Wasim Bin Habib

June 25, 2022
June 25, 2022

What does Padma Bridge mean to a southerner?

The need for a bridge over the mighty Padma River may not have been felt so dearly by people other than those who have been born and bred in the southwestern part of Bangladesh.

June 15, 2022
June 15, 2022

Cheaper polythene bags spell disaster for the environment

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal proposed to withdraw the existing 5 percent supplementary duty on all types of polythene bags, plastic bags (including oven plastic bags) and wrapping materials made of polyethylene.

June 10, 2022
June 10, 2022

Social safety net: Approach not a good fit for multiple crises

The need for expanding the coverage of social protection schemes with new approaches has never been felt so badly than now as people are struggling to keep their heads above water amid one crisis on top of another.

June 9, 2022
June 9, 2022

The roads of death

Road crashes have become the norm in Bangladesh, claiming lives on a regular basis

June 1, 2022
June 1, 2022

Democracy crushed under BCL’s boots?

What earned the JCD such a thrashing?

May 29, 2022
May 29, 2022

Our health sector needs urgent healing

It seems the country’s health directorate has finally been jolted out of its stupor. At a meeting last Wednesday, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the decision of shutting down all unregistered health institutions within 72 hours. The countdown has thus begun.

May 10, 2022
May 10, 2022

Trial drags on for 24 years: Man has no strength left for legal battle

As his name was called out, Ahad Ali stepped inside the courtroom and stood in the dock with both hands pressed together in a gesture of mercy, staring at the judge with pleading eyes.

April 27, 2022
April 27, 2022

News Analysis: ‘Uncle, please stop the work’ – Children's pleas fall on deaf ears

Inside the concrete jungle that Dhaka city has turned into, with buildings frequently sprouting up next to each other, the Tentultala playground has been a breathing space for residents of Kalabagan for decades.

April 22, 2022
April 22, 2022

News analysis: Loved ones lost, trust in justice too

They were innocent and young and had nothing to do with the events that ended their lives. The brutality of the murders calls for exemplary punishment, yet their families are not seeking justice.

April 9, 2022
April 9, 2022

Covid-19 vaccination: Bangladesh a role model

Bangladesh’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign has so far turned out to be quite a triumph.