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BD ranks 16th in Brookings financial inclusion

Bangladesh has been ranked 16th of 21 countries on its financial and digital inclusion efforts, according to the 2015 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP) report. The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organisation based in Washington, DC. Kenya has ranked one, followed by South Africa and Brazil. Ethiopia came last on the […]

Decentralisation is vital to spread the benefits of economic growth and reduce pressures on Dhaka An analysis by Dhaka Tribune of recent data on public universities found many institutions operating with less than 10 professors. The shortage is most acute in newer institutions outside the capital with, for instance, Barisal University and the Pabna University […]

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It is unprofessional and highly irresponsible by any standard and especially by a government to abruptly cancel the licenses of its importers engaged in doing their businesses for years without assigning any reason. That’s exactly what has happened in India last week when the raw jute and jute goods importers were abruptly informed without any […]

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Bangladesh’s government wants to invest $8 billion over the next few years in infrastructure to improve the economy and sought help from private sector to share the cost which the government could not bear alone. SA Samad, the executive chairman of the state run Board of Investment (BOI) highlighted the figure while meeting with business […]

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A probe has been initiated into the police firing during a clash at Tangail’s Kalihati Upazila. Three people were killed in the incident on Friday. Police’s Dhaka Range chief said that the policemen who had allegedly opened fire would be withdrawn from their duty. The clash erupted when police tried to stop a demonstration by […]

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Number of cattle from India much lower than previous year Makeshift and permanent cattle markers in the capital and elsewhere in the country have started to witness inflow of sacrificial animals, with less than a week left for Eid-ul-Azha. Traders from different parts of the country are heading towards Dhaka in trawlers, engine boats and […]

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Many keep waiting for any day’s ticket   Hundreds of travellers were seen rejoicing on Friday at Kamalapur railway station after obtaining their much-expected tickets when some looked gloomy because they were not so lucky. A few thousand of people were waiting at the central railway station in the capital for more than 24 hours […]

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India’s West Bengal government has declassified 64 files on revolutionary leader Subhash Chandra Bose. The files, which were in the possession of Kolkata police, will be put on public display, but their contents are not yet known. Mr Bose had approached Germany and Adolf Hitler to form an army to kick the British out of […]

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In just a few weeks, the world will adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. For my country, Bangladesh, the goal of combatting climate change and its impacts is crucial, as we are on the frontline of this global threat. Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world (1,218 people per […]

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Andre Damon and Barry Grey Over the past month, the world has been gripped by a proliferation of crises—economic, geopolitical, social—erupting on a daily basis, interacting with each other, and raising the spectre of a global calamity. On the economic front, international financial markets have swung wildly between massive gains and losses, as governments and […]

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Many speculations were going on since last many months, where few liberal right wingers were trying to portray Mr. Modi as a man of ‘developmental’ ideology now, a ‘changed’ man now and of becoming a prime minister who is not giving much importance to RSS. Even large number of educated youths supported Modi bandwagon with […]

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By JILL COLVIN Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump declined Thursday to correct a questioner at a town hall event who incorrectly stated that President Barack Obama is Muslim and said he’d be “looking at” claims of terrorist training camps on American soil. Trump, who has a history of making controversial remarks about immigrants and other […]

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