Even light rain leaves Dhaka city out of gear

Once the Dhaka city used to see vexing water-logging after long hours of heavy monsoon showers. Now simple drizzle leaves the capital’s traffic system in complete chaos, inflicting immense sufferings on the city dwellers.   This is what happened on June 9 Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Red Crescent reunites dispersed family members

Robiul, a 17-year-old boy from Chittagong was lost for words when he spotted his father at the premises of the Red Crescent branch in the Cox’s Bazar. For the first time in months, the elderly man was able to hug Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Life’s rich pageant

As the mangrove pushes further inland, could we witness the birth of another Sundarban?   A mangrove vegetation is coming to life on the banks of the Chitra River and its floodplains in the northwestern part of Bagerhat district, some 60km off Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Moving the goalposts

With the MDGs set to expire, the world awaits a new development paradigm.    There has been progress globally in mobilizing financial and technical resources for development from an increased number of actors. Advances in science, technology and innovation (STI) have enhanced Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Green tea trumps antibiotics

Avoiding antibiotics’ use in broiler production, quality poultry could be produced in the country through using green tea, which will be safer for human consumption, according to a new study.   The study reveals that 0.25 percent of green tea (250 grams Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Suu Kyi’s halo slips

Aung San Suu Kyi, the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner of Burma, has been widely criticized for her silence on the genocide against the minority Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. She has clearly fallen in line with the government policy of Thursday, July 9th, 2015

The Asian alternative

The AIIB is set to usher in a new era of development financing for the countries of Asia.   The need for reforms to some of the most prominent international organisations and multilateral bodies that exercise influence in our world, has been Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Aliens in the motherland

Pages of history are replete with the incidents of human persecution caused by deliberate and frightening cruelties of people in the ascendancy. But the suffering of the Rohingya sounds way far worse than that of others. Admittedly, they are, at Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Delhi agrees to open BD Deputy HC in Guwahati

India has conveyed its concurrence to the request made by the Bangladesh government to open a Deputy High Commission in Guwahati, India.   With the opening of the new Deputy High Commission in Guwahati, the government of Bangladesh diplomatic representation in India Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

More than tunnel vision

People in Chittagong for long have been demanding a tunnel beneath the Karnaphuli River. The demand has been very strong. Finally, the country is going to get the tunnel within next few years. The Road Transport and Bridges Ministry on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
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