UK to help flourish democracy in BD: Envoy

Newly appointed British High Commissioner in Dhaka Alison Blake said has said her country would continue to work with the government, all political parties, democratic institutions and other stakeholders to help ‘flourish democracy’ in Bangladesh.   “We’re actually here to work with Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Nordics move towards ever-closer union with joint embassy

The Embassies of three states of Europe’s north - Denmark, Norway, and Sweden - on Tuesday officially commenced their joint journey in international relations, merging their missions in Bangladesh into a single unit – the Nordic Embassy - providing a Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Brutalising the nation

  It’s funny how casually, to borrow a phrase from Arundhati Roy, we brutalise ourselves. In the sense that the use of violence with brutal effect, also makes brutes of us, as Roy talks about in referring to the Indian state’s Thursday, January 14th, 2016

A friendship worth cultivating

South Korea, today, stands tall as an economic powerhouse from a war-torn country and one of the poorest nations in the world. The East Asian nation on the southern half of the Korean Peninsula recognised Bangladesh’s independence in 1972 and Thursday, January 14th, 2016

5 Reasons to abolish the death penalty

    Killers, murderers, terrorists, drug lords. Who cares if they are faced with death, right? These are the arguments of many pro-death penalty advocates who highlight the guilt of the convicted and the serious nature of their crime.   But what if you Thursday, January 14th, 2016

When politics goes far right

It is well known that economics and politics make effects on each other. Politics is the expression of the goings on in the field of economics. But not only that, politics also has a deep impact upon economics. However, the Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Taxpayers to get upgraded e-payment system soon

The upgradation process of e-payment system of the National Board of Revenue (NBR) for enhancing its capacity for accepting large transactions and providing a hassle-free tax payment procedure to the taxpayers is nearing completion.   “The software upgradation process for enhancing NBR’s Thursday, January 14th, 2016

$13-14bn investment in power sector in next 5 yrs: Nasrul Hamid

State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid on Thursday urged the researchers to come up with new ideas to get the renewable energy solutions at an affordable price, especially for solar home systems.   “This has been the main challenge for Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Islamic Banking: Rapidly growing financial system

Bangladesh is one of the emerging economies in South Asia. The Islamic banking set out its glorious journey in this country three decades ago. Now, this banking system covers one-fifth of the country’s total banking. Based on asset value (size Thursday, January 14th, 2016

New Indian envoy Shringla in city

Indian High Commissioner-designate to Bangladesh Harsh Bardhan Shringla arrived in Dhaka on Thursday to take up his diplomatic assignment.   Shringla, who served as Indian Ambassador to Thailand, arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 12:30pm by a Thai Airways flight.   The diplomat, Thursday, January 14th, 2016
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