• Minors raped in orphanage

    Two girls, aged 7 and 8, were raped in a government-run orphanage in Kushtia this week. Sadly, cases such as this are not new or infrequent.

  • Effective investigation so far

    The police's search for militants connected to the deadly Gulshan and Sholakia attacks have so far yielded positive results.

  • Hillary Clinton for US president

    We congratulate Hillary Clinton who, after a grueling 15-month campaign, has finally clinched the Democratic Party's nomination for US president...

  • Cold storage with a difference

    The cold storage built by a seed trader in Dinajpur's Kaharol upazila holds a lot of promise. It runs without electricity and its design has been proven to be effective for the last five years.

  • Teenage girls need more attention

    Teenage brings a whole gamut of problems in girls that range from child marriage, sexual harassment to deprivation of education.

  • Rab's revised list

    The Rab has revised the list of missing persons, where the number of such individuals has been reduced to 68 from the previous 265. While we are relieved by this drastic fall in number yet the question persists: Is this the right number?

  • Worsening flood situation

    Large tracts of land in northern and north-eastern regions of the country have been flooded and the situation is expected to worsen as waters in the Teesta, Brahmaputra, Dharla and Surma Rivers continue to rise.

  • A commendable operation in Dhaka

    We congratulate the law enforcing agencies on their successful operation in busting a terrorist hideout in the heart of the capital.

  • Unfit vehicles plying the streets

    The photo of a dilapidated vehicle published in this paper on 24th July beggars belief. The jalopy that is carrying passengers on the road of the capital as well as the inaction of the police and the agencies that are supposed to enforce road safety have shocked us.

  • Barbaric murder of a child – again!

    There are no words to express our abhorrence and shock at the barbaric torture and killing of 10-year-old Sagar Barman, by co-workers of the factory he worked at in Narayanganj. The monsters who killed him did so by inserting an air pump into his rectum and pumping air into his abdomen which led to his horrible death.

  • Declaring part of Madhupur as reserve forest

    The recent declaration of 9,145 acres of land in Madhupur of Tangail by the government as a reserve forest has left about 6,000 people living in the area...

  • Kabul continues to bleed

    We condemn Saturday's bomb attack in Kabul on a peaceful demonstration of Hazaras that killed eighty and wounded hundreds.

  • Another round of price hike

    It is not without reason that a leading chamber of commerce opposed the latest proposal by Bangladesh Energy Regulatory

  • The Munich shooting rampage

    We condemn in the strongest possible terms the shooting rampage carried out in Munich, Germany that left at least nine people dead and several wounded before the lone gunman, an 18-years-old German-Iranian apparently killed himself.

  • Exorbitant CNG fare in Chittagong

    As reported from the port city, the drivers of the CNG run three-wheelers are not only refusing to run on meter, they are also are

  • Dhaka's dying canals

    Given the importance of canals to a city's infrastructure, it is beyond comprehension that Dhaka's canals are all but destroyed.

  • Where are those who have gone missing?

    As per a report published in this paper on July 21, some 262 people have gone “missing” over the last 18 months.

  • Disruption of classes at Chittagong University

    Academic activities at the Chittagong University campus has virtually been suspended following an attack allegedly by some BCL members during which the driver of a university shuttle train and a policeman were injured.

  • Bringing light to the visually impaired

    In our society, people with disabilities stumble in every sphere of their life, due to lack of equal opportunities and poor access to social services.

  • Hazaribagh relocation a farce

    While we have been hearing about the relocation of tanneries from Hazaribagh area to Savar for more than a decade, nothing major has happened on either side.

  • Minister's earthquake prediction

    It is with bemusement that we note our Minister for Relief and Disaster Management giving such categorical assurance that Bangladesh will not experience a massive earthquake in the magnitude of 8 or 9 on the Richter scale.

  • Appointment of public prosecutors

    Regrettably, the partisan considerations that motivate appointment of public prosecutors (PP) have become a systemic problem over the years.

  • Loopholes in the legal process

    It is with shock that we read a report in this daily of how gaps between law enforcement and the prosecution process have led to

  • South City Corporation's roadside bins

    It was a welcome sight to see the Dhaka South City Corporation's roadside waste bins that were installed right before Pahela Baishakh this

  • Number crunching of casualties in road crashes

    The confusion over the death count in road crashes during Eid holidays is unwarranted.

  • Turkey's abortive coup

    We rejoice at the failure of the attempted coup in Turkey, thwarted with the help of the people, the first of its kind perhaps in recent times when the armed coup-makers submitted to an unarmed public.

  • Sunderbans robbers surrender

    Two Sunderbans-based robber gangs, which had been robbing fishermen and honey collectors and kidnapping them for ransom

  • Anti terror initiatives in private universities

    The phenomenon of extremism that is on the rise in the country requires a coordinated effort of all sections of society to see an end of this peril. And in the aftermath of the attack on Holey Artisan Bakery and the subsequent attack in Kishoreganj, all concerned must come together to fight this scourge in a manner coordinated by one central authority.

  • Bonded labour in Oman?

    The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has just released a 68-page report titled “I was sold” that outlines the near-slavery conditions for migrant domestic workers in Oman.

  • Senseless carnage in Nice

    We condemn this horrifying and utterly mindless act of terror that has been unleashed on the citizens of France...

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