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Find out the root cause of decreasing primary students

WHEN the authorities claim cent percent enrollment in primary education, a shocking picture was surfaced where number of student in primary schools is decreasing day by day. In 2013, some

Pro-people police is the demand of time

THE Police Investigation Bureau (PIB) has unveiled the mystery behind a spine-chilling crime where a middle-aged woman passenger was killed inside a running bus at Ashulia in the outskirts of

Is co-operative shining or declining?

Dr. Forqan Uddin Ahmed :The cooperative movement began in Europe in the nineteenth century, primarily in England and France. The industrial revolution and the increasing mechanization of the economy transformed

Rohingya will not be forced back to Myanmar

Al Jazeera :Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who fled Myanmar, citing rape, murder and arson, will not be forcibly repatriated, Bangladesh's Rohingya Relief and Repatriation Commissioner has said."No one will

Youth should be made aware of energy consumption

Latha Narasimhan :Formation of clubs, holding of seminars and workshops on environmental issues, awards for sustainable efforts, competitions to encourage eco-friendly activities and school initiatives towards recycling waste and recyclable

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Simplify tax payment systemIncome tax is the second biggest source of revenue for the government, according to our national budget, second only to Value Added Tax. Taxpayers have long complained

Only condemnation not enough, ensure safe return of Rohingyas to Myanmar

US Vice-President Mike Pence expressed the Trump administration's strongest condemnation about Myanmar's treatment towards Rohingya Muslims. He told Aung San Suu Kyi that "persecution" by Myanmar's military was "without

Give emphasis on public transport, don't encourage personal vehicles

THE automobile industry has been enjoying a good time for at least four years due to the increase in disposable income of a quarter  and easy financing from banks

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Ensure safe travelling for woman :A video showing policemen harassing a young woman went viral on social media recently. Two policemen were seen in the footage stopping an auto-rickshaw

Seizing the window of opportunity to rethink Brexit

Sandra Khadhouri :The UK government is paralysed by Brexit as it reaches decision time over whether to agree a messy compromise or crash out with no deal. In the

The EU-Japan trade deal

Fredrik Erixon :The new EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement will give an economic boost and help European firms access markets that are technology-rich and can pay for innovation. It is

Global effort to end malaria epidemic

Olivia Ngou :The current picture of malaria should concern us all. For the first time in more than a decade, global malaria cases increased and reductions in malaria deaths

Mass awareness needed if NBR wants more people under tax net

THE countrywide 'Income Tax Fair -2018' has already drawn a huge crowd. The authorities hope more people would be brought under tax net this year too. Finance Minister AMA

Migrant workers : Unsung heroes deserve more attention

MIGRANT rights activists from the South Asian countries on Wednesday called for taking up strong labour migration programmes to promote and protect decent works for migrants. They put forth

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Alarming rise in Dhaka's population Dhaka has recently been branded as the second worst city in the world to live in by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The ranking

Healthy rivers and lakes are essential for existence

Andreas Baumüller :Healthy rivers, lakes and wetlands are not a luxury. They are essential to our existence. They supply and purify our  drinking water. They help us adapt to

Trump's anti-media rhetoric

Thalif Deen :A former French president once remarked: Never pick a fight with a little kid or the press. The kid will throw the last stone at you and

Community engagement needed to reduce disaster risks

Lisa Cornish :Over the past decade, almost 4000 natural disasters have impacted 2 billion people costing $1.7 billion in damages. Two-thirds of those affected were found in China, India,

Time for fixing banking irregularities

THE Bangladesh Bank's role as the custodian of the production and distribution of money and credit in the economy has been eroded by the finance ministry in the past

Power vacuum in Sri Lanka as political crisis deepens

THE ongoing political crisis in the South Asian island nation Sri Lanka has depended further as its Parliament yesterday passed a no-confidence motion against newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda

Shifting from manager to leader

Sara Canaday :Just because you have a management title doesn't automatically mean you're a great leader. But making that sometimes-subtle shift is essential for the success of your career

The echoes of November 1918

Daniel W. Drezner :For the past five years, centennials marking the First World War have haunted international relations pundits. A few years ago, to mark the start of the

A defeat for America First

Ross Douthat :Supporters watched President Trump enter the Make America Great Again rally in Huntington, W.Va., on Nov. 2.CreditCreditGabriella Demczuk for The New York TimesRunning for president in 2016,

Khashoggi murder jolts Saudi administration

THE sensational murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, has raised question about the political career of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is considered as most

Why there should be continuous repairing works on highways?

WITHIN a year of completion, overloaded lorries and high number of vehicles plying have created ruts on the expanded Dhaka-Chattogram highway. Twice as many vehicles than the projected number are

Economy that influences politics most

Robert J. Samuelson :One lesson of the midterm elections is that economic growth is losing its power to unite the country and to reduce explosive conflicts over race, religion, ethnicity,

Oil, wages and climate

Jared Bernstein :When I decided to leave my post as White House economist, President Obama was kind enough to take an exit photo with my family. It so happened that

Is television dying?

Richard Maxwell, Ph.D. and Toby Miller, Ph.D. :When TV began in earnest after World War II, it was part of a radical shift in how we lived. White GIs and

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Need technical and vocational training For a country like Bangladesh, human capital can be the main driving force for economic development and prosperity. According to the UNDP, the working age

American people vote for balance in power

AMID widespread speculation about a big push in the mid-term polls, US President Donald Trump's Republican Party in a dramatic way has retained control of the Senate and its rival