Putting an end to the culture of dowry

Originally meant to provide financial security for the newlyweds, the practice has taken a dark turn, and has become the source of much abuse and violence directed at women. The cabinet’s app ...

Banking made easy 

With over 40 million registered users, mobile banking has been revolutionary in increasing the financial participation of those who have long been excluded from conventional&n ...

Climate change is not a battle we can fight on our own

Despite being one of the countries most susceptible to climate change, Bangladesh has been battling its adverse effects without sufficient financial support from developed nations. This is in spite ...

Gas extraction should not be leaking money

It is alarming to know that at least Tk105 crore has gone down the drain due to the state-owned BAPEX’s gross mismanagement in handling its gas exploration projects. The Mubarakpur project in ...

A better way to spend public funds

Loss-making state-owned banks and industries have long been propped up by the government. The fiscal burden placed on the government has become untenable, with SOEs accumulating large amounts of de ...

The importance of a good EC

The first step to holding credible elections is the formation of a neutral Election Commission. For the EC to do its job well, it must be above and beyond any political bias, and must ensure sure f ...

For a peaceful protest

The right to assemble peacefully in protest is one of the true cornerstones of liberty. This newspaper, then, strongly denounces the heavy-handed actions of the police on citizens peacefully protes ...

A pressing matter

While it is good news that ETV journalist Nazmul Huda has been granted bail for his alleged provocation of RMG workers, the fact that he was detained by police in the first place is a matter of concer ...

Why does this keep happening?

Getting around the city without fear of harassment continues to be a far cry for women in Dhaka. The latest incident of a female university student being harassed on a bus once again brings to ligh ...

No excuse for textbook delays

As if the recent fiasco surrounding errors in this year’s government-supplied school textbooks wasn’t embarrassing enough, many students and schools throughout the country are now complain ...

Author Archive