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Planned industrialisation for urban resilience  

The No.11 point of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) makes it incumbent that necessary initiatives should be taken and challenges must be overcome for ensuring sustainable cities and communities by 2,030. Basically, the 11th SDG goal has indicated that in...

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Skills development: Making good use of our demographic dividend

Monday, July 15, marks the World Youth Skills Day proclaimed...

Technological advancements in present-day journalism: Prospects and challenges

Journalism has now been going through several major technological changes...

Making the most of the merger between the economic cadre and administrative cadre

Bangladesh Planning Commission, a central planning organisation of the government,...

White paper on black money

Black money is a reality in Bangladesh as in many...

Facebook and friends threaten to Libralise the world

On 17 June, a Facebook white paper proposed a new...

Thoughts on Anthropocene Epoch  

Anthropocene is the period of time during which human activities...

The Asian Century hype: The Tower of Babel

Bab-ilu (the "gates of heaven') was another name for Babylon....

How to regulate the Internet

The only topic uniting right and left in the United...

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FDI: High growth rate worth celebrating but the tobacco deal begs questions

The growth of foreign direct investment (FDI) to Bangladesh by about 68 per cent ($ 3.6 billion) in 2018 compared with 2017 is an outstanding performance of the country. But compared to India ($42 billion)  and Vietnam ($35.46 billion), the figure is still much low. The 2019 edition of UNCTAD's...

Slow moving rickshaws choking traffic  

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