Hasina returns home after attending UNGA

Hasina returns home after attending UNGA

A VVIP Biman Bangladesh chartered flight carrying the prime minister and her entourage arrived in Dhaka after 11 pm on Friday, according to her Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim. Rabab Fatima, Bangladesh’s permanent representative to the UN, and M Shahidul Islam, the Bangladesh ambassador to the US, saw her off at Washington Dulles International Airport on […]

Bangladesh’s burden of plastic waste

Bangladesh's burden of plastic waste

Plastic is choking Bangladesh’s drains, canals, and rivers. Around 1,700 tonnes of plastic waste is produced in the country every day and only half of it is recycled, according to the Department of Environment. In Dhaka city alone, plastic waste has gone up more than 3.5 times from 178 tonnes per day in 2005 to […]

High dignitaries observe efforts to curb Covid transmissions in Dhaka slums

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Volunteers and trained community health workers are helping identify symptomatic Covid-19 cases and support them and their families with home-based case management A number of organizations together are working to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in low-income slums throughout Bangladesh with an innovative approach.  The program is called the Community Support Team (CST) and it […]

Bangladesh moves to develop haor based tourism

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(MENAFN – Bangladesh Monitor) Dhaka : Bangladesh is now moving to develop tourism-both for domestic and international markets-based on numerous haors in the country. Haors are one of the main tourist attractions for its natural beauty. These enormous wetlands are beauties of nature. In seven North-East districts of Bangladesh namely –Sunamganj, Moulvibazar, Hobiganj, Netrokona, Sylhet, […]

Dairy farms sprouting around Dhaka

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Many Dhaka residents are well aware about the milkman, known as “goala” in Bangla, who delivers fresh milk to their doorsteps on a daily basis. They collect milk from nearby dairy farms before making their rounds each day. However, some customers go the extra mile to ensure that they get unadulterated products by visiting the […]

Dhaka seeks support to address climate change challenges

Dhaka seeks support to address climate change challenges

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has sought support in the form of climate financing, rehabilitation of climate migrants, and transfer of green technology to address the challenges of climate change.  He made the request when he met the Head of IMF and the Dutch Ministers in separate bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the […]

A local’s guide to Dhaka, Bangladesh

Nadia Samdani

For England-born, Dhaka-based art enthusiast Nadia Samdani, the time for Bangladesh is now. Whether it’s for the business opportunities (lots of start-ups have found a home in the capital) or the cultural cachet being created as we speak, Samdani wants the world to know that there’s more to her country than what they might see […]

A local’s guide to Dhaka, Bangladesh

Nadia Samdani

For England-born, Dhaka-based art enthusiast Nadia Samdani, the time for Bangladesh is now. Whether it’s for the business opportunities (lots of start-ups have found a home in the capital) or the cultural cachet being created as we speak, Samdani wants the world to know that there’s more to her country than what they might see […]

Cost of air pollution: Takes 7.7 years off Dhaka residents’ lives

Cost of air pollution: Takes 7.7 years off Dhaka residents' lives

Pedestrians cover their noses as dust shrouds a dilapidated part of Rampura-Banasree Road. Residents have been subjected to the heavily polluted air for nearly two years. Photo: Star file/ Rashed Shumon “> Pedestrians cover their noses as dust shrouds a dilapidated part of Rampura-Banasree Road. Residents have been subjected to the heavily polluted air for […]

Westin Dhaka to hold Biryani festival

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From September 1-9, food lovers can experience seven types of Biryanis of Bangladesh with The Westin Dhaka The Westin Dhaka is set to present an exciting culinary exhibition of flavorful biryanis at its Seasonal Tastes restaurant. From September 1-9, food lovers can experience seven types of Bangladeshi biryanis, titled “Biryanis of Bangladesh” with The Westin […]