Apr 18 2015 U.S. MISSION IN BANGLADESH WILL BE CLOSED ON APRIL 14

DHAKA, APRIL 12 — The American Embassy, including the Consular Section and the American Center with the Archer K. Blood American Center Library and the EducationUSA, Student Advising Center, will remain closed on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, to celebrate the Bengali New Year, a Bangladeshi national holiday. Emergency services for American citizens will be available.  [...]

 

Apr 18 2015 Freedom In Martyrdom

Alon Ben-Meir The intensified public discussion about the root causes of violent extremism has focused mainly on the socio-economic and political conditions that exist in Arab countries and among Arab communities in Europe and the US, which provide a breeding ground for extremism. But to effectively counter violent extremism, we must also carefully consider how [...]

 

Apr 18 2015 Accepting DEFEAT gracefully

SOHAIL CHOUDHURY In all races in LIFE, including politics, one must lose and that’s obvious; that’s the RULE of the game.  We have been experiencing “political blockade” for quite a while in Bangladesh. Both the 2 major parties, Bangladesh Awami-League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party [BNP] seemed quite rigid. None were ready to give any concession [...]

 

Apr 18 2015 A breakthrough in connectivity: from now on sheep can also be connected to the Internet

Connect Sheep – Save the Internet! “Connect Sheep” is a new game for Android & Apple iOS created by Lithuanian indie developer “200mi”. Release date March 31st. The game is about connecting sheep to the Internet in order to save the Internet. Each connected sheep is added to the global real time counter which can [...]

 

Apr 18 2015 ICIMOD observes partnership with Myanmar

(26 March 2015, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar and Kathmandu, Nepal) Greatly appreciating the Government of Myanmar’s partnership with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Minister U Win Tun of Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry (MoECAF) said time has never been more opportune to intensify the collaboration further. Minister U Win Tun, who [...]

 

Apr 18 2015 AMERICAN CENTER DHAKA ANNOUNCES GRANTS COMPETION FOR NGOS, NON-PROFITS, CBOs, FOUNDATIONS, TRUSTS & EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

Press Release The American Center at U.S. Embassy Dhaka is now soliciting proposals for projects that improve social, educational, environmental, and economic conditions in Bangladesh, or support artistic and cultural activities.  The deadline for submitting grant applications is May 17, 2015. Non-governmental organizations, non-profit organizations, foundations, trusts, community-based organizations (CBOs) and educational institutions – with [...]

 

Apr 18 2015 Reuters Corrects Inaccurate Article on Global Fund Grants to Malawi

GENEVA – Reuters news agency corrected a news item that had erroneously reported that the Global Fund had cancelled US$574 million of grants to Malawi. In an update, Reuters reported that funding is still going to Malawi to fight HIV. But Malawi decided to shift funding away from the National AIDS Council, after concerns emerged [...]

 

Apr 18 2015 Police yet to identify Pahela Baishakh harassers

Police are yet to identify the sexual harassers of Pahela Baishakh five days after sexual harassment of women at Suhrawardi Udyan [Read More]

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Source: The Financial Express

 

Apr 18 2015 10 injured, 37 houses gutted in N\\\’ganj fire

At least 10 people were injured while extinguishing a fire that broke out in a house at Muslimnagar Nayabazar in Narayanganj [Read More]

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Source: The Financial Express

 

Apr 18 2015 Road crashes kill 18 across country

Road accidents killed at least 18 people, including women and children across the country from Saturday morning to night. Twenty others [Read More]

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Source: The Financial Express

 
 
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