Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | ePaper

Invest more and more in health, education sectors

BANGLADESH is facing huge population and development related challenges owing to high prevalence of child marriage, early pregnancy, and sluggish progress in family planning and poor youth unemployment. The challenges

Stand beside flood-hit people

DIFFERENT kinds of waterborne diseases have begun spreading as floodwater started receding across the country. But in the post-flood scenario, many people are suffering from diarrhoea, skin diseases, dysentery, cholera

Chasing Sensationalism

Syed M. Fuad :As of July 22, 2019, northern regions of Bangladesh have been afflicted by some of the worst floods in recent years. Rain swollen rivers have broken through

Run To The Moon

Afridi Raihan :The Apollo 11 moon landing was a very important part of history. Since the Americans got to the moon first, they got more popularity over the people. This

Police can't force anyone to confess!

AYSHA Siddika Minni has been forced to confess her involvement in the murder of her husband Rifat Sharif, her father alleged. He made the claim after meeting Minni at the

Taking law in own hand is an ominous sign

MOBS beat to death five people, including two women, and injured 10 others on suspicion of being child kidnappers across the country on Saturday. The incidents happened just a day

Dependable Partner

Muhammad Quamrul Islam :In the morning of July 14, 2019 my neighbour a retired banker told me over cell Jatiya Party Chairman General (Retd) Hussain Muhammad Ershad just passed away

Too Many Rickshaws

Rezaul Hoque :Recently two city corporations made up their minds to curb free movement of rickshaws on Dhaka's key roads. Later Dhaka North City Corporation changed its position on restriction

Introduce sustainable method to check waterlogging

NOW rainy season is going on. And water-logging is a recurring problem for Dhaka, which the residents of this city are painfully aware of, but the authorities concerned DNCC and

Administrative control over ACC only to happy the corrupts

ANTI-GRAFT campaigner Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has expressed deep concern and extreme disappointment over the government's decision for making Deputy Commissioners as authorised officers to oversee the Anti-Corruption Commission's work

Two Modern Priests

Abdur Rahman :The woe of every generation crucifies their Tiresias first as his prophetic felicity journeys advanced than his generation anticipating the echo of looming wave several centuries ahead brewing

Major Mistakes

Nazrul Islam Bashir :The new edition of Bangladesh Bank history book named `Bangladesh Banker Etihash' was published in March 2019. Three photographs of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur

Readers’ Forum

Extramarital Affair Is The Cancer Of A SocietyExtramarital affair means making relationship with the married person after having life partner. It can be described in this way that a boy

How people will save themsleves from mosquito bites?

FINANCE Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Thursday said he was not going to his office at the Economic Relations Division in the Planning Commission in fear of mosquito bites.

Corruption in WASA crosses all limits

THE Anti Corruption Commission has identified eight projects and three areas in Dhaka WASA where corruption takes place. The State enterprise keeps extending deadlines and increasing the costs of

Espionage Agent

In a major diplomatic and legal victory for India in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday directed Pakistan to review his conviction and,

Libya's Warlord

Saleem Samad :A UN Security Council (UNSC) meeting failed to agree on a statement condemning deadly airstrikes on a migrant detention center in northwestern Libya, which was apparently blocked

Risky buildings in Old Dhaka a constant danger

TWO persons, including a 50-year-old father and his 17-year-old son, were killed in a building collapse at Patuatuli in the Old Town of Dhaka on Wednesday. The deceased were banana

China funded projects: Delay would create problems

A JOINT working group has been formed to probe the slow progress of the 27 projects involving around $20 billion that China had agreed to provide during President Xi Jinping's

NPAs In India

Sujayendra Das :The term Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) is a common phenomenon in financial sector almost all over India. I think the term is also commonly used in Bangladesh. It is

Social Media Tools

Library is an Institution to enlighten our society and one of the important keys to make digital Bangladesh. Library or Information center contains large collections of books, journal articles, magazine,

Readers’ Forum

Professor Lannfelt Receives AAIC Lifetime Achievement AwardBioArctic AB (publ) (Nasdaq Stockholm: BIOA B) announced that on Sunday, its co-founder, Lars Lannfelt, Professor in Geriatrics at Uppsala University and researcher, received

Adequate relief materials needed to face the deluge

FLOOD situations in the country's North and Northeastern districts including, Kurigram, Jamalpur, Gaibandha, Bogura, Rangpur, Sirajganj, Tangail, Sylhet and Cox's Bazar, are being deteriorated as floodwaters are submerging new

Ensure hassle-free higher education for them

THE results of this year's Higher Secondary Certificate and equivalent examinations under country's 10 education boards were announced yesterday where the combined pass rate rose by 7. 29 percent

 Today's Journalism

Today's Journalism

Syed M. Fuad  :I am often amazed at the tendency of certain sections of the media to read too much into something when little exists, and often to read

Don't Give Up

Don't Give Up

Arifa Noor :Years ago, I heard Beena Sarwar (journalist and editor) narrate a story involving veteran journalist Aziz Siddiqui, who was part of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan

Punish the corrupts

TWO government probe committees have found anomalies involving Tk 36.4 crore in purchasing furniture and other household items for officials of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in Pabna. The bodies, formed

Accidents at level crossings

A newly-married couple and eight others of the bridal party were killed when a Dhaka-bound train rammed their microbus at an unmanned level crossing in Sirajganj's Ullapara upazila on Monday

Satellite Channels

Dr. Forqan Uddin Ahmed :Satellite channel, one of the most outstanding inventions of humankind, has become a matter of controversy. Any scientific invention, which has widespread application, gives birth to

Coral Reefs Under Threat

Al Nahian Avro :Coral reefs are the highly diversified symbiotic ecosystem in the marine-realm, covering 1% of the ocean and providing shelter to almost 25% of marine species. Reef-building corals