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Porimol Palma

Rohingya repatriation looking like pipe dream

The issue of Rohingya repatriation is getting more complicated for Bangladesh with the rebel armed group Arakan Army (AA) controlling most of the bordering Rakhine state.

13h ago

PM’s China visit: Dhaka now has to play its cards right

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s China visit has laid the foundation for a forward-looking and expansive relationship and Dhaka now needs to play its due role to make the most of it, according to international relations analysts.

1d ago

Hasina, XI Talks: Economy, trade to be in focus

Beijing will push for initiatives with strategic interests in Bangladesh and the Bay of Bengal, while Dhaka will focus on trade and economy as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina meets Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Qiang today.

3d ago

PM’s visit to China: Dhaka to seek $20b fresh loans from Beijing

Bangladesh will seek fresh loans amounting to $20 billion during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming visit to China, which Beijing hopes would be a “game changer” in the bilateral relationship.

1w ago

‘Take action to prevent child marriage’

Child marriage in Bangladesh is deeply troubling, and effective and immediate action is required to put an end to it, said UN Under-Secretary-General Dr Natalia Kanem.

2w ago

Takeaways: Hasina-Modi Talks

The statements from the two leaders of Bangladesh and India appear to be quite ambitious. However, they don’t address the challenges that the people of Bangladesh face.

2w ago

Teesta Water Sharing: Dhaka, Delhi should look for ‘creative solution’

Bangladesh and India should find a “creative solution” to the Teesta management as Dhaka has long been demanding its share of water from the transboundary river, said Prof Sreeradha Datta of OP Jindal Global University.

3w ago

Climate Adaptation: Loans to raise debt distress

It is an injustice when countries like Bangladesh that are not responsible for the climate crisis have to take loans for adaptation programmes, said Prof Patrick Verkooijen, CEO of Global Center on Adaptation (GCA).

3w ago
July 13, 2024
July 13, 2024

Rohingya repatriation looking like pipe dream

The issue of Rohingya repatriation is getting more complicated for Bangladesh with the rebel armed group Arakan Army (AA) controlling most of the bordering Rakhine state.

July 12, 2024
July 12, 2024

PM’s China visit: Dhaka now has to play its cards right

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s China visit has laid the foundation for a forward-looking and expansive relationship and Dhaka now needs to play its due role to make the most of it, according to international relations analysts.

July 10, 2024
July 10, 2024

Hasina, XI Talks: Economy, trade to be in focus

Beijing will push for initiatives with strategic interests in Bangladesh and the Bay of Bengal, while Dhaka will focus on trade and economy as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina meets Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Qiang today.

July 4, 2024
July 4, 2024

PM’s visit to China: Dhaka to seek $20b fresh loans from Beijing

Bangladesh will seek fresh loans amounting to $20 billion during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming visit to China, which Beijing hopes would be a “game changer” in the bilateral relationship.

June 29, 2024
June 29, 2024

‘Take action to prevent child marriage’

Child marriage in Bangladesh is deeply troubling, and effective and immediate action is required to put an end to it, said UN Under-Secretary-General Dr Natalia Kanem.

June 25, 2024
June 25, 2024

Takeaways: Hasina-Modi Talks

The statements from the two leaders of Bangladesh and India appear to be quite ambitious. However, they don’t address the challenges that the people of Bangladesh face.

June 22, 2024
June 22, 2024

Teesta Water Sharing: Dhaka, Delhi should look for ‘creative solution’

Bangladesh and India should find a “creative solution” to the Teesta management as Dhaka has long been demanding its share of water from the transboundary river, said Prof Sreeradha Datta of OP Jindal Global University.

June 21, 2024
June 21, 2024

Climate Adaptation: Loans to raise debt distress

It is an injustice when countries like Bangladesh that are not responsible for the climate crisis have to take loans for adaptation programmes, said Prof Patrick Verkooijen, CEO of Global Center on Adaptation (GCA).

June 20, 2024
June 20, 2024

PM’s India Visit: Defence, Teesta project, port likely to be on agenda

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming visit to New Delhi on June 21-22 will focus on some key issues in bilateral relations that have regional geopolitical significance.

June 13, 2024
June 13, 2024

Occupied footpaths do not go with a modern Dhaka

The capital city of Dhaka is going through an extraordinary transformation. The most recent modern addition to that is the MRT-6, the first of a series of metro rail lines being developed or planned

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