Reportage

Where good voices must go bad

  It is questionable to what extent the original agitators for quota reform will have been redeemed, by revelations that their movement had been hijacked by so-called outsiders, who then led a faction of them astray and onto a path of Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Next decade for BD economy looks bright: BB chief economist

  Bangladesh Bank’s Chief Economist Faisal Ahmed on  April 7 said the diversification in Bangladeshi business beyond the RMG sector is shaping the country for a better future in the next decade.   Speaking at the 5th Leadership Summit, organised by Bangladesh Brand Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Yves Marre completes 1st voyage of “Sunflower kayak” amidst turbulent seas

  The first Kayak to be equipped with a Wingsail and solar power, “Sunflower Kayak”, had set sail on March 27 across Bangladesh from the Indian Border down south the Brahmaputra river towards the Bay of Bengal.   Manned by French/Bangladeshi sailor-extraordinaire Yves Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Dhaka wants Delhi pressure for Rohingya return

  Indian foreign secretary visits Bangladesh, no development on Teesta front   Today, it is widely said that the bilateral relations between Bangladesh and India are the best ever, and also described as ‘golden era’. We understand the relationship between countries, in particular Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Ready for lift-off

  Time was when space was considered the ‘final frontier’ for the human species. Then we went and conquered it, or more precisely the two great superpowers of the 20th century, the Soviet Union and the United States did. But the Thursday, April 5th, 2018

What Bangladesh stands to gain from Bangabandhu-1

  Bangabandhu-1, the first geostationary communications satellite of Bangladesh, which is scheduled to be sent into orbit on April 24, will be ready for use in three months after the launch. On the third day of the launch, controllers start calibrating Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Dhaka on halt!

  If one starts from Dhaka’s Zero Point to reach and check out the city’s iconic Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhanmondi it should take him/her an hour and 15 minutes of walk provided sidewalks are free of illegal occupants and other Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Afghanistan: Post-Trump Dilemmas for Peace and Security

  [ABSTRACT: The perception that Post-Trump Administration in Washington may be inexorably sliding into a state of dysfunctionality, might have prompted the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to hold out an olive branch to his Taliban opponents and make a peace-offer to Thursday, April 5th, 2018

World this week

  Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Mandela dies Winnie Mandela, the former wife of South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, died on April 2 at the age of 81, her spokesman said. She died in a Johannesburg hospital after a long illness, spokesman Victor Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Nation this week

  Khaleda’s condition “not serious” BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has been suffering from some old as well as several newly developed health conditions, but none of them are serious, a medical board found after examining her in the old central jail in Thursday, April 5th, 2018
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