Editorial

The journey of jatra must not falter

A DECLINE in the popular folk theatre called jatra, the number of artistes involved in it and the number of troupes that they set up for the performance, as New Age reported on Monday, is concerning in that it seems to be sending…

September 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

No let-up in stalking

STALKERS continue to prowl different parts of the country, with the latest victim of the heinous crime being a schoolgirl in Madaripur…

September 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

Delicate case of public university affiliation

THE move for placing the 281 government colleges, for bachelor’s and master’s courses, back under public universities has been stuck for about two years since the prime minister asked the education ministry in August 2014 to arm up public…

September 19, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

Tilted electric pole with jungle of overhead cables

The photograph that New Age published on its back page on Saturday, which highlights electric and internet cables hanging from a tilted electric pole on Syed Nazrul Islam Sarani in Dhaka, yet again betrays the indifference of relevant…

September 19, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

Glaring absence of efforts to conserve heritage landmarks

STRUCTURES, that too unauthorised, coming to replace or eclipse heritage landmarks of the capital, as New Age reported on Saturday, because of inaction of city development authorities is deplorable…

September 18, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

A raw deal for primary rawhide collectors

THAT seasonal and small rawhide traders, primary sellers who sell their collection to merchants for supply to tanneries, reportedly incurred huge losses from trading in rawhide of sacrificial animals during Eid-ul-Azha is unfortunate…

September 18, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

Factory inspection needs a shot in the arm

NO REGULAR inspection of factories which entails a substantial level of hazard but for the units in the apparel sector is a deplorable fact to reckon with. This is more so as such a situation brings up the lack of enforcement of the Factories Act…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

Fatal road accidents continue

RECKLESS driving appears to have reached its peak during Eid-ul-Azha. At least 36 people died and 90 others were injured in road accidents, as New Age reported on Friday, in the past four days across the country, mostly because of reckless driving…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

More reasons to streamline IGWs

INTERNATIONAL gateway operators responsible for handling international telephone calls to and from Bangladesh continue to defy government rules and orders…

September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

More efforts needed for waste collection

WHATEVER success that the city corporations of Dhaka made in the collection of animal wastes during Eid-ul-Azha has come to be overshadowed by failures of relevant authorities on another front…

September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

Enough of glossing over factory compliance failure

YET another devastating factory fire killed at least 24 people in Gazipur on Satu rday. The boiler of the packaging factory, as New Age reported on Sunday, exploded in the morning, causing the collapse of a side of the building and walls of three bordering buildings and a fire…

September 12, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

Worrying that so many private univs with none at helm

The Private University Act 2010 appears to have been more honoured in the breach in that 29 of the 94 private universities have none of the three top-ranking academic and administrative officials — the vice-chancellor, the pro-vice-chancellor and the treasurer…

September 12, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

Yet another case of India’s apathy to border agreement

AN APPARENT Indian reluctance at implementing a decision made at a meeting between the directors general of border forces of Bangladesh and India in Dhaka on May 16 on joint investigations of border killing is unfortunate…

September 11, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

Market intervention, oversight badly in need

A SHARP increase in prices of spices in city markets, as demands for the items increased with with Eid-ul-Azha nearing, is disconcerting especially in that this is not a one-off incident…

September 11, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

No respite from forged currency menace

THE arrest of five suspected of being members of a fake currency racket in Dhaka Wednesday night is welcome. The Rapid Action Battalion, as New Age reported on Friday, also seized equipment used to make counterfeit currency notes…

September 10, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

Govt must act on Bhabadaha inundation problem

THE perennial inundation of a vast expanse of Jessore — severely in Abhaynagar, Manirampur, Keshabpur and some parts of the district headquarters — in the absence of an effective method to flush out water, compounded…

September 10, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

Early steps needed to make HBRI effective

THE Housing and Building Research Institute came into being in 1975 for research and innovation on construction technologies and materials. Regrettably, however, as New Age reported on Thursday, it is yet to make any significant contribution to the construction industry…

September 9, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

A lot to do to read the past, write the future

ABOUT two-thirds of urban slum dwellers, about 2.2 million living in poverty, having no access to learning and, thus, remaining illiterate is a matter of grave concern. Such a figure indicates that a large number of citizens…

September 9, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

More reasons for early end to India appeasement policy

THE water resources minister’s statement that Bangladesh needs an early settlement of the Teesta water sharing issue with India is welcome…

September 8, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

Govt needs to step up cattle market oversight efforts

ABOUT 3.3 million cows and buffaloes, a third of the cattle that are on demand for sacrifice at Eid-ul-Azha, having been fattened up by farmers, according to an estimate by livestock officials, comes nothing but shocking…

September 8, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

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