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Khaleda should apologise for Aug 21 grenade attack: Hasina

Asianbarta : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked her political archrival BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to apologise before the nation for “her many crimes including August 21 grenade attack”. “Khaleda should apologise before the nation as she committed crime like August 21 grenade attack,” Hasina told a questioner while addressing a press conference at Gono Bhaban in Dhaka this afternoon. ... Read More »

BCB looks beyond Hathurusingha

Asianbarta : The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is all set to begin their search for a new head coach for the Tigers as Chandika Hathurusingha remained rigid in his decision to quit the job. Chandika communicated with BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury and, according to a board insider, the Sri Lankan once again expressed his unwillingness to continue with the job ... Read More »

Atiur Rahman is the architect of financial inclusion of Bangladesh

Staff Reporter : As recently as April 2009, there were no words like ‘financial inclusion’ in the Bangladesh Bank’s lexicon. But the term found its pride of place once Atiur Rahman took charge of the central bank as its governor in May 2009. At the onset, Rahman made a broad commitment to inclusive, equitable and environmentally sustainable socioeconomic growth, one ... Read More »

A Chat with Malala Yousafzai

Asianbarta : TIME For Kids talks with the Nobel Prize-winning activist about how education can change lives around the world, and how you can help. At age 11, Malala Yousafzai began blogging for the news agency BBC. Her topic was the takeover of her hometown Mingora, Pakistan, by the Islamic militant group, the Taliban. Over the course of the 10 ... Read More »

Samia Shahid ‘honour killing’: Raped before death

Asianbarta : A British woman who died in Pakistan in a so-called honour killing was raped before her death, the officer in charge of the investigation has said. Samia Shahid, 28, from Bradford, died in July in northern Punjab. The Pakistani chief investigator also told the BBC Ms Shahid’s father and former husband carried out her murder. He added he ... Read More »

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