Monday, January 27, 2020 | ePaper

Campaign is being about too much noise and pomp

AS the capital is abuzz with campaigns for the city corporation polls, candidates are found using loudspeakers during the hours when it is not permitted by electoral rules. They quite

Adequate precaution must be taken before Bangladeshis are sent back

BREAKOUT of little known Coronavirus has killed 56 people across the region, while 2000 others have been infected. The death toll and the number of infected people are increasing every

Meaningless Protest When Iraq's Govt Is On Autopilot

Bobby Ghosh :How many people responded to Moqtada Al Sadr's call for demonstrations against the US military presence in Iraq? Did they, or did they not, come out in the

Who Is Beneficiary From US, Syria, Iraq, Iran Crisis?

Saleem Samad :When the United States coalition forces toppled the despot Al-Qaeda backed Taliban regime in Afghanistan in 2001 in Iran's immediate east and US invasion of Iraq in 2003

Readers’ Forum

Mayoral Polls: Turning The City Into A Festive MoodIf we take 26 March, 1971 the declaration of day of independence of Bangladesh then we are approaching our 49th independent years

Failed market monitoring

THE prices of different varieties of rice continued to rise in the city's kitchen markets during the last week. Due to the supply shortage of boro paddy as the crop

Buildings should have built in fire safety measures

IT is possible to avoid any kind of fire-related incidents by spending only two per cent of the total cost of a building, an internationally renowned Bangladeshi fire safety expert

Buildings should have built in fire safety measures

IT is possible to avoid any kind of fire-related incidents by spending only two per cent of the total cost of a building, an internationally renowned Bangladeshi fire safety expert

The Lady With The Lamp

Dr. Forqan Uddin Ahmed :Florence Nightingale was born on May 12, 1820, in Florence of Italy and was named after the city of her birth. She died on August 13,

Partnerships Must Be Effective For Rapid Progress

Helal Uddin Ahmed :The Eleventh Jatiya Sangsad election held in Bangladesh on 30 December 2018 has been a significant milestone for sustaining parliamentary democracy and socio-economic progress in the country.

Allocate more to ensure healthcare for all

TO widen health coverage and stop impoverishing patients, World Health Organisation (WHO) recently urged the governments to increase spending in primary health care by at least an additional one

Don't put extra burden on Hajj pilgrims’ shoulder

THE Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh and the Religious Affairs Ministry in a chorus criticised the Civil Aviation Ministry for taking proposal to increase airfare for each hajj pilgrim

Education

Education

Dr P R Datta & Mark T. Jones :Since the start of this millennium Bangladesh has come on leaps and bounds economically. The overall size of the economy speaks

People & Nature

People & Nature

Delfin Ganapin Jr. :On its 50th anniversary, the World Economic Forum has launched a new Davos Manifesto and its founder and executive chairman, Klaus Schwab, makes the case for

Nobody is there to control them

CHHATRA League activists of Dhaka University's Sergeant Zahurul Haq Hall are at it again as they tortured four students for nearly three hours before handing them to police early Tuesday.

Ensure risk-free poultry feed introducing local products

THOUGH the government has banned import and sale of meat and bone meal because of its health risks to human and livestock, a section of dishonest traders are allegedly continuing

Coronavirus What Makes World Worry

Ifeanyi Nsofor :The coronavirus outbreak - which began in Wuhan, China, and causes a pneumonia-like illness - is raging across Asia, infecting close to 300 people and killing four. It

Killing Soleimani Undermines Global Order

Alon Ben-Meir :Those who applaud the assassination of General Soleimani seem to simply equate him to a terrorist who certainly deserved to meet his fate. The question here is not

Who dares to catch the untouchable drug dons

DESPITE taking different preventive measures, the number of drug addicts is increasing alarmingly. About 114 drug addicts on an average take treatment every day at public and private rehabilitation centers.

Govt faces hard time for needless expenditures coupled with corruption

THE Finance Ministry has asked all ministries and divisions not to seek additional fund in the current fiscal year in a signal that the government is tightening its belt amid

Agriculture And Moroccan Rural Development

Yossef Ben-Meir:In recent years, Morocco has put in place the right frameworks for mobilizing rural communities to advance the nation's sustainable development goals, yet it falls woefully short when it

Microteaching A Modern Teaching Technique

Gazi Md. Abdur Rashid :Micro-teaching is defined as a system of controlled practice that makes it possible to concentrate on specified teaching behavior and to practice teaching under controlled conditions.

BSTI shatters people's trust

THE Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution destroyed all the evidences relating to the prosecution of 61 companies accused of marketing 73 uneatable packaged food items last year. A Dhaka Court

Custodial death goes as worst kind of disregard for law

ABU BAKAR Siddique Babu was arrested around 8:00pm on Saturday by Tejgaon Industrial Police. Later he was found hanging from the iron bars of a lockup room of the same

Mujib & Music Songs Of The Soil He Liked Most

Md. Hasan Khan :Father of Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is the greatest Bengali of thousands of years. He is very wellknown as a politician. Beside this identity he was

Berlin Confce On Libya A Glimmer Of Hope For Old-School Diplomacy

Jens Thurau :For many years, German politics has struggled to take greater responsibility on the world stage. Better said, to take on a responsibility that fits Germany's role as a

Readers’ Forum

If Winter Comes Can Spring Be Far Behind?Percy Bysshe Shelley's poem, "If winter comes can spring be far behind?" often comes to my mind. This line means that if winter

Banking profession under duress

DUE to the irrational targets for depositing collections and loan disbursement set by the top management of the banks, employees working there recurrently feel stressed while performing duties. Bangladesh Institute

Finding new ways to plundering public money

PARLIAMENTARY Committee on Finance on Sunday forwarded a bill aimed at allowing the government to use the 'surplus funds' of different government agencies for 'public welfare'. Finance Minister placed the

China's Goal To See A Weak & Unstable Myanmar

Aung Zaw :Amid the general excitement at the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping, individual Myanmar citizens will have a range of responses, both positive and negative, to the high-level