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Civic service is not a plus point of Dhaka  

Of the many merits of the just announced budget for 2019-20, one extolled for its likely positive impact is the expansion of civic service. This by no means should be confused with social safety net, the range and scope of...

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THE AFGHANISTAN CONUNDRUM

In January 2018, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani publicly admitted that...

Developing intellectual assets to leverage industrial competitiveness

Porter Diamond Theory of National Advantage (Porter's Diamond model) spells...

New VAT regime in Bangladesh: Issues yet to be resolved

The new VAT law (VAT and Supplementary Duty Act, 2012...

Pulling Sudan back from the brink

Sudan is on the threshold of disaster. On June 03,...

Black money whitening scheme - ethical issues

A debate is now on about the budget proposal allowing...

Battling diseases local and alien    

The recurring moderate to heavy showers punctuated by bright sunny...

The heavy cost of traffic congestion  

The TomTom Traffic Index doesn't includes Dhaka, but there is...

An uncertain future for Palestinian refugees

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees...

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Sudan's pro-democracy civil resistance continues

We have been witnessing civil resistance movements taking place all over the world for the past year. Venezuela, Spain, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Algeria, Tunisia, Yemen and Thailand have been in the headlines. Now Sudan is featuring in the forefront of this evolving paradigm. World attention has been drawn once again...

Slow moving rickshaws choking traffic  

SLOW-MOVING and manually driven rickshaws are a cause for traffic...