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General (Retd) H.M. Ershad passes away Death is an inevitable phenomenon that happens to all mortals. Jatiya Party chief and former head of state H M Ershad, who breathed his last at a ripe old age of 89, will be remembered by his party colleagues as well as beneficiaries to whom he was a benefactor. […]

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Co-relation between human development & SDGs

Pedro Conceição THE first Human Development Report (HDR) began, “People are the real wealth of nations.” That 1990 report marked a turning point in the global development debate. During the second half of the 20th century there were growing concerns about the tyranny of gross domestic product (GDP). Many decision-makers seemed to believe that economic […]

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Cricket World Cup 2019: It’s homecoming for England Shahabuddin Ahmad IN A DRAMATIC, breathtaking and inexplicable manner the Cricket World Cup final was played on July 14th 2019. England defeated New Zealand with more number of boundaries to lift the coveted trophy for the first time at Lord’s after 44 years. As the 50-over clash […]

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SHEIKH HASINA’S VISIT TO CHINA Rohingya Muslim crisis: A glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel For evidently cogent reasons it afforded all and sundry in this country a piece of consoling repose—like a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel—when during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s meeting on 05 July in […]

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The United Nations has failed civilians

Tharanga Yakupitiyage DESPITE the United Nations Security Council’s task of protecting civilians, millions around the world are still being displaced and killed with little to no accountability for perpetrators. Marking 20 years since the UN Security Council included the protection of civilians in its agenda, the group convened for an open debate on the subject. […]

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AMBASSADOR ’S LEAKED CRITICISM Relations of the United States and Britain hit bottom Chris Marsden INFIGHTING in ruling circles looks set to claim the scalp of Britain’s ambassador to the US, after his scathing criticisms of President Donald Trump were leaked.Sir Kim Darroch’s secret cables and briefing notes to Prime Minister Theresa May were delivered […]

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Grotesque murder of Rifat in broad daylight: Let there be justice Beneath the seemingly temperate veneer of our milieu there exists a vast dreadful underworld run by formidable crime lords. It is an incontrovertible fact that society prepares crime, and gangsters commit it. In our case, it is not a hyperbole to say that the […]

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Public-private partnership fervour is fading

Jomo Kwame Sundaram AFTER the failure and abuses of privatization became apparent, public-private partnerships have since been promoted ostensibly to mobilize private finance for the public purpose. In all too many cases, PPPs have socialized costs and losses while ensuring private financial gains. Following the collapse and abuses of privatization and contracting-out services from the […]

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70TH ANNIVERSARY OF AWAMI LEAGUE The people are the country’s real masters Shahabuddin Ahmad WHILE travelling from Uttara towards the south in Dhaka city one cannot miss some of the placards fixed to the light posts which have many democratic slogans common to countries which professes democratic principles as the corner stones of an independent […]

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UPABAN TRAIN DERAILMENT Railway sector deserves adequate attention Four people were killed and 67 injured on June 23 after five of the Upaban Intercity train’s 17 carriages went off the rails while crossing a culvert over Borochhera canal area of Kulaura upazila in Moulvibazar. Among those hospitalized 15 passengers were in critical condition. The accident, […]