Service sector revving up jobs

  Working people’s real income falls   In between 2010 and last year, number of people employed in three economic sectors in Bangladesh – agriculture, service and industry – rose from 54.1 million to 60.8 million. In terms of absorbing the workforce, service Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Working with dignity

  On May Day, workers the world over pick up the invisible thread running through each of them as part of a global workforce. They pronounce the unspoken bond tying together those who earn their way in this world, as part Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Dhaka University: Who runs this place?

  The movement for quota reform may have riveted the street, but it was always meant to end indoors. For the best possible outcome to be realized, the thrill of protests would inevitably have to give way to the tedium of Thursday, April 26th, 2018

‘Quality education crucial for future leaders’

  Education for the future must be a blend of problem solving and creativity    Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development. Major progress has been made towards increasing access to education at all levels and Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Inclusive education sought for persons with autism

  Speakers at a seminar in Dhaka on April 20 underscored the need for inclusive education to include persons with autism, especially women and girls, in the mainstream of education system.   Society for the Welfare of Autistic Children (SWAC) organised the seminar Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Recklessly humane

  Concerns over what the annual rainy season in this part of the world, the southwest monsoon, may hold for the multitudes of Rohingya refugees who started streaming across the international border last August mainly into three upazilas of border district Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Troubles brewing for Uber?

  Uber is the latest hype in transportation services in Dhaka city. For its promised services and offered comfort, people from middle to high income groups have been using the service from last November when Uber started its service in Dhaka.   Despite Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Empowering the consumer

  Faruq Azam, a government employee, bought a cosmetics product from a city chain shop. He was charged with an additional Tk 36 along with the labelled maximum retail price (MRP). As he reacted about the total price, the shop officials Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Path ahead for writers

  Mankind is passing through a tumultuous time everywhere in today’s world. For the need to lay down a new ideological foundation for making a meaningful progress, human creativity has to be freed, not chained down as it is being seen Thursday, April 26th, 2018

DEPP Innovation Lab’s twelve innovative ways

  The Announcement Ceremony of top 12 Disaster Preparedness Innovations was held on 24 April in “Padma Hall” at Dhaka Club Ltd. premises by Disaster and Emergencies Preparedness Programme Innovation Lab Bangladesh (DEPP Lab BD).   The Lab was officially launched on October Thursday, April 26th, 2018
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