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Rohingya crisis: Tofail dismisses BNP claims of ‘diplomatic failure’

  Dismissing the BNP’s claims that the government has ‘failed diplomatically’ to deal with the Rohingya  issue, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Monday said if that was true, the entire world would not be appreciating Bangladesh.   “If the government had not gained Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

All words and no action

  Bangladesh’s secondary bond market lacks effectiveness   An effective bond market plays an important role in the economic development of a nation, as it provides an alternative method of giving money to entrepreneurs. It has the ability to generate employments and industries, Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Keeping it in the family

  Many family-controlled companies in Bangladesh have moved their ownership to the next generation. How are they faring?   The ancient Chinese sages used to say, “The first generation builds the company, the second generation lets it stagnate, and the third generation squanders Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Bonding over Bangla in China

  Peking University promoting Bangla, Rabindranath as means of stronger ties   Bangla language and Asia’s first Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore have been holding a special place in Peking University (Beijing University) for decades showcasing stronger cultural ties between China and Bangla-speaking Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Dhaka ready to host 63rd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference

  Dhaka wears a festive look as colorful billboards have been hung from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to Sangsad Bhaban areas as foreign delegates have started arriving in the city to join the annual assembly of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA).   The Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

‘The frictions in the Rakhine State are less about Islamophobia than Rohingya-phobia’

  Jacques P. Leider is a well-known Arakan historian from France, who has studied and written extensively about the complex Rohingya issue over decades. In the course of this interview with Indian outlet The Wire, Leider, head of the Bangkok-based Ecole Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Banking on uncertainty

  The growth of the banking sector in the past decade and the increasingly smarter services provided by quite a number of banks to their clients have overshadowed the reports of lacklustre banking and default loans of the 1980s and the Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Parosi pehele, lekin Bangladesh sabse pehele: Sushma

  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi have already laid a strong foundation of cooperation between the two countries. To review the growing relations, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj paid an official visit to Bangladesh on Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Rowing through Business Routes

  Opportunities in using and reviving thousands of kilometers of waterways in riverine Bangladesh are mostly ignored   Bangladesh, being a deltaic country is blessed with rivers that enable easy and cheaper means of transportation system through waterways. However, it looks like the Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Barisal port in a declining state

  Barisal River Port, a 154-year-old southern hub of transportation system connecting different parts of Bangladesh through waterways, is losing its importance due to declining navigability and lessening flow of passengers who are more attracted to road transport system nowadays.   Although the Thursday, October 26th, 2017
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