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    High rises or death traps?

    by M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on April 06, 2019

    Ministers and former ministers are busy these days spreading the good news that we are on the cusp of not just becoming a developed country very soon but much more....

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    Air pollution needs to be contained before it is too late

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

    AIR pollution is responsible for more deaths worldwide than many better-known risk factors such as malnutrition, alcohol use, and physical inactivity....

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    Govt must deal with lawlessness in building construction

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

    FOUR fire incidents in Dhaka in about a month and a half — at Chawkbazar in Old Town on February 20, in the FR Tower at Banani on March 28, in the City Corporation kitchen market at Gulshan 1 on March 30 and in the kitchen market at Khilgaon on April 4 — left 96 people dead....

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    Water wars over the Indus

    by FS Aijazuddin | Updated at 12:00am on April 05, 2019

    THE pins have been removed from live grenades held by both India and Pakistan. Only experts know when they will explode. None of us innocents...

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    1pc politics and the new gilded age

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

    Rajan Menon looks at two recent scandals and what they show about the nexus between wealth and power in America DESPAIR about the state of...

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    Some recommendations

    by Nazmus Sakib | Updated at 12:00am on April 05, 2019

    THE first step on the road to the initial introduction of corporate governance code was the publication of the Cadbury’s Report of UK 1992. After...

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    Venezuela is not ‘just about oil’

    by Andre Vltchek | Updated at 12:00am on April 05, 2019

    YES, the latest research confirms that Venezuela is so rich in natural resources that it could single-handedly satisfy all global demand for oil for over...

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    Basic rights must for women’s empowerment

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

    THE use of rape and threat of sexual violence in recent times to sabotage election campaigns of opposition candidates is shocking. On December 30, 2018...

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    Govt must shore up a few more ADP issues

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

    Delay in the release of funds has customarily been blamed for the poor implementation of the annual development programme. The implementation rate of the annual...

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    Sri Lanka: three-track approach to drug problem

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on April 04, 2019

    WHEN president Maithripala Sirisena first took up the challenge of tackling the country’s drug problem, its critics saw it as an idiosyncratic exercise that would...

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