Reportage

Fighting for humanity

  It is regrettable that the bilateral meeting between Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, that took place on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference this past week, failed to garner greater coverage and importance in Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Build strong institutions to prosper in a globalised economy: US Expert

  ‘Growth needs to be ecologically sound’ says keynote speaker at Cosmos Dialogue   Bangladesh must build strong institutions including centers of excellence in education in order to prosper in a globalised economy, a US-based expert said while delivering the keynote address at Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Dhaka-Chittagong highway awaits a big booster

  Bangladesh Bridge Authority (BBA) has worked out a plan to construct a 220-km elevated expressway with a multimodal transport corridor over the existing Dhaka-Chittagong highway to boost trade by ensuring faster communication between the two major cities.   Once the elevated expressway Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

When survivors turn saviours

  How trafficking victims are helping others to avoid it.   Trafficking-in-persons (TIP) is the fastest growing criminal activity worldwide, including Bangladesh, and it takes several forms.   But it remains underreported that trafficking survivors in Bangladesh are working to stop this criminal activity through Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Peanut vendor’s rollballing journey to World Cup fame

  Deen Islam Hossain Ridoy, the top scorer of Bangladesh team in this year’s Rollball World Cup, still remembers those painful days when he was struggling to change his life.   “I used to sell peanuts on different streets of Dhaka which I Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Bikroy taking steps to prevent online fraud

  As the e-commerce industry grows in Bangladesh, so do the opportunities for fraud and theft by nefarious individuals who wish to use the relative anonymity of online marketplaces to their advantage.   Recently, law enforcement agencies have turned their focus to tightening Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Preema performs ‘Sotta’ at Nat’l Performance Art Festival

  Nazia Andaleeb Preema’s solo performance ‘Sotta’ (soul) was held at the National Performance Art Festival in the city on February 18.   ‘Sotta’ was performed at the National Music and Dance Building Lobby of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) on the last day Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

More questions than answers

  In one of the most highly anticipated announcements of its kind in the history of independent Bangladesh, President Abdul Hamid on February 6 appointed former bureaucrat KM Nurul Huda as the chief election commissioner, and former bureaucrats Mahbub Talukder and Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Aspiring to rule

  To be clear, it is always and everywhere important to get the composition of any election authority right, on questions of both competence and impartiality. It’s such a basic point to make, really.  To the extent that all elections engender Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Guns n’ Roses in Godkhali

  The country’s biggest flower market in Jhikargacha, Jessore, is witnessing significant changes that will see it gain a modern market infrastructure with help from the US Army. That’s right - the US army, but just to ease that incongruous image Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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