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Unstable rice market in the election year

Rice is the staple food for Bangladeshis. It is the...

Utilising potential of blue economy

The government has, of late, given utmost importance to blue...

Food security under strain

If food security means availability of staple and other essentials...

Doomsday just a century away!

Even a layman can realise that climate is changing for...

The middle class under strain

It would appear from the proposed FY 18 Budget that...

Tax on bank balance – implications

The government, it seems, wants to mobilise as much money...

On the highway to growth or development?

In the budget speech in parliament on June 01, Finance...

Budget -- from the perspective of an ordinary citizen

For most people the annual budget brings no cheer. What,...

On whose head rest our loads

Friday night at around 10 PM I ventured into Kawran...

The not-so-trusted ratings

There was no rating requirement of business entities in Bangladesh...

Bangladesh economy—an ideological appraisal

The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) has recently published figures...

Jobs for educated youth

The sight of thousands of youths vying for a job...

\'Beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people\'

More than 7.0 billion people live on this planet spread...

Benefiting from OBOR project

Bangladesh can benefit enormously from the China-led 'One Belt, One...

Identifying thrust sector for job creation

Job creation, pivotal to economic consolidation and hence growth, is...

Problems of excess capacity

The country's financial sector has institutions of different types in...

Forward-looking policy to attract investment

In the backdrop of dwindling investment in the country, both...

Retaining food security

A hostile nature this year has forced Bangladesh to go...

Cultural taste on the decline

For any cinema connoisseur, a free entry for Mrinal Sen's...

Keeping money of the rich at home

It is difficult to keep money at home in any...

Will there be an end to harmful brick kiln emissions?

The warning that the brick kilns spread out mostly on...

Undesirable transformation

The state-owned Power Development Board (PDB) that once dominated the...

Proper utilisation of unused SoEs\' land

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to endorse the draft...