Editorial

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    Government must end perils of plastic pollution

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 08, 2020

    THE High Court’s directive of Monday for the government to ban in a year the use of disposable plastic containers in hotels and restaurants in...

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    Time for systematic, inclusive movement against rape

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 08, 2020

    RIGHTS organisations observe that violence against women has taken an epidemic turn. The proposition appears to be true given the five incidents of violence, including...

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    Students’ mental health must be prioritised

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 07, 2020

    THE High Court’s asking the government why counsellors and clinical psychologists should not be appointed in all educational institutions is welcome. A High Court bench...

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    Unabated use of toxic pesticide worrying

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 07, 2020

    THE unchecked and indiscriminate use of pesticide has already begun to manifest its negative impact on soil fertility and public health. The regulatory authorities have...

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    Government is far from ensuring road safety

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 06, 2020

    DEATH in traffic accidents, as road safety campaign Nirapad Sarak Chai says in its annual report, registered a sharp increase in 2019 on the 2018...

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    All that government can do to save Dhaka, it must

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 06, 2020

    THE capital city of Dhaka appears unlikely to be in a position to sustain the pressure of the development that it needed, needs or will...

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    Unauthorised level crossings must be taken care of

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 05, 2020

    FATAL accidents in unguarded level crossings have been a cause of concern. On December 24, 2019 two labourers died as a train hit a trolley...

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    Systemic failures continue to dog health sector

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 05, 2020

    SYSTEMIC failures ruled the health sector in 2019 as the national health security preparedness proved deplorable in view of dengue infection that forced 101,354 people...

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    Forest land must be protected, conserved

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 04, 2020

    THE High Court Division’s directive of Thursday for the government to protect all forests and reserve forest land is welcome in the greater good of...

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    Chhatra League and a year of troubles in public universities

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 04, 2020

    MANY of the public universities remained happening places, not all at a time always though, almost throughout 2019 because of both the Chhatra League, the...

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