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West Africa's democratic tipping point?

Support for credible democratic elections in Nigeria, Senegal, and Côte...

The debate over commercial coaching  

There are still a few people around that benefitted from...

Introduction of pensions in Bangladesh: Points to ponder  

The Government of Bangladesh (GoB) is mulling the introduction of...

Munich security conference: US goes it alone

Security is a fundamental human concern. The Munich Security Conference...

Fire at hospital  

Hospital is where patients seek cure for physical and mental...

Climate change adaptation: Monitoring and evaluation gaining in importance

Climate change not only threatens lives and livelihoods, but also...

Living on an earth without insects  

The news of extinction of nearly half of all insects...

Corruption: Causes and its consequences for the economy

Corruption has been around the globe for a very long...

Libraries are struggling

Use of libraries across the country is gradually turning more...

Bulging mattress money?    

Banks are reportedly worried because their deposit growth has declined...

Losing out on prioritisation

Prioritisation may be a necessary evil for countries with limited...

Inequality impedes harmonious growth

Despite rise in gross domestic product (GDP) growth and reported...

Losing faith in democracy    

Democracy isn't perfect but it's the best ism available. The...

A Manchurian candidate for World Bank

Following an unwritten agreement between America and the European Countries...

Evaluating the role of agriculturists

Every year, Bangladesh observes February 13 as Agriculturist Day. Bangabandhu...

Banks and news media  

It happens sometimes. Media reports on banks contain information that...

Keeping rivers free of encroachers  

The country's conservationists, especially the activists engaged in campaigns to...

Banking chaos bruises the economy: Structural problems need to be rectified

The state of health of the country's banking sector has...

Ending the US stranglehold on the World Bank

Nominations opened last week for the World Bank presidency, one...

The ghosts of Versailles: Price of setting expectations too high  

It has now been just over 100 years since the...

Combating corruption: Ensuring transparency, good governance  

We might not like it but Bangladesh once again has...

Unravelling Hercules mystery

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan broke the silence over what he...

Festivities with foreign friends  

The city of Dhaka these days is used to seeing...