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Basundhara Cement Test Series & ODI Series

'Never wanted to be a hero'

Mahmudullah Riyad is not a traditional hero for Bangladesh. In fact, for a team that has seen some of its more 'heroic' players get dropped for this series, the decision to stick to Riyad -- who had scored just a 115 runs in nine innings prior to this series this year -- seemed questionable. However, the way he has carried his form from the Test series against the West Indies, suggests that the all-rounder might finally be paying back the...

PLEASURE IS ALL MINE

Mamata, Hasina, Modi and ...

HOW politics in a country impacts on its relationship with a neighbouring country has been spectacularly brought home lately in the context of India and Bangladesh. Usually, we have heard of ripple effect lapping up the shores of another country if its neighbour goes haywire through a takeover of power by an unconstitutional force. Or when militancy gains over normal political order. Security concerns are likely to arise in the neighbourhood. But that in peacetime, changing political dynamics in a...

Unilever boss visits Dhaka

Unilever boss visits Dhaka

Paul Polman, chief executive of Unilever Plc, visited Bangladesh on November 26-27 as part of his regular trip to key Unilever markets across the world, the company said in a statement yesterday. Sanjiv Mehta, executive vice president-South Asia cluster, accompanied him, the statement added. “I am very happy to have the opportunity to visit Bangladesh for the second time. It has been a very energising and inspiring visit,” Polman said. The Unilever boss said he was pleased with the manner in which Unilever Bangladesh has delivered on the commitments of Unilever Sustainable Living Plan and that the company brands were at the forefront of making a positive impact on the lives of...

City caught by classical spell

City caught by classical spell

On the stroke of midnight when the whole city went to sleep, a stadium full of people remained wide awake, watching the awe-inspiring performance of a Bharatanatyam artist. Vidushi Malavika Sarukkai left more than tens of thousands of audience dazzled with her poise, grace and fluid movements on the opening night of the...

People living longer

People living longer

The people of Bangladesh are living longer, reflecting a significant progress in the country's health and population status. Life expectancy rose to 69.4 years in 2012 from 66.8 years in 2008, an increase of 2.6 years in four years, according to a new survey of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS). Experts attribute the progress to overall economic development, expansion of health services, better access to telecommunications and a rise in literacy rate. The BBS, in the survey, has also found declining birth and death rates. "Reduction in child mortality has a direct link to the rise in life expectancy at birth. Bangladesh has been doing quite well in reducing child mortality. So life...

Unilever goes from strength to strength

Unilever goes from strength to strength

Innovations and sustainability are at the heart of growth. That's why Unilever is integrating both into its business strategy. Paul Polman, chief executive officer of Unilever Plc, says he is happy with the progress in driving the company's sustainability agenda in Bangladesh and this has contributed significantly to the strong growth of business here. Polman spoke to The Daily Star in an email interview to give an overview of Unilever's strategy and the positive contribution being made by markets like Bangladesh to its global business growth. The Daily Star (TDS): For nearly two and a half decades, Bangladesh clocked about 6 percent growth and the economy is expected to maintain...

LDCs must focus on higher productivity

LDCs must focus on higher productivity

Least-developed countries like Bangladesh will have to focus on structural transformation and human development to achieve the sustainable development goals in the post-2015 period, said an UN report. The countries need to go beyond economic growth to complete a virtuous circle of sustainable economic and human development, said the Least Developed Countries Report 2014...

Capt Moin elected DG of IMSO

Capt Moin elected DG of IMSO

Bangladesh Navy Captain Moin Uddin Ahmed has been elected director general of International Mobile Satellite Organisation (IMSO). A press release issued by the Bangladesh High Commission in London said Captain Moin beat candidates of France, Germany, Italy and Romania to have been elected in the polls that took place in London. Bangladesh’s win in the...

1 dead, 26 missing in Bay vessel capsize

1 dead, 26 missing in Bay vessel capsize

One person died and 26 crewmen went missing after a fishing vessel capsized after allegedly being hit by a ship in the Bay of Bengal in the early hours of today. FV Bandhan, a vessel of Bengal Fisheries Limited, capsized with 29 crewmen on board about 30 nautical miles northwest off the coast of...

PM arrives in Dhaka after Saarc visit

PM arrives in Dhaka after Saarc visit

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today returned home after attending the two-day 18th Saarc Summit in Nepal. The premier landed at Dhaka’s Hajrat Shahjalal International Airport at 12:05pm. Earlier, she left Kathmandu for Dhaka this morning. The flight carrying the premier and her entourage left Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal’s Kathmandu at 10:35am local time. She was...

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