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US-China ‘Phase One’ trade agreement triggers concerns

By D Ravi Kanth (Geneva) The “historic” and “transformative” trade agreement signed by the United States and China on 15 January 2020 could set a new normal in global trade relations by paving the way for a bilateral dispute resolution mechanism and managed trade between the world’s two largest economies – to the detriment of the multilateral trading system. Read More »

Columbia University to produce Obama presidency oral history

Chicago, May 17 (AP/UNB) — Columbia University Libraries in New York will produce the official oral history of Barack Obama’s presidency. Obama Foundation officials announced Thursday that the project at The Columbia Center for Oral History Research will provide a record of the decisions, actions and effects of Obama’s presidency. The former president is a graduate of Columbia University, which ... Read More »

HC orders confiscation of ‘Bangladesh Banker Itihash’

Dhaka, Feb 19 (UNB) – The High Court on Tuesday ordered confiscation of all the copies of the book, ‘Bangladesh Banker Itihash’, from the market and the ongoing Ekushey Book Fair for the distortion of history. The HC bench of Justice Md Ashfaqul Islam and Justice Mohammad Ali also summoned the editor of the editorial panel, Shubhankar Saha, to appear ... Read More »

1403 titles hit book fair in ten days

Dhaka, Feb 11 (UNB)- As many as 1,403 books have been published in the first 10 days of the ongoing Ekushey Book Fair. The number was 1,363 during the same period last year. With Monday’s publications, the total number of new titles is now 1,531. Publishers said poetry books are dominating the fair but their sales are not buoyant. Some ... Read More »

3 Bangla books on nuke energy unveiled at Ekushey Book Fair

Dhaka, Feb 09 – ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation of Russia and Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) jointly published three Bangla books on nuclear energy on the occasion of Ekushey Book Fair 2019. “Atomic Horizon”, and “Various Professions in the Nuclear Industry” were translated from Russian language while, the comic book “Unexpected Adventure of Onu” was written and edited in ... Read More »

No alternative to practice book reading: RU VC

Rajshahi, Feb 05 – Every student should practice book reading habit in library. This practice can only keep away from drug addiction and social crimes. Professor Dr. M Abdus Sobhan, Vice chancellor of Rajshahi University made this comment in pre-rally gathering at the university on occasion of the National Library Day on Tuesday. Calling upon the students to enlighten the ... Read More »

New book: Can democracy survive global capitalism

Social Europe has introduced a new book by Robert Kuttner published by W.W. Norton & Company Ltd. Brilliantly brings together two strands of thought: explaining both the economics and politics of global capitalism and how our society has abandoned core principles of fairness and equality… Kuttner reminds us of the urgency with which we need to get back to a more ... Read More »