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[Watch] Top 10 Bangla songs of 2016

Watch the top ten Bangla songs on YouTube coming out of the Bangla music industry this passing year; all in one place!

A Year of Shocks and Expectations

Last year has been one of continuous shocks as well as pleasant surprises both on the international and home fronts.

2015 in Perspective

Regrettably, 2015 started on the same pitch as did 2014 - with hartal and blockades by the Jamaat-BNP alliance and with the leader...

The Road to 2030: Development Challenges in Bangladesh

LAUNCHED in 1967,“Operation Smallpox Zero” was a unified, global effort to accelerate the eradication of smallpox within a decade.

ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE YEAR

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received the highest environmental accolade of the UN – Champions of the Earth – in recognition of Bangladesh's far-reaching initiatives to address climate change ...

When rights go wrong

NOT only was 2015 filled with moments of national pride and joy but also moments of national tragedy and shame. Bangladesh was faced with some of the worst instances of violence against women,...

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A VIBRANT SCENE

Cultural events around the year 2015. Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan performs at the Sufi Music Festival...

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January 1, 2016

THE YEAR IN REVIEW

ECONOMY - THE YEAR IN REVIEW

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Towards a liveable Dhaka

Encroachment and pollution of its water channels, rivers, wetlands, retention areas, beels and jheels.

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Unifying the struggle against ISIS

THE November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris – which struck at the heart of France and of Europe as a whole – have brought the terrorist threat...

January 1, 2016
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Sundarbans in peril

The Sundarbans has been subjected to natural and manmade calamities for many decades. Declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations...

January 1, 2016
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2015: The Global Terror

AS 2015 draws to a close, we stand witness to another year of world-wide terrorist activities threatening peace and security.

January 1, 2016
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Save Rivers, Save Bangladesh

Rivers in the country, mainly the small and medium sized ones, are being filled up from bank-side; land is developed for various...

January 1, 2016
January 1, 2016

UNQUOTABLE QUOTES

"It cannot be accepted that they cannot give 7.5 percent VAT while they pay Tk 30,000-Tk 50,000 as tuition fees.”

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Paris Agreement and the Bangladesh Perspective

It may be noted that in Copenhagen Bangladesh had placed 1.5 degree centigrade as the preferred objective on behalf of the LDCs and most vulnerable states.

January 1, 2016
January 1, 2016

Of turmoil and complacency

THE year 2015 began with a perilous journey of confrontation between the main opposition and the government. On the anniversary of the 2014...