Editorial

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    An ugly face of university partisanisation and its fallout

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 07, 2019

    JAHANGIRNAGAR University has been closed for an indefinite period. But it was closed, on Tuesday, after activists of the Chhatra League, the student wing of...

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    Health services for women lag far behind

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

    BANGLADESH has had reasonable progress in curbing maternal mortality rates in the past decade as it declined from 322 every one lakh in 2001 to...

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    All highs in primary education are not always happy signs

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

    A DECLINE in primary education enrolment and in registration for the Primary Education Completion Examinations which surfaced after the government had shored up oversight issues...

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    Building safety standards must be strictly maintained

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

    AUTHORITIES responsible for maintaining building safety standards have repeatedly proven to be ineffective as accident related to faulty construction continues to take lives.  The collapse...

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    Violation of labour rights indicates weak enforcement

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

    THE first ever National Occupational Safety and Health Profile’s finding of a total of 2.96 lakh violations of labour laws in workplaces across the country...

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    Health security issues need to be attended to

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 04, 2019

    A SERIOUS lack of preparedness for the prevention and detection of and response to disease outbreaks and a poor health system, as the first-ever Global...

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    Unabated corruption in public university to blame

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 04, 2019

    CAMPUS violence and corruption of university administrations have destabilised academic activities in many public universities. The failure of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology...

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    Unequal wage must come to an end

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 03, 2019

    GENDER gap in wage structure, especially in the informal sector, still exists in significant ways. Women workers of stone crushing plants in Lalmonirhat have recently...

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    A tariff slab too high for REB lifeline users

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 03, 2019

    THE power tariff that the Rural Electrification Board, one of the six power distributors and the largest that distributes a half of the power produced,...

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    A double jeopardy for catechu, smokeless tobacco users

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 02, 2019

    THE adulteration of two smokeless tobacco products such as zarda or spiced tobacco flakes and gul or pyrolysed tobacco powder and khayer or catechu that...

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