21h ago| Opinion

Development and political leadership: China’s Wang Huning and new perspectives

We have all become accustomed to the economic story of China, its astonishing success in reducing poverty, its emergence as the economic powerhouse of the 21st century and its infrastructural...

21h ago| Opinion

Protecting breastfeeding is a shared responsibility

The theme of this year’s World Breastfeeding Week (August 1 to 7) is “Protecting Breastfeeding, a Shared Responsibility”.

21h ago| Opinion

Afghanistan may be a bellwether for Saudi-Iranian rivalry

Boasting an almost 1,000-kilometre border with Iran and a history of troubled relations between the Iranians and Sunni Muslim militants, including the Taliban, Afghanistan could become a bellwether...

3d ago| RMG NOTES

We need safety net for garment workers

After all the talk of “bouncing back better” in our industry during the past 18-months, we are still failing the people who make our clothes.

4d ago| Opinion

Online education and artificial intelligence

As we all know, Covid-19 struck Wuhan on New Year's Eve in 2019, and the city embraced total lockdown. Soon, the rest of China and the world followed. But what many don't know is Chinese...

4d ago| Opinion

Rapid urbanisation and a rise in infectious diseases

Income growth leads to increased urbanisation, which due to higher concentration of the population in smaller geographical areas can cause higher rates of infectious diseases.

August 5, 2021
August 5, 2021

Afghanistan may be a bellwether for Saudi-Iranian rivalry

Boasting an almost 1,000-kilometre border with Iran and a history of troubled relations between the Iranians and Sunni Muslim militants, including the Taliban, Afghanistan could become a bellwether...

August 5, 2021
August 5, 2021

Protecting breastfeeding is a shared responsibility

The theme of this year’s World Breastfeeding Week (August 1 to 7) is “Protecting Breastfeeding, a Shared Responsibility”.

August 5, 2021
August 5, 2021

Helping the poor to survive lockdown

Even as rich countries begin to glimpse the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, developing countries are still struggling to contain Covid-19. But there are important lessons from the past...

August 5, 2021
August 5, 2021

Development and political leadership: China’s Wang Huning and new perspectives

We have all become accustomed to the economic story of China, its astonishing success in reducing poverty, its emergence as the economic powerhouse of the 21st century and its infrastructural...

August 4, 2021
August 4, 2021

Fortifying food: An effective strategy to combat hidden hunger

Bangladesh, despite being one of the world’s fastest-growing economies with exceptional GDP growth, was unable to avoid extreme food insecurity during the pandemic,

August 4, 2021
August 4, 2021

The era of loss and damage from climate change is upon us

Over the last week of July 2021, we all watched on our TV screens as the heat dome and wildfires in north-western US and Canada took many lives and destroyed the town of Lytton

August 4, 2021
August 4, 2021

What Taliban resurgence means for the region

Nazar Mohammad, popularly known as Khasha Zwan, was an Afghan comedian.

August 4, 2021
August 4, 2021

Black money and undisclosed income: The Bangladesh context

Money that does not circulate in the open is suspect—either it is outright black money or an accumulation of undisclosed income. The two are very different.

August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021

A second nuclear power plant in Bangladesh: How do we choose it?

The Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant, the first ever nuclear power plant in Bangladesh, is being built. The plant capacity is 2400 MW, with two Russian reactors (model VVER-1200 of III+ generation).

August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021

Think before posting about your children online

Social media is flooded with children’s photos, quotes and videos that are being posted by their parents.