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Pope in Bangladesh with message of reconciliation, peace

  Meeting with Rohingyas planned   Green, red and yellow are national colors of Bangladesh and Vatican. The combination of these colors symbolizes the unity and lasting friendship between Bangladesh and Vatican, remembering the fact that Vatican was one of the first countries Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Paying the penalty for low food stock

  There are many good reasons why should a government maintain a minimum food reserve in the country. First of all the government has to run several dozens of food-aided social safety net programmes under the public food distribution system and Thursday, November 30th, 2017

ICAB awards 28 financial outfits for best annual reports

  This year 28 financial outfits have won the 17th ICAB National Award under different categories for their best presented annual reports of 2016.   The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) on Saturday announced names of the winners under 13 different Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Nation this week

  Power tariff to rise from December Much to the chagrin of consumers, rights groups and businesses, the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) on November 23 raised the power tariff by 5.3 percent or Tk 0.35 per kilowatt-hour unit on an average. Thursday, November 30th, 2017

World this week

  Time Inc to be sold for $2.8b Time Inc. is selling for $2.8 billion to media conglomerate Meredith Corporation, which is backed by the billionaire Koch brothers, who are known for supporting conservative causes. Time, which also publishes its eponymous magazine, Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Unleashing the imagination of Business

  Social business/social enterprise. Perhaps not ten years ago, each of those terms would’ve been seen as equal oxymorons, one hopelessly propping up the other, waste gorging on waste, so bloated and so hopelessly bereft of the guile and imagination that Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Digital Security Act will not harass journalists: Inu

  He urges media people to work as vanguards of democracy   Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu has said the government will formulate the Digital Security Act to ensure common people’s digital security, not to harass journalists.   “We’re going to enact the Digital Security Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Call it genocide

  The UN calls the Myanmar army’s aggression against the Rohingya “ethnic cleansing”. “Ethnic cleansing” is a term invented by Slobodan Milosevic. It’s a euphemism for forced displacement and genocide. It’s an insidious term because there is no international treaty law Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

China to help Bangladesh earn middle income status

  China has expressed its readiness to provide all out supports to Bangladesh in the latter’s pursuit to attain the status of a middle income country by 2021, the year Bangladesh will be celebrating golden jubilee of its independence.   Chinese Foreign Minister Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Farmers need protection from flashflood losses

  This has been a bad crop year so far with natural calamities causing immense losses to the country’s main rice crops – Boro and Aman. Flashfloods in the northeastern backswamp that struck unusually early in the month of March first Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
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