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    Informal workers: an untapped asset for Asia’s unions

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 24, 2019

    Asia’s unions could grow their power while helping informal and precarious workers to secure their labour rights, but they would need to up their game, writes...

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    Education for Rohingyas

    by Amir Mohammad Sayem | Updated at 12:00am on October 24, 2019

    THE studentship of Rahima Akter, a Rohingya girl having lived in Bangladesh, has been cancelled from Cox’s Bazar International University. Since January 2019, scores of...

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    From blank pages to blackout

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 24, 2019

    Attempts to control the press and encourage a pliant media in Pakistan is extremely dangerous, writes Zahid Hussain IN THE bad old days of Gen...

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    Lanka election time promises costly to keep

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 24, 2019

    In the case of the present election promises, most of them will cost the government a large amount of money and how this is to...

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    A worrying road regime issue largely left neglected in Bangladesh

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 23, 2019

    MOTORCYCLES have accounted for 18 per cent of the fatal road accidents in about 10 months of 2019, as New Age reported on Tuesday, while three-wheelers have accounted for 8 per cent of the fatal road accidents in...

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    Bangladesh needs effective steps to stop plastic pollution

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 23, 2019

    THE use and unplanned dumping of single-use plastic containers, which causes serious health hazards and environmental pollution, is worrying and shows negligence about reduction in the use of single-use plastic and...

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    Asia’s remarkable economic transformation

    Deepak Nayyar | Updated at 12:00am on October 23, 2019

    TWO centuries ago, in 1820, Asia accounted for two-thirds of the world’s population and more than a half of world income. It also contributed more than a half of manufacturing production in the world...

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    Of chocolate-cream soldiers

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on October 23, 2019

    CELEBRATIONS last week of two political thinkers and activists from the previous century who are dear to the Hindu right opened up room for a discussion about the love of and trouble with the...

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