More Bangladeshis drowned

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Another 24 Bangladeshis are likely to have met their watery grave off the coast of foreign land thousands of miles away from home.

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Gas and power price hikes

Heed public opinion, reconsider decision

There has been a growing public opinion building into crescendo demanding that the government reconsider energy regulatory commission's decision to raise gas and power tariff by 26.29 percent and 2.93 percent, respectively.

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Opinion

Dr Fahmida Khatun
Dr Fahmida Khatun

Green growth in poor countries: Burden or benefit?

Global development path has been based on the philosophy of accelerating growth by way of burning fossil fuels.

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M.J. Akbar

HELL ON EARTH

When dust makes a story, there will be dust storms in the air. It is easy enough to blame media, but the media will travel only so far as public interest takes it. If there were no readers, there would be no story.

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Shazia Omar

PROTECT THE POOREST

Technology is not the panacea to all ailments in the fight against poverty but it certainly can improve the efficiency of large-scale programmes and should be applied to benefit the poorest.

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Sharjeel Haque

Is the Renminbi ready to go global?

Pressure from the IMF suggests that, with time China will indeed move towards a more open capital market. But that creates other challenges for Asia's largest economy.

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Meer Ahsan Habib

Opinion: Is there a need for another ONLINE POLICY?

To enjoy the protection of the law, and to be treated in accordance with law, and only in accordance with law, is the inalienable right of every citizen, wherever he may be, and of every other person for the time being within Bangladesh, and in particular no action

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Mubashar Hasan

When emotions defy market logic

ACCORDING to a report published by SKYTRAX, a UK based consultancy firm, Bangladesh's national carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines is one of the worst airlines of the world. Biman, alongside 20 other airlines of the world, received a two-star rating by SKYTRAX.

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Amitava Kar

Promoting development friendly policies is also essential to achieve long term security and prosperity

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Star, Peter Barcroft, Director of the Peace and Democracy Programme of Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA), talks to Amitava Kar about better regulating small arms and light weapon transfers worldwide.

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Letters

Ban on cow export

The BSF has been directed by the Indian home minister to stop the smuggling of cows to Bangladesh so that the price of beef goes up and the people of Bangladesh stop eating beef.

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Remove billboards from the city

Nowadays, it seems that Dhaka has turned into a 'city of billboards' from the previously known 'city of mosques.'

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COMMENTS

We should learn from these Japanese students how to keep our city clean.

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A lotus in the midst of gloom

After reading stories about migrants trying to seek better opportunities elsewhere even at the stake of losing their lives, I had almost

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Mayor's quick action in removing waste

This refers to the back page photo of dumped domestic waste on the road near Malibagh kitchen market published in your daily on

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Promoting development friendly policies is also essential to achieve long term security and prosperity

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Star, Peter Barcroft, Director of the Peace and Democracy Programme of Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA), talks to Amitava Kar about better regulating

A challenge for Rooppur nuclear power plant

The proposed Rooppur nuclear power plant (RNPP) stands on the river Padma. Insufficient water in Padma will require the power plant to adopt re-circulatory condenser water cooling system to convert

A UNIQUE SOURCE OF LAW (!)

Clearly, astute politicians can feel the vibes of the people and what would win votes for them. They know that many of us are very keen on instant gratification of the desire for justice. As long as

Development's Digital Divide

ON September 25, world leaders will gather in New York to adopt the new Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs, comprising 17 goals and 169 related targets, are the result of extensive political

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