20h ago| Editorial

Spate of communal violence must end

It seems there is an evil force at work to stir up trouble and sully the laudable credentials of Bangladesh as a country of communal harmony. We pride ourselves on the syncretic nature of our...

1d ago| Editorial

Resuming in-person classes in private universities

While our public universities have already reopened halls and libraries and have more or less fixed the dates of reopening their respective institutions, the private

1d ago| Editorial

Another attack in Afghanistan

Only last week, we wrote in these columns condemning a horrific attack on a Shia mosque in the Afghan city of Kunduz that killed at least 55 people, and expressed

6d ago| Editorial

More efforts needed to stop child marriage

Why did the education authorities fail to give teachers any sort of directives in this regard over the past 1.5 years?

1w ago| Editorial

Where is the justice for Kanchon Mia?

What are the consequences of workers’ protests in Bangladesh? In any developed society, one would expect protests to be a tool to hold higher powers to account, rather than an excuse to punish the...

1w ago| Editorial

A welcome move by UNHCR

The signing of the agreement signals the removal of all reservations the UN might have had about the government’s decision to relocate around 100,000 refugees to the island.

October 13, 2021
October 13, 2021

A cosmetic exercise at the cost of road crash victims

The government has finally formed a trustee board to settle compensation claims over road accidents.

October 12, 2021
October 12, 2021

Shut down the Gono Rooms

The authorities must rid our university campuses of this source of toxicity.

October 12, 2021
October 12, 2021

Soaring food prices worrisome

The skyrocketing food prices continue to make the headlines in Bangladesh, exposing the government’s failure to put in place an effective mechanism to check the prices of essential goods in the...

October 11, 2021
October 11, 2021

More efforts needed to stop child marriage

Why did the education authorities fail to give teachers any sort of directives in this regard over the past 1.5 years?

October 11, 2021
October 11, 2021

Where is the justice for Kanchon Mia?

What are the consequences of workers’ protests in Bangladesh? In any developed society, one would expect protests to be a tool to hold higher powers to account, rather than an excuse to punish the...

October 10, 2021
October 10, 2021

A welcome move by UNHCR

The signing of the agreement signals the removal of all reservations the UN might have had about the government’s decision to relocate around 100,000 refugees to the island.

October 10, 2021
October 10, 2021

Amazing progress made in Karnaphuli tunnel’s construction work

We are delighted to learn that the construction work of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Tunnel under the river Karnaphuli, the first

October 9, 2021
October 9, 2021

Resurgence of violence may destabilise an already conflict-ridden Afghanistan

Ever since the takeover by the Taliban, there have been widespread concerns over the rights of women and minority communities within the country.

October 9, 2021
October 9, 2021

Illegal arms trade in the southwest must stop

In the aftermath of the arrest of Jashore-based Bangladesh Chhatra League leader Akul Hossain on September 2, and the subsequent interrogation by the

October 9, 2021
October 9, 2021

Must we pander to every whim of transport owners?

We are disappointed to learn of yet another concession made by the authorities to transport associations in the form of late fine waiver for vehicles and