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BSTI or City Corporation, whose law to follow?

On one hand we have the standards set by the sole quality control institute of Bangladesh, the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI), while on the other we have those laid down by the...

Agro-based industires: Regulatory hindrances and government role

BANGLADESH enjoys a big comparative advantage compared to many other countries in producing and exporting a wide range of agro based products to the world's markets where there is a huge and...

The white revolution

SEVENTY-NINE years ago, Manik Bandopadhyay painted the picture of the strugglesof fishermen in his famous novel,'Boatman of the Padma River.' The struggle for survival and livelihood...

Stocktaking of stock market

Dhaka stock market started functioning in 1956. Sixty years have passed since then. But the Bangladesh stock market remained immature and failed to be an important force in shaping the economy of...

Capital market: Towards stability and transparency

Capital market plays an important role in the economic development of a country. Research studies conducted worldwide indicate that there is a high degree of positive correlation between the size...

Towards financial inclusion

On August 15, India's Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a national mission of financial inclusion. Called the Prime Minister's People's Wealth Programme, it...

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Mobile technology in health and agriculture service deliveries

Acombination of rapid proliferation of mobile technologies coupled with improved connectivity has opened up innovative possibilities for ICTs in last-mile service delivery like never before.

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GSP suspension - blessing in disguise?

Prompted by the Rana Plaza disaster that killed about 1137 workers in April 2013, the US government suspended duty-free privileges it had granted under the GSP programme to products exported from...

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Towards Digital Bangladesh

On January 12, 2014, the present government has elapsed one more year towards the destination of Digital Bangladesh.

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A new paradigm for global generic medicines

Bangladesh has all the potentials to become a new paradigm for global generic medicines. With a population of 156.66 million, the country's social development indicators are very promising.

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Computer science education and research

This part of the world, particularly Bangladesh, has always been fortunate in making great starts.

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Leather goods: Relocation issue

Bangladesh’s effort to emerge as a major leather products exporting nation is not getting momentum due to long dilly-dallying over the relocation of polluting tanneries from the capital to Savar.

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E-commerce needs a new prefix to grow up

We humans are physical and social beings. We like to interact with people and things physically. Overlooking this simple fact and assuming digital interactions can substitute our inherent desires...

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Agriculture: Future Challenges

HISTORIC PERFORMANCE OF AGRICULTURE: Despite a precipitous fall in the relative contribution to the GDP of Bangladesh, agriculture has performed remarkably well so far.

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Digital Bangladesh: Dreams and reality

Digital Bangladesh is one of the nation's dreams, and so special emphasis is given on the application of digital technologies to realise Vision 2021, which we commonly call Digital Bangladesh.

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Agriculture: Technology gives boost

In the last 40 years the amount of arable land has shrunk at a rate of 1 percent per annum. In the last 40 years many natural sources of irrigation water have dried up permanently.