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  • Why the endless bailouts of state-owned banks?

    The government has just announced a fresh bailout package to the tune of Tk 20 billion (approximately USD 250 million) so that they may meet some of their capital shortfalls.

  • Highway bus

    Highway robbery

    Highways are the major arteries of our economic backbone. Since the railway network was never really developed to transport bulk goods, we are inordinately dependent on highways to connect the capital city with the rest of the country to get goods transported.

  • Why is the project floundering?

    Things are not looking very rosy for one of the largest infrastructure projects undertaken by the government under the public-private partnership (PPP) model in 2011.

  • What about our “loss”?

    It's that time of year again when we talk about the rationality of power tariff hike. According to media reports, Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) has forwarded a proposal to the Energy and Mineral Resources Division (EMRD) that there is need to hike the prices of petroleum products.

  • Bangladeshi passport

    When our freedom of movement is restricted

    We can understand our position in the index when we take into account how we performed against other nations.

  • Lagging behind in a tech-driven world

    What we must remember is that the path to transforming the production workplace will differ from nation to nation.

  • American U-turn in Afghanistan?

    President Trump is re-engaging in Afghanistan in a manner that basically reverses former President Obama's policies.

  • No good news in the Middle East

    The Islamic State (IS) and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (an al-Qaeda affiliate, known earlier as the Nusra Front) have effectively been ejected from Lebanese territory by the army there. The latest twist in Middle East politics is the recent Lebanese experience.

  • No need for water bodies!

    That was basically the message realtors had given Rajuk in early November in a views-sharing meeting. Realtors believe it is ludicrous for Rajuk to try and reclaim what has already been grabbed.

  • Good, if we get rid of our hiccups

    The United Nations unveiled its World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018 report on December 14.