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With over 70 people already killed due to landslides, it is high time that we came to a permanent solution to this problem which plagues the hilly areas of the country.

 

When people like Sultana Kamal and Afsan Chowdhury do not have the space to voice their opinions, all individuals are under threat

 

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.

 


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