Society

7th March: The pinnacle of a relationship

  More than anyone else in Bangladesh’s history, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman enjoyed a relationship with his people. That special relationship reached its zenith at Racecourse Maidan.   That year 1971, as we all know by now, threw up a number of dates Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Three women Nobel laureates visit Bangladesh, fight for Rohingya cause

  At a time when the world witnessed completion of six-month period since Bangladesh got embroiled in the worst Rohingya persecution yet, three women Nobel laureates’ weeklong tour to Dhaka and refugee camps came as a much-needed solace to oppressed humanity. Thursday, March 8th, 2018

A commitment to the biodiversity of Bangladesh

  WildTeam, formerly Wildlife Trust of Bangladesh (WTB), was established in 2003 by a small group of dedicated conservationists with the aim of protecting the rapidly disappearing natural assets of Bangladesh. In 2012, the organization’s name was changed to WildTeam, giving Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Aid agencies, GoB for humanitarian plans for Rohingyas

  The six-month short term inter-agency “Humanitarian Response Plan” from September 2017 to February 2018 expires at the end of this month.   The interim plan, focusing on life-saving and protection assistance for the most vulnerable people, was developed jointly by Inter Sector Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

The Digital Insecurity Act?

  The government has churned out yet another freedom-curtailing law for the parliament to legislate. The Cabinet approval of the updated draft Digital Security Act (DSA) came at a time when rampant abuse of the ICT Act, particularly of Section 57, Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Enayetullah Khan invited to join conference in Paris on fake news

  UNB and Dhaka Courier Editor-in-Chief Enayetullah Khan has been invited to join a roundtable conference on fake news to be held in Paris on February 15 next.   Member of Senate of France Nathalie Goulet extended the invitation to Khan to join Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Broadening and deepening relations in the 21st century

  Switzerland and Bangladesh have been fostering good relations for decades. For many years, contacts primarily revolved around development cooperation efforts. As important as that field is, our goal must be to move ahead and broaden bilateral relations between our two Thursday, February 8th, 2018

“Whitewashing” Genocide in Myanmar

  Although the genocide of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar has gathered greater media attention in recent months, there is no indication that the international community is prepared to act in any meaningful way, thus leaving hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Thursday, February 8th, 2018

The liberation of Mirpur

  For more than two decades, the Pakistani rulers used fear, intimidation and murder to brutally oppress the Bengalis who sought justice and equality from them.  But the most brutal, ugly, desperate, and vicious form of aggression occurred in our history Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Japanese singer Miyavi coming to meet Rohingyas

  UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, also Japanese musician and actor, Miyavi will be visiting Bangladesh and will meet Rohingyas living in camps in Cox’s Bazar district this week.   “I can tell you for sure, he’s coming. But I don’t want to give the Thursday, February 1st, 2018
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