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Social over individual development
17:30, Feb 17, 2019
In the past, the concept of ‘social development’ embodied a large number of issues packaged under ‘social’ and considered...
Deafening roads of Dhaka city
You can't eat money!
Does Gazipur poll postponement contradict the constitution?
Mizanur Rahman Khan
18:29, May 13, 2018
The immediate reaction of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda to the postponement of the Gazipur city elections was, “I do not know why...
You can't eat money!
16:16, Feb 15, 2019
There is a Native American adage, “Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise...
Is milk no longer safe to drink?
14:15, Feb 15, 2019
Alarming traces of pesticides, antibiotics and other toxic substances have been detected in milk and milk products available in the market. The...
A case for SMEs
Don’t kill the safe zones
Development, not at the cost of human rights
Govt must be bold in protecting the environment
A #missingdaughter approach
Why locals not getting jobs? Business leader Kasem regrets low skills
Amar Ekushey in West Bengal and Tripura
When police are the criminals
16:02, Feb 11, 2019
Two members of the police abducted three innocent young men and demanded a ransom of 3 million taka. This is not a mere allegation. It was openly...
Tailoring the future
19:41, Feb 09, 2019
Information and communication technology minister Mostofa Jabber believes there’s a $7 billion export market that can be reached in the coming...
Involve jobless youth in development
11:54, Feb 09, 2019
The general economic division of Bangladesh’s planning commission has put forward a rather dismal picture of the country’s youth. The...
Police week: More demands than accountability
22:20, Feb 08, 2019
The police week is observed at the beginning of January every year, but was postponed to the second week of February this time due to the 30...
When zero tolerance amounts to zero
16:13, Feb 07, 2019
On 2 February, Prothom Alo published a piece by Mizanur Rahman Khan about taking ‘zero tolerance’ down to a ‘minus’. The...
Political resolve can stem capital flight
14:41, Feb 07, 2019
The media is rife with reports of huge sums money being siphoned off from the country and recently the chairman of Crescent Leather Products and...
Digital financial services can transform Bangladesh
Faheem Tanveer Ahmed
15:33, Feb 07, 2019
Digital Bangladesh is arguably the most talked about term in recent times whenever there is any discussion on development. And the idea of Digital...
Economic aspirations for a ‘sovereign land’
17:33, Feb 05, 2019
In an earlier posting on 31 January 2019, my views on centrality of current politics and its implications for the long-term dynamics in Bangladesh...
New rule to save our rivers
14:03, Feb 05, 2019
The High Court division of the Supreme Court has passed another significant verdict aimed at saving our rivers. Previously, justice ABM Khairul...
Police propensity towards crime
16:37, Feb 04, 2019
Recent police reports about the involvement of Sitakunda police in the rape of a woman, was shocking, disturbing. If the hapless victims of all...
Assam’s Bangladesh-phobia is a political product
15:09, Feb 03, 2019
Srinivas Kumar Sinha, the retired general of the Indian army, was governor of Assam for six years from 1997. It was then that the state’s ethnic...
Cases are fictitious, not the people
21:39, Feb 03, 2019
I do not know who Aziz Munshi of Tangail’s Ghatail upazila is, nor do many of you. He did not even want to be known, but his name was published in...
What role will the opposition play in the new parliament?
16:49, Feb 02, 2019
The eleventh Jatiya Sangsad began its first session on 30 January. It is too early to predict the nature of this national parliament which lacks a...
Who shares fake news?
16:39, Feb 01, 2019
‘Fake news’, which, according to former US president Barack Obama, creates a 'dust cloud of nonsense', has become one of the most popular...
The state of the state language
13:07, Feb 01, 2019
It’s February, the month we commemorate the language movement, the month when people laid down their lives in 1952 for the sake of Bangla....
Save the environment from polythene
10:29, Jan 31, 2019
Biodegradable waste products recycle themselves through a natural process from way back. But ever since the industrial revolution, the unbridled...
Difficulties in defining public needs and aspirations
23:13, Jan 30, 2019
Where should the focus of development be, to meet public needs and aspirations in the current political atmosphere? There are multiple dimensions...
Why harassing people with cases after ‘peaceful’ polls?
14:08, Jan 30, 2019
The ministers, advisers, and leaders and MPs (members of parliament) of the ruling party have been stressing that the 30 December election was a...
The old tale of road accidents: Lives never counted
08:37, Jan 30, 2019
Last Wednesday was a significant day for Bangladesh. The seventh span of the much dreamt about Padma bridge was set up on that day, a feat highly...
China’s considerations and concerns
13:05, Jan 28, 2019
There has been quite a bit of curiosity about the intent and role of China in post-election Bangladesh. It is not easy to read the minds of...
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