Editorial

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    Fresh decision on gas price increase unacceptable

    | Updated at 10:45pm on December 15, 2016

    The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission’s decision to increase natural gas prices is unacceptable...

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    Worrying stand-off between the executive and the judiciary

    | Updated at 10:30pm on December 15, 2016

    THE executive appearing to stand off the judiciary on an official notification of the disciplinary rules for subordinate court judges augur well neither for the...

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    An allegation the govt must investigate

    | Updated at 10:15pm on December 13, 2016

    THE report, along with video footage, that the Qatar-based news channel Al-Jazeera aired on Sunday showing a group of law enforcers setting fire to houses...

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    Early steps needed to address urban poverty

    | Updated at 10:00pm on December 13, 2016

    RESULTS of a survey on slum children in cities, made public in Dhaka on Sunday, are indeed worrying...

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    Foreign TV channels warrant regulation

    | Updated at 09:35pm on December 12, 2016

    Government inaction about bringing foreign television channels downlinked in Bangladesh under some regulation is, indeed, unfortunate...

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    Findings that highlight failures in VAT issues

    | Updated at 09:25pm on December 12, 2016

    FOUR in every five people coming to know, as a survey of the National Board of Revenue reveals, that the value-added tax that they pay...

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    High migration cost a worry for Bangladesh

    | Updated at 10:35pm on December 11, 2016

    THE high cost of worker migration from Bangladesh to other destinations, including West Asian countries, is, indeed, a matter of grave concern...

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    Outpatients departments in need of being treated

    | Updated at 10:30pm on December 11, 2016

    INDISCIPLINE, irregularities, corruption and patient’s inconvenience caused by medical representatives, support services staff and even physicians that outpatient departments at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University...

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    Worrying absenteeism of teachers

    | Updated at 09:50pm on December 10, 2016

    Schoolteacher’s absenteeism in the underserved and geographically isolated areas such as Char Patilbar in Gaibandha paints to a worrying picture of primary education in Bangladesh...

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    Lack of medical device oversight could be disastrous

    | Updated at 09:45pm on December 10, 2016

    THE demand of importers and producers of medical devices for an exemption from registration and supervision of the life-saving devices — which could mean anything...

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