Thursday, 08 Jun, 2023

Open forum

A self-confessed murderer and the US visa policy

Rashed Chowdhury - a confessed murderer, the freak killer. On August 15, 1975, the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was killed along with his family by some despicable people. And National and international conspiracies were behind this heinous murder in history of

Dr Yunus evades Tk 1000cr tax from Grameen Telecom

Nobel laureate economist Prof Dr Muhammad Yunus allegedly evaded tax worth around Tk 1,000 crore from his company Grameen Telecom and laundered abroad in the name of ‘social business’. Social business is aimed at addressing a social cause. The investment made by the

Bangladesh's Sustainable Development: Challenges & Future Prospects

Bangladesh has prioritized sustainable development due to its fast rising population, limited resources, and sensitivity to climate change. Bangladesh has achieved tremendous progress toward sustainable development objectives with a strategy to achieve economic growth while

Sundarban ecosystem in decay due to salinity, climate change

The ecosystem of the Sundarban has drastically changed compared with 20 years ago and if it continues the forest will lose almost 29 percent of its productivity. Climate change especially salinity is one of the main reason behind the damage while the numbers of big trees are declining

Integrated Reporting: The next best thing in Corporate Disclosure

The ever-changing trait of financial and non-financial reporting standards and their frameworks for the business corporates often obscures their importance and makes the adoption process of these standards harder for corporates in the developing world. The professional bodies, responsible

Fields or shops, which are necessary?

The foremost important thing in creating players is the presence of fields in the country. ‘The Gorer Math’ is situated in Kolkata which includes Eden garden Stadium, Victoria Memorial, Racecourse and some other fields.  We’re also a sports-loving nation and had

How to be successful in the stock market!

The stock market is a risky place. It is not just about making investments. Before investing here you need to know what good or bad investment is.  Then it is possible to make profit in this market. Investing without knowing the market can put your investment at risk so there are

Dr Yunus launches anti-state propaganda amid our failure

Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus played his last card being imbued with Pannalal Bhattacharya’s song Amar Sadh Na Mitilo (My dream has not come true) and Tagore’s Boro Asha Kore Asechi Ma Kache Deke Nao (Mother, please give me shelter. I have come to you with great

Should you invest in gold amid bank uncertainty?

With persistently high inflation, stock market uncertainty and new concerns over the security of the banking sector, many Americans may find themselves looking more closely at their investments and savings. The recent collapse of both Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank,

Dr Yunus’ company allegedly involved in money laundering, other irregularities 

Nobel laureate Prof Dr Muhammad Yunus’ company is allegedly involved in huge financial irregularities including money laundering and bribery. All evidence as to his crimes has come to the light and the authorities concerned are in possession of those documents. It is pertinent

Greater global growth on India’s G20 agenda

As G20 president, India will focus on increasing trade and investment as key drivers of growth in a world grappling with the devastation brought on by Covid-19 and Ukraine. This is India’s moment.  India’s presidency of G20 is off to a good start. Around 30 meetings in

Light at the end of the tunnel: UNSC resolution 2669 on Myanmar

The people of Myanmar, tormented under the brutal crackdown by the military also named Tatmadaw, might finally have some resolve and relief as the United Nations security council has adopted resolution 2669 on 21 December that urges the military to cease all its atrocities against the

Are errors in textbooks mere mistakes?

Almost all common citizens of our country like me believe that Bangladesh is a Muslim majority, peaceful and non-communal country.  A citizen here either Muslim or Hindu or Buddhist and Christian is usually friendly towards his next-door neighbour. There is no lack of honest

ABG Limited ushers in new era for women’s football

During pre-independence days it was beyond my imagination that Bengali girls would play football alongside boys, represent the country in the international arena, bring laurels for the nation by playing football with extraordinary skills, and hold the country’s flag high. But thanks

Tawbah (repentance): Concept, method and benefit

Tawbah is one of the most beautiful blessings of Allah upon His servants. It can purify anyone from sins and misdeeds and make him innocent. Allah (SWT) says: It is He who accepts the repentance of His servants and excuses their misdeeds and knows what you do. (al-Qur’an, surah

Importance of India’s G20 presidency

G20 is the alliance of 20 countries having top economies in the world. India has got the responsibility of president of the alliance this year and they’ve arranged this international summit. The matter of India’s taking responsibility as president in the face of strong

Bashundhara Group patronises country’s sports

In the present world sponsorship is a major part of the survival and progress of sports. Commercial sponsors or corporate bodies are playing a key role behind the screen. They patronise sports tournaments and competitions in every country, either capitalist or socialist. Olympics is

BNP wants to bring one-eleven not caretaker government

Bangladesh has completed 51 years of victory. In Bangladesh, Victory Day means joy and celebration. Throughout December, the country is full of festivities. But this time it was different. Political tension dampened our victory celebrations to some extent. BNP held a mass rally in Dhaka

Climate refugees: need to priority set for ensuring work opportunities in Bangladesh

Climate refugees are now not a new thing at all. Climate refugees experience adverse impacts on their livelihoods due to sudden or gradual changes in the environment; due to which they are forced to live temporarily or permanently in the country or outside the country. The adverse

At G20, time to take the India model to the world

India will formally take over as President of the G20 tomorrow. This is an exceptional responsibility at an especially challenging time for the global community. India’s Presidency of the influential G20 would be a historic first for the nation. The G20 Presidency would be the most