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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


Indeed, it is likely that this will be seen as a great victory by the fundamentalists


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spotlight image Relations between India and Morocco go back a millennium with the first recorded links dating to the 14th century, when the famous traveller and writer from Tangier, Ibn Batuta, travelled to India.
Stepping up action against terrorists attacking India, President Donald Trump's Administration has declared Hizb-ul Mujahideen (HM) a “global terrorist organisation” in an attempt to choke off financial and other support to it.
On 14 August 1947 Pakistan, consisting of East and West Pakistan, celebrated its independence. The 14th was chosen for the ceremony because Lord Mountbatten who came to Karachi as the Chief Guest had to later leave for Delhi where ot the midnight stroke India was to declare its independence.
The Doklam stand-off and a variety recent opinion pieces in magazines and newspapers draws attention to the poor state of defence policy preparedness and the lack of meaningful higher defence control in India. 
The two ideologically divergent ruling partners - the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) - in Jammu and Kashmir are headed for a showdown as the debate over the abrogation of Article 35A of the Constitution of India heats up.
At the root of the present Doklam crisis is China’s intrusion into Bhutanese territory for its road building projects. These connectivity projects are integral to President Xi Jinping’s dream project, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). India and Bhutan were the only two countries that did not participate in the first forum
It wasn’t so long ago that the whole world watched as Donald Trump sashayed on to the Riyadh red carpet and stole the show with his tough talk on Iranian-sponsored terrorism.
A vehicular attack to maximise casualties and spread panic is now a well-tested terrorist strategy in European cities.
It is a privilege to be invited to this most prestigious of law schools in the country, more so for someone not formally lettered in the discipline of law. I thank the Director and the faculty for this honour.

As talk of war and violence -- all that Mahatma Gandhi stood against -- gains prominence across the world, a Gandhian scholar has urged that the teachings of the apostle of non-violence be taken to the classroom.


Interview with Hudson Institute’s Aparna Pande, whose book From Chanakya to Modi: Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy, was released on June 17.


This is the continuing amazing spiritual journey of a Muslim man from Kerala who plunged into Vedic religion after a chance encounter with a Hindu mystic under a jackfruit tree in the backyard of his house when he was just nine. It is a story w...


History is told by the victors but in our modern age, even contemporary events get - or are given - a slant, where some contributors soon get eclipsed from the narrative or their images tarnished.


Humans have long had a fear of malignant supernatural beings but there may be times when even the latter cannot compare with the sheer evil and destructiveness mortals may be capable of. But then seeking to enable the end of the world due to it...

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