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The wrath of rivers  

The fearsome mighty Padma of the past has mellowed. Naturally, in its heyday it earned the infamy of all-consuming 'rakshusi' (fiendish) Padma. Today, however, in the lean season the shallow channel of the river at some points in Rajshahi can...

The not so democratic face of democracy

It couldn't have been scripted better. Turkey's assault on hapless...

Foot-loose & fancy-free global economy: Wildcards as trip-wires?  

As we enter the last 2019 quarter, it is instructive...

Why we need more Economists

In a recent commentary in The New York Times, Binyamin...

Digital technology and telemigration

Globalisation is simple. Arbitrage drives globalisation. When the cost difference...

City welcomes handicraft vendors  

The view of purely village-made handicraft being sold by vendors...

Europe needs a serious nuclear-energy debate

Last month, the Akademik Lomonosov, Russia's first floating nuclear power...

Recipes of successful entrepreneurship

Creating more business and jobs through fast-growing, innovative firms is...

Does public banking Work?

Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the...

Creating Blue Ocean opportunity

In management literature, there appear to be two major strategy dimensions. The first one is to strategise business success by capturing greater share of the existing market. The other one is about creating a new value proposition, new market. It's about creating an uncontested market place and making the competition...

Market exploration - export by nonconvertible currencies

Bangladeshi exporters receive export payments...

Bracing for a challenge from e-books

The assertive words of National...

Fixing anomalies of VDS system

VAT (value added tax) is...

Revenue shortfall and tax evasion

Collection of incremental taxes becomes...

Slow moving rickshaws choking traffic  

SLOW-MOVING and manually driven rickshaws are a cause for traffic...