Air Cdre (Retd) Ishfaq Ilahi Choudhury | The Daily Star
  • Air Cdre (Retd) Ishfaq Ilahi Choudhury

    The writer is Registrar, East West University.

  • NRC issue in Assam and our security concern

    The ongoing registration of citizens in Assam first came to the limelight during the Indian national election campaign in 2014, when BJP Chief Narendra Modi announced in election meetings that if voted to power, the BJP would evict those he called “Illegal trespassers from Bangladesh”.
  • 2015: The Global Terror

    AS 2015 draws to a close, we stand witness to another year of world-wide terrorist activities threatening peace and security.
  • The Evolving Threat of religious extremism

    The month of August is particularly poignant and tragic in the Bangali psyche. On August 15 1975, the nation witnessed the gruesome murder of Bangabandhu, the Father of the Nation, along with most of his family members. It was a terrorist attack that was cowardly
  • vat on private universities

    Why it Hurts

    The 7.5 percent VAT on the tuition fees of private universities was based on the hypothesis that rich and well-off parents send their wards to private universities.
  • Rising trend continues

    We shall invariably see that the Defence Budget will be 'Guillotined' in the evening of June 30 with no discussion on the subject. Military issues have often been shrouded under the cloak of secrecy.