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Failure to control drugs will be fatal

Today while the international day for drug abuse and illicit trafficking is being observed internationally, Bangladesh has become one of the most drug afflicted country is Asia, and at the centre of trafficking. Even worse, the government remains oblivious to ...

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Wasting public funds for wheat

Extortion, encroachment and smuggling have become routine occurrences. Now a new precedent is being set by the government in a wheat scam. There is no need for anymore wheat, but they are purchasing another 100 thousand tonnes of the grain, ...

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Myanmar’s behaviour is unacceptable

It is a matter of serious concern that the BGB member Abdur Razzak has not been returned, nor rescued, four days after being abducted by the Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP). Members of BGP suddenly opened fire on the BGB ...

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Will the finance minister answer about Basic Bank?

If a former chairman of a bank gets away with looting Tk 3000 crore (Tk 30 billion), what does that say about where he stands? JSD’s Main Uddin Khan Badal raised this question in parliament, about former chairman of Basic ...

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Steady deterioration of higher studies in BD

Bangladesh’s name is nowhere to be found in the 2015 list of Asia’s top 100 universities, as published in the UK-based weekly, Times Higher Education. Japan and China dominate the list. India has nine universities listed too. This gives a ...

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The plight of river Korotoa

The river first dried up because of the harmful sluice gates installed by the water development board, and now the encroachers are putting the last nail in the river’s coffin. The sluice gates were installed 27 years ago to control ...

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Dhaka-Delhi relations take a new turn

There may be debate about how far ahead the recent Dhaka visit of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi will take bilateral relations, but the characteristic behaviour of this charismatic leaders, his speeches and statements over the 36 hours in town, ...

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Removal of unlawful billboards

All sorts of irregularities have cropped up over banners and billboards, and this will have serious consequences unless nipped in the bud. These banners and billboards have become a source of crime and corruption. Previously graffiti and posters on the ...

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Migrant crisis and Myanmar

The government of Bangladesh on Friday summoned the Ambassador of Myanmar, Myo Myint Than, to the foreign ministry and to issue a protest. Myanmar’s Rakhine Affairs minister U Zaw Aye Maung had made a remark, blaming Bangladesh for the humanitarian ...

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SUN, lawmakers should act to address poor state of nutrition

At a seminar held on Sunday, deputy speaker Fazle Rabbi Miah questioned Scaling UP Nutrition (SUN), the organisers of the programme, about the poor state of nutrition in the country. As a representative of the people, he is entitled to ...

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