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Lower job creation at higher GDP growth appears misleading

Bangladesh shows the paradox with higher a growth rate in recent years while job creation remains scare raising the question why economic growth is failing to reflect its presence in the job markets. The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) made the disclosure in a pre-budget press conference on Wednesday last in the city saying the […]

Wasim Bin Habib and Tuhin Shubhra Adhikary Allocation rises every year but share of education budget in total outlay decreasing If you walk through an alley in any neighbourhood in the capital, you would see kindergartens and private primary schools swarming the area with each and every one of them boasting of their high standard. […]

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His lively left-arm pace, deceptive slower balls, hostile yorker and cutters have mesmerised the cricket world. His teammates at Sunrisers Hyderabad like Ashish Nehra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar have heaped praise on him, saying they were willing to learn from him. But Bangladesh’s bowling sensation Mustafizur Rahman says his feet are still on the ground. He returned […]

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Most experts agree with the FBCCI that the planned 15% uniform value added tax will be very difficult to implement and hit businesses hard. While it is desirable the NBR heed public concerns and make the VAT adjustments sought by business bodies, the government also needs to rethink its revenue collection strategy. By definition, VAT […]

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Telecom regulator BTRC has issued guidelines to mobile operators a day before the expiry of deadline for re-registration of mobile-phone SIM cards after biometric tests. The earlier instruction to block the unregistered SIMs for two months has now been withdrawn and subscribers will be able to re-activate the blocked SIM cards immediately by providing biometric […]

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Top conflict watchdog Crisis Group has asked Pakistan to focus on its southern Punjab region to make a success of its counter-terrorism efforts. “Southern Punjab must be central to any sustainable effort to counter jihadist violence within and beyond Pakistan’s borders, given the presence of militant groups with local, regional and transnational links and an […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Monday observed the 35th death anniversary of late president Ziaur Rahman, paying tributes to his memory and pledging to thwart the ‘government’s conspiracy’ against the party. Ziaur Rahman, the erstwhile president of Bangladesh, was assassinated by a group of derailed army officers at Chittagong Circuit House on May 30, in 1981. […]

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STEPHEN HAWKING including other scientists and backers such as Russian billionaire internet investor Yuri Milner and Mark Zuckerberg will send “nano craft” deep into space to explore the most remote regions that humans have ever seen, by far. The $100m project, called Breakthrough Starshot, will rely on tiny so-called ‘nanocraft’ flying on sails pushed by […]

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Art weekend held at seven embassies Ambassadors of Brazil, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and High Commissioner of Canada hosted a joint art weekend 2016 on May 27-28 at their respective residences. The weekend largely highlighted and exhibited the works of Bangladeshi artists. The aim was to build bridges between the Bangladeshi art scene, […]

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