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Reserving the right of admission

Reserving the right of admission

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Wed, Jun 5 2013

No government school or college has been established in Dhaka since independence The Ministry...

Ban parliament boycotts

Ban parliament boycotts

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Tue, Jun 4 2013

Their constituencies did not elect the MPs to pick at the pockets of the public That our MPs have boycotted...

The unbearable burden

The unbearable burden

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Tue, Jun 4 2013

The so-called tradition of dowry-giving exacerbates the position of women in our society Time...

Fairness begins at home

Fairness begins at home

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Mon, Jun 3 2013

Questions about minimum wages have been occupying much of the national debate lately, with various...

Time to face the music

Time to face the music

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Mon, Jun 3 2013

The nation faces rampant corruption in its law enforcement agencies. One way this could be minimised...

Let them earn a living

Let them earn a living

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Sun, Jun 2 2013

Minimum wage is an issue that we, as a nation, handle very poorly. It is time for the government to...

Investing in the future

Investing in the future

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Sun, Jun 2 2013

It’s a disgrace that the Bangladesh government has allocated a mere 2% of its GDP to education,...

Make it worth their while

Make it worth their while

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Sat, Jun 1 2013

The government would do well to remedy this issue, starting with increasing the salary of public sector...

Making a killing

Making a killing

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Sat, Jun 1 2013

The tobacco companies should be held accountable for their actions With numerous court cases being...

Let's decentralise

Let's decentralise

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Fri, May 31 2013

The government must ensure that the industrialisation process is sustainable in the long run That...

Zero tolerance for custodial abuse

Zero tolerance for custodial abuse

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Fri, May 31 2013

Torture or even severe custodial abuse is a disgrace Getting arrested in Bangladesh is a serious...

Coming up short

Coming up short

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Thu, May 30 2013

The Awami League’s electoral pledges will be scrutinised in the next budget statement, but the...

Burning bridges

Burning bridges

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Thu, May 30 2013

The government’s decision to avoid approaching multilateral development partners for funding...

Our home in the sky

Our home in the sky

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Wed, May 29 2013

Biman, the national airline, is a perfect example of government bureaucracy and mismanagement at its...

Rolling on the river

Rolling on the river

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Wed, May 29 2013

The BIWTC has done well by taking steps to re-launch the waterbus service this June, and this time...

How not to win friends

How not to win friends

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Tue, May 28 2013

Telenor’s public reservations regarding the upcoming 3G-license auction is another instance...

Justice should be even-handed

Justice should be even-handed

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Tue, May 28 2013

It is nice to see the government being so proactive about dealing with corruption cases, as in...

Saying yes to racism

Saying yes to racism

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Mon, May 27 2013

The Myanmar government’s decision to limit the population of Muslims in Rakhine state, in order...

No time for waiting

No time for waiting

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Mon, May 27 2013

Whereas Rajuk should be more proactive in shutting down unsafe buildings, demolishing them as necessary,...

Business as usual

Business as usual

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Sun, May 26 2013

  The BGMEA’s recent announcement to not disburse the wages of the dead workers to...

Which way the water flows

Which way the water flows

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Sun, May 26 2013

  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned from the water summit in Thailand a few days back,...