Region must unite to save the tiger

  Environment and Forests Minister Anwar Hossain Manju has stressed the need for strengthening regional cooperation to save tigers in the Sundarbans.   “We need more collaboration with India and Nepal in protecting tigers. If we do so, outsiders (neighbouring countries) will know Saturday, March 5th, 2016

The taste of Lebanon

  Going through the usual genre of cuisines in the city, one can only wince in despair when they realise that apart from fast food, ‘local’ Chinese/Thai, Indian or Continental, there are not many options to choose from.   Thankfully, there is a Saturday, March 5th, 2016

For the love of food

  Food lovers in the capital and port city Chittagong experienced mixed emotions as the Grameenphone-foodpanda online food festival concluded on Monday, leaving some jumping for joy while others suffered agony.   Starting from February 27, food lovers flocked in thousands online to Saturday, March 5th, 2016

Fighting diabetes through nature

  Diabetes has become a serious health problem in Bangladesh as the disease is spreading fast among our people. The number of people with diabetes reached over 400 million across the world. In Bangladesh, the number is 9 million and every Saturday, March 5th, 2016

Danish Embassy picks shadow envoy to promote women’s rights

  The Danish Embassy here has picked Talbia Tanvir as its ‘Shadow Ambassador’ for a day in an effort to promote women’s rights and their economic empowerment in Bangladesh.   Talbia, a 23-year-old economics student from Dhaka, was selected from a large number Saturday, March 5th, 2016

Nurture right successors for family businesses: Mirza Baig

  Mirza Yawar Baig, a reputed international speaker and author, has said family businesses are actually the backbone of an economy, and stressed developing and nurturing right successors for making family businesses sustainable and successful from generation to generation.   “Promising youngsters must Saturday, March 5th, 2016

Angels and Demons

  Let us admit first, Bangladesh has never been the ideal place to grow up as a child. Those of us afforded the benefit, indeed the luxury, of looking back at childhood with rose-tinted glasses, need only take them off to Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Seminar on global health threats and prevention

  Educating the community to understanding and take simple precaution along with well motivated and trained public health personnel can prevent most of the global health threats. In the past, vaccination for polio, hepatitis B, tetanus, small pox etc. guaranteed safety Thursday, February 25th, 2016

The impact of natural disasters on women

  As the frequency and severity of natural disasters increases due to climate change, thousands of Bangladeshis are being forced to adapt their homes and livelihoods to try and minimise the damage. In a recent study, Md. Habibur Rahman and Kurshed Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Smart today, smart tomorrow

  Cities in Bangladesh have not been planned in an integrated way. These days we hear about the ‘Smart City’ concept in Bangladesh, too. A smart city is a city where people feel safe. Our cities cannot be smart if these Thursday, February 25th, 2016
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