Daily Archives: November 24, 2012

Legitimate vs. Authoritarian Policy Making

Legitimate vs. Authoritarian Policy Making This piece outlines the history of policy making by elected and un-elected regimes in the past — and opportunities ahead for the current government. By Syeed Ahamed. Bangladesh’s experience with public policy making over the past four … Continue reading

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Once we were heroes

ONCE WE WERE HEROES…. By Tazreena Sajjad IT is upto you, my Bengali and adivasi brothers and sisters, to save our country. It is your turn now.” These were the words of adivasi Bir Bikram U.K. Ching speaking at a … Continue reading

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Bangladesh and now Independent Balochistan

Bangladesh and now Independent Balochistan BY SYED ATIQ UL HASSAN First East Pakistan to Bangladesh and now towards Balochistan to independent Balochistan, political reasons may be un-identical but the tale of injustices; ignorance and autocratic behaviour of the establishment and … Continue reading

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Bangladesh: Troubled waters

Bangladesh: Troubled waters A foreign-funded bridge is hostage to murky local politics THE BIGGEST infrastructure project in South Asia to be paid for by foreign donors is a $3 billion bridge in Bangladesh intended to span the Padma river, which … Continue reading

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MANMOHAN VISIT TO BANGLADESH AND STORY OF A NIGHTMARE

Manmohan visit to Bangladesh – Story of a Nightmare The real story behind why Indo- Bangla Extradition Treaty was not signed (and so ULFA General Secretary Anup Chetia not deported to India), why the Indian Prime Minister’s visit will no … Continue reading

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JULIAN FRANCIS RECALLS BANGABANDHU MEMORY

Julian Francis recalls Bangabandhu memory THE BRITISH-born international aid official Julian Francis, known for being a 1971 signatory of Testimony of Sixties, today said he was still moved by the memories of Bangabandhu as he revisits memory lines. “I remembered … Continue reading

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Time to think different

Time to think different Ties with Pakistan is bedeviled, while relations with Nepal, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka impaired by minor irritants BY INDRANI BAGCHI Indias size and strength both have been a source of insecurity for the smaller nations that … Continue reading

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India-Bangladesh relation – New Berlin Wall is opening

India-Bangladesh relation – New Berlin Wall is opening BY SWADESH ROY SONIA GANDHI president of Indian National Congress and the chief of National Democratic Aliens of India came to Dhaka to join an autism conference of South Asia on 25 … Continue reading

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WHAT LIES BEHIND THIS U-TURN

what lies behind this u-turn BY HAROON HABIB   There is every possibility that Khaleda Zia’s recanting of her long-held anti-India views is mere pre-election posturing   KHALEDA ZIA, Bangladesh’s leader of the opposition in Parliament, made some significant statements … Continue reading

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BANGLA BEGUM’S INDIA VISIT: REAL OR EPHIMERAL?

Bangla Begum’s India Visit: Real or Ephimeral?    BY BHASKAR ROY   Can ideology and political agenda change overnight? At least, that is the message Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson and former Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia carried when she arrived … Continue reading

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Sea change in Indo-Bangla business ties

Sea change in Indo-Bangla business ties  NISHA TANEJA and NEETIKA KAUSHAL   Dhaka has created investment opportunities for India, while New Delhi has agreed to removing entry barriers on Bangladeshi textiles.   Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Dhaka on … Continue reading

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INDIA/BANGLADESH: CEMENT THE RELATIONSHIP!

India/Bangladesh: Cement the relationship!  WHEN PRIME Minister Manmohan Singh makes his much-awaited visit to Dhaka in early September, he needs to be alert to the polarised nature of Bangladesh politics. Through diplomatic initiatives led by Prime Minister Singh and his … Continue reading

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Risks in Indo Bangladesh Relations

Risks in Indo Bangladesh Relations  BY RAHUL K BHONSLE INDIAN PRIME Minister Dr Manmohan Singh paid a State Visit to Bangladesh on 6-7 September 2011 at the invitation of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. The presence of the Chief Ministers … Continue reading

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A fresh look at India-Bangladesh ties

A fresh look at India-Bangladesh ties BY ANURADHA M CHENOY IN THE last few weeks Indian policy-makers have been busy (un)complicating relationship with Bangladesh. After Begum Hasina, a traditional friend on India was voted back into power equations within Bangladesh … Continue reading

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India-Bangladesh: Historical Crossroads

India-Bangladesh: Historical Crossroads BY  SANCHITA BHATTACHARYA DESPITE INDIA’S extraordinary support to the cause of Bangladeshi independence in 1971, relations between the two countries quickly soured after Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s assassination in August 1975. Indeed, Indian assessments of successive regimes in … Continue reading

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