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Charlatanism at its worst in the name of art

Nilratan Halder December 14, 2019 12:47:38

An artwork is so because the sense of aesthetics that goes into its making transcends beyond the creation to take its viewers into its sway. Well, the spell may not work on the uninitiated but art c...

SMEs in promoting sustainable growth

Mohammed Emtiaz Uddin December 14, 2019 12:41:41

Cottage, Micro, Small & Medium industries and the agricultural products play an important role in achieving the recognition of Bangladesh as a developing country. The development of the SME indust...

Women's edn for sustainable development

Hussain Ahmed Liton December 14, 2019 12:36:32

Before the emergence of the feminist movement in the then British colonial Indian socio-cultural ambience, a woman appeared with a lamp for women’s emancipation who is nobody but Begum Rokeya Sa...

Bangladesh's future choice

Arafat Ara December 14, 2019 12:31:18

Bangladesh is the world's 6th largest manpower exporting country but it ranks 9th in terms of receiving remittances, the latest statistics show. The country has seen migration of around 12 million p...

Derivatives to breathe life into stagnant investments

Sagira Sultana Provaty December 08, 2019 20:37:37

An efficient capital market is a prerequisite at both the micro and macro levels of the economy. At the micro level, a well-organised capital market aids investors by providing a range of investment o...

Flawed system robs children of their childhood

Neil Ray December 06, 2019 20:28:57

Schooling tiny tots is not only challenging but for many parents highly traumatic. Here is an education system under which a most critical point arrives at the time of admission to a choice school. Pa...

Graft's disservice to BD's global branding

Adnan Hossain Bhuiyan December 06, 2019 20:28:03

The avowed official efforts to address corruption have neither resulted in improvement in the governance situation, nor contributed to brightening the country's international image, suggest different...

Marketing system through cooperatives in Bangladesh: Issues and challenges

Samir Kumar Biswas December 06, 2019 20:27:16

What is marketing? Commodity-based economic activities are widely dependent on marketing system. In this connection we should be clear about marketing and its perspectives. There are many definitions...

IS claims responsibility for London Bridge attack

-- December 01, 2019 12:52:08

Islamic State said the London Bridge attack on Friday was carried out by one of its fighters, the group’s Amaq news agency reported on Saturday. The group did not provide any evidence. It added...

Bangladesh development perspectives: Implementation challenges

Shamsul Alam November 30, 2019 21:04:43

All goals of Bangladesh Delta Plan (BDP) 2100 are directly or indirectly related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It must be mentioned that all six BDP 2100 goals are fully linked with...

Japan’s Abe may soon see real ballistic missile launch, N Korea warns

-- November 30, 2019 11:58:15

North Korea’s state media on Saturday lashed out at Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as an “imbecile and political dwarf” for calling Pyongyang’s latest test of a large multi...

London Bridge attacker had terror conviction

-- November 30, 2019 10:47:38

The man who carried out Friday's stabbing attack at London Bridge was a former prisoner convicted of terrorism offences. The attacker, named by police as 28-year-old Usman Khan, was out of prison on...

Bangladesh development perspectives: Planning strategies

Shamsul Alam November 29, 2019 20:41:14

Development activities of Bangladesh have gained tremendous momentum in the last decade. The indicators of an exceptionally strong development record have inspired the country to aim even higher. The...

Respecting other lives and Nature's inviolability

Nilratan Halder November 29, 2019 19:56:20

On Bangla calendar, Agrahayan was never very chilly but the first footfalls of the winter could easily be heard at this time. That the planet is getting warmer is quite evident from the fact that this...

Acting towards consumer protection

Minhazul Amin, Shahriyar Hassan and Md. Adnan Chowdhury November 29, 2019 19:55:32

Recently the prices of onion hit Tk 220 per kg in the kitchen market of Dhaka city as India banned onion export in last September. With the price of onion, one can buy some 7.34 kg potato, 2.75 kg car...

Remembering Mohon Mia

Md Moshiur Rahman November 29, 2019 19:54:23

The nation remembers every year a great leader whose demise cut short a continuous flow of significant contribution to the political, social and cultural life, particularly progress and advancement of...

