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Counterfeit currency notes

The busting of two counterfeiting dens in the capital's Mohammadpur area by the detective branch (DB) police within a week confirms increasing activities of counterfeiters, as observed by a member of the DB team, before and during festivals. In the first raid, four members of the counterfeiting racket including the...

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CSR and volunteerism: The interface

To stand by people during their bad times is a major human instinct. Many in the richer segments in society can remain aloof when short or long-term sufferings overwhelm humanity. The scenario is now acutely encountered as the corona pandemic rages throughout Bangladesh.The spectacle is also found across the world....

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Taming the volatile kitchen market

To the people in the low and middle income brackets what matter most in their daily lives are the prices of kitchen market items. These we popularly term 'daily essentials', or simply, 'essentials'. Prices of these essentials including rice, vegetables, edible oil, fish and meat are what they have to...

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Scary world for children

Before the ongoing pandemic, global media reports spreada lot of bad news relating to violence, civil war, crisis of refugee and migration, political conflicts and rise of racism here and there. Even in recent days, terrorist attacks on schools and children in some vulnerable countries and incidents of rape in...

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Saving rural economy

More than 70 per cent of the demand for small loans in rural Bangladesh is met by the non-government organisations, which are also called microfinance organisations. Three major players - BRAC, Grameen Bank and ASA - control a significant portion of the loans. Disbursement of loans by the three has...

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Varsity admission: ensure equal chance to all

Following the cancellation of higher secondary exams and decision for auto promotion, the issue of enrolment in universities has come to the fore. Admission test online is one option, which is a matter of concern for many lower middle class and rural students. The students may face difficulties due to...

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Encouraging unemployed youths

Millions of Bangladeshi youths are now struggling due to lack of working opportunities. Lack of technical skills, inadequate knowledge of relevant subjects and lack of orientation for city-centric jobs are also some of the key reasons for the high unemployment--more than 50 per cent graduatesunemployed- in the country. It is...

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