On the up: In leaps and bounds

  It was exactly two years ago to the month that people in Bangladesh first sensed something good, even exciting, was starting to happen around the national cricket team, their beloved Tigers. Ah, the Tigers! Just to pronounce it now, with Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Muhith mulls corporate tax cut Next budget size to be around Tk 4,50,000 cr, he says

  Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Sunday night assured businessmen of taking steps in the upcoming national budget to reduce corporate tax from the existing 35 percent.   “I’ll take steps to reduce the corporate tax in the coming budget. I’ve been trying Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Heritage can become a fruitful driver of tourism

  France, Canadian envoys visit historic Rose Garden Palace   Our global heritage is part of the common goods we must protect and promote. It is sometimes under big threat (Iraq, Syria). In addition to this humanist conception and duty, on an economic Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

‘We should not be frightened of the dark’

  The three Nordic Embassies (Sweden, Denmark & Norway) in Dhaka joined hands again to celebrate International Women’s Day 2017. This year, women’s economic empowerment was the core theme of the event. For the event, each embassy invited one woman who Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

2nd Cosmos Dialogue – South Asia’s moment: Over before it began?

  Speakers at the 2nd Cosmos Dialogue on ‘South Asia in the Contemporary World’ in the city struck a defiant tone to advocate the preservation of the prevailing global order, even as they warned of fresh, often unprecedented challenges presented by Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Empowering women in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

  Empowering women and ensuring gender equality is more than just a development goal. It is vital to advancing human development and achieving sustainable development. Sustainable development will not be possible without girls and women fully realizing their rights in all Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Guarding the legacy of courage

  It was possibly the first visual document to pronounce a verdict that must have been all too apparent “on the ground”, as it were. It’s possible that many who knew him, even those who had the opportunity to gain an Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Water pollution and land grabbing: Examining the nexus

  Making water available for 160 million people and irrigation for about 9.5 million hectares (according to Soil Resources Development Institute of Bangladesh in 2010) for growing crops to feed this huge population is becoming harder when we are killing our Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Lifestyle diseases becoming ‘serious challenge’ for Bangladesh, world

  Our world is challenged by a changing climate, violent conflict, persistent poverty and mass migration. The benefits of globalization and new technologies remain unequally shared. As a result, people face an ever-growing avalanche of threats to their health. Dr David Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Prospects for Bangladesh’s ‘Golden Fibre’

  Jute has high demand abroad, but lacklustre approach slows down growth in production & trade   Bangladesh earned US$1.01 billion from exports of jute and jute products in the financial year (FY) 2012-13 that ended on 30 June. This is only the Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
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