Editorial

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    Unregistered schools risk primary education quality

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2019

    A LARGE number of kindergarten-type schools run without being registered with relevant authorities. There are, as the Bangladesh Kindergarten School Association says, 70,000 such schools...

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    Dhaka mustn’t show capitualistic attitude to New Delhi

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2019

    BANGLADESH authorities have decided not to levy transit charge and customs duty on India when it transships cargoes to its north-east through Bangladesh using the...

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    Action needed to address obesity in children

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 07, 2019

    AN INCREASE in overweight and obesity in children, especially in urban areas, as studies suggest, is worrying. Obesity and overweight left unattended can turn into...

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    Injustice to donors, beneficiaries in Rohingya crisis funding

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 07, 2019

    HIGHER administrative and overhead spending compared with the spending on programmes for Rohingya and local communities by some UN agencies and international non-governmental organisations, as...

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    In need of WASA supply network overhaul

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 06, 2019

    A report that a committee of experts has prepared in compliance with a High Court order of July 30, submitted to the court on Wednesday,...

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    Govt must recognise right to food to improve on nutrition

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 06, 2019

    ABOUT 18 million people of Bangladesh considered ultra-poor who account for 11.13 per cent of about 163 million population cannot afford to buy an energy...

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    BUET barks up the wrong tree

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 05, 2019

    A BANGLADESH University of Engineering and Technology student was beaten to death by some Chhatra League activists in the university’s Sher-e-Bangla Hall early October over...

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    Only celebrations won’t stem decline in railway services

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 05, 2019

    THE Bangladesh Railway, which runs the largest public transport system, counted Tk 17.38 billion in losses in the 2019 financial year, as official statistics say,...

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    A worrying non-compliance in saving Buriganga

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 04, 2019

    THE River Buriganga, the ecological life line of the capital city, faces a slow death. An unchecked discharge of untreated industrial effluents and the city...

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    Mired in obsession of high growth, shorn of governance

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 04, 2019

    A GROWING income inequality — said to have widened in the absence of good governance, one of the two important instruments for development, with the...

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