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Road and footpath improvement works

The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has been doing the work of road improvement, storm drainage and construction of roadside drains and footpaths in the Gulshan, Banani and Baridhara areas. While we appreciate the good initiative taken by the DNCC, we feel that there are some issues that the city authorities should give attention to.

RTI vs RTP: Is there a contradiction?

The disclosure of information on people's race or ethnicity during World War II caused one of the worst tragedies known to mankind. It led to secret denunciations and seizures, sending millions of friends and neighbours to labour and concentration camps and eventually to gas chambers. It changed the course of history.

Where was the central bank?

The Farmers Bank is in doldrums. With the bank failing to come up with Tk 700 crore to repay other banks over the last two months, we are beginning to wonder if the bank can recover at all.

A terrorist is a terrorist

It goes without saying that Bangladeshis condemn the attack most fervently, and that Akayed’s actions do not reflect our collective attitude

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India-China civil-society dialogue on climate change, sustainable development

China has initiated early actions on the Wuhan summit between Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping that stressed the need for people-to-people dialogue for the development of not only India and China but the whole world.

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India’s growth story is treading on thin ice

By all estimates, the Indian economy has entered a phase of recovery. After a period of subdued growth that was marred by a spate of disruptions, India has regained the fastest-growing major eco...

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