Dhaka: 5:10 AM, Sun, 28 May, 2017

Steps should be taken to encourage local entrepreneurs

Mostafijur Rahman Nasim: Bangladesh is moving forward rapidly keeping pace with the world. The country shows its caliber in many sectors. In the subcontinent, now Bangladesh is termed as a new Asian Tiger.

Teesta and a new hope

Mostafijur Rahman Nasim: Teesta is a buzz word right now in the country. Lots of opinion, expectation, hope and aspiration are murmuring everywhere centering Teesta water sharing issue.

Social Media & Its Celebrities: Beneficial or Detrimental?

Shamim Wahed: Social media has come to encompass almost every aspect of our lives, bringing more conventional and easier lifestyle for many reasons.

People expect real role of doctors

Mostafijur Rahman Nasim: Doctors are another form of God to a patient. People rush to doctors' chamber or hospital becoming sick where the doctors are everything to get relieve from their sickness.

Transport strike: Suffering knows no bound

Mostafijur Rahman Nasim: Transport system is the main vein of any community across the globe. People suffer most if the transport system collapses.

Facebook messenger, a new platform of torturing women

A K Azad: Facebook, the most popular social media across the world, has turned the world smaller than any other means. Now it has been an integral part of life to keep family members or friends in touch.

Gas tariff hike to affect common people’s living

A K Azad: Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) has raised the tariff of gas again. It was raised by Tk 5 to Tk 50 percent and average by Tk 22.7 percent. The price hike will be effective in two phases- from March 1 and June 1 respectively.

Food adulteration: A serious health risk for Bangladesh

Nishat Tasnim Shuchi: Food adulteration in Bangladesh has reached at an alarming stage over the last few years. Basic food items on the market like fish, fruits, oils, vegetables, and sweetmeats are adulterated with hazardous chemicals in an indiscriminate manner.

Traffic woes of a city

Nishat Tasnim Shuchi: If you want to travel from Uttara to Motijheel or Mirpur to Motijheel in Dhaka, it will generally take 30 to 45 minutes in consideration of the distance.

EU countries should liberalize their visa process

By Manzurul Alam Mukul:  European Union (EU) countries are now struggling with influx of thousands of refugees, slow economic growth and high employment, terrorist attacks and presence of network of the Islamic State with a negative perception about Muslims in the Middle-east.

Bangladesh moves to development like Singapore

A K Azad: Singapore achieved independence from Britain in 1959, just 12 years before Bangladesh bagged independence from Pakistan.

Notable Heritage Sites–requiring preservation for tourism

By Monty Siddique: This beautiful Earth has witnessed the evolution and decline of mammoth civilizations. Whether it was the Assyrian or the Indus Valley or the Greek or the Egyptian or the Roman, they all had their days.

Fire in markets and our fears

Mostafijur Rahman Nasim: The people of Bangladesh warmly welcomed the New Year following the Gregorian calendar. However, some recent incidents panicked the countrymen in just first week of the year.

N’ganj people get their expected leader finally

Mostafijur Rahman Nasim: Narayanganj election is the buzzword now across the country. The Election Commission successfully completed the polls in a peaceful and fair manner. And the people of the vital city near Dhaka got their expected leader.

EC should prove all`s well that ends well

A K Azad: Shakhawat Hossain Khan, BNP-backed mayoral candidate, is contesting in Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) polls against the key opponent Selina Hayat Ivy, ruling Awami League nominated two times mayor. Amid tensions over the election whether it would be fair and peaceful, President Abdul Hamid has started talks with political parties over forming a new Election Commission (EC).