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Discomfort remains in public mind
Kamal Ahmed . London
11:35, Apr 17, 2019
The Awami League government, led by the prime minister Sheikh Hasina for the third consecutive term, has completed one hundred days on Tuesday....
Social and state repairs required
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...
10:57, Apr 16, 2019
One of the pivotal questions among voters in India’s elections is who will create the ten million jobs annually required to meet the supply...
Trade, joint hydropower project with Bhutan
09:44, Apr 16, 2019
Bhutanese prime minister, Lotay Tshering, also the country’s first head of government, visited Bangladesh between 12 and 15 April. He is...
New year, new aspirations
Lost festivals and rituals of Pahela Baishakh
Nusrat murder: No alternative to ‘breaking bad’
Launch permanent system to compensate road crash victims
Bangladesh’s blue economy makes no waves
What about the next Sohel and Nusrat?
EC must ensure accountability over tab scandal
09:45, Apr 11, 2019
It is widely believed that the election commission (EC) fails to carry out its responsibilities properly. It was the foremost duty of the people in...
A city never dies, it’s killed
18:11, Apr 10, 2019
A city does not die. It is murdered. It is consumed by our flames of greed. It is gradually killed by its thankless habitants in the name of...
India election commission sets exemplary commitment
M Sakhawat Hossain
13:00, Apr 10, 2019
Only a few days are left for India’s 17th Lok Sabha elections. This year the elections are being held in 543 constituencies in seven phases,...
Corruption, high costs and rundown roads
12:17, Apr 10, 2019
Every year budget allocation is being increased for developing road infrastructure to improve communications, indicating the government’s focus on...
Pointers for the professional youth
18:40, Apr 09, 2019
Perhaps one of the most common phases we utter is “Oh! I didn't realise that!” By the time we utter this, something else unexpected has already...
‘The market has changed and so must we’
12:56, Apr 10, 2019
Managing director of Mohammadi Group, Rubana Huq, has become the first woman president of Bangladesh’s apex garments manufacturing and export body...
Deadlock in three universities should end immediately
10:12, Apr 09, 2019
Although the tension over the DUCSU election receded following the assurance of Dhaka University authorities, unrest persists in at least three...
SME sector needs a leg-up
17:08, Apr 08, 2019
Recently a newspaper article on the SME sector caught my eye. Although the topic was quite narrow and specific-How Universities Can Help SMEs-the...
Take immediate action against those who set the girl on fire
17:32, Apr 08, 2019
All too often in Bangladesh, criminals get away with grave misdeeds and it is women who are victims of such unfortunate lapses in the system. They...
'Government is friendly to loan defaulters'
14:37, Apr 08, 2019
Khondokar Ibrahim Khaled is a former deputy governor of Bangladesh Bank. He was chairman of Bangladesh Agriculture Bank and also discharged duties...
When nothing matters
12:52, Apr 07, 2019
The government constantly spews out rhetoric about Bangladesh being a role model, but all over we see death traps -- from Nimtali-Churihatta to...
Is RAJUK not accountable?
09:57, Apr 07, 2019
Much has been said about the lack of planning and the disorder in the construction of buildings in Dhaka city. This has put a dent in the...
Surging ahead, then falling behind Pakistan
13:45, Apr 06, 2019
When Bangladesh won independence through sacrifice and bloodshed of the 1971 liberation war, many international analysts expressed apprehension...
EC should take responsibility for failure in upazila polls
10:22, Apr 06, 2019
The voter turnout in the upazila elections declined steeply amidst the boycott by several political parties including of main opposition Bangladesh...
Essays on Myanmar’s genocide
19:24, Apr 05, 2019
‘Essays on Myanmar’s Genocide of Rohingyas (2012-2018)’ by Maung Zarni and Natalie Brinham is an exposure of the brutal killings,...
Consumed in the flames of greed
15:41, Apr 05, 2019
According to a Prothom Alo report on 7 January 2017, the secretary of the disaster management and relief ministry informed a press conference that...
Pay workers’ arrears
11:21, Apr 05, 2019
The 72-hour strike by state-owned jute mill workers, seeking a 9-point demand including payment of arrears, ended on Thursday. However, whether the...
How to write for the web
18:12, Apr 04, 2019
A good write-up is always a good one. It makes no difference wherever it is published. But, technically, writing an article for a website and...
Ensure justice in rape incidents
12:31, Apr 04, 2019
Local government elections are being held regularly in the country for long. This practice is supposed to have some positive impact on the society...
Experts on how to escape from fire
Ishtiaq Ahmed, Mohammad Imamul Hasan Bhuiyan, SM Mahbubur Rahman, Tanveer Manzur, Md Ashiqur Rahman Joardar, Md Zahurul Islam, Md Ashiqur Rahman, Ferdous Sarwar
12:08, Apr 03, 2019
The fires at Nimtali and Chawk Bazar in Old Dhaka, in Banani and Gulshan’s DNCC Market are all examples of neglect, mismanagement and lack of...
Another accused remanded over Nusrat murder
Govt has no control over law and order situation: Fakhrul
PM stresses nationwide disaster awareness campaign
4 killed in Dinajpur, Feni road crashes
Suzuki to recall 2m vehicles
Gas worth Tk 3.32b burnt a year to make WASA water drinkable: TIB
BNP leaders divided over process of Khaleda release
Police harass students of safe road movement
Ferdous makes mistake, but India's reaction too strong: FM
ACC submits report over Titas corruption
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