18h ago| Editorial

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...

22h ago| Editorial

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...

1d ago| Editorial

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

6d ago| Editorial

Not enough time for students to register for vaccine

We are sceptical about the recent government decision that any university can resume in-person classes if all of its students complete online registration to get the Covid-19 vaccine by September...

6d ago| Editorial

Set up RT-PCR lab at Dhaka airport urgently

The fact that we don’t have any Covid-19 testing facilities at our largest international airport yet is a disgrace. It shows just how indifferent the relevant authorities are to the plight of the...

1w ago| Editorial

Much-needed education reforms closer to reality

On Monday, Education Minister Dipu Moni unveiled the revised National Curriculum Framework, which, in its current form, looks set to bring major positive changes to our education system.

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,...

September 19, 2021
September 19, 2021

Only a fully functional law can make our roads safe

It is extremely disappointing to note the ever-increasing chaos in our road transport sector.

September 18, 2021
September 18, 2021

Delay in setting up RT-PCR labs at airport

These labs are desperately needed by the between 30,000 and 50,000 migrant workers, who have been stranded here and unable to go back to work in the UAE for months. This is due to the fact that, on...

September 18, 2021
September 18, 2021

Is the social safety net becoming a bottomless pit?

It’s a classic case of contradictions central to how Bangladesh approaches its major problems. The country, according to a new report, has a commendable social safety net programme on paper, with...

September 18, 2021
September 18, 2021

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...