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    In need of early political will to mend road stretch flaws

    | Updated at 12:00am on April 26, 2021

    THE Road Safety Foundation, which is a training and advocacy platform to promote road safety, has identified 114 road stretches that are reported to have caused a greater number of traffic accidents. The organisation has prepared the list of the...

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    Pandemic response plans must be gender-sensitive

    | Updated at 12:00am on April 26, 2021

    THE economic slowdown caused by the Covid outbreak has exacerbated gender inequality as the government response plan so far has been exclusionary. A recent survey on the experience of women during the Covid outbreak, conducted...

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    The rise of border, surveillance industry

    by Mélissa Godin | Updated at 12:00am on April 25, 2021

    Our world is becoming more walled due to the influence of private profiteers on governments – and increasingly displaced people pay the price, writes Mélissa...

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    Demons and detente

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on April 25, 2021

    AFTER a long spell of confrontation, ‘enriched’ by rhetoric which demonised the ‘other’ side, the world seemed to go for a spell of conciliation. Iran...

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    Covid-19 challenges for online learning

    by Md Akther Uddin and Sakera Begum | Updated at 12:00am on April 25, 2021

    THE world has experienced many unprecedented moves since Covid-19 broke out as a pandemic. The global education system has come to halt. According to UNESCO,...

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    Taking ideas to market

    by Mohammad Towhidul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on April 25, 2021

    INTELLECTUAL property evolving as an idea from human intellect and embodied in a physical object becomes a non-physical asset either for an individual or a...

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    Justice still a far cry, labour standards in deplorable state

    | Updated at 12:00am on April 25, 2021

    JUSTICE has been a far cry for eight years since the collapse of Rana Plaza which left at least 1138 workers dead. All major stakeholders...

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    Old Town continues to be at grave fire risks for govt negligence

    | Updated at 12:00am on April 25, 2021

    THE death of at least four people in a fire that broke out in a chemical warehouse on the ground floor of a six-storey residential...

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    Biden’s drone wars

    | Updated at 11:10pm on April 23, 2021

    ON APRIL 15, The New York Times posted an article headed, ‘How the US Plans to Fight From Afar After Troops Exit Afghanistan,’ just in case anyone misunderstood the previous day’s headline — ‘Biden, Setting Afghanistan Withdrawal, Says “It Is Time...

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    Ecological toll of disposable Covid masks and gloves

    Reynard Loki | Updated at 12:00am on April 24, 2021

    ONE of the most distinguishable features of the Covid-19 era is the public, everyday use of personal protective equipment, mainly in the form of disposable face masks and latex gloves. And while these thin layers protect us and others from...

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