2d ago| Interviews

Why did electricity price go up without a public hearing?

Professor M Shamsul Alam talks to Naznin Tithi of The Daily Star about the reasons behind the recent electricity price hike and how the energy sector can be made more efficient.

1w ago| Interviews

‘To avoid rice shortage, markets must function well’

Dr Mohammad Jahangir Alam of BAU talks to The Daily Star about the country's rice production.

1w ago| Interviews

Revisit process of policymaking, not just the policies

The burden of imported inflation and supply-side implications of reduced imports will have adverse implications for economic growth and welfare, particularly of marginalised people.

‘To properly utilise health budget, we need a system overhaul’

Dr Syed Abdul Hamid, professor at the Institute of Health Economics in Dhaka University, talks the allocation for the health sector in the proposed national budget.

‘There’s a disconnect between the proposed budget and reality’

Dr Hossain Zillur Rahman, executive chairman of the Power and Participation Research Centre (PPRC), discusses the proposed national budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year with Eresh Omar Jamal of The Daily Star.

‘Inflationary pressure higher than what official figure suggests’

Hossain Zillur Rahman, executive chairman of the Power and Participation Research Centre (PPRC), talks about inflation and the discrepancy between official and real data in a conversation with Eresh Omar Jamal of The Daily Star.

December 4, 2022
December 4, 2022

Why did electricity price go up without a public hearing?

Professor M Shamsul Alam talks to Naznin Tithi of The Daily Star about the reasons behind the recent electricity price hike and how the energy sector can be made more efficient.

November 28, 2022
November 28, 2022

‘To avoid rice shortage, markets must function well’

Dr Mohammad Jahangir Alam of BAU talks to The Daily Star about the country's rice production.

November 23, 2022
November 23, 2022

Revisit process of policymaking, not just the policies

The burden of imported inflation and supply-side implications of reduced imports will have adverse implications for economic growth and welfare, particularly of marginalised people.

November 21, 2022
November 21, 2022

Is there a way out of Bangladesh's energy crisis? Experts tell all.

"It is time for us to ask how much we have been able to recover from the energy crisis."

October 7, 2022
October 7, 2022

Energy prices should be consciously regulated by the government

When global prices dropped, we did not see the energy prices go down in Bangladesh. Why is that?

October 1, 2022
October 1, 2022

‘We’re working very hard to increase Bangladesh’s export to China’

Chinese envoy Li Jiming shares his views on the depth and prospects of Bangladesh-China bilateral relationship with The Daily Star.

September 29, 2022
September 29, 2022

‘Decision to use EVMs defies all logic’

Badiul Alam Majumdar discusses the controvery surrounding the Election Commission's decision to use EVMs with The Daily Star.

August 25, 2022
August 25, 2022

‘Rohingya refugees need education to take control of their future’

Rohingya human rights activist Razia Sultana talks to Shuprova Tasneem from The Daily Star on Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day.

July 27, 2022
July 27, 2022

‘We can’t afford any further depletion of our forex reserves’

Ahsan H Mansur of Policy Research Institute talks about Bangladesh’s current economic crisis with Eresh Omar Jamal of The Daily Star.

June 24, 2022
June 24, 2022

'Israel’s actions are that of an apartheid regime. The only difference is that we are all brown.'

Dr Amal Jadou, Palestine’s deputy foreign minister, talks to Porimol Palma of The Daily Star about the decades long Palestine-Israel conflict, and the recent escalation of violence against the Palestinians.