We need some important and aggressive changes: Abhijit Banerjee By Sun Online Desk | Last Updated: 22nd October, 2019, 16:11

Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee, speaking to the media after his meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

 We need some important and aggressive changes: Abhijit Banerjee

Educated women’s involvement in business growing Educated women’s involvement in business growing

The participation of educated women in business is growing due to implementation of some programmes and time-befitting policies


Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo: The Nobel couple fighting poverty The Nobel couple fighting poverty

For the past two decades, the world's most-feted economist couple has tried to understand the lives of the poor


Boat craftsmen in Narail struggle for survival

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Another boat artisan Sanjoy Biswas says it costs about Tk 3,000 to make a small boat


More opportunities sought for girls to help them reach full potentials More opportunities sought for girls to help them reach full potentials

Development partners on Friday sought more opportunities for girls and empower them so that they can reach their full potentials


'Unacceptable' delays in diagnosing secondary breast cancer 'Unacceptable' delays in diagnosing secondary breast cancer

One in four patients with secondary breast cancer had to visit their GP three or more times before they got a diagnosis


Breast cancer takes 6,844 lives in Bangladesh every year Breast cancer takes 6,844 lives in Bangladesh every year

12,764 women are detected with breast cancer in the country every year and 6,844 of them die of the disease, according to a report of IARC


87-yr old grandfather still unaware of Abrar’s death 87-yr old grandfather still unaware of Abrar’s death

Abrar Fahad, a second-year student of BUET was killed allegedly by some Chhatra League men brutally at a dormitory of the university on Monday


Five things to know about the Nobel Literature Prize Five things to know about the Nobel Literature Prize

The Academy’s archives are bursting with letters from the world’s most renowned literary figures nominating candidates


Catholic Church: Could Pope Francis say 'yes' to married priests? Could the Pope say 'yes' to married priests?

The Amazon Synod is a special synod to discuss issues affecting people living in the Amazon region


Bangladesh knows to transform challenges into opportunities: PM Bangladesh knows to transform challenges into opportunities: PM

Turning to the fast urbanisation in Bangladesh, she said by 2030, 48 percent of Bangladesh’s population will live in towns and cities while most will be young, energetic and digitally connected


China bursts into celebration on National Day China bursts into celebration on National Day

As part of the celebrations, foreign journalists took part in a series of field interviews across China


Refugees, asylum seekers risk their lives in search of safety, says UNHCR report 'Refugees, asylum seekers risk their lives in search of safety'

Refugees and asylum seekers in Southeast Asia face critical threats while seeking safety and a better future for themselves


Good environment stressed for child-friendly schools Good environment stressed for child-friendly schools

 Observations at inauguration session of the orientation workshop on ‘District Resource Team (DRT)’ arranged under the School Effectiveness Programme


Underprivileged children get free education from ‘Blooming Flowers’ Underprivileged children get free education from ‘Blooming Flowers’

 Choto Moni’s education expenses appeared as an extra-burden for her day-laborer father as he has to strive hard to earn livelihood for the family


For Uighur refugees, freedom means losing family For Uighur refugees, freedom means losing family

Facebook is blocked in China, and relatives fear repercussions if caught using other apps such as WhatsApp


Family ties, extra-curricular activities can prevent teens’ ‘gang culture’ Family ties, extra-curricular activities can prevent teens’ ‘gang culture’

Political goodwill can prevent this gang culture. All should remain careful so that adolescents could not be used in political meetings and rallies


29 million babies born into conflict in 2018: Unicef 29 million babies born into conflict in 2018: Unicef

Every parent should be able to cherish their baby’s first moments, but for the millions of families living through conflict


Kashmir crisis: How to read India's threat to Pakistan How to read Indian threat to Pakistan over Kashmir

Delhi and Islamabad both claim Kashmir in full, but control only parts of it - territories recognised internationally as "Indian-administered Kashmir" and "Pakistan-administered Kashmir"


