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A blight on the nation's

A blight on the nation's

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Wed, Jul 3 2013

Criminals who target young girls and exploit their vulnerability deserve to be punished Recent news...

Municipal failures

Municipal failures

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Wed, Jul 3 2013

The water-logging in the capital is just the most apparent of the capital's municipal's failures Our...

EU engagement is welcome

EU engagement is welcome

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Tue, Jul 2 2013

Bangladesh’s RMG industry benefits from the EU’s EBA scheme for developing countries under the EU’s GSP...

Lethal politics

Lethal politics

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Tue, Jul 2 2013

258 were killed in political violence in the first six months of 2013 According to Ain o Salish...

Broadening our trade horizons

Broadening our trade horizons

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Mon, Jul 1 2013

The partnership with China has been a fast-growing one China is considering expansion of trade preferences...

Why deny writing about GSP?

Why deny writing about GSP?

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Mon, Jul 1 2013

In an age when newspaper archives can be read at the click of a button, it is insulting to make such...

Subsidising the rich

Subsidising the rich

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Sun, Jun 30 2013

Authorities would do well to revisit this subsidy system When it comes to cooking fuel, Bangladesh’s...

Fighting talk

Fighting talk

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Sun, Jun 30 2013

It is only right of course that procedural rules should be upheld A rare outbreak of consensus has...

Punishing the workers

Punishing the workers

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Sat, Jun 29 2013

We abhor the greed and apathy that led to the Rana Plaza disaster, but we think that taking away GSP...

Embassy embarrassments

Embassy embarrassments

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Sat, Jun 29 2013

It is about time that we stopped putting our worst face forward to the embassies abroad Angry patrons...

BGMEA can’t wash its hands of...

BGMEA can’t wash its hands of...

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Fri, Jun 28 2013

A Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) probe report on the Rana Plaza...

Stop police brutality

Stop police brutality

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Fri, Jun 28 2013

The law enforcement agencies in Bangladesh need to change the way they treat the general public in...

Reality check on human rights

Reality check on human rights

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Thu, Jun 27 2013

The request severely undermines the legitimacy of the NHRC, an institution that should be an exemplar...

Dangerous political detachment

Dangerous political detachment

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Thu, Jun 27 2013

Ministers in the nation have become so detached from the common people that they don't face the...

Decentralisation as a way out

Decentralisation as a way out

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Wed, Jun 26 2013

It makes sense to decentralise and shift some administrative offices to Chittagong, in particular...

Invest urgently in vocational...

Invest urgently in vocational...

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Wed, Jun 26 2013

Investment in vocational education will be a great boon to the economy Bangladesh is in dire need...

Stop toying with the Public Sector...

Stop toying with the Public Sector...

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Mon, Jun 24 2013

The draft Public Service Act proposes some important reforms that would reduce opportunities for corruption...

Environmental hypocrisy

Environmental hypocrisy

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Mon, Jun 24 2013

We must continue to speak out against large-scale environmental issues, but we must couple that with...

High time to compromise

High time to compromise

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Sun, Jun 23 2013

Current administration’s hesitation to appoint an unelected poll-time government comes as no...

Farming for the future

Farming for the future

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Sun, Jun 23 2013

Bangladesh is primarily an agrarian country and we have seen many initiatives that have improved the...

A milestone in reducing poverty

A milestone in reducing poverty

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Sat, Jun 22 2013

Poverty declined steadily over the past 10 years in Bangladesh A new World Bank report says the...