The Modi effect

Enhancing relations with neighbours, especially with India, has always been a foreign policy priority of the present government. Bangladesh believes that countries in the region which face common developmental challenges must work together to fight common enemies like inequality, deprivation Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Proposals of ADHUNIK ahead of World No Tobacco Day 31 May 2015 to Control and Eradicate Tobacco Epidemic

World Health Organization (WHO) data reveal that tobacco kills nearly 6 million people each year globally. More than 5 million of these deaths occur due to direct tobacco use while more than 600000 are the result of non-smokers being exposed Thursday, May 28th, 2015

More powerful quake in store for Himalayas?

The Nepal earthquake highlights the vulnerability of the entire Himalayan region as scientists warn more major tremors could follow in the next few decades, underlining the risks to infrastructure such as dams, roads and buildings.   Nepal faces the risk of further Monday, May 18th, 2015

After the spill

Nearly six months on from the worst accident recorded in the Sundarbans’ history, the largest contiguous mangrove patch on earth is still faced with unprecedented threats.   Abdur Rahim Bepari and his two sons Monir and Selim were returning home with their Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Lesson not learnt: another spill, this time chemical fertilizer

A cargo vessel carrying potash fertiliser capsized in the Bhola River at Sarankhola Range of the Sundarban East Zone, our sister newsagency UNB reports. Amir Hossain Chowdhury, divisional forest officer (DFO) of the Sundarban East Zone, told UNB that the Thursday, May 7th, 2015

The Chief of Cowards

Why resigning doesn’t cross the mind of Rakibuddin Ahmad.   In contemplating yet another disappointingly flawed election this week, Bangladeshis - not just residents of the two city corporations in Dhaka, and one for port city Chittagong, who formed the electorate -may Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Rigged local, disappointment global

The international community including the United Nations (UN) watched the city corporation elections in Dhaka and Chittagong closely through various mechanisms with a hope that the polls would be held transparently and peacefully. A number of diplomats and staff engaged Thursday, April 30th, 2015

From strength to strength

The Partnership Dialogue, established in 2012, presents an opportunity for Bangladesh and the United States of America (USA), two moderate and pluralistic nations, to engage in fruitful discussions towards a broader and deeper relationship.   The fourth round of the dialogue, scheduled Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Predators on the prowl

The despicable incidents of sexual harassment, that took place during this year’s Pohela Boishakh celebrations on the Dhaka University campus, by no means constitute an isolated event. Not even on the day, as indicated by the reports of similar incidents Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Caught in the dark layers of sexuality

There is definitely a nagging feeling of disquiet over the incident within the university campus on Pahela Baishakh when a group of rowdy young men physically harassed young women taking part in the Bengali New Year’s celebrations.   To state unequivocally, the Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
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