Switzerland wants to see peace, economic growth in Bangladesh: Swiss President

  Development must be sustainable, inclusive, he tells Dhaka Courier   “Switzerland is not a country of political excess. In Switzerland no-one has the power to impose their will against the wishes of others. But Switzerland is not a country of political minimalism Thursday, February 15th, 2018

The biggest takeaways from Dhaka Art Summit 2018

  The fourth edition of the Dhaka Art Summit (DAS) ran its course from February 2-10 at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy with its primary objective being to focus on young and emerging artists from Bangladesh and across the world.   The trustee and founder Thursday, February 15th, 2018

World this week

  Pakistan warns India against surgical strikes Pakistan warned India against cross-border strikes in the disputed region of Kashmir after Indian authorities blamed a Pakistan-based group for an attack on an army camp in which soldiers and their families were targeted. February Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Nation this week

  GP, Banglalink acquire spectrum for 4G Two leading mobile operators --Grameenphone and Banglalink -- acquired 15.6 Megahertz of 4G spectrum with a price of $463.6 million in auction on February 13. Banglalink took 10.6 MHz spectrum from different two bands - Thursday, February 15th, 2018

The enduring warmth of Boi Mela

  The month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair began on February 1 on the Bangla Academy premises and at adjoining Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the book fair on the Bangla Academy premises, while poet Agnes Meadows, from Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Wait nearly over for Golden Rice release in Bangladesh

  Many people in developing countries cannot afford or access a diverse and healthy diet. Rice makes up to 70 percent of daily calorie intake of average Bangladeshis. But this staple mainly contains carbohydrate with some protein but deficient in essential Thursday, February 8th, 2018

“Every day a challenge for me” – New IGP

  Newly-appointed Inspector General of Police Dr Jabed Patwary has said since joining the police force, every day of his life has been a challenge for him.   Dr Patwary said this during this during a farewell reception accorded to outgoing IGP AKM Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Bracing against notorious cyber law

  The Bangladesh government has approved a draft Digital Security Act 2018, which is dubbed as another draconian law against a free press. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, at an official meeting of the ministers on 29 January, gave her consent to Thursday, February 8th, 2018

The Rohingya crisis puts Bangladesh under enormous pressure, says the Swiss President

  Swiss President Alain Berset, who visited Dhaka on February 4-7, has called for the full implementation of the report of the Advisory Commission chaired by Kofi Annan to protect Rohingyas and ensure their safe return to Myanmar.   He said a refugee Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Digital Security Act: Another assault on freedom

  Journalists, rights activists up in arms.   To be sure, it would be foolish to expect the present government in its current state to move towards a more liberal outlook during the remainder of its tenure, or any extension thereof. We are Thursday, February 1st, 2018
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