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When extraordinary courage meets unthinking response Thousands of students protested on Sunday over recent crashes and lax enforcement of traffic laws. Photo: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters Badiuzzaman Bay It would appear from the relative calm on the streets and in universities that the student movement, which has catapulted an entire generation of teenagers into adulthood in […]

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Investment will be costly, but worth it Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune We need to actively pursue opportunities to further our textile manufacturing capabilities Since its foundation, the Bangladesh ready-made garment sector has enjoyed rapid expansion, reaching an audience of international buyers and contributing to 83% of our nation’s GDP. The sector has set itself ambitious growth targets […]

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The rising force

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The rising force Anisuzzaman | Aug 05, 2018 | Print Edition        The first display of people power this century in Bangladesh was at the Ganajagaran Mancha. While the International Crimes Tribunal was conducting the trial of the killers of 1971 and a few verdicts had been passed, a group of youths spontaneously gathered at Shahbagh, with slogans […]

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The world cannot afford a full-scale trade war Selim Raihan The idea of globalisation and free trade has gained prominence in the world over the past three decades. Despite some limitations, globalisation and free trade regime are seen as beneficial for economic development, poverty reduction, and enhanced integration among countries. Recently, with the emergence of […]

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The students’ frustration over inefficiency and corruption of the traffic police and the latter’s collusion with transport syndicates and their godfathers led them to take control of the traffic management in Dhaka city. PHOTO: collected C R Abrar Last week the teens of Bangladesh have written a new chapter for the annals of the democratic […]

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মারলেন কেন! মারবেন কেন? মিরপুর ১৩ নম্বরে মঙ্গলবার বিক্ষুব্ধ ছাত্রদের বেধড়ক লাঠিপেটা করে পুলিশ। বিমানবন্দর সড়কে গাড়িচাপায় দুজন শিক্ষার্থী নিহত হওয়ার প্রতিবাদ করছিল তারা। ছবি: সংগৃহীত গোলাম মোর্তোজা স্কুল-কলেজের খুদে শিক্ষার্থীরা রাস্তায় নেমে ক্ষোভ-বিক্ষোভ করল, বাস ভাঙচুর করল। এই ক্ষোভের অন্তর্নিহিত তাৎপর্য সংবেদনশীলতার সঙ্গে অনুধাবন করলেন না। করার চেষ্টা করলেন না। পুলিশ দিয়ে তাদের ধাওয়া […]

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We risk our lives every day MAHMUD HOSSAIN OPU We have all become a bit too comfortable at the prospect of death As a child, one of the more morbid “time pass” activities I engaged in when I was out with my parents, bored out of my hyperactive 8-year-old mind, was to imagine a hypothetical […]

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This could have all been avoided MEHEDI HASAN Deaths from road accidents have been on the rise lately, but we can work towards solutions There has been a string of road accident-related deaths in our country as of late. Road accidents are nothing new, but each and every country has its own policies and mechanisms […]

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WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS Recognise the extent and seriousness of human trafficking Many Rohingya women and girls who fled to Bangladesh since August have been subjected to sex trafficking in Bangladesh and India. Photo: AFP Eresh Omar Jamal Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall victim to traffickers in their own […]

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Quota issue from an economic perspective Photo: Rashed Shumon Biru Paksha Paul Truth shall prevail against lies and falsehood. And economic truths are often ruthless. They don’t care for human sentiments or short-term political gains. The issue of quota in public service recruitment is basically an economic one and, despite the lull in student protests […]

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The RMG industry has experienced phenomenal growth Rajib Dhar We need to strike a balance between social needs, ability to pay, and macroeconomic issues Revising the minimum wage for garment workers has become an important topic on two counts: Public policy perspective, and political perspective. As part of public policy, it reflects with various macroeconomic scenarios, […]

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Circular fashion: Why and how Bangladesh could take the lead Mostafiz Uddin In the month of May, I was invited to represent Bangladesh at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit in Denmark. The Copenhagen Fashion Summit is the most influential summit on sustainability in the fashion world. More than 2,500 international visitors and more than 100 thought […]

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