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Meer Ahsan Habib Like any other country in the world, digital advertising is the primary source of revenue for online news publishers (including those which are running both print and online version) in Bangladesh. Although advertisers still largely depend on conventional media (newspaper and television) for advertising, their products, with the growth of the digital […]

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Until every loan granted by state-owned banks is subject to careful monitoring, it will be very hard to keep in check this unchecked growth of bad loans. Bangladesh’s banking sector now has over Tk80,000 crores worth of bad loans — that is a whopping $10 billion. These bad loans account for more than 10% of […]

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Ten-year-old Shohag and his friend work close to open flames in their job. Shohag is like many other children who are employed by foundries in the city’s Demra area. Hundreds of workshops in the area hire underage children for these hazardous tasks. Photo: Anisur Rahman It is a harsh truth that despite the government amending […]

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It’s time for academic research to become exciting for a change. Once, in one of my talks, I used “algorithm of scholarship” as a catch-phrase. I do not know how catchy it was to the audience, but it really made me think about how our scholars do what they do. The inquisitiveness was mainly due […]

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THE ecological significance of the Sunderbans Reserve Forest because of its rich biodiversity and unique ecosystem is immense. It is home to an estimated 425 species of wildlife, including 300 species of birds and 42 species of mammals. Besides, environmentally, the Sunderban mangrove ecosystem is a vital shelter-belt for protection against tidal waves, storms and […]

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On the occasion of the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour, it is time to listen to working children on what works for them – and what doesn’t, writes Sam Okyere  FROM November 14 to November 16, 2017, the International Labour Organisation is holding its fourth Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of […]

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In reaction to recent statements concerning the future of the Bangladesh Accord, the Witness Signatories to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh—Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network, and the Worker Rights Consortium—wish to respond regarding the continuation of the Accord’s inspection programme. Recent statements have led some to […]

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With fewer people, more open space, residents of Dhaka would have much better chances of survival in the event of a disaster The powerful earthquake that hit Iran and Iraq, killing over 400 people in its wake, is another terrifying reminder for Bangladesh this year that the threat of an earthquake is very real and […]

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Professor Mubashar Hasan, a young professor of political science in Dhaka Bangladesh, has been missing for nearly a week. We appeal to the Government of Bangladesh to find him and secure his release immediately. Time is of the essence.  Please help ensure that Dr. Hasan doesn’t become another one of Bangladesh’s “disappeared.”  Act now. Please sign […]

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Nahela Nowshin  The Bangladesh government has been globally lauded—and rightfully so—for welcoming with open arms, once again, the persecuted Rohingya people with whom the country has a checkered history. The Rohingyas came to Bangladesh in droves in 1978, 1992, and the 2010s. But at this juncture, many are wondering just how the latest influx of […]

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How we treat our girls tells a lot about a nation, and Bangladesh needs to up its game Unless we empower our girls, we can never be a healthy nation that is inclusive and equitable. If the quality of a nation is understood by the way they treat their girls, then, we, Bangladeshis, have to up […]

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Minar Rashid যেই দেশে গুণীর কদর নেই , সেই দেশে গুণীর জন্ম হয় না ================================ জাতি হিসাবে আমরা সত্যিই অদ্ভুত । কার শরীরের চামড়া দিয়ে কখন ডুগডুগি বাজাই , আবার কখন সেই তাকেই আবার দেবতার আসনে বসাই , তার কোনও ঠিক ঠিকানা নাই । যে ইনুরা মন্ত্রীত্বের শুরুর দিকে সব কথা শুনেন , সব অপমান […]

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