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Tackling the causes behind fire incidents

Dr Syeda Sultana Razia speaks to The Daily Star Opinion regarding the causes behind frequent fires and some possible solutions. 

Our reality versus government's narrative

Why is there so much difference between the reality of common people and that which the government wants to see or project?

Poor policy and market management have caused price hikes

Why is the government failing to manage the market as they should?

Sued under DSA, woman dies in Rab custody

According to family members, Rab said the 38-year-old Sultana Jasmine suffered a stroke in their custody, but her relatives insisted that she had no medical issues

Have we been able to establish a state different from Pakistan?

Through the Liberation War of 1971, the people of this region wanted to establish a state that would not be built in the model of Pakistan. Fifty-two years later, can we say we have achieved that goal?

What makes public servants feel superior?

The deputy commissioner of Rangpur has misbehaved with a teacher. His fault? He didn’t address the DC as “Sir”. Meanwhile, in another incident, a judge in Bogura forced the mother of a school student to beg an apology for allegedly insulting her on social media.

Not road accident but 'murder' due to negligence

A death is an accident only when it occurs in spite of all logical, scientific and experience-based steps taken to prevent it

Destructive ‘development’ efforts by Water Development Board

Our rivers are being attacked one after another. India's dams, river connectivity plans, and various projects undertaken within the country, encroachment and pollution are all taking our rivers closer to extinction.

Road crash deaths know no end

The horrific accident that happened on the Dhaka-Bhanga expressway on Sunday once again brought to fore the issues in our transport sector. Mozammel Hoque Chowdhury, secretary general of Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity, talks to The Daily Star Opinion about the reasons behind such tragedies on our highways and how to prevent them.

Import dependence is the root cause of our energy crisis

Recently, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has said that there is hardly any undiscovered gas in the country. But is this the reality?

Who do we look to for a solution for these fatal accidents?

Can the explosion in Gulistan’s Siddikbazar be just pronounced as another accident? Or is it another fatal reminder that the authorities are in complete disregard for our safety and security?

What's the reason behind bike speed limit of 30kmh?

The government has drafted the "Motorcycle Traffic Policy" to control reckless driving and accidents. It has been proposed to set the maximum speed of bikes in the city to 30km per hour.

‘Government wants everyone to be its PR officer’

According to him, these incidents expose the intolerant mindset of the government, the Bangla Academy, and of the Dhaka University administration.

Rabindranath goes 'missing' and 'returns' in pieces

What are the implications of such occurrences?

Are Sagar-Runi’s killers more powerful than the state?

Over the decade, the investigation officer was changed six times, and the agencies have taken 95 dates from court to complete the probe

The lord of water and sewers

You may have heard of Poseidon, lord of the seas.  But do you know about our very own lord of water and sewers?

Choose books, not bans

Even if one does find the content of a certain book or the opinions of its author to be agreeable, it is unfortunate for that book to be altogether banned from having a place at the book fair.

50 years in Bangladesh: Dissecting the success story of World Bank

Bangladesh and the World Bank (WB) have completed 50 years of their relationship. As such, there has been a lot of recounting of the WB’s successes. But what really lies behind all this praise? Of all the projects that have been carried out in Bangladesh upon the WB’s prescription, how many have been fruitful for the people of the country? Anu Muhammad, professor of the economics department at Jahangirnagar University, discusses these issues with The Daily Star Opinion.

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