What Bangladesh stands to gain from Bangabandhu-1

  Bangabandhu-1, the first geostationary communications satellite of Bangladesh, which is scheduled to be sent into orbit on April 24, will be ready for use in three months after the launch. On the third day of the launch, controllers start calibrating Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Dhaka on halt!

  If one starts from Dhaka’s Zero Point to reach and check out the city’s iconic Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhanmondi it should take him/her an hour and 15 minutes of walk provided sidewalks are free of illegal occupants and other Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Afghanistan: Post-Trump Dilemmas for Peace and Security

  [ABSTRACT: The perception that Post-Trump Administration in Washington may be inexorably sliding into a state of dysfunctionality, might have prompted the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to hold out an olive branch to his Taliban opponents and make a peace-offer to Thursday, April 5th, 2018

World this week

  Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Mandela dies Winnie Mandela, the former wife of South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, died on April 2 at the age of 81, her spokesman said. She died in a Johannesburg hospital after a long illness, spokesman Victor Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Nation this week

  Khaleda’s condition “not serious” BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has been suffering from some old as well as several newly developed health conditions, but none of them are serious, a medical board found after examining her in the old central jail in Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Road to Perdition?

  In December 2018 or January 2019, Bangladesh is scheduled to go to the polls to elect its 11th Jatiya Sangshad. To say that all eyes are focused on what transpires through these polls would be an understatement, especially in light Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Nothing moving right in Dhaka

  Nothing is moving right in Dhaka. Everything movables are losing their pace in a city, now infamous for its nightmarish gridlock. Dhaka commuters are at the mercy of traffic – they must be lucky to get it thin or in Thursday, March 29th, 2018

A war museum that brings alive nation’s history

  It is always a challenge to educate the new generation on a nation’s rich history and instill in them the spirit and pride that they very well deserve.   Long after Bangladesh came into being through a nine-month bloodbath, a war museum Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Bangladesh giving “strong message” to global investors through progress

  UN assistant secretary general Haoliang Xu has suggested Bangladesh to work together to escape the middle-income trap by focusing on necessary structural transformation, innovation, increasing productivity, improving governance and lowering inequality.   “This is a significant achievement. And definitely Bangladesh is on Thursday, March 29th, 2018

World this week

  US, EU expel scores of Russian diplomats The United States said on March 26 it would expel 60 Russian diplomats, joining governments across Europe in taking action against the Kremlin for a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Thursday, March 29th, 2018
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