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OMS corruption - Rice sale gets flat

AT a time when consumers are hit hard by high prices of rice, a section of government-appointed dealers allegedly sold rice, meant for Open Market Sale (OMS) programme, in

India to supply Myanmar arms!

INDIA has shunned its reputation of being democratic, generous and hospitable country. They have decided to strengthen their security along the largely porous eastern border with Bangladesh and is

Make community a role model for sustainable development

Nik Sekhran :The United Nations, governments, civil society, business, thought leaders and media will gather in New York on September 17 to celebrate the winners of the Equator Prize 2017.

'No first strike doctrine': No deterrent to nuke assault

Chowdhury Zafor Sadeque :Ever since Pakistan achieved strategic parity in the military balance of power with India following the nuclearization of the two conutries, India has attempted to evolve strategies

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Greedy profit makingThe level of the rice-price of the present time is not acceptable, because rice production is more than  consumption. Even if it is that production has suffered setback

Uttering `strong and swift action` not enough, President Trump should mean business

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump wants the UN Security Council to take "strong and swift action" to end violence against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims. Speaking at a Security Council meeting on

Teletalk Company: No use to keep it alive on life-support

WHEN all privately-run telecommunication ventures are profiteering in the competitive business climate, the government- owned and funded mobile operator Teletalk is dying due to escalation of losses over the

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Make treatment affordable :When we fall sick, or feel discomfort, we go to physicians and hospitals. It is not that every patient gets cured. Improper application of medicines, patients'

Salient features of Hajj management

M. Shahdat Hossain Taslim :This year 2017, the Royal Saudi Government allocated a quota of 1,27,198 pilgrims to Bangladesh. Out of which around 1,23,000 pilgrims performed Holy Hajj under

Real value is people, not roads or routes

Salvatore Babones :The United States has always been the EU's most important global partner. In the security sphere, of course, most EU countries are also members of NATO, in

Suu Kyi's misleading statement

Dr. Md. Shairul Mashreque :Aung Sang Suu Kyi is a good public speaker. She is gifted with the gab speaking fluently with such expression to influence the audience. This

Mexico quake : A revenge of nature?

MEXICO is hit by another terrible earthquake with the magnitude of 7.1 on Tuesday that killed at least 225 people. Almost half of them died in the capital. It

Shortage of food, water and medicine in Rohingya camps makes life difficult

FOLLOWING the influx of some 26,000 pregnant mothers, 40,000 lactating kids, and 2,00,000 children out of an estimated more than 4,00,000 migrated Rohingyas from Myanmar - many are now

Welcome Islamic New Year 1439

 Waleed A. Muhana :The Islamic Calendar, which is based purely on lunar cycles, was first introduced in 638 CE. by the close companion of the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Pbuh) and

US protectionism is bad for America itself

Thieß Petersen. :Since the election of Donald Trump, US trade policy is threatening to become more and more protectionist. Such a change in trade policy would reduce international trade and

South-south trade cooperation key to global business

Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qassim  :Thanks to globalization and trade liberalization of commodities, services and goods, global trade has reached an unprecedented level. According to the United Nations Conference on

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Simplify university admission processMy friend's son is currently busy applying for admission to public universities both general and specialised. The fact that admission tests of these universities, scattered across the

Institutional inefficiency making SDG attainment impossible

CORRUPTION, bribery, money laundering and human rights violations continue unabated in the country, posing serious challenges towards attaining the Sustainable Development Goal-16. Anti-Graft Watchdog Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) observed

Suu Kyi`s speech cannot silence the critics

STATE Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi finally broke her silence on the Rohingya refugee crisis Tuesday insisting that her country was not "afraid of international scrutiny." But

Ethnic cleansing : Another ugliest form of violence

Dr. Md. Shairul Mashreque :Rohinga cleansing is one of the ugliest forms of violence ever witnessed by the world community. This is eye boggling. Every day we have breaking news

Living in a state of statelessness

Rayhan Ahmed Topader :More than 400,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh in recent weeks. Police issue order prohibiting more than 400,000 Rohingya refugees from leaving areas yardmarked by the government.

It's cheaper to save energy than to buy it

Jan Rosenow  :A useful metric for assessing how economic energy savings are is to compare them with the cost of consumed energy. Analysis by the Regulatory Assistance Project shows that

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Boys beat India in U-18 FootballAnd surely it was a fairytale for any format of Bangladesh Football team. Bangladesh football team's super victory against  pre-match favourites India in the SAFF

Ex-country treatment proves doctors' commercial mentality

AN increasing number of Bangladeshi patients flock to neighbouring countries, including India, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia for 'better treatment' draining out foreign exchange, as per reports of a local

Our inactive diplomacy is deplorable : We shall need armed support

IT'S almost a month since Myanmar has started to push Rohingya Muslims illegally into Bangladesh; creating a burden for an economically weaker country like ours. Our government waiting eagerly

Rohingya issue and security of Bangladesh

Professor Dr. Md. Iqbal Hossain :Two reverse news published in the daily newspapers about Rohingyas, as a conscious citizen, making us human being on one hand, while fearing future security

Fish processing is a gainful option for women employment

Friday Phiri :Fishing is the capture of aquatic organisms in marine, coastal and inland areas. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), marine and inland

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Arakan was never a part of MyanmarI strongly reject the Burmese general's claim that Arakan is part of Myanmar and that the Rohingya people have no  root to live in

Helpless Govt borrowing recklessly from banks

THE government's borrowing from the banking sources suddenly increased in July-September of the current fiscal 2017-18. Officials of Bangladesh Bank disclosed that the government has no other option than

Rice crisis must be resolved — police action not enough

THE government on day before yesterday directed the law enforcement agencies and Deputy Commissioners (DC) to arrest illegal rice hoarders in the country. The directive comes in the wake