Editorial

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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...

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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...

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    Shady list means betrayal of martyrs, freedom fighters

    | Updated at 01:05am on February 23, 2017

    THE protracted controversy over the freedom fighters’ list is a betrayal of the generation of martyrs and freedom fighters of 1971 and criminal offence on...

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    Time to stop affording impunity for custodial torture

    | Updated at 01:05am on February 23, 2017

    The High Court directive for the inspector general of police to investigate the torture of a detainee by an assistant police superintendent at the Bauphal...

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    An Indian ploy to avoid border killing responsibility

    | Updated at 01:05am on February 21, 2017

    AFTER a schoolboy of Goalpara in Chuadanga was shot at point-blank range on May 14, 2016 by the Indian Border Security Force, the Border Guard...

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    A deplorable absence of language planning

    | Updated at 01:05am on February 21, 2017

    GOVERNMENT efforts to introduce Bangla at all levels of national life, even after the passage of the Bangla Language Introduction Act in 1987, have so...

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    Buriganga Bridge should be reclaimed

    | Updated at 10:00pm on February 20, 2017

    AN APPARENT indifference of authorities to recover the second Buriganga Bridge, linking the capital with Mawa via Keraniganj, from land grabbers who are powerful, is...

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    Govt should rethink trial through videoconferencing

    | Updated at 09:55pm on February 20, 2017

    THE government has taken a move to introduce trials of criminal cases through videoconferencing keeping the accused inside jails...

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