24th Anniversary of The Daily Star (Part-1)

24th Anniversary of The Daily Star (Part-1)

24th Anniversary of The Daily Star (Part 1) / 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 Pure Food Rules, 1967.

24th Anniversary of The Daily Star (Part 1) / 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 growing demand for the same.

24th Anniversary of The Daily Star (Part 1) / 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 remains to this day for many fishermen.

24th Anniversary of The Daily Star (Part 1) / 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.

24th Anniversary of The Daily Star (Part 1) / 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.

24th Anniversary of The Daily Star (Part 1) / 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.

24th Anniversary of The Daily Star (Part 1) / 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.

24th Anniversary of The Daily Star (Part 1) / 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 Bangladesh.

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.

Towards Digital Bangladesh

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

Computer science education and research

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

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 of touch and feel would fundamentally challenge what makes us human.

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.

Internet and Bangladesh: A brave new world awaits

Digital Disruption, a word which didn't make any sense ten years back, is now a buzz word.

How Much Speed We Get

Well, that's one way of defining it. The cool way to describe it would be: 'The Next Big Binary Bang'.

Banking sector: Regulations, compliance and good governance

The global financial and economic crisis started in 2007 as an aftermath of the housing sector bubble coupled with aggressive lending practices in the US sub-prime mortgage market and lax regulation of the financial sector.

Banking sector in search of respite

Banking sector is an important component of the financial system that mobilises resources for productive investments in a country which in turn contributes to economic development.

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 envisions bank accounts for all Indians. In its first phase, ending August 14, 2015, the target is 7.5 crore accounts.