Shakhawat Liton | The Daily Star
  • Shakhawat Liton

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  • Bangladesh Government Banks

    State Banks: Plundering made easy

    Seven months after the government announced a Tk 2,000 crore “recapitalisation” of state-owned banks, the financial institutions have started asking for fresh money from the government. This time their demand is much higher -- a little over Tk 20,000 crore -- than what they were given in the budget for this year.

    President Abdul Hamid is a lucky president for many reasons. He is set to complete a five-year term next April without being mired in any controversy. And he is likely to get re-elected in a month for another term setting a record in the history of Bangladesh. None of his predecessors in the past have had such luck.
  • Rise and fall of the Osman family

    The saga of the Osman family reminds us of a basic universal rule: No one can undermine you until you undermine yourself. The controversial activities of the Osman brothers have continued to bring the family ill repute.
  • Dhaka North City Corporation Logo

    LGRD ministry holds the key

    It appears the mayoral by-polls to the DNCC have become uncertain following yesterday's High Court stay order. But the legal complexity can be removed and the LGRD ministry holds the key.
  • 4 Years Of AL Govt: Priority forgotten

    The situation was unique when Awami League unveiled its electoral manifesto four years ago seeking people's support ahead of the