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Pampering bank loan defaulters!

The fact that the banking sector needs something effective in place to tide over the problems of huge classified loans and liquidity shortage is incontestable. But how far the special facility that the central bank offered last Thursday to bank loan defaulters and also 'good borrowers' would help banks in...

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Moving towards higher growth trajectory

Bangladesh is expected to join 7.0 per cent club in the 2020s as the country is experiencing a decade of strong and inclusive growth. Such club is an unofficial classification of the world's major economies with a nominal gross domestic product (GDP) of more than US$1.0 trillion per year. With...

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Dhaka's unique saga of water

Even a developed city like South Africa's Cape Town goes through severe water crises, making its residents panicky. The situation in Dhaka needs no elaboration. The South African city was hit by a punishing water scarcity in 2018 which prompted city authorities to go for enforcing water rationing. The crisis...

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Consumers suffering with WASA water

In a report submitted before the High Court, Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA) admitted that 16 per cent of its supplied water is impure. However, its Managing Director (MD) earlier claimed that WASA water is 100 per cent safe for drinking and there is no need to burn...

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Zakat and loss of lives

During Ramadan, Zakat payers distribute goods and clothes to the poor. Instead of queuing up for their dues, the poor people often rush to get the clothes and goods. Such attempts lead to dangerous stampedes where many people are injured and even killed. Islam as a faith does not support...

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Playground being used for wrong purpose

A Bangla daily reported recently that Indira Road T and T Field, near Farmgate, is being used as a spot for fair ahead of Eid. There are 60 stalls at the fair. Children of the area are the clear losers from this arrangement. Earlier, hundreds of children used the playground...

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