Provisions shortfall soars in nine months

Siddique Islam November 29, 2019 10:15:16

The provisions shortfall against classified loans in the country's banking system swelled by nearly 23 per cent or Tk 15.15 billion during the first nine months of the calendar year. The total shortf...

IS may shift operations to Southeast Asia, Malaysia says

-- November 27, 2019 15:48:25

A Malaysian minister warned on Wednesday that the Islamic State militant group may shift its base of operations to Southeast Asia after the death of its leader, according to a media report. Authoriti...

Holey Artisan attack: Seven militants sentenced to death

-- November 27, 2019 12:32:09

Seven men were sentenced to death on Wednesday for their roles in the Holey Artisan café attack, the deadliest terror attack in Bangladesh’s history that claimed the lives of 22 people, i...

Gulshan attack: Eight accused in court as nation awaits verdict

-- November 27, 2019 11:22:09

All eight accused in the Holey Artisan café attack case were brought to the court amid tight security on Wednesday morning. A prison van carrying the accused from Keraniganj Central Jail reach...

Seismic survey in offshore blocks: Norwegian-US JV set to get the job

M AZIZUR RAHMAN November 27, 2019 10:53:49

The Norwegian-US joint venture (JV) company TGS-Schlumberger is finally bagging the job of carrying out the non-exclusive multi-client seismic survey in offshore blocks in December nearly four years a...

Banks channel farm loans thru microfinance institutions

ISMAIL HOSSAIN November 23, 2019 10:55:01

The share of bank loans to microfinance institutions (MFIs) has been on the rise for the straight eighth year, as the banks are required to meet their farm loan target. According to the Microcredit R...

Celebrating Hemanta -the dusky month

Nilratan Halder November 22, 2019 20:23:51

On the Bangla calendar Jibananada's Hemanta has arrived more than a month ago. Blades of Aman paddy plants or grasses heralded the advent of this dusky season spreading, in its turn, a thin veil of gl...

Major markets of woven fabric in Bangladesh

Helal Uddin Ahmed November 22, 2019 20:22:33

Bangladesh is famous for its woven fabric worldwide, the tradition stretching back to over one thousand years. Previously, there were arrangements for selling the woven clothes locally through informa...

An innovative approach

Md. Mahfuzur Rahman, Quamrul Ahsan, Anisul Haque, Munsur Rahman, Shampa and Shamal C. Das November 22, 2019 20:20:51

For more than 55 years, ever since the first Water Resources Master Plan was formulated by IECO (1964), the policy makers and engineers have continued to seek more rigorous means of managing the water...

US, S Korea postpone joint exercise criticised by N Korea

-- November 17, 2019 13:52:06

The United States and South Korea on Sunday said they were postponing a joint military air exercise that North Korea has criticised as provocative. US Defence Secretary Mark Esper and his South Korea...

Nissan recalls nearly 40000 vehicles in US over braking system defect

-- November 17, 2019 11:00:37

Japan’s Nissan Motor Co Ltd has said it is recalling 394,025 cars in the United States over a braking system defect, causing concerns that a brake fluid leak could potentially lead to a fire. T...

The Sunderbans turns out to be saviour

Nilratan Halder November 15, 2019 21:55:28

Bangladesh's indebtedness to the Sunderbans, the world's largest mangrove, cannot be measured in terms of commercial values -which are quite huge -alone. That it stands guard against ferocious natural...

Is Thorium an alternative to Uranium as fuel?

Aleksei Puzakov November 15, 2019 21:54:27

The weak radioactive metal Thorium (Th) in nature was discovered in 1828 by the Swedish chemist Jens Berzelius. The new element was named after Thor, the god of thunder in Scandinavian countries. Thor...

Cleaner production in environmental compliance

Polin Kumar Saha November 15, 2019 21:52:57

In the recent years, environmental worries have revolved us in maintaining environmental compliance issues in many organizations as required by the global environmental regulatory authorities. Environ...