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DEFUNDING SCHOOL MEALS IS A TERRIBLE IDEA

Written by: Abrar Galib Fahad Recently the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education has decided to stop it’s school-feeding program that has been going on in this country since 1971. These school-feeding programs were not only a good incentive for children to attend schools,  it also has also played a ...

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In the Rohingya Crisis, Bangladesh Can Only Learn From Its Own History

Written by: Zaheer Abbas Today I recall the words of Karl Marx, when he said (recalling the words of Hegel himself) that “all great, world-historical facts and personages occur, as it were, twice.”. More crucially, he added onto Hegel’s words: these occurrences pose themselves “the first time as tragedy, the ...

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Talking About Mental Health : Are We Asking The Right Questions?

Written by – Mahepara Z Ahmed As the pandemic wears on and we adapt more and more with the sudden and continuous  changes in our lives, we can not help but pay attention to the rather unspoken aspect of our health, mental health. Now mental health disorders are not something ...

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দ্রব্যমূল্যের উর্ধ্বগতি: কারণ ও করণীয়

লিখেছেনঃ আরিফুল হাসান শুভ সম্প্রতি খাদ্যদ্রব্যসহ নিত্যব্যবহার্য দ্রব্যের বাজার মূল্য বৃদ্ধি পেয়েছে। ক্রমশ তা সাধারণ জনগণের ক্রয়ক্ষমতার সীমা অতিক্রম করছে। ফলে জনজীবন হয়ে উঠছে অতিষ্ঠ। মূল্য বৃদ্ধি পাওয়া দ্রব্যের মধ্যে মূলত চাল, ডাল, চিনি, পেঁয়াজ, ভোজ্য তেল ইত্যাদি উল্লেখযোগ্য। বলা হচ্ছে আন্তর্জাতিক পর্যায়ে দাম বেড়ে যাওয়ার কারণে দেশের বাজারে তার ...

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Modernizing Taxation Policy and Increasing Tax Base

Written by: Anuradha Biswas and Moumita A. Mallick  Objectives and Method Bangladesh followed the British-Indian Income Tax Act 1922 until the country established Income Tax Ordinance, 1984 (XXXVI of 1984), effective from 1st July 1984. Since then several measures have been taken to revamp the tax system and reinforce the ...

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Far-Right Populism in Europe

Written by: Hrishik Roy In 2017, the far-right German party Alternative for Germany entered the Bundestag- federal parliament for the first time with 12.6% of the votes and became Germany’s biggest opposition party. In the same year, the Freedom Party of Austria, founded by the Nazi SS officer Anton Reinthaller, ...

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The Chinese Influence on South Asia

Written by: Adhara Ayndrila It is obvious that the colonial past of South Asia has left the region open to international meddling. Additional loopholes have been created by existing communal and racial conflict, political capture of the elites, and weak state institutions. This reality forces us to examine China’s involvement ...

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COP26: The answer is blowing in the wind

Written by: Mohammad Sifat After an exceedingly global response in the previous COP at Paris, the long-anticipated Glasgow edition is underway. So many speculations and remarks have already been stated regarding the staging of COP 26. It is already a widely anticipated event, with many politicians, activists, and scientists looking ...

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বাংলাদেশের অতিদারিদ্র‍্য পরিস্থিতি পর্যালোচনা

লিখেছেনঃ রেজাউল ইসলাম মানিক বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায় ‘পদ্মা নদীর মাঝি’ উপন্যাসে কুবের এর পরিচয় দিতে গিয়ে বলেছেন “গরীবের মধ্যে সে গরীব, ছোটলোকের মধ্যে আরো বেশি ছোটলোক”। বর্তমানে, শিক্ষিত মানুষজন যাদেরকে আদর করে ডাকে অতিদরিদ্র‍। এই গরীব-ছোটলোকদেরকে নিয়ে “Extreme Poverty: The Challenges of Inclusion in Bangladesh” শিরোনাম পরিকল্পনা কমিশনের সাধারণ অর্থনীতি বিভাগের তত্ত্বাবধানে ...

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