• Improving social indicators

    While Bangladesh has made significant progress in terms of improving social indicators such as a higher completion rate of primary education and access to drinking water, there are regional disparities in areas such as children's nutrition, access to sanitation and maternal healthcare.

  • Substandard wheat for social safety schemes

    Despite concerns and criticisms from different quarters about the “substandard” quality of wheat imported from Brazil, the government is going ahead with its plans of distributing the wheat under different safety net schemes, such as Test Relief, Open Market Sales and Food for Work programmes.

  • Pervasive beggary is shaming us

    We have poverty eradication programmes aplenty but none by way of eliminating beggary. Thus, we get to hear of the declining numbers of people below the poverty line being claimed as poverty alleviation successes.

  • Violation of professional ethics

    A report published in this newspaper yesterday reveals an alarmingly high number of caesarean deliveries performed in private hospitals.

  • BSF man acquitted again!

    We are shocked that for the second time a Border Security Force (BSF) court has exonerated the BSF jawan accused of killing 15-year-old



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