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    A mess of meat trade for all

    | Updated at 01:45am on February 26, 2017

    PRICES of beef and mutton in Dhaka kitchen market remained at the high level after they had soared, as New Age reported on Saturday and in the past week, by the ranges of Tk 30–Tk 50 for beef a kilogram and Tk 30–Tk 70 for mutton as meat traders got back to business after their six-day strike in the capital city beginning on February 13...

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    Road safety still remains elusive

    | Updated at 01:45am on February 26, 2017

    AT LEAST six more people got killed and several others were injured in road accidents in different parts of the country on Friday...

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    Towards a new trade policy

    | Updated at 01:05am on February 25, 2017

    ON JANUARY 23, president Donald Trump signed an order directing the US trade representative to withdraw the country from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the trade deal that the previous administration had spent years negotiating with eleven other nations around the Pacific Rim...

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    Egypt’s forgotten prisoners

    | Updated at 01:00am on February 25, 2017

    AS THE sixth anniversary of the Egyptian revolution came and went, I found myself listening to ‘Comfortably Numb’ by Pink Floyd...

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    Corporate vision of agriculture future

    by Kartini Samon | Updated at 01:00am on February 25, 2017

    IN COMMERCIAL farming, the stakes are high. Each season, farmers gamble on which crop will fetch the highest price or which seed variety will reach the greatest yields...

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    Forced to down tools

    | Updated at 01:55am on February 25, 2017

    ALAETTIN Altintas is the head of Yakay-Der, an association for people who have lost their relatives...

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    Prison system needs radical reform

    | Updated at 01:50am on February 25, 2017

    THE picture that the prison authorities paint of the prison system is rather grim...

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    Increase in natural gas prices unacceptable

    | Updated at 01:50am on February 25, 2017

    THE latest increase, announced on Thursday, in prices of natural gas, that too by 22.7 per cent on an average, is unacceptable...

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    An alarming increase in migrant worker death

    | Updated at 12:05am on February 24, 2017

    THAT deaths of Bangladeshi migrant workers have increased steadily in 12 years is alarming. The Wage Earners’ Welfare Board received, as New Age reported on Thursday, bodies of more than 3,481 migrant workers in 2016, the highest for a year since 2005...

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    Oversight needed if co-op societies let in loans

    | Updated at 12:05am on February 24, 2017

    Cooperative societies seeking permission for the disbursement of agricultural and small-and-medium-enterprise loans through participation agreements with scheduled banks in areas where local and foreign banks have no branches is welcome provided that proper oversight of cooperative society activities could be put in place...

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