Pervasive beggary is shaming us

Targeted efforts needed to combat it

We have poverty eradication programmes aplenty but none by way of eliminating beggary. Thus, we get to hear of the declining numbers of people below the poverty line being claimed as poverty alleviation successes.

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Violation of professional ethics

Accountability of hospitals and clinics in question

A report published in this newspaper yesterday reveals an alarmingly high number of caesarean deliveries performed in private hospitals.

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Dr Fahmida Khatun
Dr Fahmida Khatun

Moving lower middle income status forward

For Bangladesh, moving ahead also means that it has to diversify its exports and move towards high value products.

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Smruti S. Pattanaik

Mahinda Rajapakse Bounces Back

After months of negotiation and show of strength, former President Mahinda Rajapakse was finally given a ticket to contest by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) which is part of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA), a conglomerate of around sixteen parties.

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Sushmita S. Preetha
Sushmita S. Preetha

WHO GETS TO DEFINE YOU?

Imagine a life of never fitting in, of constant ridicules and derisions, of being shunned by your own family, of being denied jobs and a chance at a “comfortable” life, of being harassed and assaulted, often sexually, because of who you are.

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Mohammed Muniruzzaman

The bright future of renewable energy

Even though smart technologies and new methods of harvesting energy are being added regularly, the solar panel will be with us for some time.

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Lam-ya Mostaque

"NO ONE KILLED FELANI"

For citizens of Bangladesh, the news of fellow countrymen dying some horrible death is not new. Reports of gruesome murders, torture,

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Mahmood Hasan
Mahmood Hasan

So near, yet so far

When the standoff over Iran's Nuclear Deal seemed to be coming to an end, new sticky issues emerged. The P5+1 (five UNSC permanent

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Emran Mahfuj

"Bangalis are trying to get ahead by forgetting the past"

Born in 1939 in Bardhaman, West Bengal, Hasan Azizul Huq is one of the greatest figures in Bangla literature. He has written short

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Letters

COMMENTS

Bangladesh must appeal to the International Court of Justice.

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Levy heavy fines on cigarettes

Smokers not only destroy their health but also those of innocent non-smokers, by forcing them to inhale in an environment of tobacco smoke.

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Stop Rampal power plant project

On June 29, while speaking in the parliament, PM criticised those who opposed the construction of the coal based power plant near the Sundarbans.

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Comments

These hooligans are protected by their politically affiliated family members; Rony must face justice like any other citizen.

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Letters to the Editor

Congratulations to Bangladesh cricket team for a decisive series win against India. I believe the four pacer combination is perfect for

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"Bangalis are trying to get ahead by forgetting the past"

Born in 1939 in Bardhaman, West Bengal, Hasan Azizul Huq is one of the greatest figures in Bangla literature. He has written short

How to get a break from the six percent growth trap

The recently announced national budget has sparked considerable debate among economists, business leaders and the general public.

The Story of the Dirty Black Road

Contrary to all that can be defined as the reality around me, I do believe in miracles. Call me naïve, delusional or just plain silly, but when you see a really grotesque problem actually being

Aftermath of the 1965 War

The Kashmiris have come to develop a different thinking. They do not want either India or Pakistan to be the arbiter. They themselves want to decide what is suited to their genius.

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