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Why do young people take their own lives?  

That one person dies from suicide every 40 seconds somewhere on this planet is alarming. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is disappointed that the governments the world over are not doing enough to reduce the incidence of suicide. On September...

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Intractable dimensions created by the Rohingya presence

Since late 1977, Bangladesh has had to be a gracious...

The costs of heightened conflict in the Himalayas

As a series of conflicts in the Hindu Kush Himalayan...

Demystifying negative interest rate policy

When the US Federal Reserve  Chairman talks, central bankers and...

How to remain competitive after textiles & clothing sector transformation

Bangladesh's textile industry has attained the 30th position worldwide in...

Runways no recreation centres  

Spotting aeroplanes has not yet developed in Bangladesh as a...

Big power conflicts are increasingly taking place in outer space

Nearly every article on 'space security' begins with the acknowledgement...

Juvenile gangs and police intervention  

The rise of juvenile gangs in Dhaka as well as...

Money for nothing — in the brave new economy

A monetary-policy regime centred on quantitative easing (QE) and zero...

The new VAT Act: A compromise outcome – I

In the FY2019/20 budget speech, the Minister of Finance announced the introduction of a new VAT Law effective from July 01, 2019. The Value Added Tax and Supplementary Duty Act 2012 was enacted in December 2012 after three years of preparations for completing the draft with inputs from international and...

Translating ambition to action

In less than 10 days,...

Robert Mugabe and his legacy: A mixed one

Robert Mugabe died on September...

An update on the Gulf situation

As of now two opposing...

Centralised versus decentralised banking system

Centralised banking operation is that...

Slow moving rickshaws choking traffic  

SLOW-MOVING and manually driven rickshaws are a cause for traffic...