamabad in 1976 since Pakistan refused to meet IAEA safeguards allowing full inspection of both civil and military nuclear facilities, it did not take much time for China to reach out to Pakistan with their assistance in further developing Islamabad’s programme. By late 1970s, this strategic cooperation ...

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