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Our greatest treasure

Bangladesh is blessed with the climate and geography to be able to produce the best quality jute in the world. And yet, many state-owned jute mills around the country have operated in a disastrously inefficient manner, and incurred massive losses. ...

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Gas tariff hike to affect common people’s living

Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) has raised the tariff of gas again. It was raised by Tk 5 to Tk 50 percent and average by Tk 22.7 percent. The price hike will be effective in two phases- from March 1 ...

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How Suu Kyi holds pro-democracy title!

Swedish origin Alfred Bernhard Nobel was a famous scientist. He astonished the entire world by inventing dynamite in his time. But it was the first phase to begin the destruction in the history of world as western countries started to ...

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Sheikh Hasina, her political insight and Bangladesh development

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the worthy daughter of the greatest Bangalee of all time Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, has inaugurated a brilliant chapter in Bangladesh`s development history. She has uplifted the country’s image and made a ...

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Brexit, Article 50 & new Immigration Rules

Prologue “We not only have a parliamentary democracy, but on questions about the arrangements for how we’ve governed there are times when it is right to ask the people themselves and that is what we have done…The British people have ...

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Awareness must in fighting autism

The `World Autism Awareness Day` is being observed to raise awareness of the condition and its impact on individuals and families. Autism and other forms of disability are part of the human experience that contributes to human diversity. The United ...

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Let`s pledge for parity

The International Women`s Day is being observed today (March 8) to celebrate the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women for more than 100 years. It is the celebration, reflection, advocacy and action for women, both locally and at ...

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Tax collection: the dilemma

The Finance Minister will soon commence on his annual ritual of consulting the high and mighty of the populace to prepare the draft of the next budget. This is a good way to make them a party to the eventual ...

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Earthquakes- A forewarning for beautiful Bangladesh

Latest Hollywood science fiction and science-related blockbusters- projected on the big screen with modern stereophonic and special effects – regularly draw my family and my extended family and me as a captivated audience. It’s probably a trait inherited from my ...

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Turkey’s inexorable descent to extremism

Turkey may be viewed by the developing countries as well as by the Muslim world as an advanced industrialised country very much in line with the Western democratic system, but this perception is largely misplaced and very much out of ...

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