The PMO directive to utility agencies

A step in the right direction

We are heartened by the Prime Minister's Office's circular to the chiefs of all utility service providers in the capital, directing them to ...

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Implementing the gender budget

Monitoring and evaluation tools not set

TK 92,765 crore has been set aside as the 'gender budget' in the next fiscal for the development of women. However, we are not clear as

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Opinion

 Rubana Huq
Rubana Huq

The unfortunate idiṓtēs

LISA, a thorough Texan, had left the United States only once for a vacation. She had never travelled the world before.

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A. Baten
A. Baten

The business of being professional

It goes without saying that the private sector has contributed tremendously despite many odds to development in Bangladesh.

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Sharjil Haque
Sharjil Haque

Dollar-peg is a double-edged sword

Global foreign exchange markets just took a hammering from Britain's shocking exit from the EU. In our own neck of the woods, the

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Could a basic income help poor countries?

The old idea of recasting the welfare state by instituting an unconditional universal basic income has lately been capturing

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Syed Mansur Hashim
Syed Mansur Hashim

Another air cargo ban!

Back in March, the United Kingdom slapped a ban on air cargo from Bangladesh citing security reasons. What followed was

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Meer Ahsan Habib
Meer Ahsan Habib

The law of lawlessness

With two recent deaths of suspected militants in crossfire, and 11,312 arrests in less than a week, the law enforcing agencies seem to have turned a blind eye to the Appellate Division's directive on Section 54 and 167 that upheld a 2003 judgment of

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Professor Dr. M. Emdadul Haq
Professor Dr. M. Emdadul Haq

Origins of the global anti-drug movement

How many of us actually know that the origins of the United Nations' (UN) ban on harmful drugs go back to the imperial drug trade in Bengal from 1757 to 1925? A revisit to colonial history in South Asia would give us the right answer.

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Zillul Hye Razi
Zillul Hye Razi

Does Bangladesh need to worry about Brexit?

Finally, the larger number of United Kingdom's (UK) citizens have decided to leave the European Union. Thanks to Bangladesh's

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We want to know the true story behind this heinous murder.

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Record holidays!

During the late 1960s and early 1970s, we had only one day holiday in addition to the Eid day and another day as optional holiday. We had

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They have a right to be accepted in this world

I'm speaking on behalf of all the transgender and bisexual people. YouTube has recently posted a video showing how alienated they feel

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Road safety during Eid

During the Eid, majority of the people travel by bus as they cannot avail railway tickets. Unfortunately, a lot of bus drivers resort to

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EU exit of Britain

This refers to the report, "UK votes to quit EU" (June 25, 2016). The UK's decision to quit the European Union is akin to the

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