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ACC's soft approach to big corruption

THE Anti-Corruption Commission didn't take any step against the large-scale corruption allegations that the government faces over its procurement processes for projects as well as departments. The ACC has not

Investors losing interest in stock market

THE government's recent measures to prop up the stock market appear to have failed as the unusual fall of share prices continues to rattle investors. The DSEX, the benchmark index

Beautification Of Chattogram

Dr. Md. Shairul Mashreque :Chattogram being a major coastal sea Port City and financial center of southeastern Bangladesh needs to be beautified with flyovers and tall buildings. And this is

Reframing Private Investment

Saleh Akram :The sheer scale of investment in Bangladesh does not indicate any predominance of the private sector in any way. On the contrary, the private sector in our country

Readers’ Forum

Road to Port City needs immediate repairThe road connecting Capital Dhaka with the Port City Chattogram is in poor shape. Hundreds of cargo vehicles take great risk every day while

Ensure safe food for the nation

LOCAL media yesterday reported that Chattogram Customs House has recently seized 2,717 tonnes of imported fish and poultry feed containing hazardous ingredients like meat and bone meal (MBM), animal bones

Needs sustainable solution to Rohingya crisis

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday informed the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the same ministry that Dhaka is planning to take Myanmar to the International Court of Justice and

Brexit's Glorious Hour

Isidoros Karderinis :Three years ago, with the referendum of June 23, 2016, the British people decided with a percentage of almost 52% and with 71.8% participation the exit of Great

For Proper Education

Md. Arifur Rahman : Education is the most powerful stone that can transfigure a country's humor magically. This may be in any stages of education primary to superset level. There is

Immediate steps needed to arrest onion price

THE prices of onion shoot up overnight after traders hiked rates in the wake of restriction imposed by India on shipments of tubers to other countries to contain its domestic

A teacher cannot shift his responsibility onto parents and be cruel

NEWSPAPERS reported that 12th-grader student of Dhaka's Banophool Adibashi Green Heart College Shahriar Alam Akash, 19, was injured after jumping off a three-story building on Monday as his teacher allegedly

Save the Rivers

Professor Dr. Ahmad Kamruzzaman Majumder :"River is a living entity, ensure its legal rights". In keeping with this theme, Rivers Day is being celebrated across the country as like as

ARSA

Saleem Samad :The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) is accused of abducting Rohingya refugees, arbitrary detention and torture of people, and attacks on women aid worker.Operating under their former name

Blind Men's Song

Cesar Chelala :Continuous crises in several African countries remind me of the first of many times I visited that continent. I think about Malawi, a country where I went several

About a missing laptop and the Rohingyas

THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday revealed that several Rohingya people have managed entry into national identification server through a "lost laptop" of Election Commission, which was used for NID

Check widespread corruption before it is too late

ROAD Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said that investigation would be conducted against allegations of purchasing defective buses by the Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation from India. He said

The Dictator

Peta Thornycroft :The streets of Harare remain the same: dirty, decrepit while people are looking for fuel and power, and hardly seem concerned that the man most of them knew

Student Dropout

Gazi Md. Abdur Rashid :Quality of education is a significant tool that plays a major role in the development of every nation. Looking at the education of Bangladesh, we can

Take steps against deforestation

THE Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has revealed that different organisations and individuals have occupied 279,096 acres of forest land in last 50�60

They are byproduct of corrupt politics

MANY Chhatra League leaders often share on social media the Prime Minister's quote "let high principles and a simple way of living be your ideologies in life". She had said

Dengue Crisis

Dr. Syed Nesar Ahmad Rumy :Recently severe health hazard occurred in Dhaka and all over Bangladesh and still now it is ongoing. The crisis is viral fever 'dengue'. People get

Co-operatives

Dr. Forqan Uddin Ahmed :Co-operative is a kind of social enterprise, which is, defined as co-operative Alliances' as an autonomous association of persons' united voluntarily to meet their common economic,

Along with drivers, make the bus owners accountable

THE government's punishment of cancelling the route permit of a bus company for involving in fatal accident becomes futile as the company owners remain ready to change company's name and

Better find out a permanent solution

THE government has planned to build barbed wire fencing around the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar due to increasing incidents of human trafficking. Following a proposal placed by Cox's

Info Management

Tahur Ahmed :Sir Francis Bacon told "Knowledge is Power". In this sense we can say, library is the storehouse of knowledge. But managing the information and knowledge is very challenging

Rush Hour Madness

Ramisa Maliha Bhuiyan :It is just 7:00 in the morning and already there are the early birds at Kakrail Bus Interchange. All they want to do is beat the rush.

There must be an end of corruption

RANGPUR Medical College in June last year misappropriated Tk 4.49 crore in the name of purchasing heavy medical equipment. Without prior approval from the Health Directorate, the authorities of

Idle funds are not idle

ALTHOUGH the experts have presumed that hasty move to withdraw idle funds from the accounts of the state-owned bodies could pose risk of a liquidity crisis in private commercial

Readers’ Forum

Nowadays almost 80% of the global breaking and recycling market for ocean-going vessels is in three countries namely- Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. The biggest ship breaking zone is situated

Humanity vs. Ingratitude

Humanity vs. Ingratitude

 Mahbubar Rahman :"Ingratitude is treason to mankind"- James ThomsonHaving fallen victim to inexplicable persecutions, gang rapes, killings and arson by barbarian Myanmar army, surviving Rohingya population in Rakhine State