Zyma Islam

August 30, 2022
August 30, 2022

Where do the ‘disappeared’ disappear to?

While their families search every alleyway, survivors say that they lived right around the corner in the capital city. 

August 22, 2022
August 22, 2022

Press council act: Amendments go against views of stakeholders

While the Bangladesh Press Council has proposed an amendment to the Press Council Act to impose stricter fines on journalists, the council’s records show the move is contrary to the sentiments of the journalists in its board.

August 18, 2022
August 18, 2022

Digital security act: Special cell’s nod must for filing case

No case can be filed under the Digital Security Act without the express approval of a special cell headed by the divisional commissioner, the ICT ministry proposed yesterday.

August 7, 2022
August 7, 2022

Towards a breaking point?

The burden of the arbitrary, overnight leap in fuel prices will be borne by the people, and the low-income group and the middle class will feel it in their bones.

July 24, 2022
July 24, 2022

Power sector external debt: Repayment may pose a challenge

The repayment of foreign loans in the power sector may worsen the country’s debt-servicing burden as the government will have to pay the lenders Tk 197,677.27 crore in the 30 years from 2024-25 fiscal.

July 9, 2022
July 9, 2022

No clear remedy for a pervasive ill

The Cabinet Committee on Law and Order at the home ministry recently suggested that the legal age determining who is a “child” be lowered.

June 29, 2022
June 29, 2022

Floods in northeast: Private relief efforts outpace govt’s

Around 3:00am last Wednesday, one family was seen hard at work making 400 bags of relief to be taken for distribution the next morning.

June 27, 2022
June 27, 2022

Flood damages: Farmers face hunger after loss of crops

When the floods came this year, it was not just the rice in the paddy fields that were washed away, but also those stored at homesteads -- leaving many in a state of food insecurity.

June 26, 2022
June 26, 2022

Time to rebuild

Laki village of Tawakkul union in Sylhet’s Gowainghat upazila straddles a massive haor, silhouetting the emerald mountains of Cherrapunji.

June 25, 2022
June 25, 2022

Relief distribution in a coordinated way

All relief -- government or non-government -- is to be distributed in a coordinated way by committees formed in upazilas and unions of the Sylhet division.