Bangladesh bright instance of communal harmony Bangladesh bright instance of communal harmony

Discussants at a view-sharing meeting on communal harmony unanimously observed that Bangladesh has set a bright instance of communal harmony in the world


CIA unveils Cold War spy-pigeon missions CIA unveils Cold War spy-pigeon missions

The files reveal how pigeons were trained for clandestine missions photographing sensitive sites inside the Soviet Union


Horrific tales of Bangladeshi female workers in ME countries Horrific tales of Bangladeshi female workers in ME countries

Bangladesh embassies are dealing with these issues and discussions were held with International Labour Organization (ILO) and International Organization for Migration (IMO) representatives to raise awareness about the repression of migrant workers


‘Satota Store’ to help produce honest generation ‘Satota Store’ to help produce honest generation

The initiative of launching “Satota Store” (Integrity Store) of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) at educational institutions would help to produce honest and greedless future generation


Males will fully support females in domestic works, believes HR activists Males will fully support females in domestic works

According to a survey conducted by Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), a working woman works two times more than a man


Community clinics delivering welfare-seeming services Community clinics delivering welfare-seeming services

The government has a plan to build 1000 more clinics across the country with a provision of normal birth delivery room


Obituary: Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's first post-independence leader Obituary: Robert Mugabe

Despite his brutal treatment of political opponents, and his economic mismanagement, he continued to attract the support of other African leaders who saw him as a hero of the fight against colonial rule


Early childhood education for unprivileged urban children stressed Early childhood education for unprivileged urban children stressed

As part of UNICEF supported ‘Early Learning for Child Development Project’, the BSA is running ‘Early Learning Centers’ in 10 Wards of Rangpur City Corporation 


Female workers are on rise in EPZs Female workers are on rise in EPZs

Many female workers are also holding leading positions in many renowned factories in the country’s eight industrial enclaves


Early marriage threatens lives, well-being and future of girls Early marriage threatens lives, well-being and future of girls

Child marriage robs girls of their childhood and threatens their lives and health


Successful journey of a determined woman Successful journey of a determined woman

This is the story of Sima Khan, a resident of North Kazipara in Dhaka


Shishu Paribar children’s safe haven Shishu Paribar children’s safe haven

The government is running many Sarkari Shishu Paribar (State Children Home) across the country through the Department of Social Services (DSS) to provide supports to orphans, destitute, disabled children


Chinese army veteran's fight to reunite with family in India Chinese army veteran's fight to reunite with family in India

Wang Qi was captured in 1963 after he strayed into the Indian territory. He spent years jailed in Rajasthan, UP and Punjab


Nupur returns home after successful minimally invasive cardiac surgery at NICVD Successful minimally invasive cardiac surgery at NICVD

The 12-year-old girl Nupur returned home after a successful minimally invasive cardiac surgery at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases 


Bangladeshi student becomes champion in Int’l arithmetic competition Bangladeshi student becomes champion in Int’l arithmetic competition

The competition was held at Marco Polo Hotel, Foshan in China on July 20


Amazon fires: Angola and DR Congo 'have more blazes' Where there are more fires than the Amazon

The issue has got people checking out Nasa's maps of fires around the world


Imran Khan: A year facing Pakistan’s harsh realities The many faces of Imran Khan

His biggest challenge was to save an economy facing a balance of payments crisis


What is the G7 summit and what does it do? What is the G7 summit and what does it do?

The initial group of six first met in 1975 "to exchange ideas on possible solutions" to a global economic crisis


The Amazon is on fire - how bad is it? The Amazon is on fire - how bad is it?

Thousands of fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest in Brazil - the most intense blazes for almost a decade


Vocational education, training  address root causes of terrorism in Xinjiang Vocational education, training address root causes of terrorism in Xinjiang

Vocational education and training centers have been addressing the root causes of terrorism in Xinjiang


India's move on Kashmir spells trouble for other states Kashmir move spells trouble for other Indian states

The new union territories (Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh) will be ruled directly from Delhi.

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