Editorial

Child marriage

How to bring back dropout students?

Child marriage was already prevalent in Bangladesh. No efforts from either government or non-government organisations were enough to stave off this social menace. Child marriage has turned into an ...

How to bring back dropout students?

Masterminds of illegal firearm trade must be caught

The arrest of members of a transnational arms trading gang from the capital’s Darus Salam area is not big news, it is significant enough that the gang of criminals has been found. The lynchpin of the ...

Masterminds of illegal firearm trade must be caught

Deaths in Mirpur gas explosion: When will authorities come to their senses?

The death of four people in the gas explosion at Mirpur is tragic. The explosion took place around 11:30pm on Wednesday during repair work of the gas line at a six-storey building in Mirpur-11. This ...

Deaths in Mirpur gas explosion: When will authorities come to their senses?

Yaba-ice influx: Why are the borders not secured?

Halt the influx of drugs from across the border and automatically drug dealing and the use of drugs will come under control within the country. Those in charge of protecting the borders must be held ...

Yaba-ice influx: Why are the borders not secured?

River vessels and river routes deluged in disorder

This disorder on the river routes must stop. All vessels must be accountable. But first of all, the authorities entrusted with ensuring this accountability, must prove to be accountable themselves

River vessels and river routes deluged in disorder

Covid-19

Along with local manufacture, distribution of vaccine must be increased too

The government has repeatedly enforced restrictions, but to no avail. It has not been possible to effectively enforce the health guidelines either. And so the obvious fact is that vaccines are the ...

Along with local manufacture, distribution of vaccine must be increased too

Stimulus funds must be used, not just allocated

The government had announced stimulus packages to offset the Covid-19 shock in various sectors. While some sectors spent the entire allocation, some have spent as little as only 6 per cent of the ...

Stimulus funds must be used, not just allocated

Dhaka WASA, where whims overtake rules

The trend of ‘acting’ and ‘in-charge’ appointments must being halted and officers from the administration cadre must be appointed to responsible positions in Dhaka WASA.

Dhaka WASA, where whims overtake rules

Road transport act must be implemented in full

Rather than giving in to the demands of vested interest groups, the road transport act must be implemented as it is, unchanged

Road transport act must be implemented in full

Kushtia model in tackling Covid should be replicated

All villages should follow the example of Lakshmipur, Kushtia in tackling coronavirus

Kushtia model in tackling Covid should be replicated
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