Monthly Archives: January 2013

Declare Khaleda Zia a ‘WAR CRIMINAL’

DECLARE KHALEDA ZIA A ‘WAR CRIMINAL’ DEMANDS KAMAL LOHANI…. Eminent journalist and cultural activist Kamal Lohani yesterday demanded that BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia be declared a “war criminal” and sought her trial for her role “against” the ongoing war crimes … Continue reading

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Secularism, Bangali Hegemony and Our Constitution By Hana Shams Ahmed. This piece evaluates the lack of an indigenous voice in our constitution. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been brought under the microscope for…

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Mitsubishi to make Mirage cars in Bangladesh

Mitsubishi to make Mirage cars in Bangladesh PLANS TO INVEST TK 400CR The Mitsubishi Mirage is now available in Bangladesh at a starting price of Tk 20 lakh. The five-seater is aimed at the middle class with a three-cylinder engine that … Continue reading

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‘It’s time to ban Jamaat’

‘IT’S TIME TO BAN JAMAAT’ Staff Correspondent Awami League Presidium Member Mohammad Nasim on Wednesday observed that it was high time to make a decision on whether the politics of Jamaat-e-Islami should be banned for opposing the nation’s independence and … Continue reading

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Bangladesh wins UNDP award with poverty reduction story

BANGLADESH WINS UNDP AWARD WITH POVERTY REDUCTION STORY Star Online Report Bangladesh has won second place in an annual United Nations Development Programme competition, with a story that highlights the success of the country’s poverty alleviation efforts. The story had a specific focus … Continue reading

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‘Jamaat ban on consensus’

‘JAMAAT BAN ON CONSENSUS’ Senior Correspondent,  bdnews24.com A national consensus may set off the government to ban Jamaat-e-Islami and its student front Islami Chhatra Shibir from politics, an Awami League leader said on Tuesday. Joint General Secretary Mahbub-Ul Alam Hanif’s comment … Continue reading

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Why Bangladesh Must Go Nuclear

WHY BANGLADESH MUST GO NUCLEAR BY RAMTANU MAITRA Facing an acute shortage of electrical power, the govern- ment of Bangladesh has revived the almost five-decades- old project to build a nuclear power plant in Rooppur. Last March, Prime Minister Sheikh … Continue reading

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1971: Of remembering, of not forgetting

1971: OF REMEMBERING, OF NOT FORGETTING SYED BADRUL AHSAN   Spring came to our courtyard on a long ago December afternoon.  After all the weeks and months of murder and mayhem, of tears and travails, of homes burnt and women … Continue reading

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Jamat-i-Islami of Bangladesh and the Regional Jihadi Networks

JAMAT-I-ISLAMI OF BANGLADESH AND THE REGIONAL JIHADI NETWORKS By Shahriar Kabir  Most national dailies of Bangladesh published on May 21, 2004, the gruesome photographic testimony of brutality of Bangla Bhai, the self-proclaimed militant fundamentalist, from greater Rajshahi area. Picture showed dead … Continue reading

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The emerging Bangladesh: A story of enterprise and synergy

THE EMERGING BANGLADESH: A STORY OF ENTERPRISE AND SYNERGY BY SYED AKHTER MAHMOOD There was a flurry of events in early December on investment prospects in Bangladesh. A high-profile event in Dhaka on Positioning Bangladesh called for exploiting the strengths of … Continue reading

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Bangladesh set to be nuclear power club member

BANGLADESH SET TO BE NUCLEAR POWER CLUB MEMBER Bangladesh is set to launch the physical works to build the maiden nuclear power plant in next few months as Moscow said technical and environmental assessments would be carried out this year … Continue reading

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Wooing Russia is savvy statecraft

WOOING RUSSIA IS SAVVY STATECRAFT BY ZAFAR SOBHAN The government should be congratulated for at least having the vision and gumption to take a big bold policy measure. As a general principle, the Awami League (AL) government’s efforts to woo … Continue reading

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“Bangladesh Brand”: Exploring potentials

“BANGLADESH BRAND”: EXPLORING POTENTIALS MAKLUKA JINIA and DR. ERSHAD ALI elucidate on the importance of branding the nation. The word “brand” is widely used but unequally understood. Its meaning ranges from source country to consumer’s perception about a product. In today’s world, consumer … Continue reading

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Jamaat was ‘involved in war crimes’

JAMAAT WAS ‘INVOLVED IN WAR CRIMES’ Tanim Ahmed The second war crimes tribunal of Bangladesh in its first verdict, sentencing Abul Kalam Azad to death, on Monday also addressed a number of legal issues that have long been topics of … Continue reading

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Justice is truth in action

JUSTICE IS TRUTH IN ACTION Brig Gen Shahedul Anam Khan ndc, psc (Retd) The heading of this piece is a quote, chosen because the acute relevance of it has never been more illustrated than in the first verdict of the International Crimes … Continue reading

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Brac ranked top NGO in world

BRAC RANKED TOP NGO IN WORLD Staff Correspondent Brac has been ranked as the top non-governmental organisation in The Global Journal’s list of 100 best NGOs in the world this year. The Switzerland-based magazine considered approximately 450 NGOs that were … Continue reading

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CHEERS Still a long way to go

CHEERS STILL A LONG WAY TO GO Call for move to bring back Bachchu Razakar  As the International Crimes Tribunal-2 pronounced its first verdict yesterday, Wasim Bin Habib and Mahbubur Rahman Khan talked to eminent citizens for their comments.  AK KHANDAKER Air Vice-Marshal (retd) … Continue reading

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Bachchu Razakar: Rage, satisfaction and frustration too

BACHCHU RAZAKAR: RAGE, SATISFACTION AND FRUSTRATION TOO The court verdict to hang Abul Kalam Azad aka ‘Bachchu Razakar’ for crimes committed in 1971 has been welcomed by all. He had lived a charmed life till only a few years back and … Continue reading

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Bangladesh, a model for MDGs

BANGLADESH, A MODEL FOR MDGS UN OFFICIAL PRAISES EFFORTS Star Business Report The world looks to Bangladesh for its inputs beyond 2015, thanks to the country’s strong performance in achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a top official said yesterday. “The … Continue reading

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Bangladesh second to Sri Lanka

BANGLADESH SECOND TO SRI LANKA Bangladesh is second in South Asia, just behind Sri Lanka which tops the region in economic growth during 2012, an UN report says. Hosain Ahmad  The report “World Economic Situation and Prospects 2013” says that … Continue reading

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