Stopping deaths in road accidents

The front-page photograph of two rundown buses in this newspaper...

Silver lining in US-Iran relations

Since President Barack Obama has addressed the nation on January...

Challenge to enhance domestic demand

The country's economy is passing through a favourable time for...

Potential of renewable energy

Densely populated, Bangladesh's industrial and urban expansion is taking place...

President Obama\'s legacy

In his last State of the Union speech on January...

Rogue members of the police

They have earned for themselves the infamous epithet 'rogue'. Even...

Rogue members of the police

They have earned for themselves the infamous epithet 'rogue'. Even...

Dishonouring national icons

Vested interests always bide their time to grab the right...

Tapping alternative energy

Bangladesh has no natural fuel, and natural gas reserves are...

Why Entrepreneurial Universities?

When basic education is in question, why should developing countries...

Village courts can promptly settle disputes

At a time when courts are overburdened with huge backlog...

Hazards of Metro rail route through DU

Dhaka University (DU), the highest almamater of the country, is...

Free books are not free

Celebration of books knows no occasion. Yet the Ekushey Book...

Of tobacco farming and public smoking

Except a few highly restricted zones, smoking goes on unabated...

Human rights and good governance

The history of human civilisation is the history of struggle...

Preparedness against sea-level rise

It is well-known that Bangladesh is situated in a disaster-prone...

An economist with a difference

Dr Mahabub Hossain, an eminent social scientist and economist, passed...

Two city mayors begin to act

Both the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and Dhaka North...

New Year\'s Day celebration overshadowed

The world has changed since the terror attack on Paris...

The scope of private sector investment in tourism industry

Bangladesh is a small but diversified and beautiful land in...

Pharma sector\'s responsibility to society

The least developed countries (LDCs) have been granted the extension...

Violence shown on screen has serious adverse impact

Starting from the households, every tier of society has to...

The mysterious traffic gridlock

The traffic gridlock on Matsya Bhaban-Shahbagh route still remains terrible...