BIMSTEC’s star yet to shine

  Effective planning, cooperation needed to strengthen the initiative, says expert.   The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a regional organization comprising seven Member States lying in the littoral and adjacent areas of the Bay of Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Ready to back US firms in Bangladesh, says EXIM Bank chairman F P Hochberg

  The US EXIM Bank has expressed its readiness to help the US companies remain competitive in bidding on renewable energy projects as Bangladesh is seriously looking for alternative energy sources to meet spiralling demand.   “As Bangladesh looks to invest in major Thursday, February 4th, 2016

54pc cigarette packets have no proper health warning

  About 54 percent of cigarette packets are being marketed in Bangladesh with improper health warning violating the existing anti-tobacco rules, says a global study.   As per the rules, the cigarette packets must be covered by 30 percent of both the front Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Thai Food Festival at Hotel Sarina Dhaka

  Hotel Sarina Dhaka has currently kept the food lovers of the city busy with their Thai Food Festival, in an effort to entice gastronomic enthusiasts towards authentic Thai cuisine.   Inaugurated on 30 January by the counsellor of the Royal Thai Embassy, Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Man on a mission

  The controversy ignited by some parts of a statement released by Chief Justice S. K. Sinha, on the occasion of his completing one year since ascending to the highest judicial post in the country, has been all the rage this Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Sky is the limit

  The relationship between Bangladesh and China is founded in the communion of civilizations that we shared in this part of the world. For centuries, traders, scholars and spiritual masters have travelled between our two peoples. Our two nations have shared Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Rising from the ashes

  The struggle for survival is very difficult path and if all can continue their fight through hearts then they can survive with dignity, says an acid survivor.   Tahmina Islam, the acid survivor and now a programme officer at the Acid Survivors Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Reviving spirit of Liberation War demanded

  Speakers at a programme called for bringing all the war criminals to justice and reviving the spirit of Liberation War of 1971 in order to take the country ahead.   They came up with the remarks at a views exchange meeting and Thursday, January 28th, 2016

NBR plans to boost collection of tax at source

  Aiming to increase revenue earnings from tax at source, also known as tax deducted at source (TDS), the National Board of Revenue (NBR) has decided to include more sectors under its jurisdiction with the existing 58.   The NBR has also decided Thursday, January 28th, 2016

‘Kaizen’ awards for 8 public servants

  Eight public servants have been awarded for their improved services.   They received the awards under the Improving Public Services through Total Quality Management (IPS-TQM) programme on Monday.   The project is based on a concept called ‘Kaizen’ in Japan. ‘Kai’ means ‘change’ and ‘zen’ Thursday, January 28th, 2016
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