Heavy school bags indicative of bad economics    

Overloaded school bags become a serious problem for the school...

SMEs bring vigour to economies

Traditionally, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are known as the...

Getting benefits, undeservedly  

'Eker por ek subida sarkari chakureder' (there are facilities galore...

Fluctuating configurations: Leadership at bay?

An unmistakable feature of the international system today is the...

Improving management of the savings tools

The government's net borrowing from state-owned savings instruments continues to...

In Azov Sea, Putin plays a deadly Ukraine game

When Vladimir Putin opened a new bridge linking Crimea to...

Dealing with the drop in women's overseas jobs?

This paper carried a news item on Sunday etching, we...

Opportunity lost  

It has to be said that amid the chortling rumbustiousness...

Containing China: A helpless hope?

China may have spawned a second East-West conflict through two...

A mother triumphs against overwhelming odds

Mothers are a special breed, even in the animal world....

Does election foster democracy?

Election has turned out to be the most popular instrument...

The wonders of Chinese Mandarin

Spoken by around one-fifth of the global population, the Chinese...

Violence against women - a cause and consequence of inequality

The lack of women's empowerment is a critical form of...

Pushing toilet revolution to next stage

Bangladesh is highly appreciated for bringing down the use of...

Where exactly is the glitch?

One of the oldest questions doing the round in developing...

Blame game over default culture  

One has ample reasons to get confused by the statements...

Asia-centred global power rivalry: Francophonic Indo-Pacific zone?

France may not be as unlikely a player in an...

Getting nearer gender parity in labour force?  

Numerically, gender gap between men and women   in the country's ...

APEC summit ends without a joint communique  

With the theme 'Harnessing inclusive opportunities, embracing the digital future,'...

World Trade Organisation at risk

As the White House began to escalate the US-Sino trade...

Danger from LNG and CNG cylinders  

The death of a child from cylinder blast in a...

Earth's biodiversity: A pivotal meeting at a pivotal time

The quality of the air we breathe, the food we...

Armistice Day centennial commemoration: Hopes and forebodings

The Armistice of November 11, 1918, a century ago, ended...