Translating GDP growth into people’s well-being

  GDP growth and people’s well-being are often not in harmony. Countries with high GDP growth may fall behind countries with lower GDP growth in respect of the well-being of people. It’s because GDP growth of a country needs to be Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Is Dhaka sitting atop tremor time bomb?

  Situated in a high risk tremor zone with an overdue ground-slamming one, capital Dhaka awaits a devastating situation as it is ridden with poor water, gas and power supply lines, caution earthquake experts.   “A magnitude-8 earthquake originating from Dawki Fault may Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Unesco to assess Rampal power plant’s impacts on Sundarbans

  A high-profile Unesco delegation will visit the Sundarbans soon to assess the possible impacts of the proposed coal-based Rampal power plant on the world’s largest mangrove forest.   “Unesco wants to send its team this month (February) but we’ve requested them to Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Hygiene and the city

  It is becoming very apparent that everyone litters something every day of the week, which ranges from tissue papers to cigarette butts. And this is exactly the reason why Dhaka has been deemed the second least livable city of the Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Roundtable on Attracting & Retaining Finance Personnel in Public Sector

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, MP, speaking at the opening ceremony of Bangladesh Public Sector Roundtable on Attracting & Retaining Finance Personnel in the Bangladesh Public Sector organized jointly by Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) and Confederation of Asian Friday, February 12th, 2016

Gunning for GP

  Robi-Airtel are throwing down the gauntlet. But Grameenphone will not fall easily.   In today’s world, for almost any country, the importance of the telecommunications sector- strategic, developmental, economic, security, etc - cannot be underestimated. For the developing world, looking to seize Thursday, February 11th, 2016

The riches to our east

  With Myanmar opening up its economy, Bangladeshi businesses should remain alert to plenty of opportunities.   Myanmar is one of the largest countries in South East Asia, stretching over 2,000 km from North to South. This country is fortunate in its location Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Muslin Night: Back to the regal future

  Although it is difficult to revive a yard of a fabric which weighs less than 10 grams, Muslin, especially the ‘Dhakai’ variety, was something that was reserved solely for the aristocrats.   Muslin faded away from public memory at the height of Thursday, February 11th, 2016

From hell

  For almost two years now, residents of Dhaka city, particularly those who happen to live or work in the Malibagh-Moghbazar-Shantinagar-Bangla Motor Area, have been aware of a particular horror in their midst. They’ve been troubled by it, thwarted repeatedly in Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Saving the tiger, saving Sundarbans

  A two-year National Tiger Awareness Campaign will begin across the country soon to raise mass awareness about conservation of critically endangered Bengal tigers and the Sundarbans. Environment and Forests Minister Anwar Hossain Manju will formally inaugurate the campaign at Krishibid Thursday, February 4th, 2016
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