Editorial

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    Fatal irregularities in inland waterways

    | Updated at 09:50pm on February 18, 2017

    DESPITE many deaths from launch accidents, no effective passenger safety measures are in place. Irregularities in inland waterways, as shown in a photograph published in...

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    Govt mustn’t fail in vehicle axle load management

    | Updated at 09:35pm on February 18, 2017

    AXLE load limit and control mechanism that the government has recently initiated appears to have been fizzling out as the government is yet to fully...

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    Corruption issues still left for govt to attend to

    | Updated at 12:05am on February 17, 2017

    THE World Bank’s pulling out of the project to build Bangladesh’s longest bridge, on the River Padma, with other lending agencies following suit, citing ‘corruption...

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    Sorry state of BRTC

    | Updated at 12:05am on February 17, 2017

    THAT only 78 upazilas in 31 districts are now under the coverage of the state-owned Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation, while there are 486 upazilas in...

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    Welfare fund should remain for migrant workers

    | Updated at 09:50pm on February 16, 2017

    THE government decision to allow benefits of the Wage Earners’ Welfare Fund even for well-to-do Bangladeshi diaspora has raised questions about its commitment to the...

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    A deplorable DAP review committee action

    | Updated at 09:45pm on February 16, 2017

    THE cabinet committee on the review of the detailed area plan of the capital Dhaka, notified in 2010, leaving more than 3,000 complaints unattended, as...

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    Early steps needed to check defaulted loans

    | Updated at 10:35pm on February 15, 2017

    ECONOMISTS and financial experts expressed concern on several occasions about the huge rise in defaulted loans in the banking sector...

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    Govt must come to aid of patients in its own interest

    | Updated at 10:35pm on February 15, 2017

    THE helplessness of patients about paying the unregulated cost of physician office visit, in the absence of any registration setting out the fees of physicians...

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    Charging excess for migration to Malaysia unacceptable

    | Updated at 09:50pm on February 14, 2017

    IT IS enraging that a Malaysia-bound Bangladeshi worker has to pay up to Tk 4.50 lakh for the migration although the government-set fee for the...

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    Preventable deaths on BRTA’s watch

    | Updated at 09:45pm on February 14, 2017

    ROAD accident is one of the leading causes of deaths in Bangladesh. In the last forty-eight hours, according to a New Age report from Monday,...

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