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3rd $4.5b LoC deal signed

DHAKA : Indian Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said connectivity is crucial to the success of Bangladesh-India bilateral development partnership, sub-regional economic cooperation and economic prosperity in the region, reports UNB. “India-Bangladesh relations are at their best today and stand out as a model for other countries to emulate,” he […]

Sustainable waste management: Mobile app coming to help you

Dhaka – A Bangladeshi youth has come up with an innovative idea to ensure sustainable waste management the lack of which remains a major health and environmental concern in urban areas of the developing countries, including Bangladesh, reports UNB. Shougat Nazbin Khan, now playing a role as ‘Young Leader for Sustainable Development Goals’ at the […]

Nahid urges students to generate new ideals for economic development

DHAKA – Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday urged students to generate new ideas by utilizing their creativity to build an economically developed country, reports BSS. “Our new generation possesses world standard talents… They should utilize their talents to invent new ideas and knowledge,” he told the inaugural function of the two-day ‘Innovative, Teaching and […]

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Govt to distribute 35.13cr free textbooks in 2018

DHAKA – The government will distribute 35,13,26,000 textbooks free of cost among the primary and secondary level students in the academic year of 2018, reports BSS. Officials said the free textbooks would be distributed among 4,36,98,663 pre-primary, primary, secondary, ibtedayi, dakhil, dakhil vocational and SSC vocational students across the country. National Curriculum and Textbook Board […]

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ADB approves $200mn for urban infrastructure dev

Dhaka – Asian Development Bank’s (ADB’s) Board of Directors has approved a loan package totalling $200 million to strengthen urban infrastructure, service delivery, and governance in Bangladesh’s municipalities, reports UNB. “Specifically, the additional financing for the third project, bringing total ADB financing up to $325 million, will contribute toward building or improving 600 kilometers (km) […]

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ECNEC clears a Tk 5,616.50cr project to remove water logging from the port city

DHAKA – The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today approved a Tk 5,616.50 crore project to free the port city of Chittagong from vexing water logging, reports BSS. Implementation of the project – canal re-excavation, extension, renovation and development to solve water logging in Chittagong city – will help remove of rainwater […]

ADB raises $1.25bn for climate projects

DHAKA – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has raised $1.25 billion to help finance climate change mitigation and adaptation projects with the issue of dual-tranche 5-year and 10-year green bonds, reports BSS. “ADB is responding to the rapidly growing demand for green bonds with our second dual-tranche outing and our first 5-year green bond offering,” […]

Connect with nature, before it’s too late: UN expert

Dhaka, Jun 1 – United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment John H Knox has urged all States to do more to fulfill their existing obligations to protect the world’s biological diversity from extinction, reports UNB. “Governments should ensure public information and participation in biodiversity-related decisions and provide access to effective remedies […]

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DCCI terms budget as business friendly

DHAKA, June 1, 2017 – Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) President Abul Kasem Khan today termed the budget “business friendly” but implementation of such a large budget will be challenged for the government, reports BSS. “DCCI supports government’s target to increase investment to the GDP ratio to 31.09 percent,” he said while giving […]

Mobile app stopping early marriage

DHAKA : Sultana Begum used to live at Dangapara village in Joldhaka upazila of Nilphamari district. She is the second among her three sisters and two brothers. Her father is a farmer by profession. Sultana’s father, who was experiencing hardship in running his seven-member family, was in tension with the marriage of his daughters, reports […]

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Analyses on five women’s movements

Adrija Roychowdhury : On various instances women have risen in unison not just for gender related issues, but also spearheaded some significant socio-economic movements in the country. On December 21, 2012, the streets surrounding Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi was teeming with thousands of people out in anger against the brutal rape of a 23-year-old […]

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Why feminist movement is failing

Brigid Meney and Hannah Eves Watching the women’s marches around the globe, manifesting themselves around Washington DC on the day of the US Presidential Inauguration, one can be forgiven for expressing confusion as to the purpose of these well-publicised and well-executed events. Was it to defend the vulnerable women, fighting against the rise of genital […]

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The challenges of feminism today

Development Desk: Feminist and women’s rights movements draw their strength and their ideological arguments from one simple observation. Throughout the world and throughout very long historical time, women have been oppressed in multiple ways. There is now an enormous literature presenting a very large gamut of views both about what explains this and what ought […]

2 Mercedes cars seized in Ctg

CHITTAGONG : Customs intelligence officials seized two luxury Mercedes cars worth around Tk 4.5 crore from a garage in Muradpur area of the city on Wednesday night, reports UNB. Tipped off, a team of customs intelligence conducted drive at ‘Car Cold and Service Centre’ and seized a SUV and a Sedan, said Md Tareque Mahmud, […]

Analyses on five women’s movements

Adrija Roychowdhury : On various instances women have risen in unison not just for gender related issues, but also spearheaded some significant socio-economic movements in the country. On December 21, 2012, the streets surrounding Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi was teeming with thousands of people out in anger against the brutal rape of a 23-year-old […]

Why feminist movement is failing

Brigid Meney and Hannah Eves Watching the women’s marches around the globe, manifesting themselves around Washington DC on the day of the US Presidential Inauguration, one can be forgiven for expressing confusion as to the purpose of these well-publicised and well-executed events. Was it to defend the vulnerable women, fighting against the rise of genital […]

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