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Bhasan Char: Better ready than sorry

Dhaka, Dec. 6 -- The government of Bangladesh has been working to develop Bhasan Char, an estuary island that appeared in the Bay of Bengal just over a decade ago, to accommodate some 1,00,000 Rohingy... Read More


Salt: A rumour and aftermath

Dhaka, Nov. 29 -- Just like any other day, Rupam Rifat, a private firm staff, was busy at his desk in the office. Things were going well until he received a phone call shortly after lunch on November ... Read More


Can Myanmar hide behind so-called jurisdiction argument?

Dhaka, Nov. 22 -- Not a single Rohingya was repatriated over the last two years due to Myanmar's failure to build confidence among Rohingyas and lack of conducive environment in Rakhine State. Banglad... Read More


A more inclusive concept of 'Indo-Pacific' Dhaka for maximising potential

Dhaka, Nov. 15 -- Last week, the world witnessed the first edition of the 'Dhaka Global Dialogue 2019' which clearly indicates the growing importance of Bangladesh and its role in the new world order.... Read More


Tale of a bridge that will survive more than 200 years

Dhaka, Nov. 8 -- It took long 10 years to complete the construction of a bridge. And the bridge will remain in good condition for more than 200 years! Sounds unbelievable? That is the story goes for t... Read More


Digital age changing everything

Dhaka, Oct. 25 -- Facebook, the world's most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. Uber, the world's largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. A... Read More


'Japan's impression of Bangladesh undergone dramatic change'

Dhaka, Oct. 18 -- Japan never forces any of its friends in South Asia and beyond to make a choice between itself and China, recognising that both are important relationships for any country including ... Read More


A growing friendship on all fronts except Teesta

Dhaka, Oct. 11 -- Everybody knew, more or less, that there would be no breakthrough over the long-pending Teesta water sharing agreement right at the moment. In fact, the relationship between Banglade... Read More


JICA sees next 5 years as very important

Dhaka, Sept. 27 -- JICA sees its relations with Bangladesh in the next five years "extremely important" as it is helping Bangladesh reach the next level of development with the completion of a number ... Read More


Architecture: Improving the quality of human life

Dhaka, Sept. 20 -- The architects and people who are involved in decision-making, planning and development in Bangladesh need to take environmental aspects into account instead of going for a "wholesa... Read More