Dhaka, Bangladesh

The opening skirmishes of a catastrophic new conflict

By Baria Alamuddin

The world awoke on Saturday to an ominous new chapter

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After the wake-up call, volatility is the new normal

By Cornelia Meyer

It all looked so good when the year started. Global

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So huge, so beautiful: how classic ocean liners steamed into our hearts

By Ian Jack
So huge, so beautiful: how classic ocean liners steamed into our hearts

I was lucky enough to cross the Atlantic on the QE2. Now a show at the V&A rekindles that era's

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Tackling inequality

When the World Economic Forum (WEF) concluded in Davos, Switzerland

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Whither Olympics?

Writes Ted Anthony
Whither Olympics?

Like him or hate him, though, it’s hard to come out of this weekend concluding that Moon didn’t

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Maldives in turmoil

Writes SD Pradhan

The Maldives is facing a serious crisis since the beginning

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Front Page

Invest in rural economy to fight poverty: PM

She urges Dev partners at IFAD Governing Council

ROME (Italy), Feb 13: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday urged the development partners for investing in sustainable rural economies to ensure resilience to agricultural crisis as the inclusive and sustainable rural transformation hold key to eliminate poverty and hunger, reports UNB. "The development partners have to be a little more generous in order to eliminate poverty and hunger. The world appears to me to be ready now for it. I would like to urge you for investing in sustainable rural economies," she said. The Prime Minister made the call while delivering her keynote speech in the 41st Session of the IFAD's Governing Council held at the Headquarters of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) here with its president Gilbert...  read more>>


PictorialPrime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday presented her key-note address  read more>>

SC unfreezes 2201 Sonali Bank jobs

The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared way for holding recruitment  read more>>

All hail Pahela Falgun

All hail Pahela FalgunPahela Falgun, the first day of Spring in the Bengali month of  read more>>

Donors losing interest in Rohingyas: WFP

ROME (Italy), Feb 13: Executive Director of World Food Programme  read more>>

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Keep up pressure on Myanmar to take back Rohingyas: PM
Rome (Italy), Feb 12: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasinaon Mondayrenewed her   read more>>
Spring brings more colour to Ekushey book fair
Book fair became a grand meeting place for hundreds of   read more>>
Pro-BNP RU teachers protest against Khaleda verdict
Rajshahi University, Feb 13: Pro-BNP teachers and employees of Rajshahi   read more>>


Bangladesh Press Council Day today
Bangladesh Press Council Day will be observed in the country   read more>>
Coast guard urged to work with patriotism
President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Tuesday   read more>>
Bangladesh Constitution the best in the world: Speaker
Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury Tuesday said   read more>>


BB moves to meet capital shortfall of Farmers Bank
Bangladesh Bank (BB) is working to find out a way   read more>>
Govt earns Tk 5,268 cr from 4G spectrum auction
The government has collected Taka 5,268 crore by selling 15.6   read more>>
Honda to start producing motorbikes in Bangladesh this year
The Japanese Honda Motor Company is going to manufacture motorcycles   read more>>


Steps taken to achieve cent percent electrification: Palak
NATORE, Feb 13: State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed   read more>>
Fish farming in cages brings boon for youths
Our Correspondent NARSINGDI, Feb 13: Fish farming in cages, a   read more>>
Flower-sellers gearing up for lucrative mid-February
JESSORE, Feb 13: Flower farmers of Jhikargacha in Jessore district,   read more>>

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US Congress takes up fate of 1.8m young immigrants
WASHINGTON, Feb 13: The citizenship hopes of 1.8 million immigrants   read more>>
Tillerson says end of combat does not spell end of IS
KUWAIT CITY, Feb 13: Washington's top envoy Tuesday called on   read more>>
Assange in new bid to cancel UK arrest warrant
LONDON, Feb 13: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will on Tuesday   read more>>