Promote sustainable building materials

Sustainable building practices have to be promoted in Bangladesh, according to statements made at a workshop held yesterday morning at the capital’s Dhaka Regency hotel. Sustainable build ...

‘The absence of thinking is evil’

How would you describe the relation between a madrasa education and a ‘mainstream’ education? In places like Bangladesh, education, even secular education, is in serious crisis. Peop ...

‘Elite Muslims are the biggest challenge’

There is a belief that madrasa students are vulnerable to recruitment by violent extremist groups. Is this the case? First of all, it is incorrect to say that madrasa students are being radicalise ...

Missing dentist in Islamic State video identified

One of the men seen in a video purportedly from Islamic State (IS) hailing the Gulshan  attack has been identified as Tushar Arafat, a dentist from Dhaka. Of the three young men speaking in Be ...

Let us not forget to count Saiful's death

The relatives of Saiful Choukidar, 40, are still waiting to get his dead body from the Combined Military Hospital (CMH). He was the assistant pizza chef at Holey Artisan Bakery. He was one of the host ...

Hostage gives harrowing account of the night

As soon as the shooting began, Alam (pseudonym), along with two other colleagues and a Japanese diner, ran into the office at Holey Artisan Bakery. What would have been a regular day at work for Al ...

TIB: Passport service tops corrupt sector list

Passport services was the most corrupt sector in Bangladesh last year followed by law enforcement agencies and government- and MPO-based education sector, according to a latest TIB survey. Transpar ...

TIB: Passport sector most corrupt

Passport services was the most corrupt sector in Bangladesh last year followed by law enforcement agencies and government- and MPO-based education sector, according to a latest TIB survey. Transpar ...

Govt authority to increase in ICDDRB?

The government is in the process of increasing its authority over International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDRB), causing concern among the country’s public health e ...

ICDDRB employee on indefinite hunger strike

Dr Firoz Ahmed, the Social Welfare Association (SWA) general secretary at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, has begun an indefinite hunger strike protesti ...

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