Nation this week

  Hasina hopes BD-India can settle unresolved issues Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on May 25 called for international pressure, including from India, on Myanmar to take back hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh to escape an army clampdown. “We Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Shedding skin?

  The DSE’s strategic tie-up with the Shanghai-Shenzhen exchanges leaves it well-placed to complete what will be its third coming.   May 14 will be etched in Bangladesh’s financial records as a landmark date when Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) signed an equity acquisition Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Too many ‘gunfights’, too many deaths

  ‘Man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst’   All on a sudden too many people are falling in the line of fire as the country’s law enforcers have been ordered to ‘go tough’ Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Quota Reform in Government Jobs: Upholding meritocracy over mediocracy

  That the quota system for public services/government jobs would be abolished - - the announcement made by the prime minister on 11 April 2018 in the parliament amidst the country-wide students’ protest against the existing quota system - - came Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Users of prepaid meters in dilemma: multiple problems surfacing

  As 34 year old Abul Hossain, a service-holder, was rushing to stand in queue at a private bank in the city’s Shamoly area to recharge his newly-installed prepaid electric meter, he was optimistic that he would be able to complete Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Lack of awareness, support pushes up suicide incidents in BD: Expert

  Suicide rates are on the rise in the country for the absence of proper attention to mental health issues and necessary support, and complications in the socialisation process.   According to Bangladesh Police, which publishes a report annually on suicide incidents, over Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

World this week

  Harry, Meghan tie the knot Prince Harry and his bride Meghan married on May 19 in a dazzling ceremony that blended ancient English ritual with African American culture, watched up close by royals and celebrities and from afar by a global Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Nation this week

  Crackdown on drug dealers to continue: Home Minister Amid the killings of drug dealers in growing ‘gunfights’, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on May 21 said the crackdown on the drug dealers will continue. “No drug peddlers will be spared, no matter Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

31 million face legal issues every year in Bangladesh

  Land disputes most severe; people suffer due to graft-ridden land administration   A new study has recently found out that each year as many as 31 million people confront with legal challenges in Bangladesh. A majority of these challenges occur when dealing Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

A taste of things to come?

  The Khulna City Corporation election arrived with all the typical fanfare of an election in Bangladesh: the air was festive, voters were restless, officials looked nervous. Initially twinned with Gazipur to hold the first big polls of 2018 that could Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
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