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Need for a poor-friendly budget

Published on The Daily Star We often hear, particularly before the announcement of the annual budget, that the budget should be poor friendly. While this demand sounds very emphatic and appropriate given the socio-economic condition of Bangladesh, what it really implies is an issue to be explored. In Bangladesh, poverty has …

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চাই রাষ্ট্রনায়কোচিত প্রজ্ঞা

দৈনিক প্রথম আলো সরকারি পদক্ষেপের বোধ ও বিবেচনা গ্রামীণ ব্যাংকের ব্যবস্থাপনা পরিচালক পদ থেকে অধ্যাপক মুহাম্মদ ইউনূসের অপসারণে বাংলাদেশ ব্যাংকের প্রজ্ঞাপন জাতিকে যেমন আহত করেছে, তেমনি বিপর্যস্ত করেছে ব্যাংকটির লাখ লাখ গ্রাহককে। ঘটনাটি আন্তর্জাতিক সংবাদ শিরোনাম হয়েছে এবং বাংলাদেশ সরকার দুনিয়াজোড়া যে বিরূপ মন্তব্যের মুখে পড়েছে, তা আমাদের ভাবমূর্তিকে এগিয়ে …

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To garner domestic resource

Published on The Daily Star Photo: A.M.Ahad / Drik news The context Domestic resource mobilization has taken centre stage during the 1990s in view of the declined flow of foreign aid to the developing countries. As opposed to an unsustainable development path through reliance on resource from external sources domestic resource …

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The Need for Statesmanship

Published on The Daily Star The Bangladesh Bank’s notice to Grameen Bank to remove Prof. Yunus as its Managing Director has shocked the nation and seriously disturbed its millions of low income owners. The act has also become global news and is exposing the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) to much adverse …

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Remembering Zeaul Huq

Published on The Daily Star Today is February 16, the tenth death anniversary of one of my closest friends, Zeaul Huq — Tulu to his friends. His passing left a major void in not just my life but in the lives of many people of diverse backgrounds and political beliefs. …

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Commitments at Kunming

Published on The Daily Star The recently held 9th Conference of the BCIM (Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar) Forum, which focused on fostering closer economic cooperation among themselves, should be seen as a major initiative towards sub-regional cooperation in this region. The event was hosted by the International Regional Cooperation Office, …

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