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Prudent redesigning of power sector plan

When a major plan covering the system's operation of a vital sector such as power requires revision only two years after its adoption, a few questions about the farsightedness and efficiency level of the relevant authorities might exercise the minds of many. It has happened in the case of Power...

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Dispute resolutions through mediation

There are definite advantages of mediation over arbitration and litigation as a dispute resolution tool, especially in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has created an unprecedented challenge in the economic life of Bangladesh.The fact remains that the issues of preference for mediationas against arbitration and litigation are effective...

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Festive events in the doldrums

Just around a couple of months before COVID-19 emerged as a world-shaking pandemic in 2020, Dhaka was basking in its myriad wedding festivities. So were the other cities, small towns and villages. In fact, the months of January and February are considered to be the months ideal for organising wedding...

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Crisis of governance or morals!

Mobile talk-time vanishes fast and data purchased for using internet with smartphone finishes before the expiry date. About one third money of the prepaid electricity is slashed when it is recharged while phantom electricity bills have been such a common story. Standing bus passengers are charged the fare fixed for...

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Helping kindergartens to survive

One of the worst sufferers of Covid-19 pandemic in the country is the owners of kindergarten schools. The government announced closure of all educational institutions from March 17 to contain the spread of coronavirus. And, it is still uncertain when and how these institutions would be reopened.In the meantime, a...

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Support onion farmers

India's ban on onion export for two consecutive years should be considered as a wake-up call for Bangladesh to attain self-sufficiency in production of this essential cooking ingredient. Once dependent on Indian cattle for meeting local demand of meat, Bangladesh has made tremendous progress in cattle rearing since India imposed...

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