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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...

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    Deadly clashes between ruling party rivals continue

    | Updated at 11:04pm on November 15, 2016

    RULING Awami League people continue to make the headlines for wrong reasons. This time, as New Age reported on Tuesday, supporters of the current and...

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    Santal sufferings must end on a graceful note

    | Updated at 11:01pm on November 15, 2016

    THE refusal of the Santals who were evicted from their makeshift dwellings from the land of Sahebganj-Bagda Farm in Gaibandha to accept upazila administration relief...

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    A well-meaning move with a lot more to do to restore rivers

    | Updated at 12:10am on November 15, 2016

    The government’s directive for the deputy commissioners of Dhaka, Narayanganj, Gazipur and Munshiganj to enforce a ban on dirt-filling of and illegal, and further, construction...