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How credible is the GDP calculation Shawkat Hossain | Prothom Alo, May 15, 2019 Malaysian prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad in a statement on 20 April said, “We need to realise that our efforts to become a developed nation will not be achieved or recognised, if what we can show is only skyscrapers but our […]

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The Daily Star  May 14, 2019 EDITORIAL Make migration safe for our workers Workers’ deaths in the high seas shocking A migrant takes rest inside a shelter. Photo: Reuters The tragic death of 37 Bangladeshi workers in a boat capsize in the Mediterranean Sea, on their way to Italy from Libya, is shocking. According to […]

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Is there nothing new in the offing? Kamal Ahmed | Prothom Alo  May 13, 2019             A few years ago, the Guardian brought out a piece on how the public would be informed in the event of Queen Elizabeth II’s death. The matter gave rise to debate and discussion. Readers, […]

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রাজনীতিশূন্যতা ও রাজনীতির অবসান আবুল মোমেন ০৯ মে ২০১৯ শেখ হাসিনার টানা সরকার পরিচালনার এক দশক পূর্ণ হয়েছে। আওয়ামী লীগপ্রধান হিসেবে তাঁর রাজনৈতিক জীবনের চার দশক পূর্ণ হতেও বেশি দেরি নেই। দেশের রাজনৈতিক অঙ্গনে তিনিই এখন মুখ্য চরিত্র। তাঁর মতো ক্ষমতাধর রাজনীতিবিদ এখন কেউ নেই, সম্ভবত আগেও কেউ ছিলেন না। তাঁর মূল প্রতিপক্ষ বিএনপির প্রধান […]

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Where are women safe? Anisul Hoque | Prothom Alo May 10, 2019             Let me ask a question. Say if you are a woman of any age, a child, a girl, a young or a matured woman. You board a bus and see there is only the conductor, the helper […]

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Social security for migrant workers: Some suggestions The government must make concerted efforts to protect the rights of women migrant workers. Source: Pinterest Shakirul Islam Labour migration is significant for the economy of Bangladesh for many reasons. Almost a quarter of job seekers who enter the country’s labour market every year are employed through migration […]

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No Democracy Is an Island If Washington thinks that affirming flawed votes and the leaders who benefited from them abroad isn’t harming the health of democracy at home, it is mistaken. By Jeffrey Smith, Hilary Matfess Foreign Policy Magazine  May 8, 2019 A man closes a voting station in Kinshasa ahead of counting the ballots […]

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The Daily Star  May 08, 2019 Cyclone Fani and global climate change Tall waves crash against a wall at the Patenga Beach in Chattogram as Cyclone Fani passes over Bangladesh after making landfall near Puri of the Indian state of Odisha. Photo: Rajib Raihan Quamrul Haider The temperature of the Earth changes over geologic time. […]

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When Hun Sen met Suu Kyi By Tej Parikh May 7, 2019 When Nobel laureate and Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi visited Hun Sen, the dictatorial ruler of Cambodia, in early May, it hit home just how much democratic progress had stuttered in both countries. Since Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party romped to […]

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Sheikh Hasina has gone to London for her treatment. A portion of her her telephone conversation has been recorded. It indicates her warning to Tarek Zia not to make any protests while she is in London. When she left, it was stated as an official visit and very important VVIP affair. Being aware of the […]

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Schooling without learning is a wasted opportunity PHOTO: ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS Bushra Zulfiqar Bangladesh has made a space for itself in the region. Over the last few decades, there has been stable economic growth underpinned by increased investments for human development, poverty alleviation, increased access to microcredit, improved service delivery of social sectors including education and […]

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The Daily Star May 04, 2019 Striking a balance between development and environment Development without environmental protection cannot be sustainable A construction site of the Dhaka Metro Rail Project near Rokeya Sharani. The project has been causing serious dust pollution in Dhaka. PHOTO: PALASH KHAN Naznin Tithi “Only when the last tree has been cut […]

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