Friday, July 28, 2017 | ePaper

Unabated drug traders across the country

MAKING all the efforts to prevent drug trading, trafficking and addiction by law enforcers, NGOs and governmental agencies futile, the fatal addiction and menace are extending to large sections

BB`s new monetory policy squeezes private sector credit growth

BANGLADESH Bank has reduced its private sector credit growth target to 16.20 per cent - that so far was maintaining an upward trend in recent months.  With a view

Sinking island seeks seat in Security Council

Thalif Deen :The Maldives, one of the world's low-lying, small island developing states (SIDS) - threatened with extinction because of a sea-level rise- is shoring up its coastal defences in

China is on a quest to ‘recover’ territorial pride

Howard W. French  :Beijing's efforts to control the surrounding seas are as much about nationalism and political legitimacy at home as they are about its ambitions for geopolitical powerAt an

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Congratulations, Sean Spicer!Sean Spicer has resigned as the White House Press Secretary, bringing to an end the tumultuous six-months as the public face of Donald Trump's administration. It was quite

Public varsities' existing admission test should go

WHEN the present admission test system at public universities would make a hassle for the students who passed the Higher Secondary Certificate and equivalent examinations this year, the limited

It is painful to see how people of Dhaka and Chittagong suffering

INTERMITTENT heavy rainfall in the two big cities of the country has brought them closer to the breaking point. On one hand the rains worsened by gusty wind is creating

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Inward remittance downfall and remedies :Remittance sent by Bangladeshi expatriates through legal channels has seen a sharp decline recently. The Bangladesh Bank, to revamp the remittance inflow, asked commercial

Investment in health is more profiting

Tharanga Yakupitiyage :Investing in the health of the poorest communities saves almost twice as many lives, according to a UN agency's analysis.In a new report titled "Narrowing the Gaps:

Procedure for cancellation of registration of Political Party

A. Mannan :The 1972 Constitution was framed, enacted and implemented, a laudable achievement, thanks to Dr. Kamal  Hossain and his team, a reasonably workable Constitution appropriate as at that

Tourism can offer work for the poor

Susanne Becken :Wouldn't it be great if something as simple and pleasurable as international travel could help end something as grinding and enduring as global poverty? After all, the

Tax-dodging foreigners

THE New Nation reported that thousands of foreigners who have long been working in different private organizations in the country renewing tourist visas instead of obtaining employment visa for

HSC results: Fall in pass rates fall in standard too

THE results of this year's HSC examinations saw a significant fall in both the success rate and the number of highest achievers due to the introduction of a new

Neoliberal order needs new vision to thrive

Walden Bello :Free trade and the freedom of capital to move across borders have been the cutting edge of globalisation. They've also led to the succession of crises that have

Facing terrorism in the Gulf

Stefano Stefanini :This Sunday (23 July), Federica Mogherini will visit Kuwait "to support and accompany" its mediation in the Qatar dispute. She joins the diplomatic efforts at a crucial time.

Regional conflicts : New impediments to deployment

Safa Khasawneh :Held for the first time in the Arab world, an annual meeting of Asian and Arab Parliamentarians examined how regional conflicts hinder the development of effective policies to

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No one is above the lawThe story of breaching traffic law is nothing new. The violators, more often than not, are highly educated judges, ministers, lawyers, officials of ministries and

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