Editorial

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    Myanmar’s murderous justice in Rohingya killing

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 29, 2019

    MYANMAR which has so far used every trick to deflect international pressure to stop violence against the Rohingyas in Rakhine State, to frustrate any efforts...

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    No real empowerment without reproductive health care

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 29, 2019

    PUBLIC health services for women lag behind, especially in rural areas. The Bangladesh Maternal Mortality and Health Care Survey 2017 shows that the high rate...

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    Govt must wake up to workers’ woes

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 28, 2019

    THE detention of at least 2,000 undocumented Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia, in a crackdown by its immigration department on foreign workers staying their illegally, is...

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    Cycle of impunity must end

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 28, 2019

    NUSRAT Jahan Rafi, the 18-year-old Alim examinee who was set ablaze on the terrace of the madrassah she studied and had sustained 80 per cent...

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    Urban development must improve living standard

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 27, 2019

    DHAKA city makes the headlines for all wrong reasons. In 2018, the annual global survey of Economist Intelligence Unit listed Dhaka as the second least...

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    Govt must stop non-prescription sales of antibiotics

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 27, 2019

    THE Directorate General of Drug Administration’s negligence towards, or perhaps reluctance at, stopping the sales of antibiotics without prescriptions written by registered physicians is worrying....

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    Chemical ripening of mangoes must stop early

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 26, 2019

    THE practice of ripening fruit with chemicals, instead of being stopped, seems to have worked out its way insidiously to take an unassailable stand. Chemically...

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    Dhaka must step up to the plate in Rohingya repatriation

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 26, 2019

    DHAKA keeps requesting strong political support from India, which is also a next-door neighbour, and China in resolving the crisis of the Rohingyas now sheltered...

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    Bilateral agreements on worker migration must

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 25, 2019

    AN AWARD-WINNING book by a Bangladeshi man, Md Sharif Uddin, shining light on the lives of labourers who have gone in their thousands from poorer...

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    Food Safety Authority’s indolence about food safety

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 25, 2019

    The High Court Division’s summoning the Bangladesh Food Safety Authority chair asking him to explain to the court on June 16 his failure to withdraw...

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