Home » 2017 » October » 22

Myanmar must take back its nationals: Sushma

Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj hands over a gift to prime minister Sheikh Hasina after a meeting at Ganabhaban in the capital on Sunday. — BSS photo Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said Myanmar must take back its displaced nationals to Rakhine State as she called on prime minister Sheikh Hasina […]

Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj greets BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia before a meeting at Sonargaon Hotel in the capital on Sunday. — New Age photo Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday told Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia that India wanted a fair and inclusive general election in Bangladesh which would be […]

Continue reading …

Bangladesh all-rounder Sakib al Hasan plays a shot during their third one-day international match against South Africa at the Buffalo Park cricket ground in East London on Sunday. — AFP photo An injury to captain Faf du Plessis took some of the gloss off a comprehensive South African win in the third and final one-day […]

Continue reading …

Election observing organistions should be careful in appointing its observers so that no persons with political affiliation get the job, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda said today. The CEC made the call while giving an inaugural speech during a dialogue with organisations’ official at the Nirbachan Bhaban in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in Dhaka around 11:00am. “Election observers […]

Continue reading …

In what is arguably the biggest blow to the country’s cultural development, the Bengal Classical Music Festival for this year has been cancelled, due to the unavailability of its venue, Army Stadium. Bengal Foundation made the announcement in a press conference at the Hotel Westin in the capital today. The press release says the Army […]

Continue reading …

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Dhaka today for a 24-hour visit to join the meeting of India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) and meet high government and political leaders to discuss bilateral issues. She arrived in a special aircraft which landed at Bangladesh Air Force Base Bangabandhu in Dhaka at 1:45pm. She came […]

Continue reading …

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Saturday reiterated her call to the international community, especially the United Nations to put more pressure on the Myanmar government for taking back Rohingyas. The prime minister made the call when UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres phoned her Saturday night. PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said that the UN secretary general […]

Continue reading …

Food inflation increased 55 basis points in September to hit 7.87 percent — the highest in 38 months — on the back of the massive production loss of the staple rice. In recent months, rice prices rose to record highs, reflecting the dwindling supplies following flood-induced losses to the main boro crop coupled with reduced […]

Continue reading …

Living dangerously

No Comment

There are times when I feel as though I’m living in a lunatic asylum where sanity is an expensive commodity. And common sense is not only not common, it is an aberration. I keep getting this strange feeling especially when I’m on the road. Facing Dhaka’s notorious gridlock as I do every day, on my way out […]

Continue reading …