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Intentional or not, a loan defaulter remains loan defaulter
Intentional or not, a loan defaulter remains loan defaulter

Bank

Intentional or not, a loan defaulter remains loan defaulter

Banking plays an extremely crucial role in the economic development of any country. Particularly in Bangladesh, where the capital market is relatively weak, the significance of banking accounts for a substantial portion of the nation's economy. Entrepreneurs in Bangladesh often need to approach banks primarily to meet the financial requirements for establishing industries, factories, and business establishments.

Efforts needed to shut down illegal clinics and diagnostic centers
Efforts needed to shut down illegal clinics and diagnostic centers.jpeg

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by Editorial Desk

Tue, 5 Mar 24

Efforts needed to shut down illegal clinics and diagnostic centers

In the past 53 years, there have been significant allegations of mismanagement in the country's healthcare sector. In true sense, a professional healthcare management of international standards has not yet been established in the country. The same scenario is observed from the cities to the remote villages. It seems like the specter of improper treatment is constantly haunting us.

Response to allegations of plagiarism from Selim AL Deen’s manuscript
Response to allegations of plagiarism from Selim AL Deen’s manuscript

Art and Culture

by Swakrito Noman

Mon, 4 Mar 24

Response to allegations of plagiarism from Selim AL Deen’s manuscript

In 2007, I was almost always with late playwright Selim Al Deen, serving as his personal secretary. One rainy evening in monsoon, as the downpour ceased to allow a twilight stroll for a while, he emerged onto the campus pathway. I was with him too. He used to take walks regularly in the mornings and evenings. But in his presence, I found myself unable to write anything, neither poetry nor prose. It felt as if I had been submerged in an ocean of art. Drowning in that unfamiliar sea, I struggled desperately. Just as a drop loses its existence in the Indus, so did I feel. That day, as we walked, Guru said to me, "Start writing novels, you'll do well. Poetry isn't for you. Leave that."

Why are book sales inadequate at the book fair?
Amar Ekushe Book Fair 2024 closing ceremony

Editorial Views

by Editorial Desk

Mon, 4 Mar 24

Why are book sales inadequate at the book fair?

It has been 52 years since the Amar Ekushey Book Fair has been taking place. During this time, Bangladesh's GDP has surpassed 460 billion dollars. Additionally, per capita income has increased by 2,687 dollars. According to a report from the Bangladesh Bank last year, the number of millionaires in the country is currently 113,554. According to the 2021 survey conducted by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, currently, there are 4 crore middle-income people in the country, whose daily income ranges from 2 to 20 dollars. The size of the country's business-commerce-entertainment sector is increasing every year. There is growth in food shops, shopping malls, picnic spots, and tourist spots. The demand for every daily necessity is increasing rapidly, not just for books. Only the demand for books is not increasing. In its 52 years of existence, the Amar Ekushey Book Fair, held for a month each year, has never reached sales of 100 crore taka which is vital for the country's prosperity.

Conspirators must be held accountable for their actions
Conspirators must be held accountable for their actions

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Conspirators must be held accountable for their actions

One of the major obstacles on the path to realizing the true essence of "Sonar Bangla" (Golden Bengal) is posed by conspirators, corrupt elements, smugglers, plunderers, and miscreants. This class of individuals has consistently woven a web of deceit around the country, misleading its people and attempting to establish falsehoods in the face of truth. Through their schemes, they aim to portray Bangladesh as an ineffective and unstable state, striving to legitimize falsehoods amidst reality. These conspirators, whenever they find an opportunity, exploit it for their gain, either financially enriching themselves or maneuvering their way into positions of power. It must also be acknowledged that there are some individuals in Bangladesh who directly or indirectly support them.

Those who play recklessly with life, bring them under purview of punishment
Those who play recklessly with life, bring them under purview of punishment

State and Politics

by Ripon Hore

Sun, 3 Mar 24

Those who play recklessly with life, bring them under purview of punishment

On February 29th, a tragic fire incident at a building (Green Cozy Cottage) on Bailey Road in the capital resulted in the loss of nearly fifty lives. This tragic incident of the fire has deeply saddened and affected every conscientious individual in the country. Such incidents of tragic fires are never acceptable in any way. Certainly, it is true that fire incidents, one of the most significant and widespread disasters, are not new in the bustling capital of Dhaka. Occasionally, we find ourselves as witnesses to such tragic accidents. When a fire or any similar accident occurs in a place, there is often a flurry of activities and discussions for a few days. Investigative committees are formed, and the matter is pressed. Perhaps another incident occurs, and the memory of the previous one fades from our minds.

Trial lingers at witness testimony stage
Trial lingers at witness testimony stage

Report

by Masum Hossain

Sun, 3 Mar 24

Trial lingers at witness testimony stage

It happened 11 years ago. Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir carried out a terrible rampage in Bogura through spreading rumours, turning several parts of district town into ruins.

Take initiatives to control commodity prices during Ramadan
Take initiatives to control commodity prices during Ramadan

Editorial Views

by Editorial Desk

Sun, 3 Mar 24

Take initiatives to control commodity prices during Ramadan

With the upcoming holy month of Ramadan, it's common for prices of goods to rise in the market, especially for food items. Market stakeholders often exploit this price hike pathway for greater profits, sometimes beyond reasonable justifications. In this context, businesses are not oblivious to the situation. It's a recurring pattern every year. Prior to Ramadan, the Prime Minister issues a cautionary statement: 'There is sufficient food available. There's nothing to worry about. Anyone engaging in malpractice will be brought to justice.'

Exploring Alternative Fuels: A Path to Economic Stability Without Price Hikes
Exploring Alternative Fuels: A Path to Economic Stability Without Price Hikes

Power and Energy

by Anu Muhammad

Sun, 3 Mar 24

Exploring Alternative Fuels: A Path to Economic Stability Without Price Hikes

The current economic crisis and mounting stress in Bangladesh are deeply concerning. A significant portion of the population, particularly the lower middle class and impoverished communities, are experiencing stagnant income levels while facing a surge in expenditures. Balancing income with expenses has become increasingly challenging. Since the onset of the pandemic, there has been a noticeable escalation in the prices of essential goods. This trend has been exacerbated by fluctuations in international fuel prices. While global fuel prices have experienced a decrease, this reduction has not been reflected in the local market, leading to a disproportionate burden on consumers across various sectors.

Will action be taken against the negligence of the authorities?
Will action be taken against the negligence of the authorities?

Editorial Views

by Editorial Desk

Sat, 2 Mar 24

Will action be taken against the negligence of the authorities?

Recently, the alarming fire incident at Green Cozy Cottage building on Bailey Road in the capital city has sparked new discussions about the safety of buildings and construction practices in the country. However, when a risky building collapses or catches fire, the issue is discussed nationwide, but soon the discussions fade away without any real action being taken. Subsequently, life, education, office, and business activities continue as usual amidst the risks. Utilities such as gas, electricity, water, and telephone connections are not disconnected in risky buildings. Holding numbers are not revoked. As a result, in the event of a natural disaster like fire or earthquake, there is a high risk of large-scale loss of lives.

Who set fire to Bailey Road?
Who set fire to Bailey Road?

Politics and Bureaucracy

by Amin Al Rasheed

Sat, 2 Mar 24

Who set fire to Bailey Road?

Leap Year, which occurs every four years with February having 29 days, is marked by a deeply sorrowful, tragic, and painful incident. On this day, a terrifying fire engulfed a building on Bailey Road in the capital city, claiming the lives of nearly half a hundred people.