Dhaka Art Summit 2016

  The 3rd Annual Dhaka Art Summit bodes well for art lovers as well as exponents of art in Bangladesh. In coming years, one hopes to see the bi-annual Summit established as a landmark event on the capital’s calendar; forming a Thursday, February 11th, 2016

The govt has been shown the finger in Narayanganj

  As the sorry image of our hapless chief election commissioner flashed across television screens on Saturday night, explaining how the government had paid no heed to his requests for army deployment during the Narayanganj City Corporation polls, a colleague confidently Monday, October 31st, 2011

Palestinians set to reject quartet’s peace offer

(AP)  UNITED NATIONS — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas strongly suggested Saturday that he would reject a peacemaking blueprint put forward by international mediators, saying he would not agree to any proposal that disregarded Palestinian conditions for the resumption of peace Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Hasina addresses UNGA

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday unveiled a six-point multi-dimensional peace model for championing democracy and people's empowerment, coinciding with the UNGA theme “Mediation in the Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes”. The six multipliers of her proposed model include eradication of poverty Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Abbas applauded as Palestine bids for statehood at UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Palestinian leader took his people's quest for independence to the heart of world diplomacy Friday, seeking U.N. recognition of Palestine and sidestepping negotiations that have foundered for nearly Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Govt’s spat with The Economist escalating

    @shayansk   Dhaka, Aug 13 (UNB)- The government’s ongoing spat with The Economist is set to escalate, with the publication of two articles in its latest issue criticising Sheikh Hasina’s handling of the return to democracy through “the fairest poll” in the Friday, August 12th, 2011

Govt’s rejoinder fails to make print version of The Economist

@shayansk   The government’s rejoinder to an article published in The Economist has been put up in the blog section of the influential global publication’s website.   Contrary to reports in some sections of the local media, the rejoinder has not been printed in Sunday, August 7th, 2011

The exponential rate of advance of technology

    Adviser to the Prime Minister Dr. Gowher Rizvi believes the power of information and communication technology (ICT), if materialised properly, can bring substantial change to the quality of human life.   He made the remark while speaking at a discussion on “Changing Saturday, August 6th, 2011

US debt crisis: talks make ‘significant progress’

  Associated Press   The White House and Republican leaders in Congress have made significant progress towards a deal to raise the US debt ceiling and avert a potentially catastrophic default, according to officials familiar with the talks.   Under a plan negotiated late on Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Electricity deals with Delhi on hold

  Dhaka and Delhi have ultimately failed to sign the two proposed agreements on power sector cooperation, despite both sides expressed a much hope to do so within the month of March.   Power Division officials said they are yet to get clearance Friday, April 8th, 2011
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