Home » 2012 » June » 21

Pharmaceutical industry: Progress and challenges

By: Wahidur Rahman The pharmaceutical sector is highly developed in Bangladesh and contributes significantly to the country’s economy. After the promulgation of Drug Control Ordinance-1982, the development of the sector was accelerated. The professional knowledge and innovative conceptual skills played a vital role in the development of the sector as a whole. The substantial development […]

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday warned that their party will resist any attempt if any non-political and undemocratic third force tries to emerge taking advantage of the present political standoff. “We don’t believe in undemocratic third force. We never, ever supported non-political and undemocratic third force, and won’t do it […]

Continue reading …

Pakistan says it wants an apology from the United States in order to jump-start a number of initiatives between the two countries that would help the hunt for al Qaeda in Pakistan and smooth the end of the war in Afghanistan.    Pakistan wants the US to apologise for a border incident in November 2011 in […]

Continue reading …

By : Udayan Namboodiri The passing of Mehdi Hassan (84), one of the greatest Hindustani classical singers, in Karachi on Wednesday (June 13th), was mourned across South Asia. Though a lung disorder since 2002 made it harder for this diversely talented artist to record new music or perform live, the flood of tributes demonstrated his […]

Continue reading …

by Barrister Harun Ur Rashid Myanmar is a multi-religious country with 60 million people. Statistics show that 89% of the population are Buddhists, 4% are Christians, 4% are Muslims, and 3% follow other religions, including Hinduism and the Bahá’í Faith. The name “Rohingya” is derived from “Rohang,” believed to be the ancient name of the […]

Continue reading …

More than 300 clothing factories in Bangladesh have re-opened after several days of violent protests by workers over salaries. Tens of thousands of workers vandalised plants and clashed with the police, demanding better pay and conditions. Garment workers last got a pay rise two years ago but union leaders say pay has not kept pace […]

Continue reading …