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Activities remain confined to holding occasional meetings only Although 26 sectors have been identified to exploit the potentials of blue economy in Bangladesh, almost all the sectors remained untapped for lack of proper initiatives. So far, only a small administrative cell, Blue Economy Cell (BEC), was created in January 2017 under the Energy and Mineral […]

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Two Gono Forum leaders — Sultan Md Mansur Ahmed and and Mukabbir Khan — have again expressed their interests in taking oath as members of parliament or MPs. They wrote to the Speaker for taking oath on Mar 7, Ahmed told bdnews24.com. In the Dec 30 polls, Sultan Mansur was elected from the Moulvibazar-2 seat […]

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Christine Schraner Burgener. — UNB photo UN secretary-general’s special envoy in Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener has said accountability is essential for combating impunity and genuine reconciliation in Myanmar. Myanmar’s Independent Commission of Enquiry has responded positively to her recommendation that it engages with United Nations human rights entities. Fragility, tensions and violence in Myanmar – […]

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Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal plays a shot during the third day of the first Test against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Saturday. –BCB photo Tamim Iqbal missed out on his second hundred in the game as New Zealand left Bangladesh facing an innings defeat in the first Test in Hamilton on Saturday. […]

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What are they learning?  Sheikh Nahid Neazy  Dhaka Tribune March 1st, 2019 Don’t let them down / MAHMUD HOSSAIN OPU Our entire education system needs a facelift Teachers working in both public and private schools are prohibited from coaching students commercially — this is a worthwhile verdict recently given by the apex court of Bangladesh. This […]

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Atiqul vows to make Dhaka an attractive city with modern facilities  Tribune Desk Dhaka Tribune March 2nd, 2019 Newly elected Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), Atiqul Islam briefs the press on saturday, March 2, 2019 Focus Bangla He promises to complete  projects taken up by former mayor Late Annisul Huq Newly elected Mayor of […]

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The daily Star March 02, 2019 DNCC Election: The alternative facts and life imitating art PHOTO: PALASH KHAN Ali Riaz Oscar Wilde wrote in his 1889 essay “The Decay of Lying” that, “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.” Little did he know that a century and a few decades later his words […]

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‘Chawkbazar tragedy classic example of governance failure’ Rabiul Islam | Prothom Alo Mar 02, 2019 Syeda Rizwana Hasan, chief executive of Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA), speaks to Prothom Alo about the recent Chawkbazar fire that claimed around 70 lives and injured scores. Prothom Alo: How do you view the devastating fire at Chawkbazar area in […]

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BCL activist stabbed dead Prothom Alo English Desk | Mar 02, 2019       An activist of Bangladesh Chhatra League(BCL) was stabbed to death by rivals in Boran Munshi Para in Tongi, Gazipur on Friday night over a cricket match, reports UNB. The deceased is Prince Mahmud Nahid, 26, son of Jahirul Islam, a resident of […]

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