Editorial

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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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    Tightening work permit for foreigners welcome

    | Updated at 09:25pm on February 19, 2017

    THE Bangladesh Investment Development Authority’s decision to discourage recruitment of semi-skilled foreign experts and workers in industrial units is welcome...

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    Keeping unfit buses off the road warrants serious efforts

    | Updated at 09:25pm on February 19, 2017

    DRIVES against unfit buses that have been initiated for about 20 years or so have hardly served the purpose of keeping the roads free of...

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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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