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July 15, 2021
July 15, 2021

Explore ‘Bengal Tiger’ market!

When Harry Verweij arrived as Dutch ambassador three years ago, he had little idea about Bangladesh’s dynamism and thriving businesses. During his tenure, he discovered the immense potential the...

July 5, 2021
July 5, 2021

Bangladesh sends mangoes to Asian friends

As the pandemic continues to put people in misery the world over, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is sending sweet mangoes to India and several South Asian and Middle Eastern countries recognised to...

July 2, 2021
July 2, 2021

UN Resolution on Myanmar: Dhaka treads on razor edge

Bangladesh's abstention from voting the UN General Assembly resolution on Myanmar, which condemned the country's February 1 military coup and called for restoring democracy and preventing...

June 26, 2021
June 26, 2021

Does the G-7 summit outcome mean anything for Bangladesh?

Coming out of Trump’s “America First” policy, US President Joe Biden is robustly engaging his allies in his global vision. After the virtual Leaders’ Summit on Climate in April, three months after...

June 21, 2021
June 21, 2021

Myanmar on Cusp of A Civil War: Another refugee influx on horizon?

With a civil war brewing in Myanmar, Bangladesh has much to worry about, as the face-off between the junta and the National Unity Government and its allies could result in a refugee influx once...

June 5, 2021
June 5, 2021

Rohingya Citizenship: Myanmar’s NUG to draft new charter to ensure it

In a significant development, Myanmar’s National Unity Government has announced drafting a new constitution and committed to ensuring citizenship and fundamental rights of all ethnic groups,...

June 4, 2021
June 4, 2021

Little done for SMEs, job loss

The budget has not proposed any direct cash support to revive the cottage, micro, small and medium enterprises (CMSMEs) sector, where millions of workers lost jobs, though the government proposed...

May 28, 2021
May 28, 2021

KSA-Bound Workers: Govt steps in to ease their plight

After at least 1,000 migrants missed their flights to Saudi Arabia failing to book or pay for their mandatory quarantine in hotels, Bangladesh yesterday decided to help KSA-bound migrants with...

May 27, 2021
May 27, 2021

Green power plans go sideways

Bangladesh has failed to achieve its target to raise the share of renewable energy to the total power generation to 10 per cent by 2020 amid constraints of resources, technologies and policies.

May 23, 2021
May 23, 2021

AstraZeneca: Govt moves to buy jabs from pvt UK supplier

Bangladesh has taken an initiative to buy two million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from the private sector, after appeals to the US and UK governments for Covid-19 shots yielded nothing.