Dilemma over duty-free rice imports    

The country has seen bumper harvests of two major rice...

Boosting economy by easing cost of doing business  

When the country's economy appears to be going through a...

Merits of staggered weekends

Starting from around the 6th century BC, the Jews were...

Madmen in authority

In The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money, John...

Increasing tax revenue — the debate over corporate rate

The tax authorities will not necessarily receive more from a...

Apparel industry -- workplace safety not enough  

Any Bangladeshi or someone who wishes Bangladesh well will find...

Stock market: No change of luck

Stock exchanges all over the world are unpredictable places. Their...

Severe gas crisis amid weakening distribution system

Severe gas crisis is now persisting in the capital Dhaka...

Gender parity in jobs deserves priority  

The publication of labour force survey reports on a quarterly...

The challenge of publishing textbooks  

A row over printing of textbooks among printing presses, publishers...

Consolidating the status of Bangladesh as a developing country

Bangladesh needs to do more - especially at the policy...

Misuse of bond facility and border haats

A news story, quoting appropriate sources, says abuse of the...

Rural people's perception of development  

Perhaps we need no social scientist to explain the enviable...

Food procurement: The bypassed target  

Farmers across the country are now busy harvesting their Boro...

Ridding the highway of severe tailback  

Unprecedented tailback on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway has taken serious turn....

Hassles at ferry crossings  

Bangladesh is a riverine country endowed with 24,000-kilometre long waterways....

Where education fails to deliver  

Although the problem of private tutoring in education has emerged...

Too many banks crowd the economy

Bangladesh economy is perhaps having more banks than it needs....

The much needed thrust on skill development   

Two news stories figured quite prominently in the past week-one...

Dynamics of poverty in Bangladesh  

The general discourse on poverty in Bangladesh hardly harps on...

To cut or not to cut  

It is quite apparent that the government is in a...

Ills of unplanned urbanisation  

Unplanned urbanisation is likely to pose a challenge to the...

Determinants of entrepreneurship  

Entrepreneurship has been acknowledged the world over as a key...