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Monopolistic contract with Reliance of India is damaging

AS PER a national daily, Indian conglomerate Reliance has set a time-bound action plan for the government to expedite signing of unsolicited contracts with it for import of liquefied

They are only self-seekers and have no love for Bangabandhu

WHEN there are so many critically important national issues to be addressed - some of our politicians needlessly makes a mountain out of a mole hill by creating pointless

Migrants fall easy prey to human traffickers

Baher Kamal :Every single day, print and online media and TV broadcasters show images and footage of migrants and refugees adrift, salvage teams rescuing their corpses-alive or dead, from fragile

How to achieve universal goals, strategically

Roshni Majumdar  :Discussion around the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a list of 17 goals listed by the UN, was all the buzz in the conference rooms of UN headquarters

Prepare now for next financial crisis, if any

Martin Khor :The Asian financial crisis started 20 years ago and the global financial crisis and recession 9 years back. When a new global financial crisis strikes, the developing countries

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Life drowning in ChittagongLife has come to a standstill for the people of Chittagong, They are passing their days in unbearable sufferings as the city is drowning.There are many reasons

Recurring landslides in hills kill people but nobody cares

SPEAKERS at a seminar in the capital on Friday called for the protection of the environment in the country's hilly areas by taking up of long-term plans to tackle

Dhaka needs more space to ease traffic congestion

ACCORDING to a report published by a renowned foreign specialist and a researcher on modern Dhaka - it was revealed that one of the main reasons for increased congestion

Engaging civil society more actively in SDG execution

Tharanga Yakupitiyage  :Showing up in record numbers, civil society groups are urging greater inclusion and accountability in sustainable development processes at a UN high level meeting.Almost 2,500 representatives are currently

Highway during monsoon

Dr. Md. Shairul Mashreque  :The much-awaited four-lane Dhaka-Chittagong highway  have been ready for use long back.  It was inaugurated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ..  The four-lane Dhaka-Chittagong highway was

Why growing cities do not have homes for all

Joseph Chamie :The proportions of homeless among OECD countries, for example, are below 1 per cent. The highest rate, nearly 1 per cent, is in New Zealand, where more than

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The lost glory of Dhaka WanderersOnce Dhaka Football's power house Wanderers Club became champions for the last time in 1960, finishing one point more than Dhaka Mohammedan Sporting Club. The

Declining export earnings passes wrong signals

THIS newspaper reported yesterday that the overall export growth of the country has fallen considerably in the outgoing fiscal which only belies the tall claims of making big achievements

Police are for fighting crimes and not for guarding official buildings

ANOTHER rape victim succumbed to her injuries after being rescued from a city hotel on Wednesday following two other rape incidents at another hotel in the capital's posh localities.

SC delivered a ‘legendary judgment’

A. Mannan :The recent Judgment by the Supreme Court of Bangladesh on the 16th Amendment to our Constitution is praiseworthy and legendary. No doubt the issue at stake is the

How not to make peace in Syria

Kim Ghattas :Despite statements from world leaders that there is no place for Assad in Syria's future, none of the communiqués ever stated the samePresident Donald Trump's trip to Britain

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The new class struggleThe current ideology of radical feminism upholds that women have to free themselves from their biologic conditioning and their evident sexual differences as females and not males.

People affected by flood and river erosion need immediate help

RIVER erosion in many parts of the country is making countless people homeless across the country as floodwater started receding. Media reports said monsoon rains caused havoc to flood

Disturbing Human Rights situation

ACCORDING to several past reports published by Human Rights Watch, Privacy International, and Swedish Media, there has been a rise in incidences of enforced disappearances and extra-judicial killings in

Extreme weather wiping out hard-won GDP gains

Kenton X. Chance :With Antigua and Barbuda joining St. Kitts and Nevis as the two eastern Caribbean nations to attain middle-income country status, a senior diplomat has identified climate

Dysfunctional BFF

Bangladesh U-23 National team lost to Jordan by 0-7 goals in the qualifying round of the AFC Under-23  Championship in Palestine on Wednesday. Before that,  Bangladesh team lost to

Sleeping hockey federation

In the eighties, hockey was the 2nd most popular discipline  in this country. The sleeping hockey federation drafts a long chart of league and tournaments in the beginning of

Digitizing family planning to achieve the goals

Stella Paul :Online shopping may have its pros and cons, but when it comes to buying products that have an invisible morality tag, it's the safest possible option, believes

Rice from govt. godowns entering black market

LAW enforcers have seized a total of around 3,039 tons of rice packed in bags with writing of Directorate General of Food loaded in 12 trucks in the Port

Havoc from waterlogging, traffic jam in city life

EXPERTS at a seminar on 'Development Options for Dhaka towards 2035' on last Wednesday voiced grave concern over the worsening traffic jam in Dhaka city streets at a time

High growth rates always not good for countries

Barry Eichengreen :China's focus on economic targets reflects the same mistakes that led to Asian crisis 20 years agoThis month marks the 20th anniversary of the Asian financial crisis -

Putin gets what he wants from Trump

Masha Gessen :While American news media offered differing interpretations of the meeting between US President Trump and President Vladimir V Putin of Russia, debating whether Trump had shown resolve or

Use apps, make plants more productive

Dana Wong :Smartphone apps allow us to outsource remembering appointments or upcoming tasks. It's a common worry that using technology in this way makes our brain's memory capacity worse, but

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Poorly managed int'l airportDespite repeated complaints on the issue, the terminals of the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport are littered with buckets that are supposed to collect the water leaking profusely

Myanmar must allow UN probe mission to find the truth

A UN mission investigating allegations of rape, torture and killings of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar would only "aggravate" troubles in Rakhine state and so they are opposed to such