Roaring for the Tiger

  The cyclonic storm Aila slammed India and Bangladesh in 2009, killing 200 people and injuring more than 7,000. Aila’s devastation could have been even more severe. But the Sundarbans stood in the way. As the world’s largest mangrove forest, the Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Be a shadow envoy for a day!

  The Embassy of Denmark in Dhaka has brought an exciting opportunity for a young Bangladeshi woman to become a ‘Shadow Ambassador’ for a day at the joint new Nordic Embassy.   The initiative has been taken to celebrate the International Women’s Day Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Bangladesh an ‘unflinching proponent’ of Palestinian cause

  Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has expressed deep gratitude from the people and the government of Palestine to Bangladesh for its continued support and assistance to Palestine.   President Abbas who made  a brief stopover in Bangladesh early Sunday, while continuing his tour Thursday, February 18th, 2016

‘The whole ecosystem must be conserved’

  Ishtiaquddin Ahmad is the Country Representative for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Bangladesh. He has 30 years of experience working for the environment and development of modern management regimes for natural forests and plantations. His Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Translating GDP growth into people’s well-being

  GDP growth and people’s well-being are often not in harmony. Countries with high GDP growth may fall behind countries with lower GDP growth in respect of the well-being of people. It’s because GDP growth of a country needs to be Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Is Dhaka sitting atop tremor time bomb?

  Situated in a high risk tremor zone with an overdue ground-slamming one, capital Dhaka awaits a devastating situation as it is ridden with poor water, gas and power supply lines, caution earthquake experts.   “A magnitude-8 earthquake originating from Dawki Fault may Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Unesco to assess Rampal power plant’s impacts on Sundarbans

  A high-profile Unesco delegation will visit the Sundarbans soon to assess the possible impacts of the proposed coal-based Rampal power plant on the world’s largest mangrove forest.   “Unesco wants to send its team this month (February) but we’ve requested them to Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Hygiene and the city

  It is becoming very apparent that everyone litters something every day of the week, which ranges from tissue papers to cigarette butts. And this is exactly the reason why Dhaka has been deemed the second least livable city of the Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Roundtable on Attracting & Retaining Finance Personnel in Public Sector

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, MP, speaking at the opening ceremony of Bangladesh Public Sector Roundtable on Attracting & Retaining Finance Personnel in the Bangladesh Public Sector organized jointly by Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) and Confederation of Asian Friday, February 12th, 2016

Gunning for GP

  Robi-Airtel are throwing down the gauntlet. But Grameenphone will not fall easily.   In today’s world, for almost any country, the importance of the telecommunications sector- strategic, developmental, economic, security, etc - cannot be underestimated. For the developing world, looking to seize Thursday, February 11th, 2016
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