Editorial | The Daily Star
  • Increase ICU beds in Chattogram

    It should not be lost on anyone that just 12 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds for the entirety of Noakhali, Feni, Rangamati, Khagrachhari, Bandarban, Cox's Bazar, and Chattogram are nowhere close to being adequate.

  • Ease of Doing Business index 2018

    Bangladesh advances one notch on EDBI

    Bangladesh ranked 176th in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business Index (EDBI)—an index that measures the performance of some 190 countries in the world.

  • How sincere is Myanmar this time?

    The fact that Myanmar has agreed to start taking back Rohingyas beginning mid-November could mark a turning point for Bangladesh whose past experience with the neighbouring country has been far from pleasant.

  • Rush to get projects approved

    Ecnec has met twice last month which is a record unto itself, to approve some 58 projects worth Tk 64,042 crore in the run-up to the general elections.

  • Agreeing to sit for talks shows political wisdom

    It is a demonstration of political farsightedness on the part of the Prime Minister to have accepted the proposal of the Oikyafront for a dialogue.

  • Road sinks into the river

    In what can only be described as a complete lack of coordination between different departments, 150 metres of a 2.5km concrete road have sunk into the Kumar River in Kazi Kandia area of Nagarkanda Upazila.

  • Violations of firearms law

    To see that some people with licences to bear firearms are putting them to illegal use, such as those employed by private security agencies, as guards in banks, as a report in this newspaper has exposed, is alarming.

  • Condemnable way to enforce transport strike

    We are outraged by the way the transport workers' 48-hour countrywide strike was enforced.

  • Why GK the target of vandalism?

    We strongly condemn the attack on the Gonoshasthaya Kendra last Friday. Not only were some of the buildings damaged and offices looted, students were also beaten up and injured and an attempt was made to break into the female dorm.

  • Who will guard the guards?

    It certainly seems so from the actions of the Bangladesh Bank, as it has given AnonTex the green-light to take more loans from other state-owned banks, after it had borrowed Tk 5,500 crore from Janata Bank through serious irregularities, and defaulted on Tk 557 crore loans with the bank.