corruption

Three major barriers to economy’s progress

Strategic inefficiency, institutionalisation of corruption, and a lack of accountability are the three major barriers blocking the smooth progress of the economy, said economists, entrepreneurs and politicians yesterday.

We are not taking care of our young generation

One significant factor behind young people’s feeling of disillusionment is the pervasive corruption committed by businessmen, politicians, government officials, and influential figures, among others

Goods worth Tk 16k imported at Tk 2.63 crore

State-run Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Ltd (PGCBL) imported 68 kilograms of tower bolts, nuts and washers from India for a whopping $2,39,695 or Tk 2.63 crore, which is 1,619 times the contract value.

One, two, three of social deceptions

What people like Milton Samaddar and Tipu Kibria show us about society.

Corrupt official let off with just a temporary pay cut

The government has reduced the salary of an assistant commissioner (land) of Bogura sadar upazila for 12 months after he was found guilty of forgery.

Matarbari Power Plant: Tk 93 lakh for two pipe cutters!

On January 9, 2024, a small shipment weighing 344.5 kilograms arrived at Chattogram port. The shipment worth $250,863 (Tk 2.75 crore) contained 19 pieces of small tools such as hammer, metal pipe cutter and silicon guns imported for state-owned Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh Limited (CPGCBL), which is constructing Matarbari power plant in Cox’s Bazar.

Corruption in public universities / Era of complacency must come to an end

Taxpayer funds, earmarked for the advancement of knowledge and the betterment of society, must not be squandered on corrupt practices.

Paris 2024: a 'new era' of corruption-free Olympics?

Andy Spalding, an academic and author who studies corruption in sporting "mega-events" such as the Olympics or the football World Cup, believes French authorities are showing they are serious about delivering a clean Games.

Housing minister's first press meet: He exchanged barbs, not views

Housing Minister Obaidul Muktadir Chowdhury’s first meeting with journalists descended into a ruckus as he engaged in bickering over the media outlet owners’ backgrounds.

June 13, 2024
June 13, 2024

Three major barriers to economy’s progress

Strategic inefficiency, institutionalisation of corruption, and a lack of accountability are the three major barriers blocking the smooth progress of the economy, said economists, entrepreneurs and politicians yesterday.

May 21, 2024
May 21, 2024

We are not taking care of our young generation

One significant factor behind young people’s feeling of disillusionment is the pervasive corruption committed by businessmen, politicians, government officials, and influential figures, among others

May 7, 2024
May 7, 2024

Goods worth Tk 16k imported at Tk 2.63 crore

State-run Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Ltd (PGCBL) imported 68 kilograms of tower bolts, nuts and washers from India for a whopping $2,39,695 or Tk 2.63 crore, which is 1,619 times the contract value.

May 4, 2024
May 4, 2024

One, two, three of social deceptions

What people like Milton Samaddar and Tipu Kibria show us about society.

April 28, 2024
April 28, 2024

Corrupt official let off with just a temporary pay cut

The government has reduced the salary of an assistant commissioner (land) of Bogura sadar upazila for 12 months after he was found guilty of forgery.

April 1, 2024
April 1, 2024

Matarbari Power Plant: Tk 93 lakh for two pipe cutters!

On January 9, 2024, a small shipment weighing 344.5 kilograms arrived at Chattogram port. The shipment worth $250,863 (Tk 2.75 crore) contained 19 pieces of small tools such as hammer, metal pipe cutter and silicon guns imported for state-owned Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh Limited (CPGCBL), which is constructing Matarbari power plant in Cox’s Bazar.

March 29, 2024
March 29, 2024

Era of complacency must come to an end

Taxpayer funds, earmarked for the advancement of knowledge and the betterment of society, must not be squandered on corrupt practices.

February 21, 2024
February 21, 2024

Paris 2024: a 'new era' of corruption-free Olympics?

Andy Spalding, an academic and author who studies corruption in sporting "mega-events" such as the Olympics or the football World Cup, believes French authorities are showing they are serious about delivering a clean Games.

January 31, 2024
January 31, 2024

Housing minister's first press meet: He exchanged barbs, not views

Housing Minister Obaidul Muktadir Chowdhury’s first meeting with journalists descended into a ruckus as he engaged in bickering over the media outlet owners’ backgrounds.

January 17, 2024
January 17, 2024

Energy crisis, inflation major challenges for business: CPD survey

The CPD in partnership with WEF concluded the survey on 71 executives

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