Opinion

July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021

Vaccine procurement and a lack of transparency

Bangladesh’s Covid-19 cases are on the rise again. On July 27, the country registered the highest number of daily Covid-related deaths so far: 258.

July 17, 2021
July 17, 2021

What awaits Afghan women?

They have endured horrific floggings and beatings in public, they have endured violence at home, their access to education and healthcare have been restricted, and they have even been stoned to...

July 14, 2021
July 14, 2021

Dengue: an added worry amidst the pandemic

Dengue cases in the country are on the rise again—since June, there has been a surge in the number of dengue patients seeking treatment in various hospitals.

July 5, 2021
July 5, 2021

COVID-19 Pandemic: What’s wrong with our oxygen supply?

Abdul Matin, retired headmaster of Badshail High School, died at Mohammad Ali Hospital in Bogura on Friday morning.

June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021

Can we make lockdown work this time around?

As the country scrambles to curb the spread of Covid-19, we will be entering yet another lockdown. The current infection rate stands at 23.86 percent, with specific regions crumbling under...

June 23, 2021
June 23, 2021

Fighting the Delta variant: Do we have a plan?

Covid-19 cases in the country are on the rise again. While infections had seen a drop in May with the infection rate coming down to 7.91 percent on the 29th of that month, the infection rates are...

June 17, 2021
June 17, 2021

Don’t let Purbachal be a squandered opportunity

The Purbachal Residential Model Town, spanning around 6,227 acres of land, was supposed to have been an extension of Dhaka city—to support its growth momentum and accommodate its ever-growing...

June 10, 2021
June 10, 2021

Feeding the underground economy

In the first 10 months of the outgoing fiscal year, Tk 14,459.40 crore of undisclosed wealth was legalised in the country—as reported by The Daily Star citing data from the National Board of...

June 4, 2021
June 4, 2021

A budget is only as good as its implementation

As another proposed national budget (of Tk 603,681 crore) has been placed in the parliament amidst a global pandemic, the biggest concern for the government and all other stakeholders is how well...

June 1, 2021
June 1, 2021

Israel-Palestine Conflict: Ireland lights the fire.Will it catch on?

In a historic move, the Irish parliament has passed a motion that condemns Israel’s “de facto annexation” of Palestinian territories, after the recent bombardment of Gaza by Israel. Ireland has...