A tell-tale road repair project

Probe the specific instance

With the advent of monsoon, muddy and slushy potholes plague several streets of the capital.

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SQ Chy sealed it for him

A blot on the nation's conscience erased

After an exhaustive process of trial, the War Crimes Tribunal convicted Salauddin Quader Chowdhury to death sentence.

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Brig Gen Shahedul Anam Khan ndc, psc (Retd)
Brig Gen Shahedul Anam Khan ndc, psc (Retd)

To 'kill' a political party!

A political party cannot be merely reactive to political events and even much less suffer from duality of command exacerbated by string pulling by the absentee landlord.

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Abdul Mannan

ADIEU APJ ABDUL KALAM: THE TEACHER

I could not think of a better way to pay tribute to the former president of India, late APJ Abdul Kalam than to quote the national poet of Scotland Robert Burns (Robbie Burns, died 1793).

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M. Jahangir Alam and Khurshida Begum

Easiest way to reduce arsenic from your rice

Millions of people (including infants) of our country may be affected by arsenic from rice and they do not know much about the sources.

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Barrister Manzoor Hasan and Sultan Mohammed Zakaria

Reflection on Bangladesh's democratic governance

It is high time for all of us to accept our own mistakes that led us to the present state of play. Rather than transferring blame onto others, all the stakeholders must talk among themselves first, and then reinvigorate from within. Once we have done that, we can then take the next step to put a common agenda together and place it before the citizens for national consideration.

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Wahiduddin Mahmud

Is social business the way forward?

A more relevant concern about social businesses is to do with the informational problem that may arise from their not being able to take full advantage of market signals in making decisions about prices and products.

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Rubana Huq

While We Travel

A few things are necessary when one travels: a reasonable, peaceful hotel, good shopping and food, fast transport, a quick guide to the list of must-see and must-do and of course, news from home.

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Fakhruddin Ahmed

Republicans encounter the turbulence of Donald Trump

Just as the von Trapp family expressed their exasperation attempting to tame the free spirited Maria through a memorable song in The Sound of Music, the Republican Party is confronting the same dilemma with the irrepressible Donald Trump.

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Letters

COMMENTS

SSF members have to be careful so that my security measures create no distance between me and the people.

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Roads or death traps?

In the post-Eid period of ten days, road accidents claimed 111 lives. During this time, buses remained crammed with passengers.

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NASA helping farmers

In January 2015, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched the Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite (SMAP), designed to collect data on soil moisture around the globe.

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COMMENTS

We need more bypass roads. They are more effective than four-lane roads.

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Is there no law in the country?

We are no less barbaric than the Mayans who killed people on the top of Chichen Itza by reaping their hearts and severing their heads.

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Republicans encounter the turbulence of Donald Trump

Just as the von Trapp family expressed their exasperation attempting to tame the free spirited Maria through a memorable song in The Sound of Music, the Republican Party is confronting the same

The limitations of ICT and Cyber Security Acts

The Cyber Security Act is now open for virtual consultation on the ICT ministry's website.

Expectations from new monetary policy

The monetary policy for the fiscal year 2016 is coming soon. Its arrival in the wake of the recently announced budget will build the bridge between the Ministry of Finance and Bangladesh Bank,

vat on private universities

Why it Hurts

The 7.5 percent VAT on the tuition fees of private universities was based on the hypothesis that rich and well-off parents send their wards to private universities.

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