• Poor quality medicines

    We are informed by the Directorate General of Drug Administration that some 153 sub-standard drugs have been detected, of which, 43 had already been marketed and awaiting registration.

  • Case for lowering oil prices

    Despite the Finance Minister's verbal indication that oil prices will be lowered in a matter of weeks, we see an apparently negative approach taken by high officials of the government who are opposing the idea of reducing fuel prices, arguing that the BPC still has a huge debt and other liabilities.

  • Strengthening community clinics

    Community clinic has proved to be an efficient and low cost primary healthcare provider at the grassroots level. The present government deserves full credit for reviving and bolstering them.

  • Offers of Chinese investments and loans

    By what has been expressed by the visiting Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng, we are given to understand that China has offered to invest US$350 million in various sectors of the economy.

  • Primary schools in wretched state

    A report published in this daily yesterday revealed the awful conditions of Islamia UP Government Primary School in Sutrapur of Old Dhaka. Four other schools in the same area are in no better state.

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