Wasim Bin Habib

February 4, 2022
February 4, 2022

State of cancer care in Bangladesh

With the number of cancer patients increasing rapidly, the government should take urgent action to integrate early detection and screening into the national health system, developing effective...

February 4, 2022
February 4, 2022

Managing cancer care during the Covid-19 pandemic

Sirajul Haque Khan, a retired banker, felt a pain in his head after waking up on a cold winter morning in mid-December, 2020. Soon, he threw up twice, compelling his family members to take him to a...

February 2, 2022
February 2, 2022

People in for higher living expenses

People can brace themselves for yet another round of living expense hike as the government is mulling over raising the prices of electricity, gas and fertiliser by March to bring its subsidy burden...

January 18, 2022
January 18, 2022

EC formation law: Search committee getting legal cover

Nearly 50 years after the constitution prescribed enacting a specific law for forming Election Commission, the government has finally approved the draft of a law to appoint the chief election...

January 15, 2022
January 15, 2022

Automated Traffic Signal: Money thrown down the drain

Over the last 15 years, the government has spent Tk 119 crore to upgrade Dhaka’s traffic signal system. The plan involved some ambitious experiments to modernise the capital’s traffic control...

December 18, 2021
December 18, 2021

CSO Sustainability Index: Environment continues to worsen

Civil society organisations working on democracy, good governance, and human rights last year were subject to strict control by the regulatory authorities and various types of bureaucratic...

December 16, 2021
December 16, 2021

50 years of Victory: Mind fearless, head held high

Fifty years ago when Bangladesh emerged as an independent nation defeating a brutal military campaign by Pakistan, it was a country in ruins.

December 14, 2021
December 14, 2021

Martyred Intellectuals Day: A loss not entirely personal

The entire Lalmonirhat was reeling from shock and horror after a brutal massacre on April 5, 1971.

December 8, 2021
December 8, 2021

AL in a spot of bother

While the ruling Awami League is grappling with divisions and disputes over the union parishad polls, controversial activities of some leaders have severely embarrassed the party as well as the...

November 29, 2021
November 29, 2021

Coping with Covid-19

With Covid-19 pandemic putting an unprecedented impact on the country’s higher education, universities are adopting a blended learning approach, combining online education and traditional face-to...