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VAT: Fresh concerns for consumers  

There has been a lot of clamour about the new...

5G dynamics poses policy dilemma

Despite being the next-generation cellular communication technology, 5G has become...

Technology to cope with scarcity of irrigation water  

Bangladesh is an irrigation-water-scarce country in the absence of sufficient...

Civic service is not a plus point of Dhaka  

Of the many merits of the just announced budget for...

Black money whitening scheme - ethical issues

A debate is now on about the budget proposal allowing...

Battling diseases local and alien    

The recurring moderate to heavy showers punctuated by bright sunny...

The heavy cost of traffic congestion  

The TomTom Traffic Index doesn't includes Dhaka, but there is...

An uncertain future for Palestinian refugees

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees...

It's DWASA again  

It is no secret that residents of the capital city...

Lessons from India in digital disruption

Digital technology can rapidly transform how countries provide services such...

Any need to open up more foreign campuses?

After closing down foreign university campuses few years back, the...

Expanding the tax net  

Bangladesh has a population of more than 160 million, but...

For lack of representation

According to some reports online sales during the Eid festival...

Globalisation-localisation tensions

As if "western" modernisation of "eastern" countries did not rattle...

Intellectual assets for addressing industrial competitiveness

Professor Porter's diamond model spells out five forces explaining why...

Carbon sequestration versus carbon stock    

I have come across an interesting piece of report in...

Tackling terrorism needs coordinated policy formulation

Terrorism, in the broadest sense, is the use of intentionally...

Saving the obscure, smaller hills  

A prospective tourist spot long out of notice of forest...

The US economy enjoys an unusual type of growth

There is a dirty little secret in economics today: the...

Social media: Harmless tool or dangerous weapon?  

Last March the terrorist attack in Christchurch showed the world...

A business environment for a developed Bangladesh

In the journey of progress, we are aiming for a...

Developing countries 100 years behind the West

Continuous declines in international education aid are depriving half of...

Railway ticket chaos: Failure in demand management  

As like the previous year, this year also a large...