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No change likely after the pandemic

Makama Mahmud Chowdhury


‘The night is still, dark and dark,

There is no response so my sound of breathing is heard.' (Polli Janani by Josim Uddin)

Forest of Amla tree as trembles in fear of losing its leaves due to the harshness of winter, the destruction of the corona virus is shaking the earth and the earth is trembling now in fear. Human lives and resources are being lost; many important times of life are running out. If this terrible situation continues, the world will gradually become human empty. Like the silent darkness of the fairy tale mentioned in Josim Uddin's poem Polli Janani, it is horrible to go near someone in this prevailing dark...

This is 2020 and everything has changed


Did the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, call up the Prime Minister of Bangladesh? Yes he did! So what's with that? Earlier, when Sheikh Hasina had visited Delhi, we paid her a visit at the Bangladesh High Commission in Delhi. On that day envoys from various countries came and congratulated her. Pakistan's Deputy High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah told Sheikh Hasina that the Prime Minister had sent his best wishes. Even before coming to Delhi, Imran Khan spoke to her over the phone for about 15 minutes. So what's the big deal about this? This is general diplomacy. An Indian officer called me; he was unwilling to accept the development. His question was, "Alright, did you know that Sheikh Hasi...

Monzurur new PBL Chairman

Eminent Business Person and social worker Monzurur Rahman has been elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pubali Bank Limited. He has been unanimously elected as Chairman of the bank in its 1247th Board Meeting. Earlier, he was a member of Board of Directors and Chairman of Executive Committee of the bank. Mr. Monzurur Rahman is the Chairman of Rema Tea Company Ltd. and an Independent Director of Lafarge Holcim Bangladesh Ltd. He was an elected member of the Executive Committee of Bangladesh Association of Publicly Listed Companie...

Friendship Day 2020

A much-awaited occasion to celebrate the special relationship between friends, Friendship Day will be celebrated on August 2 in India this year. Friendship Day is celebrated across several countries. It was first proposed in Paraguay in 1958 as International Friendship Day. It is, however, known to have originated from Hallmark cards, by Joyce Hall, in 1930. The United Nations finally declared July 30 as the official International Friendship Day. In India, however, it is usually celebrated on the first Sunday of the month of August...

World Bank Group nominates Selima ‘Leadership Champion’

Ms. Selima Ahmad MP, President and Founder of Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI) and the Vice Chair person of Nitol-Niloy Group  has been nominated as a "Leadership Champion" by the WORLD BANK GROUP for the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) for the period June 2020 – May 2022 for her lifelong mission to empower women and extra ordinary contribution to promoting women’s economic empowerment in Bangladesh. This news has been officially declared by the Head of Women Entrepreneurs Finance Init...


By Sir Frank Peters

They say “every cloud has a silver lining”, which means that even the worst events or situations have some positive aspect.