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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...

Birth control pill procurement...

Birth control pill procurement...

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Wed, Jun 12 2013

Access to birth control is an issue of women's reproductive rights. Without giving women access...

A covert attack on the free press

A covert attack on the free press

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Tue, Jun 11 2013

While the government recently appeared to give with one hand by lifting the ban on YouTube, it now...

Kicking 'student' politics to the...

Kicking 'student' politics to the...

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Tue, Jun 11 2013

The political parties need to adopt a new stance, where they allow students to practice autonomously,...

Thumbs up for the president

Thumbs up for the president

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Mon, Jun 10 2013

President Hamid has taken stock of his position, acknowledged it, and made an authoritative and wise...

Don't hate the player, hate the...

Don't hate the player, hate the...

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Mon, Jun 10 2013

If we can, as a nation, tolerate, even accommodate, illicit incomes, why are we so indignant to see this...

Unnecessary trade-offs

Unnecessary trade-offs

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Sun, Jun 9 2013

This phenomena will likely lead to hardship for a large portion of the population Many of the questionable...

Our forgotten benefactors

Our forgotten benefactors

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Sun, Jun 9 2013

Remittance from migrant workers is one of the largest sources of income for Bangladesh Migrant...

Revving up revenue collection

Revving up revenue collection

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Sat, Jun 8 2013

The questions raised about financing the recently proposed budget have brought to light the fact that...

Far beyond the pale

Far beyond the pale

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Sat, Jun 8 2013

The fact that Awami League leaders and BCL men have attacked the survivors and relatives of Rana Plaza...

What will it take?

What will it take?

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Thu, Jun 6 2013

Will the government be able to provide the right kind of investment climate? The budget that was...

A long-overdue relief

A long-overdue relief

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Thu, Jun 6 2013

The ban was put in place in reaction to the posting of an inflammatory film The YouTube ban was...

Green and gold

Green and gold

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Thu, Jun 6 2013

The previous budget put less than 1% towards pollution-related environmental issues, constraining...

Another free pass

Another free pass

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Thu, Jun 6 2013

Our public financial institutions are mired in red tape and corruption That the government is...

Stand up for the country

Stand up for the country

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Wed, Jun 5 2013

Recent reports tell us that the government is planning on amending the current PSC and giving in to...

Reserving the right of admission

Reserving the right of admission

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Wed, Jun 5 2013

No government school or college has been established in Dhaka since independence The Ministry...

Ban parliament boycotts

Ban parliament boycotts

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Tue, Jun 4 2013

Their constituencies did not elect the MPs to pick at the pockets of the public That our MPs have boycotted...