Rana Plaza: Two Years On

Two years ago, the Rana Plaza building collapsed, crushing workers and drawing the world’s attention to the readymade garment (RMG) sector in Bangladesh.  In one day, Bangladesh lost over 1100 lives.  Today we remember those workers and grieve their loss Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

British HC celebrates Queen Elizabeth’s birthday

The British High Commission in Dhaka on Tuesday celebrated the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.   British High Commissioner in Dhaka Robert W Gibson hosted a reception at his residence in the city on the occasion.   Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, British High Commissioner Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Double the power, double the risk

The Power Division has moved to develop land procured for a second 1320 MW coal-fired power plant at Rampal of Bagerhat, a site located near the Sundarbans.   Official documents obtained by Dhaka Courier’s sis newsagency UNB show the government has made Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Thailand: A new potential manpower market for Bangladesh

Thailand’s economy, South-East Asia’s second largest has shown remarkable resilience to economic shocks and political uncertainties, including the political crisis of 2010 and the floods in late 2011. As with the economy, according to Thailand Labour Market Update released by Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Diplomats to visit restoration site at Sonargaon

Invited by the Advisory Committee for the Restoration of Boro Sadar Bari Project, Lee Yun-young, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Bangladesh, along with a group of Heads of Mission in Dhaka will visit Sonargaon, the ancient capital of Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Out of Commission

The question that has hung awkwardly over events in the country’s political arena since April 5, the day BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia avoided arrest while appearing in court to hear a case against her, thereby ending an over 3-month stay Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Cool down Che, here’s a cigar!

Perhaps it was a good for Che Guevara, the Argentine Marxist revolutionary, that he was killed in a time when the flames of revolution were still bright. Though it has to be said, death came to Che in inglorious conditions Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Regional awakening

Taking advantage of its unique geographical location, Bangladesh is poised to play its natural role to bridge South Asia and South East Asia. Naturally, Bangladesh is keen to have economic integration for the whole region particularly with India and Myanmar. Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Siamese ties

Bangladesh and Thailand signed an Agreement on Cultural, Educational and Scientific Cooperation in April 1979 to promote the cooperation between these two countries in the areas of culture, science, and education. There is also a Working Arrangement on Cultural Exchange Saturday, April 18th, 2015

A sort of homecoming

Homecomings are usually auspicious. Be it from war, or exile, imprisonment, even long, draining tours for performing artists, they almost always contain an element of triumph or accomplishment. Only within the twisted political context of Bangladesh could one be construed Thursday, April 9th, 2015
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