Editorial

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    Arrangement needed for driver dope test

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2019

    IT IS unacceptable that drug abuse by drivers of public transports and privately owned vehicles has for long been overlooked as authorities in Bangladesh have...

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    The passing away of a master poet

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2019

    THE passing away of Al Mahmud, or Mir Abdus Shukur Al Mahmud as he was originally named, one of the modern literary greats of the...

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    Steps needed to stop Rohingya trafficking

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 16, 2019

    MANY Rohingyas, mostly women and children living in camps at Ukhiya and Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar, are lured by traffickers to travel to Malaysia or...

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    Myanmar plays unmeaning, offensive trick again

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 16, 2019

    MYANMAR has once again claimed that St Martin’s Island, a small island in the Bay of Bengal which forms the southernmost part of Bangladesh,...

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    No room for dithering about old Buriganga channel

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 15, 2019

    IT IS unfortunate that the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority on Wednesday stopped pulling down illegal structures on the River Buriganga’s old channel as it...

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    A wobbly will that stops short of redressing loan default

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 15, 2019

    THE government appears to have for long been willing, hesitantly though, amidst widespread criticism, to take steps to arrest the growth of non-performing loans in...

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    A welcome HC order on private practice of physicians

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 14, 2019

    BANGLADESH has an absolute and relative scarcity of qualified medical personnel, with an overwhelming bias towards urban areas in their distribution....

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    Govt must investigate border guard extortion allegations

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 14, 2019

    THE incident of three villagers coming to die as Border Guard Bangladesh personnel fired into protesters at Haripur in Thakurgaon on Tuesday,....

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    More needs to be done to protect child rights

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 13, 2019

    THE well-being of street children is left largely ignored as government efforts to rehabilitate them somewhat failed to yield the expected outcome with more than...

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    Dhaka Univ authorities must pay for their failures

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 13, 2019

    THE University of Dhaka authorities have announced the full schedule of the elections to the Dhaka University Central Students’ Union finally after the issue has...

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