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    It’s how govt handles it

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 17, 2017

    THE politically sensitive Mohammad Nasim was at his most insensitive when he said on the parliament floor that chikungunya is nothing to worry about and a few paracetamol tablets will take care of it...

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    Strict and regular inspection of boilers is must

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 17, 2017

    THE use and operation of boiler in the industrial sector have remained sketchy for decades. In the past 10 months, several boiler explosions took place, killing many of the workers...

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    Delay in school building repairs might be telling on students

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 17, 2017

    THE closure of at least 1,571 primary and secondary schools because of flooding in 11 districts in Bangladesh’s north and north-east is worrying in that this is harming the education of thousands of students, many of whom are scheduled to take the Primary Education Completion and Junior School Certificate examinations scheduled for November...

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    What the taking of Mosul means

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 16, 2017

    IRAQ’S prime minister Haider al-Abadi travelled to Mosul on July 10 to announce the city’s final seizure from ISIS....

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    The poor need microsavings, not microcredit

    by Moin Qazi | Updated at 12:05am on July 16, 2017

    THERE’S an old saying about poverty: give me a fish, and I’ll eat for a day. Give me a fishing rod, and I’ll eat for a lifetime. There are several variations in this theme...

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    Enemy’s enemy is my friend: BJP, CPM target Mamata

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 16, 2017

    ON THE eve of the May 2016 West Bengal Assembly elections, Arun Jaitley shared his campaign experiences with some editors...

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    How Brexit has begun to unravel 

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 16, 2017

    IT IS often the case that when a senior politician ridicules concerns about a policy or programme, you know it is really running into trouble...

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    Railway, waterways need effective emphasis

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 16, 2017

    INCOHERENT development of road infrastructure with utter negligence to railway and inland waterways over the past three decades has regrettably inhibited the success in the transport sector...

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    Police high-handedness will only shrink democratic space

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 16, 2017

    THE police storming into the house of ASM Abdur Rab, president of a faction of the Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, at Uttara in Dhaka and cordoning off the house while a tea party was going on inside on Thursday evening is disparaging...

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    It was Dhaka, then Chittagong, and now it’s Rajshahi

    | Updated at 10:22pm on July 14, 2017

    DWELLERS of the Rajshahi city have come to suffer as most of the roads, lanes and by-lanes in different areas under the jurisdiction of the city authorities went under ankle-to-knee high water. Overnight rainfall measuring 112.4 millimetres in 12 hours till Wednesday night submerged almost the whole of the city...

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