From the Editor

From the Editor-in-Chief: Police behaviour toward citizens must change

  Serious and drastic measures must be taken to reform the police, not least where their behaviour toward citizens is concerned. Last week, a young newsman working at a leading English language newspaper was picked up by police, along with scores Thursday, January 4th, 2018

From the Editor-in-Chief: The crisis in the banking sector

  The banking sector of Bangladesh is becoming a mess nowadays. Recently the Farmers Bank, which has passed only four years of operation after launching in 2013, began to dominate the newspaper headlines for coarse violation of banking rules in approving Thursday, December 28th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: It is the year’s end

  There is always a dash of the emotional, a pinch of the nostalgic, which takes over your sensibilities with the end of a year. And a year is but time that loses itself in space in ways decreed by nature’s Thursday, December 21st, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Neither Bangladeshi nor Muslim

  The absurdity of the global War on Terror has once again revealed itself in glaring terms. In the same week that we saw the death cult spawned in the chaotic crescendo of the Middle East’s quarter-century of war and reckoning, Thursday, December 14th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: The Rohingya issue… after the Pope’s visit

  The recent visit to Bangladesh by Pope Francis is an event which cannot but be given the importance it deserves. A particular reason why we in Bangladesh are happy with the Pope’s visit is that he did not disappoint us Thursday, December 7th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Take action against loan defaulters

  That Bangladesh’s banking sector has continued to suffer due to ballooning non-performing loans (NPL) is in no way a pleasing state of affairs for the country’s economy. According to latest data, the amount of NPL amounted to Tk 65,731 crore Thursday, November 30th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Why social business matters

  There is little question that Muhammad Yunus has earned his place in history and not merely because of the Nobel Prize for Peace he won years ago. His Grameen concept has served as an idea that offers hope to millions Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: The disappeared citizens must be recovered

  We are deeply saddened.   In the past three months, ten citizens have disappeared in mysterious circumstances. The manner in which a teacher at North South University, Mubashar Hasan, has gone missing has given us again the pain we have felt at Thursday, November 16th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: The darkness we have not forgotten

  There are all the terrible tales of November. Forty six years ago, in November, Bangladesh went through ordeals of the most horrific kind. Coming within less than three months of the assassination of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Thursday, November 9th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: The chaos on our roads

  The picture remains the same. Nothing changes. Even though we, citizens, would like Dhaka’s traffic mess to get straightened out and into a decent shape, nothing seems about to happen any time soon. Perhaps ours is the only national capital Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
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