Monday, November 18, 2019 | ePaper

Need a functional illiteracy eradication policy

AROUND 26 percent of adults in Bangladesh are still illiterate though the ruling party in its 2008 election manifesto had promised to eradicate illiteracy from the country by 2014. The

No medicine should be marketed without testing

THE people of Bangladesh have no way to know about the quality of medicine as the controlling authority has the capacity to test less than 10 per cent of the

Voter Registration

Kbd M Alamgir Hossain :Flawless voter registration is a pre-requisite to fair polls. Since voting is a universal franchise every eligible citizens must be included in the voter list. So

4th Industrial Revolution

Dr. Forqan Uddin Ahmed :4th Industrial Revolution is much discussing now a days. Scholars are describing concurrent innovations like artificial intelligence, robotics technology, 3D printing, block chain and big data

Yet no big change in road transport sector

There are widespread allegations of extortion by an influential syndicate in the transport sector, particularly targeting the passenger buses and goods-laden trucks. However, leaders of the transport owners' association recently

Bolivia's political crisis and the role of US

Political crisis in Bolivia has taken a crucial turn. The landlocked country in western-central South America region has been witnessing political unrest after a presidential election held by former president

Favourable Environment

Amjad Hossen Hridoy :The criterion of a university is based on education and research. We are lagging behind repeatedly for failing to create proper environment for research. The main reason

Journey to Freedom

Alaa Salah :My name is Alaa Salah. I am 22 years old and I grew up in Khartoum. Before the revolution, I was a student of architectural engineering. I did

Look to other sectors to invest beyond RMG

THOUGH the success saga continues to sky-rocketing, but very unfortunately, we've achieved success in only a few sectors. Our success rate is very insignificant particlarly in industrial sector.  Despite

Development unmet due to prevailing corruption

GLOBAL Bribery Risk Index put Bangladesh in the top position "Country with the highest risk" in terms of bribery threats in South Asia, in the updated index report titled

Complicated Story

Complicated Story

Tala Jarjour :Three weeks on, and Lebanon's demonstrations show no sign of abating. Prime Minister Saad Hariri has tendered his resignation and reform bills have been presented, yet more

Facebook & YouTube

Facebook & YouTube

Sir Frank Peters :[Good education, undoubtedly, is the best investment any government can make. It is the noblest gift it can give to its people. It never falters or

A Fresh Start

Rahul Singh :November 12, 2019, will go down as a historic day for all those belonging to two of the three major religions of India and Pakistan, Muslims and Sikhs.

Transport costs eat development

TRANSPORTATION costs, the largest direct logistic costs in Bangladesh, would be up to 35 percent lower if there were no congestion on roads, said a World Bank report. Bangladesh needs

Price of essential items are soaring, there is no authority to control

DUE to ineffective market monitoring, failure to disband the syndicate and inappropriate focus on farming have intensified the crisis of the kitchen product onion. At present, the onion has become

Industrial Policy

Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury :Industrial policy refers to the promotion of new investments and technology by governments to encourage the growth and development of specific economic sectors. However,

Free Chattogram Port from corruption

ALLEGATIONS have been raised against a section of Chattogram Port Authority officials for their involvement in various illegal activities, including taking bribes from the port users. They raised the allegations

People need safe and reliable train service

IN Brahmanbaria's Kasba, Dhaka-bound inter-city train Turna Nishita Express by breaching traffic signal hit Chattogram-bound another inter-city train Udayan Express on Tuesday leaving 16 people dead and injured another 70

BRICS

Ma Zhaoxu :The 11th BRICS Summit slated to take place from Nov. 13 to 14 in Brasilia, capital of Brazil, has drawn extensive attention and anticipation from the international community.The

A Verdict

Afsar Ahmad :Has the Supreme Court verdict on the decades-old Ayodhya dispute resolved the vexed issue? Technically, the answer may be yes, but emotionally, that perhaps is not the case.Though

Rehabilitate cyclone-hit people in an emergency basis

CYCLONE Bulbul has affected huge areas of crops and fish farms in the southern coastal districts, according to preliminary reports by the government agencies concerned. The cyclone, which swept over

An innocent`s imprisonment

AFTER 27 days of imprisonment being wrongfully arrested by police, 19-year-old Rajan walked out on Monday. Police arrested Rajan Bhuiyan instead of Habibullah Rajan from the same village Gopalnagar, Brammanpara

Climatic Variability

Shishir Reza :Bangladesh is an agricultural country. Climate change has emerged as a global concern in the past 20 years. One particular worry is the potential disastrous consequence for agriculture

Readers’ Forum

Nutrition and National DevelopmentThere are couples of definitions of malnutrition. The most widely used applied definition of nutrition/malnutrition encompasses three major determinants of nutrition - food, care and health. Nutrition

Ghana files case against Myanmar, Bangladesh can't sit idle

NEWS media on Monday reported that Gambia, which is predominantly a Muslim country, filed a case at the United Nations' top court accusing Myanmar of committing genocide against its Rohingya

Save the Sundarbans, it will protect us

THE Sundarbans, now most neglected world's largest mangrove forest, again has protected the country from the mighty storm 'Bulbul'. Not only the Bangladesh, the Sundarbans this time has also saved

ABC Always Better Cooperatives

Haridas Thakur :It is merely ninety-four years have passed, but the utterance about the co-operative movement is still applicable for the present time. "We will not measure the success of

Quality Time

Gazi Shariful Hasan :Children from birth to adulthood need time and attention from their parents. Sometimes parents become so anxious to raise a 'successful' child that they overlook the importance

Priority should be given to skill-based education

IN the midst of changing the narrative about the madrassahs as the breeding hotspots of militants for a high number of general and English-medium educated youths' involvement in the militancy

River grabbing causing both ecological and economic harm

WHAT was once considered encroachment of rivers has become outright plunder of our riverine resources. But the seriousness of the crime has done little to deter a carnival of corruption