Saima Hossain Putul

Autism: Responding to a global challenge

April 3, 2012
Autism: Responding to a global challenge

Autism as an emerging global health challenge where on average nearly 1 out of 88 children are being diagnosed with this disorder. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in the United States 1 in 88 children (1 in 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls) are affected. Read more »

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Shafquat Rabbee

Let not the political money-men ruin our cricket

April 1, 2012
Let not the political money-men ruin our cricket

A few specific bosses of Bangladeshi cricket are now in tough waters. Tamim Iqbal’s four fingers, raised sequentially in live TV during the Asia Cup final, were equal to multiple pokes on someone’s eyes. Read more »

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Pascal Lamy

Trade can cut poverty

April 2, 2012
Trade can cut poverty

As countries integrate into the global economy, trade plays an important role in helping roll back extreme poverty and Bangladesh exemplifies this well. Your country boasts one of the largest young labour forces in the world and the past decade has witnessed rapid economic growth of the Bangladeshi economy. Read more »

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ABM Nasir

Democratic gains slide as special interests triumph over collective goods

March 31, 2012
Democratic gains slide as special interests triumph over collective goods

To many, development performance of Bangladesh appears as puzzling. Puzzling it may appear, yet, overwhelming evidence, showing concurrent improvement in economic, social and political indicators suggest that the performance, particularly under democracy, is a stylized fact. Read more »

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Irfan Chowdhury

Time to lookout for our ‘Imran Khan’

March 29, 2012
Time to lookout for our ‘Imran Khan’

I ended my last opinion piece with a wish that democracy would re-emerge and that there would be a way out of the perpetual impasse caused by two-party politics. You may be wondering how? And where would we find a messiah, who would help us to end our misfortune? Read more »

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M. Sanjeeb Hossain

Surfing of the ‘sovereign’ seas

March 29, 2012
Surfing of the ‘sovereign’ seas

Perhaps the greatest ‘pleasant’ surprise to me arrived last Saturday (March 17, 2012) when the bdnews24.com headline read “India favours bilateral end to sea dispute”. Read more »

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M A Taslim

Interest rate: Is it too high?

March 27, 2012
Interest rate: Is it too high?

There seems to be some confusion about bank interest rates and interest spreads, both of which are believed to be too high. In fact, the confusion is an old one; it also dogged the policymakers during the last caretaker government. Read more »

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Adnan Morshed

Cricket and nationhood

March 27, 2012
Cricket and nationhood

Bangladesh was only three runs away from a historic victory. If post-match reactions are any indication, the nation needed this glory. There have been too few soaring moments that could galvanize the whole nation Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

Ouderland and other international warriors of 1971

March 25, 2012
Ouderland and other international warriors of 1971

Bangladesh has instituted Bangladesh Freedom Honour to pay homage to the people who are not Bangladeshi citizens but actively supported the cause in 1971. As a part of this initiative, 129 international personalities and institutions have been named to receive the honour. Read more »

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