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    City officials must protect public spaces

    | Updated at 12:15am on November 21, 2016

    THE capital city of Dhaka losing its parks, playgrounds and other public spaces to people having political and economic leverage or because of the negligence...

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    Controversy over draft citizenship law

    | Updated at 12:20am on November 21, 2016

    THE draft Citizenship Act 2016, indeed, has reasons to raise concern...

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    Not all to resolve standing water issue

    | Updated at 11:08pm on November 19, 2016

    THE restoration of canals, rivers and wetlands in and around Dhaka could be a major leap forward in government efforts to rid the capital city...

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    BNP’s electoral reform proposals

    | Updated at 11:01pm on November 19, 2016

    THE Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Friday came up with a set of proposals for the formation and strengthening of a new Election...

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    An atrocious claim of Pakistan for asset payback

    | Updated at 11:14pm on November 18, 2016

    THE federal government of Pakistan, as reported by the country’s Express Tribune newspaper on November 15, to claim Rs 9.21 billion from Dhaka that Islamabad...

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    No more misuse of antibiotics

    | Updated at 11:12pm on November 18, 2016

    EXCESSIVE use of antibiotics continues unabated posing an increased threat to public life. We have earlier discussed in this column on several occasions that people,...

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    Early steps needed to stop attacks on minorities

    | Updated at 11:37pm on November 17, 2016

    ATTACKS on minorities, religious and ethnic, have had an alarming increase in recent years. At least 250 Hindu houses and businesses and 35 family and...

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    One without the other unlikely to make mark

    | Updated at 11:34pm on November 17, 2016

    AN EMPHASIS more on higher capacity building than on higher budgetary allocation for child-related initiatives, as the finance minister sought to hold brief for at...

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    Fresh violence against Rohingyas alarming

    | Updated at 01:44am on November 17, 2016

    THE fresh round of military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim community in the north Rakhine state of Myanmar in the name of ‘counterinsurgency operations’ is...

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    Misplaced police fears around a well-meaning court move

    | Updated at 01:33am on November 17, 2016

    THE fears that ranking law enforcement officials expressed at a cabinet committee meeting on law and order on Tuesday that they could come to be...