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A milestone in reducing poverty

A milestone in reducing poverty

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Sat, Jun 22 2013

Poverty declined steadily over the past 10 years in Bangladesh A new World Bank report says the...

The nuclear option

The nuclear option

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Sat, Jun 22 2013

The impact of any nuclear disaster would be devastating in our country Nuclear power holds significant...

Good behaviour?

Good behaviour?

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Fri, Jun 21 2013

Doubts remain as to how the names got on the list, whether they were added because these prisoners paid...

Lease out the land

Lease out the land

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Fri, Jun 21 2013

The government must ensure that the recommendations of the committee are not left by the wayside....

Big Brother watching?

Big Brother watching?

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Thu, Jun 20 2013

The BTRC would do well to be more explicit and transparent in informing the public what measures they...

The buying and selling of jobs

The buying and selling of jobs

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Thu, Jun 20 2013

This is a practice we need to stop following if we are serious about ridding our nation of corruption,...

Fixing the wrong bank

Fixing the wrong bank

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Wed, Jun 19 2013

Undermining the Grameen Bank by forcefully asserting control over it is unconscionable and the government...

Short term power, long term...

Short term power, long term...

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Wed, Jun 19 2013

The government needs to think outside of just the short term and think about how to better utilise...

A vote for democratic franchise, not...

A vote for democratic franchise, not...

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Tue, Jun 18 2013

We consider the naked opportunism being exercised by both parties to be an insult to the democratic spirit...

In the child’s best interest?

In the child’s best interest?

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Tue, Jun 18 2013

A law that keeps children out of harm's way is indeed a welcome development, but the way it is...

Striking the right electoral chord

Striking the right electoral chord

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Mon, Jun 17 2013

The political maturity that has been demonstrated during the city polls bodes very well for the future...

The dark comedy of US military...

The dark comedy of US military...

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Mon, Jun 17 2013

As far as ethics are concerned, the production condition of their apparel should be the least of the...

I spy

I spy

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Sun, Jun 16 2013

The amended anti-terrorism act is a troublesome violation of our civil liberties and constitutional...

A failure of diplomacy

A failure of diplomacy

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Sun, Jun 16 2013

As we wait upon the US to make its decision about the GSP facility for our nation, the government...

Killing three birds with one stone

Killing three birds with one stone

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Sat, Jun 15 2013

Whitening black money, and the provision in the proposed budget for this, remains very controversial....

Diplomatic amnesia

Diplomatic amnesia

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Sat, Jun 15 2013

The Indian high commissioner’s statement that no Bangladeshi has been killed by India’s...

All eyes on the city polls

All eyes on the city polls

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Fri, Jun 14 2013

A free and fair election would be a sign of more positive things to come. The people of this country...

Don’t shelve the World Bank report

Don’t shelve the World Bank report

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Fri, Jun 14 2013

The finance minister's acknowledgment of the report and the willingness to publish it is a good...

Our hypocrisy at the border

Our hypocrisy at the border

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Thu, Jun 13 2013

There is no doubt that the refugee crisis puts us in an unenviable position. However, we have moral...

Send them to school, for all our...

Send them to school, for all our...

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Thu, Jun 13 2013

It is time to realise the only way to really reap social and economic benefits from this phenomenon...

(In) convenient telephony

(In) convenient telephony

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Wed, Jun 12 2013

The BGMEA only seems ready to take action when it is easy for them to do so. Their dawdling with issues...