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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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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,


UAE, Saudi Arabia can help India meet any oil deficit, says UAE envoy

Even as the US-imposed sanctions on Iran has put India’s energy security in jeopardy, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna has allayed fears of an oil shortage, saying hi...