Editorial

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    Time to walk the talk, not talk the talk

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2020

    LOW-LYING Bangladesh with a large coastal area accounting for 20 per cent of the total land mass stands at the forefront of the emerging climate...

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    Students must be unburdened of high-stake testing

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2020

    THE Directorate of Primary Education coming to have done away with provisions for the expulsion of examinees for breaching discipline and adopting unfair means in...

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    Financial mismanagement in plain sight of PDB

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 16, 2020

    STATE-OWNED power distribution companies have not been able to build reputation of being consumer-friendly. There have been allegations of arbitrary power price increase. There have...

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    A plea to cover up momentous governance failure

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 16, 2020

    THE number of rape is reported to have doubled in a year, with 1,370 incidents having been reported in 2019, as Bangladesh Mahila Parishad said...

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    Public hospital report restrictions will only cause harm

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 15, 2020

    A GOVERNMENT notice prohibiting publication of news on public hospitals and their services without consent of the authorities and requiring journalists to obtain permission from...

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    People must think of their course as govt, EC must do

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 15, 2020

    THE Awami League’s candidate on Monday won the by-election to the Chattogram 8 parliamentary seat, which fell vacant in the death of the lawmaker for...

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    Court order for anti-bullying committee welcome

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 14, 2020

    AN ENABLING environment at institutions of higher education has become a far cry. In October 2019, the brutal murder of a second-year student of Bangladesh...

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    Holistic approach must for protection of rivers

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 14, 2020

    THE government appears to have done very little about the protection of rivers from encroachment and pollution, letting the rivers die slowly. The illegal grabbing...

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    Health services for women keep falling short

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 13, 2020

    WOMEN’S health programmes are generally reduced to family planning, pre- and post-natal services. Consequently, concerns regarding the sexual and reproductive health of women remain...

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    Flaws that stop gas from reaching domestic users

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 13, 2020

    LOW or no pressure in the supply gas throughout the day in a few areas and for a few hours in most of the areas...

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