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    More effort needed to control maternal mortality

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 18, 2017

    IT IS disquieting that although Bangladesh has made significant progress in reducing maternal mortality rate since 1990 about 15 mothers die every day in the country because of maternal complications, according to UNICEF experts...

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    EC needs more to conduct a fair poll

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 18, 2017

    THE Election commission on Sunday has unveiled its action plan for holding the next parliamentary elections between October 30, 2018 and January 28, 2019 in free and fair manner...

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    Moral corrosion of drone warfare

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

    REQUIRED by court order to appear before a judge in Syracuse, New York, on July 12, some out-of-towners had already arrived there when the court granted the prosecution’s last-minute request for more time to prepare its case against us, the Jerry Berrigan Brigade, for our nonviolent witness against drone warfare on January 28, 2016....

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    What role has Israel played in the refugee crisis?

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

    EUROPE has been content to blame its current societal and economic decline on malfeasant leaders like EU Jean-Claude Juncker, German chancellor Angela Merkel or France’s ex-president François Hollande....

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    The symphony of our times

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

    IN THIS environment of gathering tumult, our joint camp ended and we were divided into groups of two or three for proceeding to the month-long split camps....

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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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