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

Delhi-Dhaka-Beijing Recasting a triumvirate

A number of new and interesting points of view emerged during a talk by a visiting Chinese expert on foreign affairs, but the most important among them, as well as seductive, happens to be her insistence that Dhaka lets go Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Bonya’s impassioned plea

Rafida Bonya Ahmed, the widow of Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy, has urged the international community to come forward to help save the voices of Bangladeshi journalists, writers, bloggers, and publishers and help them maintain a healthy secular society.   “These brave Bangladeshi Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Hasina among 100 leading global thinkers: Foreign Policy

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been named as one of the world’s 100 leading global thinkers by Foreign Policy, a Washington-based prestigious magazine of global politics, economics and ideas.   Hasina is among the 13 top global thinkers in the category “decision-makers”. Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Justice at last

The hangings of Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Mojaheed this past week signal a decisive shift in the sands of Bangladesh politics, that has been in the works since 2008, and reached perhaps its zenith in the early hours Thursday, November 26th, 2015
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