ED: The time to act is now

Time is running out and we cannot wait any longer As some of the largest polluters in the world and, thereby, among the largest contributors to climate change, we cannot help but agree with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina calling on the world’s major economies to stand up and take responsibility towards ensuring a more sustainable […]

BBS failing to publish crop data on time

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

It has been six months since farmers have harvested potato and wheat. However, if anyone requests for data about the quantity of the crops produced and their acreage in the latest harvest from the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the state agency responsible for generating data nationally, they will be disappointed as no information is […]

Environmental protection: Time to take a stand 

Radowa Alam. Illustration: TBS

Due to infrequent application of the laws and inconsistent implementation of financial penalties upon brick kilns, tanneries, factories, construction companies and so on, pollution continues 07 September, 2021, 03:35 pm Last modified: 07 September, 2021, 03:43 pm Radowa Alam. Illustration: TBS “> Radowa Alam. Illustration: TBS In a hot summer in Dhaka, we long for […]

‘There is no time to waste’

More than 12 million people in Syria and Iraq are losing access to water, food and electricity, 13 aid groups warned in a report as they called for urgent action to combat the severe water crisis. Rising temperatures, record low levels of rainfall, and drought are depriving people across the region of drinking and agricultural […]

Is It Time to Break Up Big Ag?

Is It Time to Break Up Big Ag?

In the spring of 2020, Dairy Farmers of America, the nation’s largest dairy coöperative, purchased Dean Foods, the country’s largest milk processor, for four hundred and thirty-three million dollars. D.F.A. formed in 1998, out of a merger of four regional co-ops. Last year, its members, more than twelve thousand dairy farmers, sold fifty-six billion pounds […]

Time to be more pragmatic

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

The latest monetary policy was declared yesterday, while the previous one was in July 2020. In my immediate reaction I want to question why monetary policies should come about on a yearly basis. It is not a budget which, under constitutional limitations, has to take place on a yearly basis. The monetary policy does not […]

OP-ED: Time to re-model the crucible of law


Given that international law isn’t binding, justice is often elusive The European Union’s ambitious plans to help address climate change seem to have fallen flat on its face within hours of them being made public.  Whatever discussions the politicians held with affected stakeholders, appear visionless. The aviation industry has termed proposed carbon neutrality targets as […]

OP-ED: Not the time for monkey business

Globe Biotech’s vaccine trial raises both scientific and ethical concerns A disturbing news is circulating in the mainstream media regarding Globe Biotech’s desperate effort to find experimental monkeys to test their proposed vaccine candidate. Unfortunately, Globe Biotech recently displayed non-scientific approaches by hunting monkeys in Bhawal National Park and Safari Park in Bangladesh.  According to […]

A bite of jackfruit in Bangladesh’s sweet summer time

A laborer carries jackfruits at a market in Gazipur on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, on June 27, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)

Ready for some jackfruits and make the summer sweeter? Jackfruit season is now in full swing in Bangladesh, as capital Dhaka is flooded with this delicious tropical crop and also the national fruit of Bangladesh. A laborer carries jackfruits at a market in Gazipur on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, on June 27, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua) […]