Daily Archives: January 8, 2013

Russia helps Bangladesh join the South Asian nuclear gold rush

RUSSIA HELPS BANGLADESH JOIN THE SOUTH ASIAN NUCLEAR GOLD RUSH Author: David Brewster, ANU Bangladesh’s recent announcement of a deal with Russia to construct its first nuclear reactor marks a broadening of the nuclear gold rush in South Asia. The latest … Continue reading

Posted in CHALLENGES, ECONOMY, FOREIGN RELATIONS & POLICY, Regional Policy | Leave a comment

The Liberation War is not over

THE LIBERATION WAR IS NOT OVER SERAJUL ISLAM CHOWDHURY Social inequalities and exploitation that existed in colonial times, persist down till today. Only a dedicated patriotic political force can bring about the social transformation required for true liberation. There have … Continue reading

Posted in BENGALI NATIONALISM, CHALLENGES, CURRENT ISSUES, HISTORY OF BENGAL, LIBERATION - 1971 BIRTH OF A NATION, POLITICS - GOVERNANCE, REFLECTION - Refreshing our Memories | Leave a comment

India and Bangladesh: calculus of territorial dispute settlement

INDIA AND BANGLADESH: CALCULUS OF TERRITORIAL DISPUTE SETTLEMENT Author: Sourabh Gupta, Samuels International On 7 September 2011 in Dhaka, the prime ministers of India and Bangladesh signed a landmark protocol to their 1974 Land Boundary Agreement, providing for final settlement of … Continue reading

Posted in CHALLENGES, FOREIGN RELATIONS & POLICY, REFLECTION - Refreshing our Memories, Regional Policy | Leave a comment

The Tale Of Tabani Beverage

THE TALE OF TABANI BEVERAGE THE COMPANY WENT FROM SOARING PROFITS TO PLUNGING LOSSES, BUT WHY? BY SHAFIQ RAHMAN Tabani Beverage was the only profitable company of Muktijoddha Kalyan Trust, but that too has been closed since June 24, 2008. … Continue reading

Posted in CHALLENGES, CURRENT ISSUES, ECONOMY, POLITICS - GOVERNANCE, REFLECTION - Refreshing our Memories | Leave a comment

Left Unity Limps Along

LEFT UNITY LIMPS ALONG BY ANWAR PARVEZ HALIM “The Third Force” is a much-used term in context of Bangladesh’s politics. This term invariably crops up in discussions about a possible force emerging outside of the prevailing Awami League-BNP scenario. The … Continue reading

Posted in BENGALI NATIONALISM, POLITICS - GOVERNANCE, REFLECTION - Refreshing our Memories, SECULARISM | Leave a comment

India losing ground to China on trade with Bangladesh

INDIA LOSING GROUND TO CHINA ON TRADE WITH BANGLADESH Author: Pravakar Sahoo, IEG Since Bangladesh achieved independence, seceding from Pakistan in 1971, India has been its major trading partner. But since 2002 China’s trade with Bangladesh has increased many times … Continue reading

Posted in CURRENT ISSUES, ECONOMY, FOREIGN RELATIONS & POLICY, Regional Policy | Leave a comment

Bangladesh boosts cash ties with China: Report

 BANGLADESH BOOSTS CASH TIES WITH CHINA   BY SYED TASHFIN CHOWDHURY  Bangladesh, under the hand of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has strengthened its economic ties with China through a series of agreements that will help boost the South Asian country’s … Continue reading

Posted in CURRENT ISSUES, ECONOMY, FOREIGN RELATIONS & POLICY, Regional Policy | 1 Comment

Bangladesh objects to India’s plans to build dams in Meghalaya

BANGLADESH OBJECTS TO INDIA’S PLANS TO BUILD DAMS IN MEGHALAYA Syed Tashfin Chowdhury in Dhaka After the recent squabble between India and Bangladesh over the Tipaimukh dam, a new row seems to be brewing between the two otherwise friendly neighbours. Last … Continue reading

Posted in CURRENT ISSUES, FOREIGN RELATIONS & POLICY, Regional Policy | Leave a comment

Bangladeshi expatriates are maligned unjustly in KSA

BANGLADESHI EXPATRIATES ARE MALIGNED UNJUSTLY IN KSA Says noted Saudi commentator Bangladeshi expatriates have often been unjustly maligned as a source of criminal activity and this sort of generalization is a gross injustice to the majority of 2.0 million plus … Continue reading

Posted in BENGALI NATIONALISM, ECONOMY, FOREIGN RELATIONS & POLICY | Leave a comment

Handling transit issues with India

HANDLING TRANSIT ISSUES WITH INDIA RESPONSIBILITY NOW VESTED IN FOREIGN MINISTRY By Syful Islam The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) is going to get the authority of dealing transit-related issues with India, in lieu of the Ministry of Shipping (MoS), … Continue reading

Posted in ECONOMY, FOREIGN RELATIONS & POLICY, Regional Policy | Leave a comment

Jamat-e-Islami’s link with Islamic militancy

JAMAT-E-ISLAMI’S LINK WITH ISLAMIC MILITANCY By Shahriar Kabir How much more evidence does Jamat require of its militancy link? In writing about the militancy link of Jamat-e-Islami and the coalition government for the last six years, we have not only … Continue reading

Posted in BENGALI NATIONALISM, HISTORY OF BENGAL, IDENTITY & PATRIOTISM, ISLAMIC EXTREMISM, LAW & ORDER, LIBERATION - 1971 BIRTH OF A NATION, POLITICS - GOVERNANCE, RAZAKARS - Genocide & War Crime Trial - Anti Liberation Forces, REFLECTION - Refreshing our Memories, RELIGION & STATE, SECULARISM, SHAHRIAR KABIR | 2 Comments

REPORT ON THE FINDINGS OF THE PEOPLE’S INQUIRY COMMISSION ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE WAR CRIMNALS AND THE COLLABORATOR

REPORT ON THE FINDINGS OF THE PEOPLE’S INQUIRY COMMISSION ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE WAR CRIMNALS AND THE COLLABORATOR Presented by Forum for Secular Bangladesh Summary of two investigations into activities of sixteen war criminals and collaborators of Pakistan military junta … Continue reading

Posted in HISTORY OF BENGAL, LIBERATION - 1971 BIRTH OF A NATION, POLITICS - GOVERNANCE, RAZAKARS - Genocide & War Crime Trial - Anti Liberation Forces, REFLECTION - Refreshing our Memories | Leave a comment