UN photo By Sheuli Akter The government of Bangladesh and the World Bank have launched a cash benefits program for 600,000 of the country’s poorest mothers and pregnant women in exchange for their participation in activities to improve their children’s nutrition and cognitive development.
Shehzad Noorani/UNICEF By Sheuli Akter To strengthen the child protection system in Bangladesh and for effective implementation of the Children Act 2013, UNICEF has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Supreme Court Special Committee on child rights.
Reuters photo By Sheuli Akter Remittance-reliant Bangladesh has launched a new program for up-skilling the country’s millions of young workforce, especially women, to enhance job opportunities, expand economic base and boost income.
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Erik Nora By Sheuli Akter To help the poor population living in remote areas, Bangladesh has launched a project to construct 14 landing stations in shoals, where often waterways are the only mode of transportation.
Debasish Shom By Sheuli Akter UNICEF has urged Bangladesh to increase the proportion of national budget allocation for child-related initiatives from 14 per cent in 2016 to 20 per cent by 2020.
Andrew Biraj/Reuters By Sheuli Akter Bangladesh has launched nationwide coverage of the country’s first toll-free ‘Child Helpline – 1098’ to provide a free telephone service to children who are facing violence, abuse and exploitation.
Conor Ashleigh By Sheuli Akter World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, concluding a two-day trip to Bangladesh, has focused on the country’s successes in reducing extreme poverty, pledging $2 billion over the next three years in new funding to help the country become less vulnerable to climate change.
Don McPhee By Sheuli Akter President Kim announces financing to help increase commitments up to $1 billion
AAP photo By Sheuli Akter Bangladesh has hanged Islamist party leader Mir Quasem Ali for war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence.
Munir Uz Zaman/AFP By Sheuli Akter Improved infrastructure and a more diversified economy can help Bangladesh increase economic growth, create meaningful jobs, and enhance the country’s structural transformation as a thriving middle-income economy, say two new Asian Development Bank (ADB) reports.
AP photo By Sheuli Akter Bangladesh’s apex court has paved the way for the execution of an influential Islamist party leader for 1971 war crimes.
Martial Trezzini/AP By Sheuli Akter U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has stopped briefly in Dhaka to talk to Bangladesh officials who are coping with a series of extremist attacks.
Mahmud Hossain Opu By Sheuli Akter A devastating fire has again swept through Bangladesh’s largest Bashundhara shopping mall complex in the capital Dhaka.
Bangladesh DDM photo By Sheuli Akter In recent weeks, severe monsoon rains have triggered extreme floods in parts of Bangladesh, affecting over 100,000 people. Dozens of lives have been lost and thousands of people have been forced from their homes.
By Sheuli Akter A special tribunal in Bangladesh capital Dhaka dealing with war crimes committed during the country’s independence war against Pakistan in 1971 has sentenced a former lawmaker to death and seven others life in prison.
Shaheen Mollah By Sheuli Akter Terror-gripped Bangladesh has been striving to rein militant activities. As part of various efforts, Bangladesh law enforcers early Tuesday busted a militant den where nine suspected militants of banned Islamist outfit Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) were killed in a “gunfight” during the raid on the group’s hideout in the capital Dhaka.
PTI photo By Sheuli Akter Bangladesh has cancelled the operation of an India-based TV channel run by controversial Islamic Preacher Zakir Naik‘s Islamic Research Foundation (IRF).
Munir Uz Zaman/AFP By Sheuli Akter Bangladesh has reduced under-five child mortality by 29 percent between 2007 and 2014, and during the same period, births attended by medically trained professionals increased from 21 percent to 42 percent. Despite such remarkable progress made over the last decade, the country needs to go an extra mile.
By Sheuli Akter Millions of Bangladeshis still have no access to electricity because grid electricity is not economically viable in the places they live.
By Sheuli Akter High interest rates and a lack of financial literacy are highlighted as major obstacles to factories in the Bangladesh Ready Made Garment (RMG) sector from obtaining remediation financing according to a report launched by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and International Labour Organization (ILO).
By Sheuli Akter One month after Cyclone Roanu struck Bangladesh, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is warning that thousands remain in need of urgent help as the monsoon season hits.
By Sheuli Akter Bangladesh has executed the largest Islamist party chief for committing crimes against humanity during the country’s liberation in 1971.
By Sheuli Akter Bangladesh’s apex court has dismissed the final review petition of the country’s largest Islamist party chief paving the way for his execution.
By Sheuli Akter Amid widespread criticism over a $101 million heist from a Bangladesh Bank account with the New York Federal Reserve Bank, the country’s central bank Governor Atiur Rahman has resigned citing “moral grounds“.
By Sheuli Akter The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has expressed serious concerns over a barrage of legal cases filed against the editor and publisher of Bangladesh’s largest English daily newspaper.
By Sheuli Akter Grameenphone, of NorwegianTelenor Group, the leading telecommunications service provider in Bangladesh, has reported revenue of BDT 104.8 billion for 2015, up 2.0% from last year.