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Bagladesh to meet Bhutan, India for more power

Bagladesh to meet Bhutan, India for more power

Dhaka, [Bangladesh]: Electricity, or ‘power supply’ is a crucial development issue, and Bangladesh needs to buy some. Now, Bhutan has the capacity to produce far more hydro-elecrtricity than it needs,…

Bangla Islamists want Blasphemy Law

Bangla Islamists want Blasphemy Law

In Bangladesh, authorities arrested three bloggers on Monday on charges of attacking various religious groups in their writing, police said today.  Islamists are baying for an ‘Anti-blasphemy’ law! What about…

India’s poverty cuts slower than it’s neighbours

India’s poverty cuts slower than it’s neighbours

According to a study by Oxford University, India is lagging behind its neighbours Nepal and Bangladesh in reducing poverty. Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), which reflects deprivation in health, education and living standards rather than simply…

Bombs hurled at Women’s Rally

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Two homemade bombs exploded during a rally to mark International Women’s Day in iconic Shahbagh Projonmo Chattar in Central Dhaka on Friday, local media reported. An official…

Pranab in Bangladesh amid domestic turmoil

Pranab in Bangladesh amid domestic turmoil

  Dacca: Even as a general strike by fundamentalist Jammat-e-Islami to protest the conviction of its three top leaders for 1971 war crimes raged, Bangladesh on Sunday rolled out the…

JAAGO: Schools for Change

She may be labelled by some as underprivileged, but Class III student Shamima Hossain Lily has big dreams. The 14-year-old plans to be a psychologist one day. Watched by a…

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