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Communications Minister Obaidul Quader has said the government will start the construction work on the 6.15-km long bridge by any means within the tenure of the Awami League-led grand alliance government. “Various works under the Padma Bridge project have already begun. We’ll also initiate the construction on the bridge during the tenure of this government […]

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Bangladesh group hacks BSF website to ‘avenge border killings’

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AGARTALA: A group of Bangladeshi hackers have breached thousands of Indian websites, including that of the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Trinamool Congress. The attack came within hours of a Bangladeshi newspaper reporting that some Indian hackers had destroyed at least five of their government sites. Simultaneously, Pakistan hackers gained access to about 2,000 […]

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Nawsheen banned at NTV

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Model and Actress Nawsheen has been banned at NTV. Any drama, telefilm or film involving her won’t be telecasted on NTV. Why? Well, people have lots of speculations! But truth has a different color. Nawsheen used to work at NTV. During her professional tenure in NTV, she had a disagreement with the Managing Director of […]

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F R Chowdhury 25th June every year is now being celebrated as a day of Seafarers. International sea borne trade has a tremendous contribution in the development of trade, commerce, agriculture, industry, tourism, education, culture, science and technology. As a matter of fact this world would not have been what it is today without shipping. […]

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Mehdi Hassan at the 13th PTV awards ceremony. – Dawn/File photo KARACHI, June 13: The black shamiana under which friends and admirers of Mehdi Hassan gathered outside his Ancholi house cut a strange picture. It was an occasion to mourn his death, for sure. But even while tears trickled down their cheeks and their voices […]

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Inside the online education juggernaut’s mission to make their free lessons available in more than a dozen languages. Khan Academy, one of the world’s most popular educational sites, has a problem. People around the world want to learn online. However, the majority of world Internet users aren’t fluent English speakers. For Khan Academy, the answer […]

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M.O. Ghani Faculty Fellowship program at Indiana University

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An MOU was signed between Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka and Kelley School of Business, Indiana University at 11:00 a.m. on 1st March at IBA Conference Room. The MOU establishes the Herman B Wells- M.O. Ghani Faculty Fellowship program. The fellowship has been named after Dr. M. Osman Ghani, former Vice Chancellor, […]

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Inertia on climate change and flawed economic path also cited as once popular president sees approval decline – Common Dreams staff President Obama is still vastly more popular internationally than his predecessor, George W. Bush, but after three and a half years of his presidency world opinion of US policy has fallen sharply, according to […]

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Dhaka/Brussels Bangladesh faces growing political violence in the lead-up to the 2013 elections unless the government takes a more conciliatory approach towards the opposition. Bangladesh: Back to the Future, the latest report from the International Crisis Group, examines how the Awami League (AL) government, enthusiastically welcomed back to power in 2008 as a beacon of […]

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Humayun Ahmed made spl adviser to UN

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Popular writer Humayun Ahmed has been appointed special adviser to the Bangladesh Mission in United Nations. Ahmed is now staying in USA for treatment of colon cancer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Reacting to the news of his new appointment, he said: “I am surprised but happy.” Talking to a private television […]

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The net losses incurred by Bangladesh’s state enterprises doubled to 16,880 crore taka (US$2.06 billion) in the current fiscal year compared to the previous year, mainly due to lower selling prices of fuel and electricity than their purchase prices. Of the 48 state enterprises, 36 made a profit of 8,386 crore taka ($1.02 billion), while […]

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Source: Outlook India Is it a house or a home? A temple to the new India, or a warehouse for its ghosts? Ever since Antilla arrived on Altamont Road in Mumbai, exuding mystery and quiet menace, things have not been the same. “Here we are,” the friend who took me there said, “Pay your respects […]

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