Bangladesh investment climate

Take steps to remove impediments

The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) has recently launched a report on the investment climate in Bangladesh titled 'Investment

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Dr Edric Baker – An Unsung Hero

His work should be carried on

It is with deep reverence that we acknowledge the noble contributions of Dr Edric Baker who passed away on Tuesday, September 1. A

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Opinion

Shah Husain Imam

Mother earth, wailing humanity, sacrificial lambs

Slovakia, the tiny republic in the middle of Europe has imparted a lesson that the high and mighty in a disordered world would do well

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Kuldip Nayar

Shadow of the 1965 war

Democracies celebrate Magna Carta, not war victory. Such actions only encourage Bonaparteism and, in no way, strengthen people's

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Nahela Nowshin

Dhaka's shameful waterlogging woes

Barely an hour's rainfall on the first day of September brought Dhaka city to a near collapse. Dhakaites all throughout the capital

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Naveed Mahbub

VENICE the Menace

Perhaps it is nature crying due to the hike in power and gas tariffs. But all it takes is a daylong downpour and Dhaka is the new Venice

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Fakhruddin Ahmed

The rise and fall of “Bobby” Jindal

Two-term Governor of Louisiana, Piyush “Bobby” Jindal, the first Indian-American to be elected governor of a US state, is one of the 17

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Ziauddin Choudhury

The lure of extremism

Muslim Bangladeshis living in the UK recently became a focus of interest to all Bangladeshis living home and abroad when the news of some young Muslims of Bangladeshi origin joining the so-called Islamic State in Syria/Iraq struck the front page.

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Withdrawal of reservation

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) was adopted in December 1979 as a bill of rights for women. Till date, it has been ratified by 188 countries of the world.

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Letters

Gas and power tariff hike

Recently, the government has decided to hike the price of gas and electricity. If this hike is implemented, it would be another blow to the lower and middle income people.

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COMMENTS

Well, it is not tolerable for the middle and low income people.

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Who is going to keep BCL under check?

Nobody—be it an unborn baby or a university teacher—seems to be safe from the mighty BCL men. Their audacity has exceeded all limits.

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Teachers should have their own web pages

The writer of the letter "Textbooks--a thing of the past?" published on August 29, 2015 deserves appreciation for addressing a fact that prevails among university students nowadays.

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Robotic weeder

Weeds lower crop yield to a great extent. Globally, a huge amount of herbicides are used to control weeds.

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Withdrawal of reservation

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) was adopted in December 1979 as a bill of rights for women. Till date, it has been ratified by 188 countries of

School psychologists and mental health of children and youth

The concept of school psychologists is not well known in Bangladesh. Although in recent years we have been able to bring the issue of mental health to the fore, making provisions for having

Economics and Emotions

The hackneyed expression “strictly business” would have us believe that business, at its core, is meant to be devoid of emotion.

The illusion called home

While our workers sail out to unfamiliar territories and face subhuman working conditions, the foreign lands are, in reality, never home for them. Their identities there are mostly performed and

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