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Demolishing heritage sites

Unlike many other large historic cities across the world, Dhaka...

Matabari power plant: Checking credentials of bidders

Japanese development partner JICA-assisted Matabari Coal-Fired Power Generation Project is...

Why millennials will reject Trump

The key political divide in the United States is not...

Making America great again

A nation founded by immigrants, each of whom had begun...

A welcome comeback

It is a piece of welcome news that both the...

Rising temperature belies wintry chill

The wintry chill is conspicuously absent this year. One wonders...

Playing with economic matches

At this time last year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF)...

The curious case of poverty line

My stint as a professional economist lasted for a year...

The US-UK-EU triangle

There were incentives for British Prime Minister Theresa May and...

Revision and rebasing of national accounts estimates

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the single most important indicator...

With literary bend of mind

Any reunion evokes emotions in association with a nostalgic journey...

MA Behrouze Ispahani: As I saw him

Very occasionally I used to meet Mirza Ali Behrouze Ispahani...

The element of surprise

Close to a year after eighty million dollars were hacked...

The underutilised rivers of Dhaka

Few large cities in the world are blessed with four...

Fourth Industrial Revolution and decarburisation

Recently World Economic Forum hosted its annual meeting in Davos,...

Behrouze Ispahani — a man with a difference

I just stepped into my office on the morning of...

Trapped at the short-end: Our fate foretold?

A 2011 report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and...

A proposal for national security council and polls-time interim govt

Non-party Caretaker Government (CG) system was born out of mistrust...

Petty-minded start to a high-sounding presidency

Looking at Donald Trump's bar-lowering inauguration as the 45th US...

The five lessons of populist rule

Jaroslaw Kaczy?ski, Poland's de facto leader, has become, next to...

These senseless, avoidable deaths

In this land of newer and hitherto unheard-of scourges, a...

Redefining sound pollution

It was the klaxon-type horns used by buses that raised...

Davos, 2017: Taking the bull by the horns

Prior to its 2017 gathering in bone-chilling Davos, the World...