4h ago| Editorial

Do workers’ lives and safety really matter to the govt?

With the government suddenly announcing on Friday that export-oriented factories will operate per normal starting August 1—despite the DGHS warning

4h ago| Editorial

Without a collective Covid response, we’re just running in circles

At almost every step of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Bangladesh has suffered from a number of recurring setbacks—prominent among them a

1d ago| Editorial

Pregnant women seemingly at greater risk from Delta variant

A disturbing trend of more pregnant women passing away from Covid-19 has been observed recently. A week ago, Dhaka Medical College and Hospital had

6d ago| Editorial

Cabinet rejects a shameful appeal by the public administration ministry

It is unimaginable that the public administration ministry—or anyone else for that matter—would seek any sort of immunity for retired public servants, who

6d ago| Editorial

Time to review the DSA

The Digital Security Act, 2018 has proved to be even more contentious than the controversial Section 57 of the ICT Act, 2006 (as amended in 2013) it

1w ago| Editorial

Consumers confronted with price hikes of LPG cylinders

According to a DS report published yesterday, people have to pay around Tk 200 extra while buying a 12 kg LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) cylinder from the

August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021

Without a collective Covid response, we’re just running in circles

At almost every step of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Bangladesh has suffered from a number of recurring setbacks—prominent among them a

August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021

Do workers’ lives and safety really matter to the govt?

With the government suddenly announcing on Friday that export-oriented factories will operate per normal starting August 1—despite the DGHS warning

August 2, 2021
August 2, 2021

Woes of Bhabadah

Waterlogging has now become a permanent problem plaguing three upazillas of Jashore and two upazilas of Khulna since the early 80s. But the measures taken to mitigate, if not cure the problem, does...

August 2, 2021
August 2, 2021

Pregnant women seemingly at greater risk from Delta variant

A disturbing trend of more pregnant women passing away from Covid-19 has been observed recently. A week ago, Dhaka Medical College and Hospital had

August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021

Factories reopening amid strict lockdown

On Friday, a few hours after the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) disclosed its recommendation to extend the current strict lockdown, the government’s cabinet division issued a...

August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021

Rohingya crisis is as much the international community’s problem, as Bangladesh’s

The World Bank, as part of its proposal for preparing a global Refugee Policy Review Framework has suggested to the Bangladesh government through a letter to grant freedom of movement of refugees,...

July 31, 2021
July 31, 2021

Patuakhali hospital needs urgent equipment and manpower

We are shocked to find that the residents of Patuakhali and Barguna—around 28 lakh people—do not have access to crucial healthcare to treat critical Covid-

July 31, 2021
July 31, 2021

Authorities should stop ignoring life-saving inventions

During the pandemic, many brilliant minds in our country have come up with prototypes of various life-saving devices. Their urgency was bolstered keeping

July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021

Dengue surge requires urgent action

It seems neither the Covid-19 nor the dengue virus is backing down from their sweeping spread across the country. What is worse is that most patients of

July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

According to various studies, human trafficking is the third largest crime industry in the world behind drug dealing and arms trafficking—which are also often