War was unavoidable, Victory the only option.

It can be easy to romanticise war, when the spoils have gone your way. Certainly in the Bangladeshi imagination, the events of 1971 have always occupied a rarefied plane all unto itself. Rightly or not, even the thought that Bangladesh Thursday, December 10th, 2015

‘Violence is not inevitable – do something to stop it’ Nine Ambassadors

As women ambassadors representing nine nations, there are certainly a wide range of issues on which we focus.  Yet we all vigorously agree on this:  the urgent need to prevent and respond to gender-based violence in Bangladesh, in our own Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Partnering for inclusion

The United Kingdom wants to see that everybody, including persons with disabilities in Bangladesh, gets the equal opportunity to transform their lives as it wants to help Bangladesh implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through close partnership.   “We want to do Thursday, December 10th, 2015

For Bangladeshi women, home neither sweet nor safe

A rights group protesting recent violence against women and girl children on Monday urged the government to implement the ‘Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Act 2010’ appropriately to stop violence in the household.   The Citizen Initiative against Domestic Violence (CIDV) came Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Gibson to keep advocating for Bangladesh

Describing his long attachment with Bangladesh as ‘magnificent and memorable’, outgoing British High Commissioner in Dhaka Robert Gibson has said he wants to use his skills of 40 years diplomacy in Bangladesh after his retirement.   “After 40 years of diplomacy with Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Fruits of cooperation now reaching people: Pankaj Saran

Outgoing Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Pankaj Saran has termed the present Bangladesh-India relationship ‘very active’ and ‘dynamic’ and said the fruits of cooperation between the two countries are reaching the common people.   “I would not like to make any judgment. Thursday, December 10th, 2015

The World is Changing. Are You? VOLUNTEER!

Your World is changing. Are you? The answer to this question given at the Central Public Library Auditorium of Dhaka University on December 6 was: YES!   How? VOLUNTEERING!   Young volunteers and social entrepreneurs came together to celebrate the International Volunteer Day (IVD) Thursday, December 10th, 2015

The call of December

The heady days and crisp nights contained in December are always savoured by Bangladeshis. Not just for the triumphant midpoint that marked the pinnacle of our independence struggle in 1971. The watery sunlight that gently washes over the afternoons, the Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Bangladesh-South Korea everlasting bonding

This year marks the 42nd anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and South Korea since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1973. The last 42 years have been a truly extraordinary and rewarding journey where Bangladesh and Korea have Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Lost in the Bay

Storms frequently shatter the lives of fishing communities in the coastal villages along with other damages.  The minor storms fade into oblivion. One such storm hit the coast of Bagerhat on 20 September this year. Md. Ashraful Haque spent days Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
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