Sorry state of BFSA

Empower the regulator

We are deeply disturbed by a report published in this paper on Saturday, according to which Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA)

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Uber taxis in Dhaka

Can they fill the gap?

The introduction of Uber taxis to Dhaka is certainly welcome news. The acute shortage of public transport in a city of over 17 million has

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Opinion

Muhammad Ruhul Amin
Muhammad Ruhul Amin

Failure of the Syrian ceasefire: What next?

After the US and Russian foreign ministers agreed upon an effective ceasefire following a number of discussions, expectations for

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Rezaul Haque
Rezaul Haque

Can the 'Global Goals' be achieved in a peace-deficit world?

September 25, 2016 marked the first anniversary of the launching of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). On this day last year,

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Dr. Abdul Aziz
Dr. Abdul Aziz

An alternative to the alternative

As civil society and environmental activists rally against the threat of a fume-belching behemoth a mere 14 kilometres from the

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Shamsad Mortuza
Shamsad Mortuza

In the name of sanity

Dhaka takes pride in its rickshaws. The word 'rickshaw' originates from the Japanese word jinrikisha (jin = human, riki = power or

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Dr Fahmida Khatun
Dr Fahmida Khatun

Leading towards a better world?

President Barak Obama's speech at the seventy first session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 20, 2016 carries great significance.

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Guy Verhofstadt
Guy Verhofstadt

Europe's leadership crisis

The European Union's list of crises keeps growing. But, beyond the United Kingdom's “Brexit” vote to leave the bloc, Poland's constitutional-court imbroglio, Russian expansionism, migrants and refugees, and resurgent nationalism, the greatest threat to the EU comes from within: a crisis of political leadership is paralysing its institutions.

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Nadine Shaanta Murshid
Nadine Shaanta Murshid

Speaking in tongues: Language and personality

We respond to others based on our dominant language, but when their dominant language is not congruent with ours, our understanding may not be congruent with what they intend.

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Saeed Naqvi
Saeed Naqvi

Why Bijnor's communal villainy did not spread

I had Muzaffarnagar riots of February 2013 at the back of my mind when I drove towards Pedda village on the Bijnor-Najibabad Road where three Muslims had been shot dead by Jats who fired with guns and pistols from the terraces of their homes.

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Letters

Commendable initiative by government

Over 21 people died from road accidents the day after Qurbani Eid this year. The daily reporting of such news may have made many of us

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Well done Tigers!

The recent cricket match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan was quite interesting. It was interesting as it showed how much the Tigers

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Effective precautions against terrorism

Given the development of terrorist acts all over the world, the government should set up an independent Counter Terrorism Unit.

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Ensuring a safe workplace for employees

Incidents such as the Rana Plaza collapse, the Tazreen fire tragedy and the recent Tongi blast have proved that we do not have sufficient safety measures for hard-working workers in our country.

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Upward trend of BD stock market

Bangladesh stock markets have been on an upward trend for the past 12 days closing at 4,665 on Thursday. But can it cross the loop of 4,300 to 4,700?

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