Euphoria that finally portends regret and ruins

Like in almost any other country, addiction to one or another narcotic substance has been in practice in Bengal region since the ancient times. The fact is reflected in the numerous popular tales in circulation in today's Bangladesh as well....

Trump's theatrics: G7 may become G6 temporarily

Facts are stranger than fiction in international politics these days,...

A US counter-reformation?

Just as Saudi Arabia is beginning to reform religion religious...

Mobile-virtual platforms become soft targets

The proposed national budget for the upcoming fiscal year (FY),...

Observance of Eid - at home and abroad

Eid-ul-Fitr is a joyous festival that has both spiritual and...

Stock market bypassed, again  

That the country's stock market has remained non-reactive to the...

The curious case of Arkady Babchenko

All ye, including this scribe, in the habit of laughing...

A budget biased towards bank & bankers

The Finance Minister has presented his 10th consecutive budget in...

Fresh gas price hike to be too costly

The government's plan to raise natural gas price by an...

Current trends of social protection system

There is a growing consciousness of the benefits of social protection. It plays a key role in achieving sustainable development, promoting social justice and realising the right to social security for all. Thus, social protection policies are vital elements of national development strategies to reduce poverty and vulnerability across the...

The politics of global governance

If the decline in relevance...

Gaps in the national budget

The Finance Minister has presented...

The 'real' truth about investments

Everyone wants definitive answers, or...

Japan's bullet train: A case of technology transfer

Bangladesh is contemplating to introduce...

Slow moving rickshaws choking traffic  

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