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University ranking

Compared to the previous year, Dhaka University's global ranking doesn't draw a blank this time around but that brings a little solace to be sure. Last year the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) magazine did not even consider Dhaka University (DU) for the ranking but this time it has been...

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Rural women's unstoppable march

In a country blanketed by pervasive culture of obscurantism, adult women in villages coming out of home was once an absurd proposition. In recent years, the spectacle has changed almost radically. Like their counterparts living in cities, sizeable numbers of rural women are found engaged in commercial activities. Unlike the...

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Soaking up idle money from state entities

The government has recently decided to transfer idle money of state entities to the public exchequer with the aim to stop misuse of public money.In defending the action, the Finance Minister made some arguments that are matters of great concern. The Minister stated that the state-owned entities did not utilise...

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High price of onion

Sudden increase in prices of onion has left the common people in the lurch, since it is an essential ingredient of most of the cooked foods in Bangladesh. The people suffer as the onion price recorded 200 per cent rise in cases. Bangladesh produces major portion of the volume of...

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Motorbike theft rising

The media in recent times reported certain incidents of theft of motorbike. The killing of a ride-sharing motorcyclist in Dhaka city also drew public attention. Many people nowadays prefer using motorbikes to reach their destinations avoiding traffic congestion more often than not. As the number of motorcycle on the streets...

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Protecting Dhanmodi lake trees

Thousands of people visit Dhaka's Dhanmondi lake area everyday for recreation and jogging. It has also become an attractive spot for cultural programmes including celebration of Pahela Baishakh. The green atmosphere around the lake has made it a unique place in this crowded city. But trees that are a source...

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