When Abraham implored God in 14:40, he did not ask for wealth or health; the gift he implored for was: “Please God, make me one who observes the contact prayers (Salat).” The religious duties instituted by God are in fact a great gift from Him.... Read More..
The UN envoy responsible for disaster risk reduction today commended Bangladesh for issuing a policy directive requiring that risk assessment be integrated into all development projects, as the country expands its cyclone preparedness to include earthquake readiness. “I am heartened to hear that the same... Read More..
Changing from one religion to another is a complex process where often material and spiritual interests are confused. Islam is the state religion, but the constitution guarantees freedom of religion and the conversions are generally accepted. Legal pressures for Muslims who convert to Christianity. Among... Read More..
Bangladesh will launch its first satellite into space by 2015 in a landmark move towards opening a new era in communication and broadcasting and creating new businesses. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission yesterday signed a Tk 82.5 crore consultancy deal with a US firm, Space... Read More..
At least two intelligence agencies in Bangladesh have warned the ruling party of sudden spark of mass revolt by the civilians following limitless sufferings caused by extreme shortage of electricity, which not only is jeopardizing public life, but also is destroying country’s economic backbone. “One... Read More..
The cabinet of Bangladesh Govt yesterday approved a draft law with a provision for realising compensation from the operator of the country’s first-ever nuclear power plant at Rooppur in Pabna for any damage due to accident. According to the draftThe Russian operator will be responsible... Read More..
A variety of wheat resistant to a deadly fungus has been introduced into Bangladesh, a traditional rice-growing region. The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) said it introduced the wheat variety in Bangladesh in March that is tolerant to the Ug99 strain of stem-rust... Read More..
India and Bangladesh on Thursday agreed to renew the bilateral trade agreement, which expires on March 31, for three years and agreed to further liberalise two-way flow of goods and investments. “We have come to an agreement that the trade treaty which was due to... Read More..
The Ministry of Food and Disaster Management official who preferred to be unnamed said that the government’s Food Planning and Monitoring Committee on Tuesday made the decision as the country had huge stock of rice after bumper summer rice production. Bangladesh’s total foodgrain production in... Read More..
Bangladeshi Deputy High Commissioner Ruhul Alam Siddique has stated that his country was cited as one of the world’s eleven rising economies: “We are the number two manufacturer of the ready-made garments in the world and coming up fast in ceramics, shipbuilding, pharmaceuticals, leather products,... Read More..
The Bangladeshi government has decided to observe Earth Hour 2012 and it will urge the people not to use power during that time, an official said Thursday. ‘We’ve decided to observe Earth Hour and ask the people not to use power during that hour,’ Xinhua... Read More..
The next 15 years would be a great opportunity for Bangladesh, says HSBC Bangladesh chief executive Andrew Tilke. “Coming changes and acceleration in global trade present great opportunity for Bangladesh,” he told a press conference organised on Wednesday to launch the nomination process for the... Read More..