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On-field glory, off-field controversies: The World Cup so far

From a neutral point of view, this world cup has also given us great moments that resemble David overcoming Goliath.

How WikiLeaks revolutionised the world of journalism

Stefania Maurizi, an investigative journalist working for the Italian daily Il Fatto Quotidiano, speaks to Eresh Omar Jamal of The Daily Star.

Destroying the economy to save the thieves

An unholy nexus of powerful people are protecting those who've stolen thousands of crores.

A deadlier pandemic lying on the world’s and our doorsteps

While Covid-19 captured the attention of the world for the last two years or more, another pandemic has been silently killing countless numbers of people around the world.

Pre-election promises, post-election disappointments

According to a recent report, due to the insistence of lawmakers, the government is going to repair religious establishments and build new bridges across the country at a cost of Tk 5,132 crore.

Our youth are craving opportunities

In a first-of-its-kind study, the Economic Relations Division (ERD) under the finance ministry found that around 1.6 million young people lost their jobs and about 20 million youths faced income loss due to the pandemic.

December 15, 2022
December 15, 2022

On-field glory, off-field controversies: The World Cup so far

From a neutral point of view, this world cup has also given us great moments that resemble David overcoming Goliath.

December 11, 2022
December 11, 2022

How WikiLeaks revolutionised the world of journalism

Stefania Maurizi, an investigative journalist working for the Italian daily Il Fatto Quotidiano, speaks to Eresh Omar Jamal of The Daily Star.

December 4, 2022
December 4, 2022

Destroying the economy to save the thieves

An unholy nexus of powerful people are protecting those who've stolen thousands of crores.

November 30, 2022
November 30, 2022

What modern states can learn from Ancient Rome

Many economists today believe we are committing one of the biggest economic blunders, which has brought ruin to countless past societies.

November 13, 2022
November 13, 2022

Global economy showing warning signs

“It’s going to get ugly, the recession,” and there will be “a financial crisis,” Roubini said.

October 31, 2022
October 31, 2022

How can Bangladesh circumvent the global oil war?

Bangladesh should immediately get into negotiations with energy-exporting countries to come up with favourable arrangements.

October 17, 2022
October 17, 2022

Load-shedding in Bangladesh: Are we living in 2022 or 1984?

The lack of transparency in the energy sector is costing the nation dearly.

August 27, 2022
August 27, 2022

Only the guilty need indemnity laws

The national energy crisis is a direct result of the corruption and nepotism encouraged by the indemnity law.

June 1, 2022
June 1, 2022

Be careful with ‘over-optimism’ for megaprojects

One important but oft-ignored thing is that design and implementation mistakes delay the revenue-generation phase of megaprojects.

May 21, 2022
May 21, 2022

Make the national budget relevant again

The number of risks that our economy currently faces because of all the global instabilities is perhaps unmatched since the early days of Bangladesh’s independence. Amid this reality, the government is set to present the new budget early next month.