Opinion

October 12, 2020
October 12, 2020

Digital transaction holds the key to ensure transparency in disbursing allowance

We have come across news in media about misappropriation of relief rice, corrugated iron sheets, other relief items and government financial support for the poor. There are many tricks to embezzle...

August 18, 2020
August 18, 2020

Early action key to ending flood woes

There is a proverb which says, “misfortunes never come alone”. Well that seems to be the case for communities living in northern Bangladesh-- marooned by monsoon floods and suffering through the...

August 1, 2020
August 1, 2020

Is Bangladesh’s RMG industry on its way to recovery?

The Mapped in Bangladesh (MiB) project of Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED), Brac University (BracU), has recently disseminated the findings of Phase 2 of its ongoing “Rapid Survey”...

June 9, 2020
June 9, 2020

Cancel registration, route permits if vehicles violate health codes: ministry to BRTA

Road Transport and Bridges Ministry today asked Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) to cancel registration and route permits if vehicles violate health guidelines.

May 31, 2020
May 31, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic: students in chars should have access to online classes

During my recent venture to the char areas of Bogura, I found students spending the days of the pandemic going without any form of online or offline classes. They do not have to attend school now...

April 18, 2020
April 18, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic: quarantine, shutdowns and all that stress

The word quarantine first came around to use in Italy’s Venice in 1127. It was used in response to Leprosy and was later heavily used during the Black Death. It took another 300 years until the UK...

April 10, 2020
April 10, 2020

British-Bangladeshi doctor dies of Covid-19 after pleading for more PPEs

A British-Bangladeshi hospital consultant in London has died from the coronavirus infection weeks after pleading to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson for more personal protective equipment (PPE) for...

April 7, 2020
April 7, 2020

Ctg UP chairman’s relief operation turns into ‘photoshoot’

The marginalised, the informal sector workers and those who depend on daily income for their livelihood are among the worst-affected by the ongoing shutdown enforced to stop the spread of...

February 3, 2020
February 3, 2020

Observing an accountable mayor’s office

The International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) is an exclusive exchange program of the US Department of State. It boasts worldwide recognition, as professionals from all around the globe...

December 4, 2019
December 4, 2019

Mob besieges Dawn offices in Islamabad

A few dozen unidentified people stage a protest outside Dawn offices over publication of a news report regarding the ethnicity of the London Bridge attacker who stabbed two persons to death last week.