Md. Asadullah Khan

The writer is a columnist of The Daily Star. E-mail: aukhandk@gmail.com

May 3, 2015
May 3, 2015

Preparedness is the best defence in an earthquake disaster

The Nepal earthquake and aftershocks are definitely a wakeup call for Bangladesh, as the epicentre is gradually moving towards the Northeast of India, within 350 km from Dhaka.

April 25, 2015
April 25, 2015

The task before the mayors and councillors

WITH potholed roads, contaminated water, choked drains, and garbage littered all over the city, the picture of Dhaka is grim.

April 18, 2015
April 18, 2015

Can elected mayors save the city's water bodies?

THERE is a close link between economic growth, human development and good management of natural resources, mainly water bodies

April 12, 2015
April 12, 2015

Meeting the challenges of climate-induced calamities

FOR more than 40 years, the earth has been sending distress signals.

April 5, 2015
April 5, 2015

Islam does not preach intolerance

IN recent times, an upsurge of extremist movements, zealotry and fanaticism has almost shaken the foundation of our fledgling democracy.

March 29, 2015
March 29, 2015

Green technology is key to sustainable development

Angers that seemed exaggerated and distant even a decade ago -- global warming, ozone depletion, desertification and even

March 21, 2015
March 21, 2015

DCC POLLS

WITH the Dhaka City Corporation polls schedule just announced, the mayoral and councillor aspirants have come out with a flurry of pledges, which, if implemented, will give Dhaka a dazzling look.

March 10, 2015
March 10, 2015

No time to hibernate

AFTER a brief lull in terrorist bombing and arson attacks, the streets of the capital city and other rural places are again turning to theatres of violence and arson attacks.

February 28, 2015
February 28, 2015

Hartal and oborodh have lost appeal

FOR the last 50 days, pessimism has gripped the citizenry because of the hartal and oborodh enforced by BNP-led alliance.

February 21, 2015
February 21, 2015

Militancy is creeping in ominously

With the BNP-Jamaat allies continuing to enforce blockade and hartal for the 44th day on February 18, the country has descended into deep chaos, uncertainty and unimaginable distress. We have got to be worried and perturbed after witnessing the scale of tragedies, lives lost by burning, destruction and losses inflicted on the economy in a free Bangladesh that we liberated at the cost 3 million lives. Since January 6, the country, from Teknaf to Tetulia, has turned into a theatre of unabated violence and destruction.