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    Govt primary schools need to be streamlined

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 29, 2019

    MOST of the teachers were found absent from three government primary schools on Sunday during a sudden visit by the Anti-Corruption Commission chair....

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    Time for govt to sort out rickshaw licensing mess

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 29, 2019

    AN INTEGRATED public transport system for the capital continues to remain elusive as the authorities concerned appear to lack a comprehensive plan, leaving people to face traffic congestion for hours....

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    A well-meaning guideline caught in govt indolence

    | Updated at 12:12am on January 28, 2019

    THE High Court in February 2018 issued a rule on the Directorate General of Health Services to explain as to why the directorate should not be ordered to ask all hospitals to provide emergency medical services for people critically injured in any traffic accidents....

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    BRTC needs to be overhauled

    | Updated at 12:11am on January 28, 2019

    IT IS unacceptable that buses of the state-run Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation are getting unserviceable long before the economic life expiry because of the procurement of low-quality vehicles and maintenance corruption....

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    Pakistan at crossroads

    by Vladimir Terehov | Updated at 12:00am on January 28, 2019

    WE HAVE already used the term ‘crossroads’ when we discussed new trends in Japan’s foreign policy....

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    The symphony of our times

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 28, 2019

    IN MID-JULY 1974 when I had that memorable meeting with General Ziaur Rahman, Bir Uttam, it was unimaginable, almost impossible to think that within less than one and a half years, Zia would be the president of Bangladesh following the tragic assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of the members of his family...

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    Afghanistan: America’s shameful war

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 28, 2019

    AN ANCIENT Hindu prayer says, ‘Lord Shiva, save us from the claw of the tiger, the fang of the cobra, and the vengeance of the Afghan.’....

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    Great Brexit show is about to begin!

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 28, 2019

    THERE is a revulsion with Brexit and a growing desire across Britain to ‘Get it over with’. This impatience can be seen in the growing support for ‘No Deal’....

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    Vitamin A campaign regulatory breaches must be investigated

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2019

    THE national Vitamin A supplementation campaign scheduled for January 19 could not take place as the capsules were found to be stuck together or to the container a couple of days before, hinting at their poor quality and leading to the postponement of the campaign....

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    Road safety directives need to be enforced

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2019

    At least 13 brick-kiln workers died and two became injured when a truck carrying coal overturned, crushing a labour shed in Cumilla where they were asleep on Friday....

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