Business is increasingly taking control over politics Faruque Ahmed Banking system is under severe pressure from many sides. Finance Minister AFM Mustafa Kamal is changing the loan rescheduling system to largely benefit big defaulters that will virtually slow down loan recovery process. Commerce Minister TipuMunshion Thursday last charged banks saying their big margin between deposit […]


EU asked to put sanction on Bangladesh for violence against opposition

Shakhawat Hossain The Centrist Democrat International in its resolution has called upon the European Union (EU) to slap sanctions on those law enforcement officers, government ministers and ruling party politicians who face strong allegations of committing violence against opposition activists. In a release issued from Brussels, the global organisation of centre and centre-right parties, widely […]


US issues another travel advisory for Bangladesh

Special Correspondent The USA has issued a second travel advisory, within seven days, warning its nationals to exercise increased caution while travelling across Bangladesh. The travel advisory warned US citizens to employ extreme level of caution in Dhaka and Southeast Bangladesh, including the Chittagong Hill Tracts, due to “crime, terrorism, and kidnapping.” The US Department […]


Is a war with Iran on the horizon?

Bob Dreyfuss HERE is the foreign policy question of questions in 2019: Are President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, all severely weakened at home and with few allies abroad, reckless enough to set off a war with Iran? Could military actions designed to be limited — […]


62pc WASA service seekers face corruption :TIB

Special Correspondent Nearly 62 per cent service seekers face corruption and other irregularities in Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority, says a Transparency International Bangladesh study. While releasing the report at a news conference TIB executive director Iftekharuzzaman said Wednesday that as corruption and the other irregularities occur to serve mutual interests it became difficult […]