The changing face of Bangladeshi diaspora

The changing face of Bangladeshi diaspora

Young leaders emerge from Bangladeshi communities abroad to bring their pandemic plight to light Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:00 AM Despite such a large presence of Bangladeshis in London—and in the UK—their pandemic vulnerability has not received the attention it deserves. The photo was taken in East London, where a giant sculpture named BANGLA has […]

Bangladeshi photographer Kazi Arifuzzaman wins global contest

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Photo taken by Kazi Arifuzzaman, which won the first prize in a photo contest of The Nature Conservancy Courtesy The photography competition organizer is a US organization The Nature Conservancy Kazi Arifuzzaman, a Bangladeshi photographer, has won the prestigious photography contest of the Nature Conservancy, an organization based in the United States. Hailing from Brahmanbaria, […]

Salt-tolerant crops ‘revolutionise’ life for struggling Bangladeshi farmers

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Like millions of people across Bangladesh, Anita Bala, 45, relies on a small plot of land to feed her family. But for years nothing would grow. Her husband farmed shrimp in the salty ponds on their land, but the surrounding ground was barren. Bala’s efforts to cultivate beans and pulses failed repeatedly. Eventually she gave […]

Climate Science Contest: Bangladeshi student makes it to top 10

Climate Science Contest: Bangladeshi student makes it to top 10

The British Council has announced the names of the ten international finalists including a Bangladeshi student who will compete at the ‘FameLab Climate Change Communicators Online Final’ to be held this month. The ten shortlisted finalists have been selected by the adjudicators based on video entrants, a three-minute video talks on the theme of ‘Trust […]

Give duty free access to 138 Bangladeshi products, Salman urges KSA

Give duty free access to 138 Bangladeshi products, Salman urges KSA

Salman F Rahman. — BSS photo Prime minister’s private sector industry and investment adviser Salman F Rahman on Sunday called upon Saudi Arabia to give duty free access to some 137 Bangladeshi products to Saudi market. Salman, who is now in Saudi Arabia, made the call at a virtual meeting with Saudi minister of commerce […]

Bangladeshi among finalists of global science communication contest

Bangladeshi among finalists of global science communication contest

Star Digital Report Sun Sep 19, 2021 05:43 PM Photo courtesy: British Council “> Photo courtesy: British Council The names of the ten international finalists of ‘FameLab Climate Change Communicators’ were announced today by the British Council, and Arka Chakraborty, a student of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, is one of them. The finalists […]

Bangladeshi school kid bags int’l art prize

Bangladeshi school kid bags int'l art prize

The second and third awards went to two participants from India and China respectively Waziha Tanaz Chowdhury, a student of Class-III of Anandaniketan School in Sylhet, received the first prize in an international art contest, organized by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations, marking International Year of Plant Health 2020.  The award was […]

Prospects of the Millennium Campus Network for Bangladeshi fellows

Established in 2008, the Millennium Campus Network (MCN) is a non-profit organisation that trains 21st century social impact leaders. Bangladesh has been selected for the 1st time in the MCN this year. In 2018, the organisation expanded the fellowship programme by partnering with United Nations Academic Impact to assemble, contest, and revel undergraduate leadership for […]

If elected, Shahabuddin Mia, will be first Bangladeshi born German MP

If elected, Shahabuddin Mia, will be first Bangladeshi born German MP

Omar Faruque Himel Wed Sep 1, 2021 09:08 PM Bangladeshi-descent German politician Shahabuddin Mia. Photo: Star “> Bangladeshi-descent German politician Shahabuddin Mia. Photo: Star If elected, Shahabuddin Mia, will be the first Bangladeshi-descent member of German parliament. He is running for a seat as a candidate for the Green Party, (an environmentalist political party), in […]

A Bangladeshi and a Pakistani among winners of Asia’s ‘Nobel Prize’

This undated handout photograph released by Philippine's Ramon Magsaysay Foundation on August 31, 2021 shows Bangladeshi scientist Firdausi Qadri (L) administering an oral cholera vaccine to a man in Dhaka.

Firdausi Qadri created affordable vaccines to combat cholera while Muhammad Amjad Saqib gave interest-free loans to the poor. This undated handout photograph released by Philippine’s Ramon Magsaysay Foundation on August 31, 2021 shows Bangladeshi scientist Firdausi Qadri (L) administering an oral cholera vaccine to a man in Dhaka. (AFP) A Bangladeshi scientist who helped develop […]