Sorrows of salinity at Dakope

Five-month-old Nazmul was crying continuously and his mother Monowara (30) was trying to calm him down. She said her baby boy had been suffering from diarrhoea for two days. Apart from breastfeeding, she was now feeding him rice saline for recovery. Being poor, it was not possible for her to take him to a doctor... Continue Reading →

Localised Digital Service Tax: Points to ponder

Global trade is being disrupted by the tax disputes over technology giants who mostly operate from Silicon Valley. According to 2019 statistics by, six out of the 10 largest companies in the world by market value were technology companies. No wonder that technology giants like YouTube, Amazon, Facebook and Alibaba are causing disruption to... Continue Reading →

Taxing the technology giants

There is little doubt that technology will drive everything in the coming days. The developed world is witnessing an artificial intelligence-driven transformation of technology, earlier than us—but we are also embracing it. Technology and technological innovation such as artificial intelligence in particular, is so invincible that tech giants are taking over everything. They just create... Continue Reading →

Water Poverty of Kurigram

Shamsul Alam (55) is a tea stall worker and heads a family of 7 members. He entirely depends on tube well water for drinking purpose. His wife, daughter and daughter in law collect drinking water from a nearby tube well and drink it directly. He considers this safe. He has no understanding of whether this... Continue Reading →

Importance of SDG target 6.1 and its financing

After the 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have come as Agenda 2030. As a signatory to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Bangladesh is politically committed to implement and achieve the 39+1 targets of SDGs by 2030. SDG target 6.1 entails that by 2030 all countries in the world will... Continue Reading →

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