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EC must end dilly-dally process in providing NID cards

ABOUT 1.1 crore voters, who were included in the voter list after 2012, have not yet got the laminated NID cards. Although the Election Commission had promised to provide NID

Coal missing at Barapukuria

THE Barapukuria coal-fired power plant is going to shut down immediately for an indefinite period as its fuel mysteriously disappeared from a yard.  Two units of the plant, with the

A plea for Rohingya refugees

António Guterres :Small children butchered in front of their parents. Girls and women gang-raped while family members were tortured and killed. Villages burned to the ground. Nothing could have prepared

Balancing trade wars

Sunita Narain :A global trade war has broken out. The United States fired the first salvo and there has been retaliation by the European Union, Canada, China and even India.

The increasing cybercrime

Tamas Gaidosch :Cybercrime is now a mature industry operating on principles much like those of legitimate businesses in pursuit of profit. Combating the proliferation of cybercrime means disrupting a business

Readers’ Forum

China certain to retain Asian crownThe 2018 Asian Games, officially known as the 18th Asian Games and also known as Jakarta Palembang 2018, is a pan-Asian multi-sport event scheduled to

No effective measures yet against rampant capital flight

LAUNDERING of money has become a common phenomenon at the moment when the country just stepped out from the high risk country list in money laundering and terror financing. Bangladesh

CHT people must be assured sense of participation: Fear of force doesn`t win people

THE lack of government's desire over holding elections to the regional council and the three District Councils in Chattogram Hill Tracts has long been depriving indigenous people of their right

Revitalising the life of urban poor

Dr. Md. Shairul Mashreque and Dr. M Abul Kashem Mozumder  :The state seeks poverty reduction through welfare strategies, social insurance, compensation programs, income maintenance, curative strategies and preventive measures. In

No Prime Ministers of Pakistan could complete 5-yr tenure

Saeed Qureshi :Recently one of my email interlocutors Mr. Shuja-ur-Rahman Khan sent me an interesting and revealing email. This email recapitulates the democratic and constitutional setback of the past 71

UAE and China drive new world order

Bikram Vohra :The visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the UAE is a vitally important milestone on the Belt and Road initiative which is currently a work in swift

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Save local fish from extinctionThe availability of native fish like koi, puti, mola-dhela, shol, magur, shing, chitol, gozar, etc. in natural water bodies is decreasing day by day. These fish

World must be united to ensure trial of the genocide against Rohingya people

ROHINGYA refugees reaching Bangladesh said violence, including torture, persists against them in Myanmar and the overall environment remains "menacing" for ethnic and religious minorities. UN human rights investigators carried

Ease pressure on banking rate by increasing remittance

 NEWS media reported that Bangladesh Bank has continued its practice of injecting dollars into the market this fiscal year to cool down exchange rate volatility, with $62 million being

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Why did Brazil fail to win? :There is no surprise that Brazil once again failed to win Hexa. Even the majority Brazilians think that Brazil have not that zeal

Quota reform movement: A review

Nasir Ahmed : This is Bangladesh ¾ a so-called great example of flourishing economy. Goons, the student wing of ruling party, are beating up students whoever raising their voice against

Immigration: Myths and realities

Roberto Savio :According to the latest statistics, the total flow of immigrants so far in 2018 is 50.000 people, compared with 186,768 last year, 1,259,955 in 2016 and 1,327,825

Take immediate steps to save Chattogram

A vast area of Chattogram is going under the tidal water almost regularly. The rise in sea level resists the release of water to rivers running to the sea. The

Wise men around the govt deliberately misinterpreting the judgement

THE government has been referring to a Supreme Court "order" on the reservation of 30 percent quota for the children of freedom fighters for the last few days, arguing that

Govt servants are public servants, not masters

Dr. Forqan Uddin Ahmed :Government servants are a group of organized public servants employed for the overall administration of government. The first and foremost duty of govt. servant is to

Disaster preparedness makes difference in a flood

Rayhan Ahmed Topader :Bangladesh is one of the world's most vulnerable countries to climate change and natural disasters, with over six percent of the population affected by disasters each year.

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Environmental resources are not infiniteEnvironmental resources can be defined as elements of the human environment and include both natural and built resources. Three major categories of resources are socioeconomic, cultural

Providing Bangladeshi passports to Rohingya people

 An international syndicate has been formed to send Rohingya labourers to different South, Southeast and Middle Eastern countries. Newspapers reports said the local part of this syndicate includes some public

Public money and gold are not safe, it is a national disgrace

Bangladesh Bank on Tuesday refuted the allegation that one of the gold bars kept in its highly secured vault by the customs department was adulterated. Following a report published by

Bangladesh: Vision of a child friendly country

N.S.M. Muzzammel Huq :Bangladesh entered into the path of a developing nation with ultimate goal of achieving the status of a developed nation by 2041. In this process we have

Forests, marine resources shrinking worldwide

Maged Srour :Deforestation and unsustainable farming are depriving the planet of forests, while destructive practices in fishing are limiting the chance to sustainably manage our oceans.According to United Nations estimates,

A gender-specific approach to counter terrorism

Carmen Arroyo :Understanding the different way that terrorists target women and how to prevent their recruitment could play a significant role in counter-terrorism efforts, and is gaining increased recognition among

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Save HaldaThe country's largest fish spawning ground, the Halda River, is being destroyed because of the construction of unplanned structures and brick kilns on its banks. Because of the fact

LNG supply in the national grid is delaying, govt's positive step necessary

Almost three months have elapsed -- when American giant Excelerate Energy's floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) 'Excellence' anchored at Moheshkhali outer sea on April 23 carrying 0.65 million tons

Trump‘s behaviour in meeting with Putin regarded as disgraceful

US President Donald Trump has defended Russia over claims of interference in the 2016 presidential election. After face-to-face talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Mr Trump contradicted US intelligence agencies