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<p>Opinion</p>

How true are the statements of the minister and the adviser?

In an economics conference on 5 March, finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said he had lowered the interest rate as industries were unable to survive when it's 28-30 per cent. But the banks in ...

Time to declare ‘Pollution Emergency’ in Dhaka

In the middle of 2019, Britain’s media giant The Guardian took a decision of the century. The editorial board of the media outlet decided that it would no longer use the terminology ‘climate change’. ...

Hold public hearing before increasing water tariff

Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA) has taken an alarming decision to increase water tariff once again. This is the third instance of water price hike in Awami League’s tenure over the ...

My Bangla journey

I arrived in Bangladesh for the first time one September day in 1986. I had just graduated from college with a degree in development economics and intended to spend a year working in Bangladesh and ...

Parole politics and legal questions

It looks like the hapless BNP has now stepped into a trap of parole politics. There is no prevailing law of the land for the approval and management of parole. It all lies in the hands of the home ...

Spring in the time of pollution

Spring is here in the most polluted city of the world. Spring has arrived at the dunghill of development. During the movement to protect the Sundarbans, our slogan was to save the forest at the cost ...

Govt in desperate search of money

A number of economists have said the currency of Bangladesh is overvalued than that of the neighbouring countries. China, India and Pakistan have devalued their currency. But the Bangladesh ...

How can we end rape?

Many strong statements and insightful commentaries have been made in the past few weeks by human rights and women’s rights advocates and academics about stopping rape and adhering to the rule of law. ...

Divided we fall!

"United we stand, divided we fall."The catchphrase became widely popular during the Second World War thanks to the propaganda poster used by the United States of America. It was apparently taken from ...

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