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Donald Trump can't be a friend of Muslims, Muslim countries must learn to act together

US President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have discussed military deals, investment in the US, and security cooperation, during the prince's first visit to the

Right conditions are to be created to sustain graduation process

ECONOMISTS have asked for easing the cost of doing business and implement massive regulatory reforms to create a business friendly environment in the country to sustain the graduation process

Time to resolve the water problem

Vladimir Smakhtin : "You cannot manage what you do not measure" is a long-familiar saying to many, nowhere more so than in professional water circles at almost every level.Just as you

Homeless people caught in conflicts

Alice Debarre :Devastating violence and conflicts in many regions have resulted in millions of people fleeing violence, whether in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Myanmar, or Syria. States have

Preventing violent extremism

Alastair Reed, Michele Piercey :When violent, ideological groups like the Islamic State establish a foothold, they strengthen their position with a narrative that the government has failed to deliver on

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Rationalise quota systemThere is a reason for the quota system to be in place. When we speak of the quota system, naturally the question that comes is: Who should be

US and Australia together can have a decisive role for resolving Rohingya crisis: India's role is dubious

ACCORDING to a leading Indian newspaper, The United States government has offered to partner with India in a joint effort to assist Bangladesh in tackling the Rohingya crisis. The

Justice in Tonu murder, don't make our country safe for killers and rapists

TWO years have elapsed after the murder of college student Tonu, and justice seems elusive for her family. Investigators claimed to have failed to identify any suspect, let alone

Providing affordable housing

Dr. Aslam Mia :The comparative efficiency and economic success of a country will depend significantly on the overall wellbeing of its citizens and housing in particular. However, according to a

China's planned foreign aid agency

Jenny Lei Ravelo, Lisa Cornish :A huge structural overhaul in China's Cabinet includes plans for the establishment of an international development cooperation agency, raising significant questions about the future of

Dowry death or murder?

Geetika Dang , Vani S. Kulkarni and Raghav Gaiha :Dowry deaths rose from about 19 per day in 2001 to 21 per day in 2016. It is indeed alarming that

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Digital divide in the name of 4GA few days ago, Bangladesh's five mobile operators launched 4th generation (4G) network technology, which was followed by flashy advertisements. However, we are now

Rise in unemployed graduates is worrying

DESPITE massive expenditure on public and private sector development, the rise in number of unemployment is a worrying matter. More significantly, unemployment among university graduates has increased by one

Developing nation status without reaching benefits to common people meaningless

DESPITE Bangladesh's positive achievements towards becoming a developing nation soon growing inequality, unemployment, lack of good governance, high cost of borrowing and less trade facilities are still the major

For women, speaking up isn't always an option

Chris Franks :Women worldwide have been inspired to share their personal experiences of harassment using the hashtags #MeToo drawing attention to an issue that most men have been unaware of

It's the war, stupid

Joaquín Roy :It is revealing that a ruler who did not serve in the military, nor enjoys any experience in war affairs, has a special inclination to use a vocabulary

Avoid censorship, dilute fake with quality news

Christophe Leclercq :Since January 2018, 39 stakeholders (from academia and journalism, written press and broadcasting organisations, online platforms as well as civil society and fact-checking organisations) have been advising the

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Scrap BJMCRecently, the Finance Minister AMA Muhith opined that the Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation should be scrapped. BJMC has been incurring heavy financial loss since its inception. Successive governments have

India`s push for duty-free import

 MEDIA reports said India is pushing for duty-free import of Thermo-Mechanically Treated bars from India for use in Rampal Coal Fired Power Plant at Bagerhat -- a joint venture

Bangabandhu in satellite era

THE country's first ever-satellite -- Bangabandhu-1 is ready for launch and likely to be sent into orbit next month. It is a defining moment for the country to enter

Emerging economies do matter most

Rachel Kyte :Representing 80% of the global economy, what the leading industrialised and emerging economies of the G20 do - individiually and collectively - matters.More than two years into the

China and Europe can work together on the Belt and Road Initiative

Ambassador Zhang Ming :Last month, I had my first Chinese Spring Festival celebration in Brussels. It was unforgettable to see Chinese lanterns illuminating the Grand Place, the world's most beautiful

Minding the gaps at the 'Global Education & Skills Forum'

Raj Kumar :A child entering school today will graduate in 2030, just as the Sustainable Development Goals reach their final milestone. That is, if we're thinking of one of the

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Fitness for CNG-run autorickshawsRecently, I have witnessed a terrible incident at the turning point near Jahangir Gate, while passing through the old airport road. The driver of a nearby CNG-run

Torture is not police power it is unconstitutional

EIGHT members of Barisal Metropolitan Police (BMP) have been closed on charge of  arresting and torturing a local correspondent of DBC television on Tuesday last. The policeman; who mainly

Rakhinization to put the last nail to Rohingyas fate

MEDIA reports on Saturday said the Myanmar government has started a Rakhinization programme in areas mostly cleared by its Rohingya Muslim residents. It appears they have started the rehabilitation

Water stress poses greatest threat

Sopho Kharazi :This year, World Water Day, celebrated annually on 22 March, is themed "Nature for Water", examining nature-based solutions (NBS) to the world's water problems.The campaign - "The Answer

Financing sustainable growth

Eleni Choidas, ShareAction :The Commission launched this month its Action Plan for Financing Sustainable Growth which marks the culmination of an arduous three-year journey. A mere mention of green bonds

Has Trump just launched a global trade war?

Martin Khor :Last week's action by President Donald Trump has ended the United States' leadership on liberal trade and may trigger a global trade war with major damaging consequences.On 8

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A clean DhakaI live in Banasree. The area has a lake, but unfortunately, it is filled with filthy substances. The lake is dying due to the reckless dumping of garbage.