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    Saving rice landraces, ecotypes, ecosystems

    by Mohammed Ataur Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on May 19, 2019

    THERE were thousands of varieties of rice, the most important grain crop in Bangladesh, but more than 5,000 local rice varieties have become extinct in...

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    Jimmy Carter chastises Trump

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on May 19, 2019

    YOU may not have noticed it, but America’s war with Iran started some days ago and may not be going too well for the world’s...

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    India: a referendum on the prime minister?

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 19, 2019

    Hindutva nationalism as embodied by Narendra Modi has remained the dominant narrative of the Lok Sabha polls, writes Varghese K George RAMESH and Rajesh, two...

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    It’s the elite, not the IMF

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 19, 2019

    Pakistan’s economy is going to be severely constrained over the next few years, writes S Akbar Zaidi THERE is little disagreement that Pakistan’s economy is...

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    Our healthcare system

    by Md Kabir Ahmed Khan | Updated at 12:00am on May 19, 2019

    World Family Doctor Day is celebrated all over the world every May 19. As the concept of family doctor is not that much familiar in...

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    Laws, their enforcement too lenient to ensure safe food

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 18, 2019

    LENIENT punitive measures, an endemic culture of impunity which is born out of legal leniency, food business and lack of consumer awareness are said to...

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    WASA decentralisation alone won’t bring accountability

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 18, 2019

    THE supply water agency’s failure to provide safe water, especially in Dhaka, has become a major cause of public suffering. In October 2018, a World...

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    Narendra Modi: India’s divider in chief

    by M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on May 18, 2019

    TIME magazine’s May 20 international issue has given the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi its prestigious cover. He was on Time’s cover in 2015 that...

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