17h ago| Editorial

Who gave GCC the right to break the law?

The Gazipur City Corporation’s (GCC) ongoing drive to demolish public properties and grab valuable land owned by the citizens in order to widen city roads, drains, and footpaths is unacceptable.

1d ago| Editorial

Save our schools from the rivers

Erosion is a common phenomenon in Bangladesh, particularly in its northeastern region, where much of the annual flooding occurs. The question, thus, is why this is not factored into the plans of...

1d ago| Editorial

Lost in the la-la land of Bangladeshi e-commerce

When e-commerce firms first began to spring up in Bangladesh over 10 years ago, they were hailed as a positive development—a crucial part of the vision for Digital Bangladesh. However, a complete...

6d ago| Editorial

Take proper action to stop dengue spread

The reports of dengue infections have been increasing at a worrying rate, and new data shows that the disease has started to spread beyond Dhaka, which has been the dengue hotspot for the past few...

1w ago| Editorial

Why are so many children dying from drowning?

The statistics of death by drowning among children in Bangladesh is very grim. According to one survey report, in the last year and a half, 1,400 individuals died by drowning, 83 percent of whom...

1w ago| Editorial

Execution of public projects must be more efficient

The long-awaited opening of the Payra Bridge is finally set to take place next month, five years after the stipulated deadline and at a cost that is 3.5 times higher than the original estimate.

September 24, 2021
September 24, 2021

An uncontested election is not an election

It comes as no surprise that the elections to 160 union councils and 11 municipal corporations, held in the first phase of the UP elections on September 20, were marred by violence and alleged...

September 23, 2021
September 23, 2021

Who gave GCC the right to break the law?

The Gazipur City Corporation’s (GCC) ongoing drive to demolish public properties and grab valuable land owned by the citizens in order to widen city roads, drains, and footpaths is unacceptable.

September 23, 2021
September 23, 2021

Save our schools from the rivers

Erosion is a common phenomenon in Bangladesh, particularly in its northeastern region, where much of the annual flooding occurs. The question, thus, is why this is not factored into the plans of...

September 22, 2021
September 22, 2021

Lost in the la-la land of Bangladeshi e-commerce

When e-commerce firms first began to spring up in Bangladesh over 10 years ago, they were hailed as a positive development—a crucial part of the vision for Digital Bangladesh. However, a complete...

September 22, 2021
September 22, 2021

Why is our public transport in decline?

A planned public transport system is not only the best way to ease traffic congestion and ensure safer roads, but can also contribute to reducing energy consumption, decreasing air pollution and...

September 21, 2021
September 21, 2021

The problem with the reckless use of antibiotics

The ineffectiveness of antibiotics is such that 47 percent of the infants and children were found to be infected by at least three types of antibiotic-resistant germs. Additionally, 40 percent of...

September 21, 2021
September 21, 2021

An excellent decision by JS watchdog

We wholeheartedly support a parliamentary body’s decision to strongly oppose the public administration ministry’s plan to build a civil service

September 20, 2021
September 20, 2021

Government should heed the UN’s concerns

Freedom of expression and opinion is under severe threat as people’s voices are being suppressed using repressive laws such as the DSA. Cases of enforced disappearances have created fear among the...

September 20, 2021
September 20, 2021

Shortage of manpower could jeopardise vaccine drives

The planned inoculation of two crore people against Covid-19 every month starting from October, along with that of 2.5 to 3 crore children annually under different

September 19, 2021
September 19, 2021

When opinions become culpable

Jhumon has been in jail for the last six months. Police showed him arrested and produced him before a Sunamganj court on March 17, after which he was sent to jail. He has been there since then,...