We applaud the PM’s timely decision

Not only did Murad use sexist, racist and belligerent language unbefitting a public official against Khaleda Zia and her granddaughter in an interview and publicly humiliate a model during an event...

3d ago| Editorial

The looming threat of Omicron

With the threat of the new Covid-19 variant Omicron looming in the distance, Bangladesh will have to go all out to contain the rogue virus,

3d ago| Editorial

Development of DU must preserve its history and traditions

The Dhaka University authorities have undertaken a new master plan to expand its campus vertically to accommodate a growing number of students, teachers and staff.

4d ago| Editorial

Overpopulation in Dhaka getting out of control

Nearly eight percent of the jobs in Bangladesh are concentrated in Dhaka city, and 40 percent are concentrated in the greater Dhaka region, which includes

6d ago| Editorial

Nexus of evil arrested, now follow due process

At last, the law enforcement agencies have been able to identify and arrest some of the people involved in sending workers abroad on forged

6d ago| Editorial

Govt should accept students’ demands

On November 24, Notre Dame College student Nayeem Hasan died after being hit by a vehicle of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) in the city’s Gulistan area.

1w ago| Editorial

Savar tanneries’ shutdown comes too late in the day

We are delighted to hear that the environment ministry has agreed to its watchdog’s recommendation to shut down the Savar Tannery

1w ago| Editorial

Economy showing signs of recovery

It is a good sign that listed companies across all sectors have seen their profits rise by 8.6 percent on average in the first quarter of the

1w ago| Editorial

A new variant that we should prepare for

Laxity in undertaking appropriate measures may cost us dearly.

1w ago| Editorial

Half bus fare for students a welcome decision

We commend the government for taking the decision to halve the bus fare for students travelling by state-owned BRTC buses.

1w ago| Editorial

Modernise state-run fertiliser factories

Four state-run fertiliser factories are consuming a huge amount of natural gas to produce urea fertiliser at a much lower efficiency than their

1w ago| Editorial

Are safe roads and the right to live too much to ask for?

The killing of a Notre Dame College student by a garbage compactor vehicle of the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) on November 24 has once again brought to light the sorry state of road safety...

1w ago| Editorial

Rising NPLs is the regulators’ fault

It is alarming that default loans in the banking sector in Bangladesh have surpassed Tk 1 lakh crore again, despite a relaxed loan

2w ago| Editorial

Stop ignoring the plight of small business owners

Survey after survey has shown that the government’s stimulus packages for micro and small businesses have failed to deliver their desired results. This is

2w ago| Editorial

Why is the NBR server so easy to breach?

We are shocked to find out that the server of the National Board of Revenue (NBR) can be accessed and manipulated so easily by cybercriminals.

2w ago| Editorial

Dengue costs lives, leaves behind debts

We are disheartened to learn about the findings of a study conducted by the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), which

December 8, 2021
December 8, 2021

Call drop continues to be an annoyance

Although users in Bangladesh cough out more per minute of talk on mobile phones than users in other countries of the region, the service, we

December 7, 2021
December 7, 2021

We applaud the PM’s timely decision

Not only did Murad use sexist, racist and belligerent language unbefitting a public official against Khaleda Zia and her granddaughter in an interview and publicly humiliate a model during an event...

December 7, 2021
December 7, 2021

Inflation chokes lower and middle classes

The unbridled prices of essential commodities, coupled with the fuel price hike, are increasing the woes of people belonging to the low and

December 6, 2021
December 6, 2021

Restore discipline in the banking sector

Throughout the pandemic, banks have been generously waiving loans despite their poor record of recouping funds from defaulters.

December 6, 2021
December 6, 2021

Death on the road has become our fait accompli

Road accidents have become endemic to our system—so much so that news of mishaps and people getting killed in these incidents are

December 5, 2021
December 5, 2021

Will the banking sector ever get out of trouble?

It is concerning that default loan recovery has failed to keep pace with rising delinquent assets in Bangladesh, affecting the banks’ cash flow and income.

December 5, 2021
December 5, 2021

The looming threat of Omicron

With the threat of the new Covid-19 variant Omicron looming in the distance, Bangladesh will have to go all out to contain the rogue virus,

December 4, 2021
December 4, 2021

Development of DU must preserve its history and traditions

The Dhaka University authorities have undertaken a new master plan to expand its campus vertically to accommodate a growing number of students, teachers and staff.

December 4, 2021
December 4, 2021

Overpopulation in Dhaka getting out of control

Nearly eight percent of the jobs in Bangladesh are concentrated in Dhaka city, and 40 percent are concentrated in the greater Dhaka region, which includes

December 3, 2021
December 3, 2021

Why is underage driving so prevalent on our roads?

We are left to wonder how ineffectively the current road safety laws are implemented if a 19-year-old has been able to drive a passenger-laden motorised vehicle since he was 15 years old.