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

Nation this week

  Trump praises Hasina’s leadership US President Donald Trump has lauded the “personal leadership” of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in addressing the plight of the Rohingyas who fled to Bangladesh from Rakhine State in Myanmar. “Your personal leadership has been critical to Thursday, March 29th, 2018

From ‘test case’ to graduate: Bangladesh’s journey through development

  With the announcement that Bangladesh is now set on the path to graduation out of the list, or more like the club of least developed countries, the so-called LDCs, former US Secretary of State (that is, equivalent to foreign minister Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Bangladesh-Singapore ties scale new heights with Hasina’s visit

  Bangladesh and Singapore have enjoyed friendly bilateral relations for over four decades since the establishment of diplomatic ties in February 1972. Even so, the recent visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to Singapore held the possibility of elevating the bond Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Adulations pour in for artist Shahabuddin from highest echelons

  Describing celebrated artist Shahabuddin Ahmed as a great asset for Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on March 19 that the art maestro in his works always serves a deep impression that he is a freedom fighter. “He (Shahabuddin) is Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
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