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Ridesharing policy

The government has made the 'Ridesharing Service Policy, 2017' effective from March 8 this year through a gazette notification issued on 28 February. This has been a commendable move for making these hitherto illegal services legal and bringing them under a regulated regime. But as reported in the media, many...

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Need for remunerative prices

The development of infrastructure and storage facilities tends to contribute to increased commercialisation of crops. Agricultural practices begin to be carried out for generating surplus to own consumption. At the same time, marketing strategies also claim a berth in academic discourse. Two factors may be adduced to the dramatic shift...

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Percentage of female-headed households rising

According to an appraisal by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), there has been a significant increase in the ratio of female-headed households to male-headed ones. During the two decades between 1994 and 2014, the rate of increase in female headship had been modest -from 8.7 per cent to 12.5...

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Circulation of counterfeit currency ahead of Eid

Every year, before any major religious festival, counterfeit currency starts to enter the market. This is especially true during Eid-ul Azha and the puja festivals when people from all walks of life go to the market to buy sacrificial animals, clothing or other items. This is the time when it...

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Plastic Bags: Hidden source of greenhouse gas

Mass production of plastic began nearly 70 years ago. The production volume has increased by manifolds, over the next few decades. New research from the University of Hawaii at Manoa has found that plastic bags can emit greenhouse gases when it's exposed to ultraviolet radiation. Plastic bags release methane and...

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Effortless communication through smartphone

The internet has revolutionised communications. With just one click on the smartphone, ipad, laptop or computer, one can access and know anything about any issue through the internet. Also, people sitting thousands of miles away from each other can now communicate very easily through such devices connected to the internet....

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