GFMD: In quest of new governance mechanism

Bangladesh has taken the chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) this month (January 1, 2016) for a year. The GFMD is an initiative of the United Nations Member States to address the migration and development interconnections Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Diplomatic loggerheads

State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam has said Pakistan’s ‘request’ to withdraw Bangladesh’s diplomat without showing any reason will not be ‘supportive’ for relations between the two countries.   “There’s been no explanation (from Pakistan). They couldn’t cite any valid Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Road dust makes city life miserable

Road dust has become the biggest source of pollution in the capital, especially during the dry season, for various unplanned construction works, posing a severe health threat to city dwellers, say experts.   According to them, the air pollution originating from construction Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Monty, Pantho elected DCAB President, GS

Angur Nahar Monty of the Daily Bhorer Kagoj and Pantho Rahman of the Channel-i have been elected president and general secretary of the Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) for the year 2016.   The annual general meeting (AGM) and election to the Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Call to close all schools and madrasas for a day

Anti-corporal punishment crusader Sir Frank Peters has written to Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid requesting him to close all schools and madrasas for a day.   He’s requesting this to mark the fifth anniversary of the Bangladesh High Court ruling of January Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Uncertain horizons

Looking back on a year that left us wondering.   Every year leaves behind its abiding feeling, and 2015’s was one of uncertainty. That was the principal ingredient of national life in Bangladesh throughout the year, beyond the usual mix of good Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Democracy left in the lurch

As Dhaka Courier went to press this week, vote counting was on  following the close of polling in the country’s first-ever partisan mayor elections to 234 municipalities amid allegations of polling stations being captured, ballot-stuffing, and violence in some areas Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Looking back at 2015: Bangladesh in the world

The country, like elsewhere around the world, has faced diverse security challenges domestically along with attacks on some freethinkers, foreigners and religious establishments that kept Bangladesh’s foreign friends ‘worried’ most of the time in 2015.   The first three months of the Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Star basketball player Ruthie Bolton plays exhibition match with Bernicat

As part of the American Center Sports Diplomacy program, Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) star player and Olympian gold medalist Ruthie Bolton and US Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat played an exhibition match in Dhaka last week. They conducted a Thursday, December 24th, 2015

On the cocaine trail

Even as the American crime drama Narcos, a serialised portrayal of legendary Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and the infamous Medellín Cartel gathers popularity among users of Netflix in Bangladesh, there is a growing concern among officials of international cocaine Thursday, December 24th, 2015
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