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US to provide $ 600’000 assistance to Bangladesh

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour (DRL) of the United States will provide $ 600’000 for the implementation of two projects to strengthen civil society and empowering youth leaders in Bangladesh.

The DRL invited organisations to submit proposals outlining programme concepts and capacity to manage projects that promote democracy and human rights in Bangladesh.

Each project allocate $300,000, according to the US Department of State.

According to public notice issued in Washington DC late on Thursday said the project styled strengthening civil society should build the capacity of civil society to mobilise and lead advocacy initiatives that advance their communities around issues of democracy and human rights.

While the project namely Empowering Youth Leaders is to increase peaceful civic participation in Bangladesh by empowering the youth to become agents of positive social change within their communities.

Indian election: Possible impact on Bangladesh

Barrister Harun ur Rashid Sources : THE 16th parliamentary election of the Lower House (Lok Sabha) is being held from 7th April in nine phases until 12th May. The results will be announced on 16th May and a new government … read more

Reducing Poverty by Closing South Asia’s Infrastructure Gap

Infrastructure Gap

Bangladesh will have to spend $7.4 billion to $10 billion a year until 2020 to bring its power grids, roads and water supplies up to the standard needed to serve its growing population, a World Bank report said yesterday. “In … read more

Here’s why Bangladesh’s gas price is not valid in India

Deep water exploration and production

Arvind Kejriwal had first raised the question of Niko Resources charging a price of $2.34 in Bangladesh as against its demand of over $8 in India. The Supreme Court of India during the hearing of two public interest litigations (PIL) … read more

Promoting Human Resources Development – Empowering Manpower Responsible for Development of Economy


A letter to National Head of HRD/Education Bangladesh . The industrial structure is changing radically under the transition to an information society, technological innovation, and intensified international competition. To cope with these circumstances, it is becoming more important to foster human … read more

Thanks to PM for initiating Digital Bangladesh


Like all other countries, Bangladesh lives today in a global village. It is now just a matter of seconds that one can reach any part of the world either through cell phones or through the Internet. The Skype and the … read more

U.S. Relations With Bangladesh


Warming the US-Bangladesh relations   A diplomatic mission led by the foreign secretary left for Washington on February 16 to hold a comprehensive discussion with the State Department officials for four days to address the concerns of the United States. … read more

OIC to continue work with Bangladesh -xtremists won’t be allowed to hijack Islam

Iyad Ameen Madani

OIC chief leads a five-member delegation on the three-day visit .Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad Ameen Madani today assured that his organisation would continue to work with the present government of Bangladesh, About the election … read more

The potential role of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank-1

China’s president, Xi Jinping, announced the creation of an Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) just before the October 2013 APEC meeting in Bali. If the new bank is managed professionally to finance commercially viable investments in economic infrastructure, it can … read more

Russia may face second round of sanctions over Ukraine

Ukrainian Americans and supporters protest at the White House over the Russian invasion of Crimea

As Vladimir Putin rebuffs initial US-EU sanctions over occupation, France says assets may be seized if Moscow does not relent. Barack Obama and his European Union allies have unveiled a co-ordinated set of sanctions to punish Russia for occupying Crimea, … read more