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    A worrying non-compliance in saving Buriganga

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 04, 2019

    THE River Buriganga, the ecological life line of the capital city, faces a slow death. An unchecked discharge of untreated industrial effluents and the city sewage into the river has left a part of the river...

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    Mired in obsession of high growth, shorn of governance

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 04, 2019

    A GROWING income inequality — said to have widened in the absence of good governance, one of the two important instruments for development, with the other being growth, which has also largely been...

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    The many abuses of endless war

    William J Astore | Updated at 12:00am on December 03, 2019

    EVER since 2007, when I first started writing for TomDispatch, I’ve been arguing against America’s forever wars, whether in Afghanistan, Iraq, or elsewhere. Unfortunately, it’s no...

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    Macron’s wake-up call to European Union

    Rakesh Sood | Updated at 12:00am on December 03, 2019

    IN NOVEMBER, French president Emmanuel Macron created a political stir with a far-reaching interview in which he declared that ‘Europe is on the edge of a precipice’, unable to cope with the political challenges of...

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    Why we strike again

    Greta Thunberg, Luisa Neubauer, Angela Valenzuela | Updated at 12:00am on December 03, 2019

    FOR more than a year, children and young people from around the world have been striking for the climate. We launched a movement that defied all expectations. We did this because we didn’t see...

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    Global health crisis and pesticides

    Colin Todhunter | Updated at 12:00am on December 03, 2019

    THE UK-based Independent online newspaper recently published an article about a potential link between air pollution from vehicles and glaucoma. It stated that according to a new...

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    Tough actions needed to ensure road safety

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 03, 2019

    MOST of the major demands placed by the students during the countrywide movement for safe roads that erupted following the death of two college students in an accident because of reckless driving remaining unmet...

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    Demographic dividend not being utilised

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 03, 2019

    THE potential of our youth has not been fully realised in Bangladesh. According to a study of the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, the rate of unemployment among...

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    Decoupling from western economics

    Peter Koenig | Updated at 12:00am on December 02, 2019

    ACCORDING to a PressTV report of November 24, Iran and China are working on a trade or barter deal that would circumvent US sanctions. It would bypass US-dollar denominated...

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    Bhagat Singh: ‘We hold human life sacred’

    Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on December 02, 2019

    ‘WE ARE next to none in our love for humanity. Far from having any malice against any individual, we hold human life sacred beyond words. We are neither perpetrators of dastardly outrages, nor, therefore, a disgrace to...

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