Dhaka's unique saga of water  

Even a developed city like South Africa's Cape Town goes...

Trump has weaponised trade for his economic wars

The United States and China both hardened their bargaining positions...

Will DTH remove cable hazard?

Notwithstanding satellite television channels' operation in Bangladesh for nearly three...

Privatisation solution worse than problem

Privatisation has not provided the miracle cure for the problems...

Bumper Boro harvest and aftermath  

The government is relishing this year's bumper Boro rice harvest...

Meatless with spine, or spineless with meat?

"Where's the beef," ran a Wendy's hamburger advertisement in 1984....

Mutual learning vital for Asian cultures

Take China, India and Japan, three major Asian powers for...

Inclusive development alleviates poverty

The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), by using the cost...

Unholy link between mental disorders and suicides

Over the past six to seven years, incidence of suicide...

Taming the social media juggernaut

During the past week, social media users experienced a rude...

The ECB song contest?

One can't help feeling that the race to succeed Mario...

New WB chief takes aim at global poverty  

The new World Bank (WB) President David Malpass seems to...

Rise of right-wing nationalism undermines human rights worldwide

The rise of right-wing nationalism and the proliferation of authoritarian...

Corridors for bees and elephants  

In the face of declining bee population in the United...

STORIES THAT CAN'T END WELL

In today's irrational world of fake news and bad-faith politics,...

Africa: The age of the internet calls for younger leaders

Days before Algeria's 82-year-old strongman president Abdelaziz Bouteflika was ousted...

Biodiversity loss goes on, with none piqued  

A news photograph of some Nilphamari villagers spreading the wings...

US-China trade negotiations hit a roadblock as Trump imposes new tariffs

President Trump  on Sunday (May 05) threatened to raise tariffs...

Price spiral and the spirit of Ramadan

Every year, days or weeks before and during the holy...

Stock market manipulation versus access to information

From the first week of April, Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE)...

Enforcement complexity of new VAT law  

When Value Added Tax (VAT) was introduced in Bangladesh in...

SME sector needs to adopt e-commerce  

Emergence of globalisation and integration of regional economies have brought...

Neoliberal reforms strengthening monopoly power and abuses

Over the last four decades, growing concentration of market power...