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Bangladesh’s performance a ‘development surprise’

Tasneem Siddiqui

Pakistan is a country which is always in crisis — some of the crises are endemic, others temporary. Starting with the crisis of legitimacy and identity — whether Pakistan is a Muslim country or an Islamic state — to questions of provincial autonomy, civil-military imbalance and perpetual allegations of rigged elections, we are always in a state of uncertainty and confusion. A corollary of this predicament is that even after 72 years, we have not been able to find our ...
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Concept of Education Banking

 

By A. R. Farrukh Ahamed

Education is universally recognized as a right, not a privilege. Unfortunately, this right is often interrupted due to fund unavailability of the education providers and the learners too. The Right to Education is guaranteed by many legal tools of the global bodies as well as by the constitutions and laws of the state parties. But in many developing and least developed countries like Bangladesh, this right cannot be fully implemented as there has been a shortage of investment in education. Though ‘investment in education’ is considered the most effective and trustworthy investment by all the stakeholders, but fund is still not ensured by the pa...

‘My appointment was met with opposition’: Rubana

By Joe Wallen, Dhaka

One of Bangladesh’s foremost female business leaders has vowed to transform job opportunities for women. Rubana Huq – managing director of one of the country’s largest conglomerates – became the first female president of Bangladesh’s national garment workers’ association earlier this month.

Despite fierce resistance to her appointment from men in the industry, the pioneering 55-year-old has revealed ambitious plans to tackle female empowerment in the workplace.

There are about 4,400 garment factories in Bangladesh, producing clothes for British high street retailers...

Pioneering diocesan priest dies

Senior clergy in Bangladesh have been praising the achievements of Father Philip D’Rozario, the most senior diocesan priest in the country, after he passed away this week at the age of 82. He succumbed to old age at the Bishop’s House in southern Barisal Diocese during the evening of May 10 after suffering from a range of ailments for years including several strokes. [caption id="attachment_26752" align="alignleft" width="540"]priest Father Philip D’Rozario, Bangladesh’s most senior diocesan priest, is seen at the priests’ residence ...

New Chairman of Jamuna Bank

Engr. Mosharraf Hussain is elected chairman of Jamuna Bank with the consent of the 327th board meeting on April 26, 2018. Engr. Mosharraf Hussain was born in a respectable Muslim family of Kazipur Upazilla situated in Sirajgonj district. After completing his schooling in Kazipur R.D. High School, he moved to Rajshahi for completing his Intermediate of Science from Rajshahi Government College. Upon completion of his I.Sc, he moved to Dhaka to pursue his Bachelor in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).

New CEO of BD Finance

Mr. Tarik Morshed joined Bangladesh Finance And Investment Company Limited (BD Finance), one of the leading financial institutions in Bangladesh as its new Managing Director & CEO. Prior to taking over the new assignment, Mr. Morshed served at Social Islami Bank Limited (SIBL) as Additional Managing Director. Mr. Morshed has 23 years of versatile banking experience in service and credit related area. Tarik MorshedEspecially he has in-depth expertise on branch banking operation with specific concentration on c...