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Gearing up for the 2019 Indian election
09:59, Oct 21, 2018
The 17th parliamentary elections of India is knocking at the door. The election is scheduled to be held in April-May 2019. All necessary exercises...
Kabita Khanam gives constitutional lessons
A Seshan model feasible in Bangladesh?
Does Gazipur poll postponement contradict the constitution?
Mizanur Rahman Khan
18:29, May 13, 2018
The immediate reaction of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda to the postponement of the Gazipur city elections was, “I do not know why...
Dhaka, Colombo for win-win RMG collaboration: Samarawickrama
22:20, Oct 18, 2018
Dhaka and Colombo can have a win-win in the apparel sector, by utilising the advantages of each country. Sri Lankan development strategies and...
Annual Development Programme in shambles
16:07, Oct 15, 2018
Old habits die hard and we still have problems in implementing our Annual Development Programme (ADP). When the ADP is declared at the beginning of...
A Seshan model feasible in Bangladesh?
Bangladesh advances in human capital development
Reducing inequity for sustainable development
Grenade attack verdict should end political violence
Transport worker strike and road safety
They are not voters, yet
Khaleda Zia’s medical treatment
Address clients’ harassment over electricity bill
19:15, Oct 07, 2018
The suffering of around 10,000 people at Baghmara in Rajshahi due to a mistake of the Rural Electrification Board (REB) is very regrettable....
False cases and the new law
17:04, Oct 05, 2018
There was this movie magazine some years ago, perhaps Chitrali or Purbani, which had a gossip column packed with all sorts of gossip about the film...
‘Politics of alliance always useful’
23:06, Oct 04, 2018
It remains a difficult choice for opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party whether to join or boycott the next general elections, according to...
‘Govt to ensure level-playing field for inclusive polls’
20:58, Oct 04, 2018
Dhaka University Teachers' Association president Maksud Kamal said the Awami League government should create a congenial atmosphere for making the...
Women’s political empowerment still elusive
16:35, Oct 04, 2018
‘The 1997 women’s policy will be reinstated and will come into effect in order to ensure equal rights and opportunities for women in the state and...
Petrobangla inert over Titas Gas scam
13:29, Oct 04, 2018
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) summoned the managing director of Titas Gas, Mir Mashiur Rahman, and another official of the organisation, but...
Stop the trend of concocted cases
11:00, Oct 03, 2018
Law enforcement agencies in Bangladesh have displayed the rare ability of concocting cases on the basis on events that never even took place! And...
App to prevent violence against women
10:59, Oct 01, 2018
Recurrent incidents of violence and child abuse has created a sense of horror among countrymen. There are many social movements, laws and...
'Why we oppose Digital Security Act'
The Editors' Council
14:54, Sep 29, 2018
[The Editors’ Council, the platform of the editors of the daily newspapers in Dhaka, has come up with arguments why it opposes the just-enacted...
No alternative to hilsa but hilsa!
13:09, Sep 30, 2018
It’s not easy treating guests to dinner nowadays, particularly if you are serving fish. The question immediately arises - is it farmed fish or...
Ports submerged in corruption
12:46, Sep 28, 2018
A report of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has presented an alarming picture of corruption at the Mongla sea port in Bagerhat and at...
Vicious cycle of rallies and counter rallies
16:46, Sep 27, 2018
Article 37 of the constitution states: ‘Every citizen shall have the right to assemble and to participate in public meetings and processions...
Everyone can win in the election
14:21, Sep 27, 2018
India’s Karnataka assembly elections were held on 12 May this year. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 108 seats, securing only 36 per...
Myanmar delaying Rohingya repatriation, Hasina tells Reuters
Reuters . New York
20:39, Sep 26, 2018
Bangladesh’s leader accused neighbouring Myanmar of finding new excuses to delay the return of more than 700,000 Rohingya who were forced...
Dismal plight of roads and highways
11:15, Sep 26, 2018
Planning minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, addressing a seminar of the roads and highways department on Sunday, pointed to the dismal state of the...
Rohingya issue in the UN
14:14, Sep 25, 2018
Two significant incidents have taken place in a short span of time in the international arena, particularly in the United Nations, regarding...
Education takes a nose dive
Ali Imam Majumder
15:21, Sep 24, 2018
Dhaka University is publishing the results of its admission tests to various units of its undergrad courses. The other public universities will be...
Corruption unlimited at Titas Gas
11:49, Sep 24, 2018
The Prothom Alo report on corruption at Titas Gas published last Thursday was just a tip of the iceberg regarding bribery and underhand deals in...
Creating four million stateless
15:04, Sep 23, 2018
A spectre of panic has descended on the four million residents of the Indian state of Assam. Their names have not appeared in the recently...
Rehabilitate women workers back from Saudi Arabia
14:53, Sep 23, 2018
Our women are still going to Saudi Arabia to work there are housemaids. They go there in the hope of building a better future for themselves and...
Anarchy on the roads
Qatar Airways flight makes emergency landing
Rush ‘numb’ seeing #MeeToo story
Australia seal easy win over UAE
Sri Lanka arrests cricket official over $5.5m fraud
ICC launches probe into alleged Australia, England spot fixings
DU forms another probe body over ‘Gha’ unit ‘question papers leak’
2 workers die inhaling toxic gas in WASA septic tank
4 sentenced to death for killing college student
Mainul Hosein detained
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