All but inevitable

  We should not be surprised that the repatriation of Rohingyas is unlikely to begin this month. In fact, Bangladesh did never say that it would start in January. Rather it was Myanmar and Myanmar media outlets which kept telling that Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Facebook ready to help Bangladesh deal with environmental issues

  After launching a blood donation feature in Dhaka last week, Facebook has expressed its readiness to support Bangladesh government to carry out awareness campaign on various social and environmental issues using its popular and big platform.   In an interview on Tuesday Thursday, January 25th, 2018

World this week

  18 dead as Talibans siege Kabul hotel A Taliban assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital killed at least 18 people, including 14 foreigners, and pinned security forces down for more than 12 hours before the last attacker was killed Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Nation this week

  BCL attacks DU students, 9 injured Bangladesh Chhatra League men on January 23 reportedly attacked the agitating students of Dhaka University, who confined the university vice chancellor for several hours to press home their four-point demand. A number of the students Thursday, January 25th, 2018

AAID welcomes Enayetullah Khan as new board member

  Paris-based Association for Accountability and Internet Democracy (AAID) has welcomed UNB and Dhaka Courier Editor-in-Chief Enayetullah Khan as its new board member.   AAID founder President Dan Shefet and other board members welcomed Khan at its board meeting held at the Peace Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Economy 2018: Cutting both ways

  Bangladeshi economists and foreign agencies alike are of the opinion that Bangladesh is set for a smooth sail in its economy for 2018, if there is no major disaster.   According to the government, the Bangladesh economy grew at a record 7.28, Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Hope in the midst of darkness

  Bangladesh and Myanmar, after lengthy negotiations, have signed a document on ‘Physical Arrangement’ which will facilitate repatriation of the Rohingya refugees who fled and now remain encamped in the southern-most reaches of Bangladesh.   The ‘Physical Arrangement’ stipulates that the repatriation would Thursday, January 18th, 2018

The Maulana who went astray

  The humbling of Maulana Md. Saad Kandhlawi, the would-be Ameer of the Tablighi Jamaat, was complete when he flew back home on the Saturday (January 13) of this year’s Bishwa Ijtema- the annual World Gathering of the movement. The 53rd Thursday, January 18th, 2018

The continued crisis of Farmers Bank

  As the number of cases of both individual and institutional depositors failing to withdraw their money from Farmers Bank Ltd. (FBL) continues to increase, the relatively new banking institution seems to be precariously close to an alarming bank run. Farmers Thursday, January 18th, 2018

A friend for all seasons

  “I salute the brave leader of all times and pay respectful homage to all martyrs,” former India President Pranab Mukherjee wrote after visiting Bangabandhu Museum in the city on January 15.   Pranab, considered as great friend of Bangladesh, paid a private Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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