From the Editor

From the Editor-in-Chief: Coaching centres and ministerial worry

  We have been informed by the Education Minister that coaching centres are illegal. He has also acknowledged his failure in having these coaching centres shut down. The two points the minister makes call for a response. And ours at this Thursday, April 5th, 2018

From the Editor-in-Chief: The crises the banks face

  Bangladesh’s banking sector has been facing various situations at different times. Sometimes it is short of liquidity, sometimes it has a plethora of liquidity due to lack of demand for borrowing. Again it is often a case of dis-equilibrium between Thursday, March 29th, 2018

From the Editor-in-Chief: They are yet on the prowl

  The young man who attempted murdering Professor Zafar Iqbal some weeks ago has reportedly told investigators that several other people were involved in the attempt. For those of us who have closely been monitoring militant activities in the country through Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

From the Editor-in-Chief: Questions around the Kathmandu tragedy

  We are saddened and we are shocked.   The death of scores of people in a plane crash at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday leaves all of us traumatized. When the aircraft of US-Bangla Airlines came crashing down, it was not Thursday, March 15th, 2018

From the Editor-in-Chief: Looking at the quota system

  There is certainly a need for a quota system to be in place where providing people with jobs and other facilities are concerned. When we speak of the quota system, we take it to mean that there are people in Thursday, March 8th, 2018

From the Editor-in-Chief: Bangladesh embarks on investment growth propeller

  Bangladesh’s economy has been experiencing a sustained growth of over six percent for a decade now. And in last financial year the country posted a GDP growth of 7.2 percent, exceeding the government’s previous target, owing to robust private consumption, Thursday, March 1st, 2018

From the Editor-in-Chief: Save our villages from predators

  The President of the Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) has hit the nail on the head. Speaking at the conference of the Bangladesh Krishak Samity in Khulna, Mujahedul Islam Selim has publicly made it known that our croplands are vanishing Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

From the Editor-in-Chief: We mourn Asma Jahangir’s passing

The death of Asma Jahangir brings to an end the life of a brave crusader for democracy in Pakistan. Jahangir was a woman who was not only respected for her commitment to democratic rights in Pakistan but was also a Thursday, February 15th, 2018

From the Editor-in-Chief: Welcoming the new Chief Justice

  It makes us happy that we finally have a new Chief Justice in Syed Mahmud Hossain. We have also been made aware that Justice Wahhab Miah, who has been acting Chief Justice since the resignation of Justice S.K. Sinha, has Thursday, February 8th, 2018

From the Editor-in-Chief: The widening tentacles of corruption

  An ACC Commissioner has made a comment which resonates with all of us. AFM Aminul Islam has called for a social movement to prevent graft in society. That is an idea we share with him. But then comes the reality. Thursday, February 1st, 2018
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