OP-Ed Editorial

Public service excellence in BD requires elimination of Sir culture

Public service excellence in BD requires elimination of Sir culture Published : Tuesday, 4 June, 2024 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR In a democratic society, the relationship between public servants and the citizenry is fundamental to the effective functioning of governance. In Bangladesh, as in any democracy, the principle that the people are…

Our health sector budget must prioritise global- standard medical facilities

Our health sector budget must prioritise global- standard medical facilities Published : Tuesday, 28 May, 2024 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR High levels of inflationary pressure, low investment and increased debt servicing obligations, slow growth in the external sector, depletion of foreign exchange reserves, a feeble financial sector, slow growth, unemployment, and inequality…

Mysterious link between Israeli genocide and opposition’s movement in BD

Mysterious link between Israeli genocide and opposition’s movement in BD Published : Tuesday, 21 May, 2024 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR International conflicts and domestic political objectives can overlap to create circumstances where seemingly unrelated events are interlaced in the complex and frequently confusing terrain of global politics. One such instance is the…

Online gambling: The disease must not turn into a pandemic

Online gambling: The disease must not turn into a pandemic   Published : Tuesday, 14 May, 2024 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR Technology has always contributed to the growth of gambling habits and keeps opening up new business opportunities. Online gambling, or the Internet, is one of the industries with the quickest growth…

Artificial Intelligence: Dark clouds must not outshine the new dawn

Artificial Intelligence: Dark clouds must not outshine the new dawn Published : Tuesday, 7 May, 2024 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR At the forefront of contemporary technological innovation, Artificial Intelligence (AI) holds the potential to drastically alter many facets of human existence. AI has the ability to completely change the way we live,…

Extreme heat summons a holistic strategy to fight climate change

Extreme heat summons a holistic strategy to fight climate change Published : Tuesday, 30 April, 2024 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR Bangladesh has been experiencing growing heatwaves during the summer for the past few years. 2024 is the hottest year yet, with average temperatures of 40 to 42 degrees Celsius across all districts….

Denying Palestine’s statehood raises questions about Israel’s existence

Denying Palestine’s statehood raises questions about Israel’s existence Published : Tuesday, 23 April, 2024 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR The most talked about issue of the current global politics is the two-state solution for Palestine and Israel, which calls for a free, independent and sovereign Palestine in the Middle East. While the issue…

Provoking Iran into a prolonged war will intensely hurt humanity

Provoking Iran into a prolonged war will intensely hurt humanity Published : Tuesday, 16 April, 2024 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR Few places in the turbulent world of geopolitics have been as constantly unstable as the Middle East. Iran is one of the nations that have regularly found itself in the spotlight on…

Road accidents must not spoil the joy of Eid-ul-Fitr

Road accidents must not spoil the joy of Eid-ul-Fitr Published : Tuesday, 9 April, 2024 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR Millions of people have already left for home on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr, which falls on April 10 or 11. Although this should be the happiest travel possible, road accidents frequently make it…

Abuse of teacher-student relations at universities raises moral concerns

Abuse of teacher-student relations at universities raises moral concerns Published : Tuesday, 2 April, 2024 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR Universities are meant to be learning sanctuaries that nourish, advice, and safeguard students as they pursue knowledge and personal growth. However, in Bangladesh, a worrying reality tarnishes this ideal, as students suffer a…

54 years of independence: A splendid mounting voyage for Bangladesh

54 years of independence: A splendid mounting voyage for Bangladesh Published : Tuesday, 26 March, 2024 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR Few stories in history have the same profound resonance as Bangladeshs journey following its independence in 1971. After a liberation war characterized by great hardship and sacrifice, Bangladesh emerged and began a…

Bangladesh’s adherence to the core principles since independence

Bangladesh’s adherence to the core principles since independence Published : Tuesday, 19 March, 2024 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR Bangladesh is preparing to commemorate its 54th Independence Day on 26 March,2024, which is not only a historic occasion but also evidence of the countrys unwavering commitment to its traits associated with democracy, secularism,…

Ramadan: The month of devotion creating strong sense of spirituality

Ramadan: The month of devotion creating strong sense of spirituality Published : Tuesday, 12 March, 2024 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR Every year, Muslims around the world anticipate the sighting of the new crescent moon that signifies the official first day of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar and the…

Circular ring road: A long-neglected solution for Dhaka city

Circular ring road: A long-neglected solution for Dhaka city Published : Tuesday, 27 February, 2024 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR Bangladesh has undergone various development projects over the last 15 years, with the capital Dhaka serving as the focal point for the majority of these projects, with the Metro Rail Project and Elevated…

Authority must ensure a pleasant experience for SSC examinees

Authority must ensure a pleasant experience for SSC examinees Published : Tuesday, 20 February, 2024 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR Many students academic journeys culminate at a critical moment when they sit for the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams in Bangladesh. Thousands of students are taking their first public exam, and even if…

Myanmar’s abuse of UN laws dangerously threatens Bangladesh’s security

Myanmar’s abuse of UN laws dangerously threatens Bangladesh’s security Published : Tuesday, 13 February, 2024 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR Myanmars civil conflict continues to spill over into Bangladesh, with troops crossing the border and shells landing on Bangladeshi soil. Over 320 members of the Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) were detained and…

Global leaders’ interference in Dr Yunus’ verdict disrupts our sovereignty

Global leaders’ interference in Dr Yunus’ verdict disrupts our sovereignty Published : Tuesday, 6 February, 2024 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR Grameen Telecom Chairman Dr Muhammad Yunus have been sentenced to six months imprisonment and fined Tk30,000 in a case filed on charges of violating labor law on January 1. Over 241 global…

100-day programme of Environment Ministry is a visionary step

100-day programme of Environment Ministry is a visionary step Published : Tuesday, 30 January, 2024 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR The 12th parliament of Bangladesh will go into its maiden session today. The country received a new parliament on January 7. The new cabinet was formed straight away and newly appointed ministers and…

Civil war in Myanmar inflicts grave regional coercions

Civil war in Myanmar inflicts grave regional coercions Published : Tuesday, 23 January, 2024 at 12:00 AM MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN PAKBIR The South Asian region has turned into the focal point of the world due to the worlds possible shift towards bi-polarity again. This region can provide the super powers a great strategic control if…