Naznin Tithi

April 26, 2022
April 26, 2022

We need a robust national emergency service

At a time when everyone is talking about making the national emergency helpline service more efficient—so that more people can get

March 3, 2022
March 3, 2022

Will Dhaka Wasa and its MD ever be held to account?

In 2019, Taqsem A Khan, managing director of Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa), faced huge public outrage for saying that the water supplied by Wasa was 100 percent drinkable.

February 6, 2022
February 6, 2022

‘Social engineering is vital to solve waterlogging in Bhabadaha’

Dr Ainun Nishat, professor emeritus of BRAC University and a water resource and climate change specialist, talks to Naznin Tithi of The Daily Star about the reasons behind the persistent waterlogging problem in the Bhabadaha area and the measures that should be taken to solve it.

January 13, 2022
January 13, 2022

When will our health system put patients before profits?

The recently reported cruel act of a hospital—that removed oxygen tubes from six-month-old twins because their mother couldn’t pay the hospital bills—speaks volumes about the state of our healthcare sector.

December 29, 2021
December 29, 2021

The crime of negligence

In the early hours of December 24, the deadliest launch fire in Bangladesh’s history wreaked havoc on the launch MV Abhijan 10, burning so many people alive; as of December 28 afternoon, the death toll from the tragedy stood at 42, with more than 50 people still missing.

November 12, 2021
November 12, 2021

We need stronger commitment to stop using single-use plastic

We are not really aware of how much we use plastic materials in our day-to-day lives.

October 28, 2021
October 28, 2021

Returnee female migrants need help to bounce back in life

There is hardly any positive news about our female migrant workers employed in the Middle East or those who have returned home from there.

October 14, 2021
October 14, 2021

The deadly urban heat that can cripple our city

In yet another sign of rapid deterioration in the quality of life in Dhaka, a recent study, published by the US-based scientific journal PNAS, has found the city to be the worst-affected around the world due to extreme urban heat.

October 7, 2021
October 7, 2021

Buriganga remains a sad tale. Can we turn it around?

The other day, I was listening to this popular song by Kafil Ahmed, one of the few gono sangeet artists of our time.

October 2, 2021
October 2, 2021

‘Continuous assessment without remedial assistance will be futile’

Prof Siddiqur Rahman, former director of the Institute of Education and Research (IER) at Dhaka University and member of the National Education Policy 2010 formulation committee, talks to The Daily Star’s Naznin Tithi about the challenges we may face in implementing the new school curriculum, the outline of which was recently approved by the prime minister, and how we can solve them