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    Rajuk’s faulty risky building list

    | Updated at 09:50pm on February 13, 2017

    THE Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha’s latest list of the capital’s ‘highly risky’ buildings is stirring up controversies...

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    Needless pretrial detention is affront to human rights

    | Updated at 09:50pm on February 13, 2017

    IT CONSTITUTES a gross affront to human rights when 462 people remain behind bars, as New Age reported on Sunday, awaiting trial and that, too, for the failure of the prosecution to produce witnesses...

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    A money system for the people, if we want it

    by Matthew Slater | Updated at 10:00pm on February 12, 2017

    MONEY creation, like alchemy, is shrouded in ambiguous language and yields eternal wealth! For most of history these secrets have been used to empower sovereigns to spend money without the painful business of taxing or borrowing...

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    The west is finished, but why?

    by André Vltchek | Updated at 09:55pm on February 12, 2017

    DESPITE certain economic and social setbacks, the western empire is doing remarkably well...

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    Arab fingerprints in the Syrian carnage

    by Viktor Mikhin | Updated at 09:50pm on February 12, 2017

    FIRST-ever negotiations between the Syrian government and the Syrian armed opposition hosted by the Kazakh capital Astana remain a heated topic among analysts, experts, diplomats and journalists...

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    Let there be no silence

    by Abbas Nasir | Updated at 09:40pm on February 12, 2017

    EVENTS of recent weeks have demonstrated that, while Pakistan’s policy on extremists and religiously motivated militants will constantly shift, there will be brutal consistency in addressing dissenting liberal views.

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    Failure in vendor enlistment will frustrate rehab efforts

    | Updated at 09:30pm on February 12, 2017

    THE exclusion of vendors, mostly, from the list that Dhaka’s South City Corporation has prepared for their rehabilitation, especially after the decision of the city authorities not to allow vendors on the pavement, and the inclusion of people, mostly, outside vendors is concerning...

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    Healthcare system needs to be humanised to stop money drain

    | Updated at 09:20pm on February 12, 2017

    PUBLIC healthcare system lacks compassion and has reached a dehumanised phase that forces many to flock to India and other Asian countries for quality medical services...

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    Govt must shore up primary teacher recruitment early

    | Updated at 12:10am on February 11, 2017

    VACANCY in teaching positions accounting for about 13.1 per cent of the total — 45,003 out of 3,43,000 — in government primary schools is gravely concerning although the situation has improved a little since the middle of 2015, when about 50,000 teaching positions were vacant...

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    Govt should walk the talk on protecting Buriganga

    | Updated at 12:10am on February 11, 2017

    IT IS disappointing that the much-publicised drive that the government launched on December 22, 2016 to free the River Buriganga, regarded as the lifeline of the capital, from illegal occupants has slowed down...

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