Golam Mortoza

November 11, 2021
November 11, 2021

The subtle and not-so-subtle logic behind fuel price hikes

On the evening of November 3, the government increased the per litre price of diesel and kerosene oil by Tk 15.

November 5, 2021
November 5, 2021

The road to development begins with education

We are the biggest applauders of our own successes. Sometimes, regional and international arenas, too, portray our positive growth through development indicators.

October 26, 2021
October 26, 2021

Why be ashamed, why not protest?

Till 1990, we lived mostly under military ruling, apart from a brief period of three and a half years at the beginning.

September 16, 2021
September 16, 2021

Where logic ends, our electricity policy begins

Over a decade ago, power supply in Bangladesh was inadequate and production was virtually nonexistent. Increasing power production was a dire necessity then. The last caretaker government initiated efforts to that end; those efforts gained momentum when the Awami League government took office in 2009.

August 7, 2021
August 7, 2021

The never-ending charade of vaccine calculations

Let us begin with three news highlights related to our vaccine procurement scenario—No one can show an accurate breakdown of how many doses of vaccines have been procured by Bangladesh;

July 20, 2021
July 20, 2021

Vaccines Under Covax: Helping homeland in hour of need

When Bangladesh was struggling to get Covid-19 vaccines amid surging infections and deaths, the arrival of 26 lakh vaccine doses over the last one month under the Covax facility offered it a ray of hope.

July 16, 2021
July 16, 2021

An ‘earnest appeal’ from health ministry and some serious allegations

There have been many allegations of mismanagement, irregularities and corruption against the health ministry.

June 27, 2021
June 27, 2021

‘I have nothing more to ask for’

Not just for Awami League, Tofail Ahmed is one of the most important personalities in Bangladesh politics. He was an elected vice president of

June 14, 2021
June 14, 2021

‘Moddhorater Ossharohi’ vice chancellors

The subject matter of this write-up is the ranking of the world’s best universities. But I would like to start on a different note, quoting from legendary journalist Foyez Ahmad’s book “Moddhorater Ossharohi” (roughly translated as “Midnight Horseman”).

June 6, 2021
June 6, 2021

If UNO can assume all kinds of credits, why not the blames, too?

The owner of a four storied building and a hosiery factory mischievously asked for government aid meant for the poor, which prompted the UNO Arifa Zahura to take prompt action against him. He was given the choice of feeding 100 helpless people or getting jailed for three months. Initially, the news was just like that.