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Conducting a credible election - a litmus test for the EC

The Election Commission (EC) has completed its dialogue with the...

Of youth-centric development planning

Around the world, young people are large in number which...

Erasing vestiges of the past - mindless cruelty to heritage

The irrational speed at which the capital's century-old Khamarbari, meaning...

Economics with a human face: Nudging & budging

Richard Thaler's 2017 Nobel Economics Prize was overdue. He has...

Rich dividends expected of Chinese Belt & Road initiative

The Chinese government's vision is to double 2010 national income...

Realpolitik importance of stabilising food inflation and 2019 election

Enormous billboards around Dhaka and in parts of the country...

The Catalan fiasco: Europe wary of centrifugal tendencies

The last few weeks have witnessed an evolving political dynamics...

An elegy for Prof M R Khan

The Institute of Child Health (ICH) and Shishu Sasthaya Foundation...

2017-18 global economic outlook-- implications for Bangladesh

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its latest World Economic...

Adult learning to promote sustainable development

"All people, irrespective of sex, age, race, ethnicity, and persons...

Quest for happiness in an adverse world

People in search of true happiness may find in a...

Access to technology vital for women entrepreneurship development

Sophisticated entrepreneurship and its sustainability depend on technology. As a...

US loses in the Mideast even as it wins against Islamic State

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited the Middle East...

The not-so-dire future of work

The future of work is a hot topic nowadays. It...

The Rohingya crisis deepens

Despite the visit of Aung San Suu Kyi's (ASSK) representative...

Sushma Swaraj's visit to Dhaka: Mixed signals

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's 24-hour-long official visit was...

The quest for sustainable development for all

At the Millennium Summit in 2000, the global community -...

How far is the sixth mass extinction?

Thanks to the Brazilian government's reinstatement of its earlier order...

Writing an obituary on planning as a national policy? Not yet

Almost every country follows a development policy that forms part...

Liberalising gold market

The gold policy of Bangladesh is in a very primitive...

Solving poverty by recognising others in poverty

We all know what poverty looks like. Born in a...

Collateral locking—the best antidote to mortgage fraud

Incidents of fraudulent mortgages can hardly be prevented although there...

Curbing high mortality rate of startups

Startup is our hope for creating a path-breaking opportunity of...