Banking on Indigenous knowledge

  Businesses thrive on locally developed goods as traditional products stage a comeback! Still, are the colours of Bangladesh really brightening, at least being more visible or yet to see the proper sunshine?   Hilsha is now the proud brethren of the Jamdani Saturday, August 19th, 2017

World this week

  Three people died and at least 33 were injured after a series of violent clashes erupted at a white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, August 13. In the most extreme incident, 20-year-old white nationalist James Alex Fields plowed his Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Nation this week

  At least 221 people have died and more than 1.5 million have been displaced by monsoon flooding across India, Nepal and Bangladesh, officials said Tuesday, as rescuers scoured submerged villages for the missing. In Nepal, severe flooding has left tens Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Chinese daily accuses Modi of complacency, warns “grave consequences”

  India is as naive as it was in 1962 if it thinks China will not respond to its "provocations" in Doklam, a Chinese daily said recently. The state-run Global Times also said the outcome of a possible military conflict, which Saturday, August 19th, 2017

New kid in the blocs

  We bring to mind the 1997 Bangkok Declaration establishing Bimstec- the sub-regional grouping of South and South East Asian Nations has completed 20 years since its inception. And today, its Member States agree to intensify their collaborative efforts to realise Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Northern nightmare

  As predicted with uncanny accuracy by the water resources minister, this year’s flood has really only now set in. With fatal effect.   In the space of barely a week, some 37 people have died across 21 districts of Bangladesh during the Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Let there be Gharials

  In the wake of rapid decline in Gharial population, an initiative has been taken to exchange captive Gharials among the country’s zoos aiming to increase the population of the critically endangered freshwater species.   “There are a few captive Gharials in the Saturday, August 19th, 2017

‘Marching with a Billion’

  Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla has handed over a copy of Uday Mahurkar’s book ‘Marching with a Billion’ to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina recently.   The book analyses Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government’s three years in office with focus Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Hobbies drive businesses to thrive

  Fashion-Conscious Women Become Entrepreneurs   From my experience, I’ve found that there is always a friend in your circle who knows all about fashion. If you bring her some clothes, she will come up with new designs for outfits from their imagination. Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Courier Asks: Where is the BB heist probe report?

  Finance Minister AMA Muhith this week said the official investigation’s report into the Bangladesh Bank heist is not being made public as a case is pending with a court in the Philippines.   We humbly beg to differ with the finance minister Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
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