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Efficient use of ADP allocation

Unlike in the past, the outlay for the Annual Development Programme (ADP) for the next fiscal year (FY 2022-23) as approved by the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC), is clearly not an ambitious one. However, as it came out from Tuesday's press briefing by the planning minister...

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Government to walk a tight rope

Skipping unnecessary expenditures is the time-tested way of surviving crisis time. In modern-day economic management, the same belt-tightening steps under the rubric of austerity measures are suggested by experts when a country's economy falls on hard times. At present the entire world economy is facing such a crisis in the...

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No scope for taking school bags' weight lightly

When children go to school in the morning, the roads and streets in Dhaka take a nice look. Though most of the children and their parents have to rush due to uncertain traffic, the movement of children in uniform and school bags on their shoulders announces life on motion. Again,...

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Importance of good sleep

Do you face difficulty falling asleep at night? Do you have the tendency of waking up at night? If you have these symptoms then you might be dealing with insomnia, a sleep disorder. According to a study, as many as 45 per cent people in the world are suffering from...

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Rod prices out of control

The price of construction materials, particularly iron materials, is increasing alarmingly in Bangladesh. According to data of the state-run Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB), each tonne of MS (mild steel) rod has been selling for Tk 87,500 recently. But in reality, the prevailing rate is around Tk 90,000. It is...

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Prioritising local fruits

Every season in Bangladesh comes to us with its own appeal. It becomes particularly visible when you pay a visit to a local fruit market as it offers a variety of fruits in different times of the year. We should encourage everyone, particularly our children, to develop the habit of...

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