Hassles at ferry crossings  

Bangladesh is a riverine country endowed with 24,000-kilometre long waterways....

Where education fails to deliver  

Although the problem of private tutoring in education has emerged...

Too many banks crowd the economy

Bangladesh economy is perhaps having more banks than it needs....

The much needed thrust on skill development   

Two news stories figured quite prominently in the past week-one...

Dynamics of poverty in Bangladesh  

The general discourse on poverty in Bangladesh hardly harps on...

To cut or not to cut  

It is quite apparent that the government is in a...

Ills of unplanned urbanisation  

Unplanned urbanisation is likely to pose a challenge to the...

Determinants of entrepreneurship  

Entrepreneurship has been acknowledged the world over as a key...

Freedom of media under threat worldwide  

The 2018 World Press Freedom Index prepared by the Reporters...

Mega projects: Opting for equity financing

Bangladesh economy has remained exclusively dependent on tax revenue for...

TCB as a market intervening force  

Reports have it that the state trading body TCB (Trading...

Income inequality

While Bangladesh has done remarkably well in terms of some...

Now loan, not equity, under EEF!  

The government has learnt the hard way. It has tried...

Fresh gas price hike will be unethical  

Immediately after the first consignment of liquefied natural gas (LNG)...

How to overcome state fragility  

A recent report published by the UK-based LSE-Oxford Commission on...

More effective role expected from UNSC  

Myanmar under the rule of military generals was wrapped in...

Much more needs to be done to attract FDI

Every year billions of dollars are crossing nation's boundaries but...

Expediting digitisation of land records  

Fortunately for the government, its 'Digital Bangladesh' catchphrase has occupied...

Next budget: Tight revenue situation  

The process of making the national budget for the next...

Bringing 'errant' diagnostic centres under discipline

There is a mushroom growth of diagnostic centres and private...

Rejuvenating Bangladesh Railway  

Railway is a popular mass transportation system in the world...

Women harassment on board buses  

The arrest of the driver, conductor and helper accused of...

On growth rate controversy

Lending agencies like the World Bank (WB) and the Asian...