Moving havens for sexual harassment

Sexual harassment should not be part of one’s travel, but this reprehensible act has become an everyday bitter experience for thousands of working female commuters, including students, who use public transport in Dhaka city.   The harassment ranges from inappropriate touching, penetrating Thursday, August 20th, 2015

The Paris Alliance for Climate

‘The last pillar is the Lima-Paris agenda, also called the agenda of solutions’ - Sophie Aubert,  Ambassador of France   The Conference of Parties, the COP, is the United Nations framework for Climate negotiations. In December 2015, Paris will host the next COP: Thursday, August 20th, 2015

PM pays tributes to martyred Brig Jamil

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid homage to martyred Brigadier General Jamil Uddin Ahmed, military secretary to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, marking the National Mourning Day, reports UNB.   Major General Mia Muhammad Joynul Abedin, military secretary to the Prime Minister, placed a Thursday, August 20th, 2015

UN rights envoy urges Myanmar to value criticism

As Myanmar looks ahead to the upcoming elections in November – a milestone in the country’s transition to democracy – the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, urged the government to reconsider its fear Thursday, August 13th, 2015

The jewel on the Bay: Can the new mayor provide the polish?

Despite capital Dhaka’s inexorable pull, many would contend that Chittagong is the truly exceptional city in Bangladesh. Be it the history as one of the Indian Subcontinent’s major ports, or the unique landscape bestowed upon it by nature, Chittagong is Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Reception for ambassador affirms US-BD ties

Cosmos Group Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief of Dhaka Courier and UNB Enayetullah Khan hosted a reception in honour of US Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Stephens-Bloom Bernicat at his residence on August 2.   A galaxy of eminent personalities including politicians, academics, diplomats, Thursday, August 6th, 2015

This land is your land

The completion of formalities to settle the issue of enclaves and adversely-possessed lands along the border areas of India and Bangladesh, while touted for all its worth by both Dhaka and Delhi (journalists were taken on tours to the areas Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Bring on the SDGs

The 193 member states of the UN have recently reached agreement on the draft outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda. It will be adopted this September by world leaders at the Sustainable Development Summit in New Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Food Directorate refusing to accept consignment of inferior French wheat

Hot on the heels of the controversial import of ‘sub-standard’ wheat from Brazil, the Food Ministry has run into further trouble for importing another batch of ‘inferior’ quality wheat from France spending Tk 200 crore.   The unloading of the over 200,000 Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Down to 106

The latest census makes grave reading for Bangladesh’s population of Royal Bengal Tigers.   The tiger population in Bangladesh part of the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest, has sharply declined to 106 from 440 in 2004, confirms a top forest official Thursday, August 6th, 2015
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