The business case for values

The CSR Centre launched its Annual CSR Report titled “REPORT ON CSR IN BANGLADESH 2015: Transforming into a Value Driven Society” on September 3 (Thursday) at Hotel Westin, Gulshan Avenue, Dhaka. This is the third time the CSR Centre through Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Monsoon nightmare

Even in the best of times, Bangladeshis share a maddening love-hate relationship with rain. Especially in the monsoon months, that can last a good 4-5 months in this part of the world, we plumb the depths and scale the heights Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

The window of opportunity has opened

Iran, the state that now occupies the lands of the ancient Persian kingdom, has always given high importance to its relations with Bangladesh. Bangladesh, being a Muslim majority country, enjoys age-old relations with Iran. However, Bangladesh’s trade ties with Iran Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Special meeting devoted to global migration concerns on Sept 30

Ban Ki-moon urges all to expand legal channels of migration   UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged all governments involved to provide comprehensive responses, expand safe and legal channels of migration and act with humanity, compassion and in accordance with their Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Podium aims to launch Bangladeshi voices on world stage

‘Podium’, a unique and innovative platform of Dhaka University (DU) students, has started its journey with a vision to create a common ground to provide opportunity for all the students to speak up and bring about a social change in Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

I’ll be Honorary Ambassador of BD to Korea: Lee says in his departure note

Former Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Lee Yun-young has expressed his willingness to become honorary Ambassador of Bangladesh to Korea.   “Even though I am leaving, I’ll leave my heart here. I’ll be Honorary Ambassador of Bangladesh to Korea,” he wrote in his Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Where law and order collide

  Richly sinister strands of meaning unfurl from almost every incident in the public imagination of Bangladesh these days. The latest questions to visit the nation’s conscience were occasioned by two ‘crossfire’ killings, a term familiar enough to Bangladeshis as the Thursday, August 27th, 2015

A sizeable threat

Melting glaciers and warmer temperatures have expanded glacier lakes across the region, increasing the risks of catastrophic floods downstream. The number of glacier lakes on the Tibetan plateau and surrounding mountain ranges has grown significantly over the past three decades Thursday, August 27th, 2015

ACC seeks digital route

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) plans to start work on its automation project next January, aiming to bring transparency and accountability in its affairs.   “The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has already decided to provide financial support to the Commission. The ADB’s Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Suu Kyi’s silence over Rohingya issue irks OIC chief

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary General Iyad Ameen Madani has sharply criticized Myanmar opposition politician Aung San Suu Kyi for her silence over Rohingya issues though she was awarded the Nobel Prize in peace.   “She (Suu Kyi) has not unuttered Thursday, August 27th, 2015
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