8h ago| Editorial

Resumption of regular flights at HSIA encouraging

It is reassuring to learn that our aviation sector is recovering at a quick speed after the second wave of Covid-19 in the country waned and many countries lifted their travel restrictions.

14h ago| Editorial

Crime, tensions in Rohingya camps only soaring

The killings of six Rohingyas in Moinarghona camp-18 madrasa in Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhiya upazila in the dead of Friday night has added to our concerns over the safety of the refugees within the camps.

1d ago| Editorial

Uncontrolled food prices must be checked

It is really worrying how the rising prices of essential food items have continued to afflict ordinary people over the last few weeks.

1w ago| Editorial

Resuming in-person classes in private universities

While our public universities have already reopened halls and libraries and have more or less fixed the dates of reopening their respective institutions, the private

1w ago| Editorial

Another attack in Afghanistan

Only last week, we wrote in these columns condemning a horrific attack on a Shia mosque in the Afghan city of Kunduz that killed at least 55 people, and expressed

1w ago| Editorial

Resuming in-person classes in private universities

Private universities should resume in-person classes as soon as possible, considering the safety and well-being of their students.

October 24, 2021
October 24, 2021

Resumption of regular flights at HSIA encouraging

It is reassuring to learn that our aviation sector is recovering at a quick speed after the second wave of Covid-19 in the country waned and many countries lifted their travel restrictions.

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021

Crime, tensions in Rohingya camps only soaring

The killings of six Rohingyas in Moinarghona camp-18 madrasa in Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhiya upazila in the dead of Friday night has added to our concerns over the safety of the refugees within the camps.

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021

Uncontrolled food prices must be checked

It is really worrying how the rising prices of essential food items have continued to afflict ordinary people over the last few weeks.

October 22, 2021
October 22, 2021

Time to take a hard look at our social media policy

The role of social media in creating communal tensions is once again under the spotlight after the recent spate of attacks on Hindus which, experts say, was set off by a hate campaign over the...

October 22, 2021
October 22, 2021

Will our roads ever be safe?

The state of the road safety in Bangladesh is dismal at the moment, to say the least. And it includes the state of the roads too.

October 22, 2021
October 22, 2021

Justice is key to ending communal violence

In an unexpected twist—or is it, really?—in the ongoing saga of communal violence, police have reportedly identified, from CCTV footage, the person who

October 20, 2021
October 20, 2021

We must tackle learning loss head-on

One of the areas most severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic is our education sector. It is one where the consequences may not be

October 19, 2021
October 19, 2021

Instigators of violence must be brought to justice

We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the most recent attack on the Hindu community in Boro Karimpur, a fishing village in Pirganj upazila, Rangpur. Since October 13, religious zealots have...

October 19, 2021
October 19, 2021

Development should be inclusive

Amid all the development that Bangladesh has been witnessing of late, it may be hard to believe that there are still villages where people are

October 18, 2021
October 18, 2021

Why are prices of essentials still out of control?

It is extremely disheartening that, amid the increased economic struggles of people due to the pandemic, the prices of essential commodities have continued to remain high in Bangladesh’s kitchen...