The Rajan apprehension

Dr Raghuram Rajan, governor of the Reserve Bank of India, has suggested economies chasing the Holy Grail of GDP growth in today’s post-financial crisis era might be putting themselves at greater risk of another ‘bust’, or trough in the economic Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Boom or bust

Abul Maal Abdul Muhith’s influence over the period since the Awami League’s return to power in 2008, one would think, has been both deep and wide-ranging. Not only did he author the widely-cited AL manifesto prior to the election that Thursday, June 11th, 2015

ADHUNIK lauds the budget proposals but demands higher tax imposition on tobacco

ADHUNIK, the country’s premier anti-tobacco organization, has hailed the budget proposals for the fiscal 2015-16 for raising the tax rates on smoking tobacco especially on ‘bidis’ whose tax structure was left unchanged for the last couple of years and for Thursday, June 11th, 2015

In the dark in Digital Bangladesh

Though the present government has made a revolution in terms of its journey towards Digital Bangladesh with increased internet and cell-phone penetration, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) is yet to utilize the advantage causing delay in information dissemination.   The Foreign Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Modi’s merry bandwagon

Since getting elected on the back of a massive mandate just over 1 year ago now, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reportedly devoted more of his considerable energy to foreign policy than anything else. So much so that he Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Involve student community in anti-tobacco activism: M.R Khan

National Professor Dr MR Khan on Saturday suggested that school and college students should be involved in the movement to contain the tobacco menace by arming them with adequate information and knowledge about the health risks of tobacco so that Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Peace prize and silence on genocide, the same Suu Kyi?

Aung San Suu Kyi is one of the world’s most revered persons for the Nobel Peace Prize she received in 1991. She could not attend the awarding ceremony in Oslo because of the restriction imposed upon her by the military Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Where we bury our humanity

  The crisis of the so-called “boat people” has given the lie to our humanity in the most disconcerting fashion. Its intersections of harsh truths and savage betrayals jar with that comfortable space to which we had confined anything resembling conscience, Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Hell on boats

Some of the accounts given to New York-based Human Rights Watch, by some of the survivors who made it ashore, or were rescued in recent weeks, that give us some idea of the conditions endured by them as they fled Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Countdown to WNTD 2015

ADHUNIK (We Prevent Smoking) seeks Industries Minister’s clout to ultimately stop tobacco cultivation, tighten tobacco industries and freeze new investment   ADHUNIK (We Prevent Smoking), a national anti-tobacco organisation, on Tuesday urged the government to take steps to stop tobacco cultivation and Thursday, May 28th, 2015
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