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  • Change of guard in Washington

    Donald John Trump was sworn in yesterday as the 45th president of the United States of America. His victory was as surprising as unexpected. And we hope the next four years under his watch would be less so.

  • Resolving the Rohingya crisis

    The OIC in its 10-point communique at the end of the extraordinary session of its Council of Foreign Ministers in Kuala Lumpur on the Rohingya crisis on Thursday has called upon the government of Myanmar to, among other things, stop its repression on the Rohingyas and restore their citizenship that is being denied to them by bringing in changes to its reprehensible citizenship law of 1982.

  • Another intra-party clash ends in deaths

    On Tuesday, a clash between local Awami League and a former Jubo League men in Sunamganj left three people dead and 20 injured.

  • Govt. backtracks on fuel price cut

    We are taken aback by the government decision not to slash fuel prices after all! This is very awkward, particularly because the finance

  • Who ensures fire safety in markets?

    A report in this newspaper has revealed that over 20 markets belonging to the two city corporations are woefully lacking in effective fire safety equipment on their premises.

  • Proliferation of teen gangs

    A report in this daily yesterday shed light on the shocking proliferation of teen gangs in Uttara where over two dozens of these groups operate. On January 6, Adnan, a fourteen-year-old boy,

  • The seven murders

    Admittedly, there was a degree of uncertainty in the minds of many, though not openly articulated, that given the links of the masterminds and their calling, the sensational seven murder case may be stalled, if not scuttled entirely.

  • Retailers' worry over RMG unrest

    Readymade garment (RMG) sector, the financial barometer of the country, has witnessed a slew of violent unrest at regular intervals in the last couple of years.

  • Cold wave sweeps the country

    The second spell of cold wave has begun to sweep across the country, including divisions of Rangpur, Rajshahi and Sylhet, since

  • Uncertain future of CUST medical students

    The situation prevailing at the Chittagong University of Science and Technology (CUST), where MBBS students are facing uncertainty as Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC) has refused to register them, is unacceptable. The reason for BMDC not registering 1200 students is that the university administration had inducted more than the approved number of students.

  • Road kill continues

    It seems a measure of how badly things have gone out of hand when it comes to road safety that 14 people were killed and 61 injured in

  • Muscle and money buy impunity

    The plight of Halim, whose son's life was taken away by a bullet of ruling party goons while they were trying to occupy a polling station in

  • Unsafe three-wheelers on city streets

    A photo published in this newspaper yesterday showed an improvised motorised three-wheeler, known as Nasimon, in a major

  • Another coal-carrying vessel sinks in Sundarbans

    How many more wake-up calls do authorities need to realise that carrying coal, or other ecologically harmful substances, particularly on

  • Why more private universities?

    We are at a loss as to why the University Grants Commission (UGC) is granting permission for the establishment of an additional 16

  • Unsafe three-wheelers on city streets

    A photo published in this newspaper yesterday showed an improvised motorised three-wheeler, known as Nasimon, in a major

  • A good initiative on paper

    The Dhaka South City Corporation's (DSCC) decision to remove hawkers from the roads and footpaths of Gulistan and its adjacent areas

  • Anti-dumping duty on jute goods

    The number of trucks carrying jute and jute goods to India through the Benapole land port has declined sharply after New Delhi imposed

  • The Rohingya crisis

    The Myanmar special envoy was in the Capital recently to discuss the Rohingya refugee issue which is the direct consequence of the

  • Under-construction flyover without safety measures

    Our concern is raised by a photo published in this paper on January 10 showing an under-construction flyover in Chittagong without

  • Binning the bins

    As part of the Clean Dhaka campaign, both DNCC and DSCC mayors set up hundreds of bins in their respective areas for better garbage management in the city.

  • Editorial: Grim scene of youth employment

    Two very disconcerting issues have come to light in a report by the newly found Centre for Development and Employment Research.

  • Bamboo galore in public constructions!

    The revealing pictures of using bamboo instead of iron rod in various government buildings expose the poor oversight of the public construction sector as well the grave danger we are living in.

  • Dengue cases rising

    We are worried by a Health Directorate survey reported in this paper yesterday, according to which the presence of Aedes mosquitoes in

  • Seven-year-old domestic worker's ordeal

    The brutal torture of a seven-year-old domestic worker by her employer that has left her severely injured and in hospital will sicken most

  • A fire disaster averted

    The quick response of Ansar members present at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University on Saturday has prevented a major disaster, saving hundreds of lives in the process.

  • Rally permission to BNP denied

    It is not clear why the BNP was denied permission by the Dhaka Metropolitan Police to hold a rally at Suhrawardy Udyan on January 7 to mark what it calls “the democracy killing day” on January 5, the third anniversary of the parliamentary polls in 2014 which major opposition parties including the BNP had boycotted.

  • Solar power in the Sundarbans

    For the children of villagers who call the Sundarbans home, electricity is but a dream. Hence, schooling was a luxury for children of day labourers because these people are so poor that they can ill afford even the basics like healthcare.

  • Textbook fiasco

    Hardly had we finished complimenting the authorities for a job well-done in distributing timely new textbooks to the students when

  • Climate change will make inequality worse

    A recently released UN global report on climate change resilience has brought to the fore again the critical state that countries like Bangladesh are in, as far as environmental and socio- economic impacts are concerned.