1d ago| Bangladesh

Family living in classroom for 3 months!

In an example of misuse of public property and flagrant disregard for rules, the chairman of Madarbunia Union Parishad (UP) allowed a family to live in a classroom of Nandipara Government Primary...

3d ago| Business

Nagad unblocks all but 8 accounts

Nagad yesterday said it unblocked all but eight accounts, including that of the chief executive officer of digital commerce company Shirajganj Shop, which were alleged to have been involved in a ...

Walk the talk

Sustainable finance has become one of the mainstream considerations of City Bank. City Bank is a good contributor in financing sustainable rural agri-businesses and women entrepreneurs through its...

Message from the Embassy of Switzerland

In early August 1291, people of three alpine cantons found that they were stronger together and they signed a Charter forging an alliance of mutual protection. This moment is considered as the very...

New MFS hits market

A new mobile financial service (MFS) provider, Trust Axiata Pay, launched business operations yesterday aiming to promote cashless transactions.

Lives buried under the weight of waste

At around 9 AM, two massive excavators were moving wastes from a waste dumping platform at Matuail Sanitary Landfill. Deafening noise from the engines and their gigantic moving arms equipped with...

Indoor Gardening for Beginners

It’s the weekend again and you’re pretty much stuck indoors, for there’s a deadly virus lurking outside.

Menstruation is not a problem, poor menstrual hygiene is

Maisha Rafa Khan is a young professional working at private company. As with any job, long hours are sometimes unavoidable and Khan is no stranger to the concept.

Menstruation and social stigma in Bangladesh

“When I was 15, I had sent my younger brother to the nearby pharmacy to get me a packet of sanitary napkins. He came back without having it

50 Years of Bangladesh: Accelerating export-led industrialisation

Bangladesh’s economy has experienced significant structural transformation during the last five decades. At the time of its independence,

“There should be at least five more MFS competitors”

What was the situation of the Mobile Financial Services (MFS) industry before Nagad came onto the scene?

The journey at 50: Looking back, looking ahead

Bangladesh and I shared our first decade together. Unsurprisingly and somewhat self-servingly, I tend to relate to Bangladesh’s journey at an instinctive level, the way one remains absorbed with...