• Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:28:45
    A society 'encouraged to hate'
    Amnesty says Rohingya crisis is its consequence, 'hate-filled rhetoric' of leaders threatens to normalise discrimination against marginalised groups
    ASEAN+
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 06:00:00
    Touring exhibition depicts troubled lives of refugees in various cultures
    POWERFUL photography depicting Syrian, Rohingya, Bangladesh, Kurdish and Cambodian refugees crossing borders and living in camps were on display yesterday at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, reflecting the severe worldwide refugee crisis.
    Art
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 01:00:00
    Infrastructure – meeting climate goals while unlocking productivity
    LAST YEAR will be remembered for the succession of weather-linked disasters that hit communities and economies around the globe. There was Hurricane Harvey in the US, Typhoon Hato in southern China, and Ophelia in Ireland and the UK. Wildfires raged in California, Spain and Portugal. Flooding wrought devastation in India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
    Economy
  • Tue, 30 Jan 2018 06:56:11
    Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh leads delegation to distribute relief aid to Rohingya refugees
    Malaysian born international actress Michelle Yeoh and Malaysia Armed Force chief Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Nor are leading a special relief team to the field hospital set up by Malaysia in Coax’s Bazar, Bangladesh for in aid of Rohingya refugees. 
    ASEAN+
  • Mon, 29 Jan 2018 13:45:15
    Two Thai airlines permanently shut down operations in Dhaka
    Dhaka - Two Thai airlines - Bangkok Airways, Thai Smile as well as Oman Air -- shut down their Bangladesh operations last year as they found the route to be commercially unsustainable.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:15:41
    Second Rohingya 'leader' killed in Bangladesh refugee camp
    Attackers on Monday killed a Rohingya representative in a Bangladesh refugee camp, the second such death in three days as tensions mount over the planned repatriation of some 750,000 refugees to Myanmar.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 22 Jan 2018 01:00:00
    Indonesia, Bangladesh kick off pre-trade talks
    INDONESIA and Bangladesh have agreed to accelerate talks on the first round of the Indonesia-Bangladesh Preferential Trade Agreement (IB-PTA) in the first half of 2018.
    ASEAN+
  • Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:23:30
    Rohingya militants say Myanmar refugee return plan 'deceitful'
    Rohingya militants on Saturday hit out at a repatriation plan for refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar set to begin next week, saying it aims to trap the Muslim minority in long-term camps while their ancestral lands are seized.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:00:00
    To halt the robots, invest in people
    A knitting factory in Bangladesh brings together the past, present, and the future. On one floor, workers knit by hand. On another, people and machines do the work together. And on a third floor, there are only robots.
    opinion
  • Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:00:00
    Indonesia plans exports of LNG to Pakistan, Bangladesh
    INDONESIA’S Deputy Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Arcandra Tahar has said the country plans to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to two South Asian countries — Pakistan and Bangladesh — with the trading values at about US$6 billion for each country. Arcandra said the LNG export would be decided during the visit of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to the countries in the near future.
    ASEAN+
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:19:27
    UN chief concerned about deal on return of Myanmar's Rohingya
    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday expressed concerns after Myanmar and Bangladesh reached a deal on the return of hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingyas that sidelined the UN refugee agency.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:00:00
    Rohingya children must be protected
    We are appalled to learn that there are an estimated 40,000 orphans among the 300,00 children in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.
    opinion
  • Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:02:23
    Bangladesh targets 100,000 for first Rohingya repatriation
    Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Bangladesh wants to send up to 100,000 Rohingya back to Myanmar in the first batch of repatriations of Muslim refugees who fled ethnic violence this year, officials said Friday.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 21 Dec 2017 06:42:49
    Workshop for Bangladeshi bankers starts in Bangkok today
    A three-day workshop on international trade finance for more than 50 Bangladeshi bankers begins in Thailand today.
    business
  • Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:35:33
    Bangladesh launch construction work at Rooppur nuclear power plant
    A ceremony of pouring the “first concrete” to the foundation slab of Unit 1 of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant took place at Iswardi of Pabna district in Bangladesh recently.
    Breaking News
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