Porimol Palma

Porimol Palma

September 9, 2021
September 9, 2021

Bangladesh, UK: Two-day strategic dialogue starts today

Bangladesh and UK will hold a two-day strategic dialogue beginning today. It will cover political, diplomatic, trade and development relationship between the two countries in the post-Brexit era.

September 4, 2021
September 4, 2021

Ties with Turkey finding new turfs

Coming out of past diplomatic rows, Bangladesh and Turkey are deepening relations as the latter seeks to regain its position in the Muslim world, while Dhaka looks for strong allies on the global...

September 2, 2021
September 2, 2021

Their 2-week long nightmare finally ends

The evacuation process of the six Bangladeshi engineers from Kabul could only be described as a nightmare in which they saw horrific events, including bomb blasts and killings.

August 25, 2021
August 25, 2021

Funding on decline, challenges up

As international funding for the Rohingyas declines, Bangladesh faces increasing challenges to manage the displaced people amid little prospect of repatriation anytime soon.

August 25, 2021
August 25, 2021

Nowhere to go

Rohingya repatriation has become even more uncertain following the military takeover in Myanmar while the displaced people find it riskier to go back to their motherland where there is no...

August 23, 2021
August 23, 2021

5 Bangladeshis fly out of Afghanistan

Five Bangladeshis were evacuated from Afghanistan yesterday -- three of them under UN and two under US arrangements -- in a development giving much relief since the Afghanistan fell to the Taliban...

August 19, 2021
August 19, 2021

Migrants Returning from Malaysia: CAAB notice sparks confusion

Many Bangladeshi migrants in Malaysia are now facing uncertainty over their return home as confusion has arisen over a circular of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh.

August 18, 2021
August 18, 2021

It all depends on line they’ll take

Foreign relations analysts fear long-term instability and a humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan as the Taliban takes control of the country following the withdrawal of US forces, with its...

August 17, 2021
August 17, 2021

On edge, 17 Bangladeshis await return

Amid the worsening situation in Afghanistan, where Taliban and Afghan forces have been fighting for the past few weeks in the wake of the US military’s exit, foreigners and locals alike have been...

August 13, 2021
August 13, 2021

Machine-Readable Passports: No explanations yet on 1.5 lakh pending requests

When over 1.5 lakh applications for machine-readable passports are pending for some two months, the authorities have yet to come up with any official explanations about what led to this situation...