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Power generation improves but more needs to be done

It is heartening to note that the incidence of power disruption in Dhaka and other major cities of the country has lately come down significantly. The residents of the capital in particular nowadays find themselves nearly free of the scourge of power outages. This disruptive style of power supply once...

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The long road to safe food

While food security should be the prime concern for a country like Bangladesh, it is unsafe food that also figures prominently, albeit threateningly, in most of its parts, especially in the urban areas. Ensuring safe food for all remains a major challenge as there is neither any systematic effort, nor...

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Historic firsts in the 116th US Congress

The 116th United States Congress was sworn in on January 3, 2019. For the first time ever, the US Congress has a group of diverse lawmakers who are expected to drastically reshape the government body and transform its policies as well as its functions on a daily basis.This new class...

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Compulsory bank deposit for elderly parents

The media reported recently that the government of Nepal is going to implement a new law that will make it compulsory for children to deposit five to ten per cent of their incomes to the accounts of their elderly parents. The parents should be over the age of 60 years....

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Bilateral trade between China and Russia

A recent economic data released by the Chinese ministry of commerce has revealed that the volume of mutual trade between Russia and China has touched $100 billion for the first time ever. This happened around mid-December 2018. At present Russia is ranked as China's 10th largest global trading partner. China...

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