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No way to fight corruption without independent media’

            Barbara Trionfi is the Executive Director of the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of journalists, editors and media executives in nearly 100 countries. Her field of expertise covers different areas related to press freedom and freedom of expression. Ms Trionfi is Italian by birth and presently lives with her family in Austria. ... Read More »

Former DSE chief Shakil Rizvi wants good companies on bourses

Former DSE president Shakil Rizvi has called for concrete action by the government and regulator SEC to draw ‘good companies’ into the share market to boost investment of idle money, reports The former Dhaka Stock Exchange chief says an estimated Tk 200 billion is lying idle. “This money will enter the market if the good companies come into the ... Read More »

`Rampal won`t hurt Sundarbans` Claiming that Rampal Power Plant will not do any harm to the world`s largest mangrove forest Sundarbans, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said a quarter against country`s development are involved in conspiracy against the project. They are trying to mislead people through baseless propaganda. The Premier came up with the statement while briefing media on Rampal Power Plant at Gono Bhaban on ... Read More »

Increasing investment should be main budgetary challenge, ADP work needs strict oversight: Zaid Bakh

Abdur Rahim Harmachi, The government should in its new budget lay greater emphasis on increasing private investment and closely monitor the implementation of the Annual Development Programme (ADP), economist Zaid Bakht has said.  “I think increasing investment should be the main challenge in the next budget. The quality of government investment must be ensured along with a hike in ... Read More »

Digital hammer: Breaking geographical boundaries with internet for all

Ehsanur Raza Ronny With 17 years of commercial experience, including 5 years of executive management experience in the FMCG and telecom sectors, Yasir Azman served as Head of Distribution & eBusiness of Telenor. He has worked in various operational and leadership roles in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, and joined as Chief Marketing Officer of Grameenphone in June 2015. NS: What ... Read More »

IUBAT ensures quality education

Exclusive interview with VC Prof Dr M Alimullah Miyan Hemayet Hossain Eminent educationist and founder Vice- Chancellor of International University of Business Agriculture and Technology (IUBAT) Prof Dr M Alimullah Miyan in an exclusive interview to  said, IUBAT ensures standard of education at the university through different processes and mechanisms that includes but not limited to up to date ... Read More »

UITS provides quality education with low cost

Chairman Sufi Mohammed Mizanur Rahman interviewed Hemayet Hossain University of Information Technology and Sciences (UITS) is the first IT- based private university in  Bangladesh.  From its very inception in 2003  it took the lead to make our country a digital one. Its name and fame   has crossed the frontiers to reach the most neglected continent, Africa also inviting a many ... Read More »

1852 aspirants in 117 upazilas

Dhaka A total of 1852 aspirants submitted their nomination papers to contest the second phase of election in 117 upazila parishads of 52 districts within the deadline that expired on Sunday. Of them, the data of 766 chairman aspirants, 682 vice chairman aspirants and 404 vice chairman aspirants reached the Election Commission Secretariat as of 10pm on Sunday. On January ... Read More »

BB Governor’s interview with the Banker: Bangladesh’s changing narrative

“Bangladesh‘s central bank governor spent an academic career championing the cause of the country’s poor. He is now – through the implementation of a number of socially responsible economic policies– putting his theories into practice, and with some success.” –    Jane Cooper   Development economics is not just about academic theory, and Dr. Atiur Rahman, Bangladesh’s central bank governor, is ... Read More »

Japanese envoy stresses dialogue:Pol situation hits Japanese investment

  Nurul Huda, The New Nation Japan had two round of talks with  Board of Investment (BOI)   to  find solution to  problems experienced by Japanese investors in Bangladesh. The third round of talk with the  BOI Task force will be held soon to review the progress in this regard. Japanese ambassador in the capital   Shiro Sadoshima  said this in an ... Read More »