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Not in the name of Buddhism!

  Peace activist Richard Reoch talks to UNB; Buddhist leader urges Myanmar’s monastic leadership to stand against ethnic cleansing   Richard Reoch, who served Amnesty International for over two decades and led an international Buddhist organisation for many years, is a globally-famed campaigner Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Addressing Rohingyas’ statelessness is the key

  In January 2018 Oscar-winning actor Cate Blanchett was awarded the prestigious Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum, honouring her tireless advocacy for refugees. In her capacity as UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate called on political and business leaders at the Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Up close with art maestro Shahabuddin

  A journey of peace (SHANTI) that he initiated through an art exhibition back in December 2015 in the Indian city of Kolkata is now culminating in Dhaka. Thirty-two pieces of artworks by Bangladesh’s best known artist of international repute – Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

An all-weather friendship

  Since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1973, Bangladesh has continued to enjoy warm, friendly and active bilateral relationship with the Republic of Korea, more commonly known as South Korea. The two countries share the same values and principles of Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Inclusive growth keeping environment unhurt matters

  Diversifying economy, investment in human dev keys to further growth   United Nations in Bangladesh is working closely with the Government of Bangladesh to ensure that Bangladesh achieves new global goals - Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - and related targets by 2030.   Mia Thursday, March 8th, 2018

World must remain engaged for Rohingya solution: Miyavi

  Japanese musician wants to spread message through his world tour   Japanese singer Miyavi has said every single country needs to get involved in a conclusive way to end Rohingya crisis and give Rohingya people a safe and bright future.   “This is not Thursday, March 1st, 2018

‘Make sure economic growth benefits reach poor’

  Norway wants to see a non-violent election in Bangladesh   Norway is one of the most beautiful countries in our planet, and home to one of its most advanced societies. Its stake in the hydrocarbon reserves of the North Sea have made Thursday, March 1st, 2018

‘We have Othered the Jummas to such an extent’

  More than two decades on from the CHT Accords, it is difficult to say the indigenous inhabitants of the three districts comprising the CHT are better off today than they were 20 years ago, or that their tensions with the Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

‘Write to communicate ideas through it’

  Agnes Meadows (AM) is a London-based poet, writer who has toured nationally and internationally, giving readings, workshops, and residencies all over the world, encouraging people to express themselves through poetry. She started her working life as a journalist, and has Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Diversify exports, create conditions for FDI: European Union

  The European Union (EU) continues to be a strong partner of Bangladesh for over 40 years. So far, the EU has played a significant role in Bangladesh’s journey to progressively elevate itself from a war-torn country to a country of Thursday, February 1st, 2018
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