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  • Rising non-performing loans

    The ability of the monetary policy to influence credit and the real economy is a central concern for Bangladesh.

  • The Crisis is Impunity

    Howsoever one tries to explain it, the death of Dia and Rajib, the two students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College, on the Airport Road ten or so fateful days ago, can never be called an “accident”.

  • Rape news should trigger more resistance

    It's no secret that Bangladesh has long been plagued by violence against women and children.

  • Road safety: Are we tackling the broader issues?

    The enormous support that school and college students who had taken to the streets received,

  • Balancing Bangladesh's foreign policy

    The relationship between a smaller and a larger neighbourly state, as also between a weaker and stronger one, is often tricky on both sides.

  • RTI Footprints in South Asia: Tapping its potential for public causes

    Our region is well-known for its deep-rooted culture of official secrecy inherited from colonial times. So why the proliferation of a rigorous law that gives citizens a tool to probe their governments and restrain their arbitrary use of power? Nearly all countries in South Asia have now enacted a Right to Information (RTI) Act.

  • Making sense of the nonsensical

    It is said that cruelty is a many-faced demon that can take any form to serve its purpose. This week, we have had a glimpse of the demon through nurses, people we usually trust our life with when we are at our most vulnerable.

  • What is the best indicator of development?

    Countries across Asia have been affected by serious floods, earthquakes and other disasters and the first question that many journalists, economists, policymakers and the business community would like to ask is whether these disasters will have any effect on a country's GDP growth.

  • Looking Back

    It's been one year since the world was horrified by images of emaciated women, men and children walking with just their worldly possessions into the safety of Bangladesh.

  • The ethics of documenting sexual violence

    "These women are carrying on with their lives. The injury of what happened is coming up in different ways—it need not be something sensational like the understanding we have of the birangona. Otherwise we would never understand what happened to the birangonas in terms of their experiences of the war."