Reportage

Climate fund commitments turn out to be farce

Rich nations every year make commitments to provide necessary funds to poor countries for their climate adaptation, but they ultimately do little making their commitments a farce, allege experts.   “The rich countries pledge to provide fund for adaptation programmes in poor Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Crashing into growth

Road users around the world are unequally protected. The risk of dying in a road traffic crash still depends, in great part, on where people live and how they move around. A big gap still separates high-income countries from low- Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

The young inherit the earth

In today’s world, young people matter. They matter because the entire world is now home for an unprecedented 1.8 billion youth. They matter in Bangladesh, too because most of them are living in developing countries like Bangladesh. The huge young Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Transit & BBIN: Road to prosperity

It was never really part of the original set of expectation associated with the BJP’s barnstorming victory in India’s historic 2014 elections. Narendra Modi, the pariah-turned -beacon of hope for the Indian corporate sector, the darling of the diaspora, and Thursday, October 15th, 2015

The least they deserve is dignity

Every year 10 October is observed as the World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme is ‘Dignity in mental health’. Mental health is part of total health, which is ‘a complete state of physical, mental and social well-being, not merely Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Moscow, Kuala Lampur don’t see security concern

Though a dozen of countries sought additional security for diplomats and their nationals in Bangladesh, Russia and Malaysia do not see any security threat in Bangladesh indicating that murders of two foreign nationals did not create any situation to spark Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Cream of Asia’s crop

It is true that reporting from situations of conflict and violence is no safer today than it was in the past, no matter how much safety measures you adopt or how seriously you take precautions. At the same time, the Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Murders most foul

A reputation as “the test case for development” has ensured a steady stream of foreigners coming to Bangladesh for work in various projects and schemes pretty much since its inception, mostly for the various organs of the UN system and Thursday, October 8th, 2015

High Hopes

Even as it retains the ability to gather the leaders of 190-odd countries for its annual Autumn shindig in New York City, it can be tempting to think of the UN, now in its 70th year, as little more than Thursday, October 1st, 2015

40 going on 400

China, today, is leading the world in many areas. Bangladesh and China are time-tested friends and the relations between the two countries are developing on all fronts. There is no problem between the two countries but have deep friendship, cooperation Thursday, October 1st, 2015
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