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Cheaper solar panels are vital for the viability of long-term investments in solar energy, which stands to benefit millions of Bangladeshi consumers

A healthy stream of remittance would go a long way in helping Bangladesh meet its growth target Overall, it has not been a good year for remittances.


The last thing the people of Dhaka need right now is a water crisis. Unfortunately, our capital has a storied history of water scarcity, with people taking to the streets and having their thirst be voiced in the form of protests being a frequent occurrence during the warmer periods of the year

A flat tax this regressive, at the end of the day, only hurts the less well off The finance minister is no Robin Hood.

Nothing justifies the terrible attack on the indigenous people of Langadu upazila, Rangamati. Homes torched. Shops looted. Children terrified. Several hundred indigenous people forced to flee on foot, leaving behind all their possessions.


This is what many had been fearing. The 15% flat VAT rate will be taking effect from July 1. Yes, the VAT is a powerful generator of revenue for the government, but let’s face it: This flat VAT stands to do more harm than good.

Bangladesh’s RMG sector has faced a tough battle defending its reputation in recent years.

Whoever is in power in 2021 will have the power to shape the next 50 years of history Much ado about a statue. Then it gets removed.


Dhaka has been rated, for the past several years, as one of the worst mega cities, with approximately 20 million people living in an area of 150 square miles.


In any well-functioning democracy, dissent is essential


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spotlight image A career diplomat, Chitranganee Wagiswara, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka, is the first woman to be the island nation’s envoy to India. As Foreign Secretary, she was Sri Lanka’s top diplomat for 18 months before being posted to New Delhi.
"Look forward to welcoming India's PM Modi to @WhiteHouse on Monday. Important strategic issues to discuss with a true friend!" US President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s arrival for a three-day official visit. 
“Prime Minister Modi and President Trump found some common ground on international security and economic growth.
With weird concoction like "Beer Yoga" getting popular as the next big international fitness craze, the ancient art of inner blossoming is seemingly going topsy-turvy. And as yoga hogs the limelight on its third International Day, the loud call for saving the spirit of the ancient and modern practice can't be swept under
On Shab-i-Qadr, Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohammad Ayub Pandith was deputed for access control duty at Jamia Masjid – the Grand Mosque in the heart of downtown Srinagar and a stronghold of separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Faro.
The Afghan problem needs a political solution in which regional powers need to play a role. Regional, meaning not the US, and powers, meaning China, not a second level petty aggressor like India.
While it is critical how Mohammed bin Salman — the new Saudi crown prince and de facto ruler as his father Salman has been slowed by age and reported illness — will handle the desert kingdom’s internal issues, the international community will be keeping a keen eye on how he handles Riyadh’s external relations.
The Iraqi city of Mosul this week celebrates its first Eid free of the oppressive rule of the self-styled Islamic State (IS) in three years.
President Donald J. Trump hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India at the White House on June 26 for an official visit to Washington, D.C.

Title: Reporting Pakistan; Author: Meena Menon; Publisher: Viking/Penguin Random House; Pages: 340; Price: Rs 599


  A former Indian civil servant, who is currently a professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University, US spent long periods in distant villages and city slums of India. The result? A scholarly book that presen...


  Title: The Exile; Author:  Cathy Scott-Clark & Adrian Levy; Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing; Pages: 640; Price: Rs 699


Jim Corbett was a British-Indian hunter and tracker-turned-conservationist, author and naturalist; who started off as an officer in the British army and attained the rank of a colonel. Frequently called in to kill man-eating tigers or leopards,...


Title: Bollywood Boom; Author: Roopa Swaminathan; Publisher: Penguin; Price: Rs 399; Pages: 221

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