Editorial

JnU buildings should no longer be into wrong hands

THE government’s decision to build an extended campus of Jagannath Universty and halls of residence at Keraniganj is welcome. This is more so as with the passage of time, the university, upgraded from Jagannath College…

September 7, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

Paturia-Daulatdia ferry service disruption worrying

DISRUPTION in ferry services on the Paturia-Daulatdia route, that too for hours, is, indeed, worrying. More than 250 vehicles, mostly buses, remained stranded on the both banks of the River Padma because of the situation on Monday…

September 7, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

Pathetic role of major political parties

THE country’s major political parties, in and outside power, which have ruled Bangladesh since its independence in December 1971, appear to have ceased to be organisations of the people at large…

September 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

Rajuk’s tour for lawmakers, bureaucrats unacceptable

THE so-called study tour planned by Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha for 35 officials and lawmakers is unacceptable…

September 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

Yet another pointer to dehumanisation of society

THE murder of the software engineer under the wheel of a moving bus after a group of youths threw him off the bus at Hatirjheel in the city on Saturday evening is, indeed, appalling…

September 5, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

Pervasive mental disorder

WHILE sound mental health of people, in general, is very important for making sound progress — political, economic and cultural — of a society, the rise in the number of people suffering from mental illness…

September 5, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

Private univs must attend to education, keep off profit

WHEN proper education, particularly university education, contributes substantially to the generation and spread of knowledge in a society and, thereby, advances the society in terms of development…

September 4, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

Effective training for migrant female workers called for

THE government’s failure to provide female workers seeking overseas household service work with effective training is, indeed, unfortunate. There is a government centre in Dhaka where residential and non-residential…

September 4, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

Time for non-discriminatory policy in manufacturing sector

THE call for a non-discriminatory government policy for the manufacturing sectors, particularly the non-readymade garment sector, is, indeed, crucial for a sustainable and inclusive development…

September 3, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

Lot of Urdu-speaking people must change

THE discrimination and the extreme poverty that the Urdu-speaking non-Bengali people, living mostly in a dire condition not just in Dhaka camps but also in many places across the country, face, despite…

September 3, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

A ray of hope in reclamation of rivers around Dhaka

THE engagement of the Bangladesh Navy, as New Age reported on Thursday, in the protection of the rivers that flow around the capital Dhaka is welcome…

September 2, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

No more delay in risky building demolition

THE continued noncompliance with government decisions to pull down highly risky buildings in the capital is unfortunate…

September 2, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

Competence must take priority over results in edn planning

ABOUT a half of Class VIII students falling short of expected competence in English and Bangla and of necessary competence in mathematics, as the Learning Assessment of Secondary Institutions 2015 report published on…

September 1, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

No compromise on Saudi migration cost compliance

IT IS unfortunate that Saudi Arabia labour market recently reopened to Bangladeshi male workers is still beyond the reach of even skilled workers because of high migration cost….

September 1, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

Fallout of incumbent’s India appeasement policy

WITH the River Padma, the lower part of the Ganges, suddenly swelling as all gates of the controversial Farakka barrage in West Bengal were opened to protect five flood-hit Indian states…

August 31, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

Worrying healthcare issues of apparel-sector workers

FINDINGS of an ongoing study on health care for apparel workers, run under a project by US-based physicians, researchers and community leaders, bring up the fact that apparel workers in Bangladesh…

August 31, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

Justice crying in violence against women, girls

THE murder of the schoolgirl Suraiya Akhter Risha — who, stabbed by a stalker on August 24, died from her injuries on Sunday — once again brings to the fore that shocking crimes of violence…

August 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

Chhatra League at it again

SUNDAY’S attack by a Chhatra League group on Jagannath University students who were demanding an end to their problems of halls of residence is deplorable…

August 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

Green concerns still remain

PRIME minister Sheikh Hasina’s press conference — or, better, a gathering of journalists, ministers, ruling party leaders and partisan intellectuals — on Saturday on the coal-based Rampal power plant has raised more questions than answers…

August 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

Rule of law mustn’t be stamped down

THE Bangladesh origin Canadian citizen, Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury, said to have masterminded the Gulshan attack and led the banned Islamist outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh was killed in ‘gunfight’ during a police raid in Narayanganj…

August 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

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