Monthly Archives: January 2014

BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF BANGLADESH

BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF BANGLADESH – G PARTHASARATHY – India should back the victorious Awami League in its fight against the fundamentalists.. When the subcontinent was partitioned on August 15, 1947, what emerged was the issue of whether religion … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH MOVING CLOSER TO CHINA

BANGLADESH MOVING CLOSER TO CHINA Senior Correspondent China is climbing up the priority list in the Awami League’s foreign relations scheme, leaving Western countries and Bangladesh’s traditional ‘development partners’ trailing. The ruling party is laying a greater emphasis on Bangladesh’s … Continue reading

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‘KEEP ECONOMY OUT OF POLITICS’

‘KEEP ECONOMY OUT OF POLITICS’ Staff Correspondent Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has urged an end to conflicts to ensure unhindered economic development. He made the appeal at a function held on Friday to announce the successful decoding of the buffalo … Continue reading

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BEYOND 2015: HOW THE YOUTH SEE IT

BEYOND 2015: HOW THE YOUTH SEE IT Photo- Shun Hatano/UNV – MIRIAM EBNER & MEREL FUCHS – ‘We see a world that values equality in all its facets, strives for sustainable solutions and active participation of all groups of society … Continue reading

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THE IMPACT OF POLITICAL TURMOIL ON THE ECONOMY

THE IMPACT OF POLITICAL TURMOIL ON THE ECONOMY SARWAR MD. SAIFULLAH KHALED If the political turmoil continues unabated in 2014, it will be very difficult to regain the momentum of Bangladesh economy’s forward march by healing  the wounds it suffered … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH’S NON – ELECTION

BANGLADESH’S NON – ELECTION – Tahmima Anam –       DHAKA, Bangladesh — In early December, after weeks of strikes and road blocks called by the political opposition, the dairy farmers of the Rangpur district, in northern Bangladesh, started protesting the disruption … Continue reading

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POLITICAL USE OF RELIGION IN BANGLADESH

POLITICAL USE OF RELIGION IN BANGLADESH – Md. Didarul Islam – Political use of religion is so common in Indian subcontinent from the very time of the advent of the Aryans. They used religion as a political weapon and their … Continue reading

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CHINA’S SUPPORT FOR SHEIKH HASINA MAY HAVE A MESSAGE FOR INDIA

CHINA’S SUPPORT FOR SHEIKH HASINA MAY HAVE A MESSAGE FOR INDIA – Subir Bhaumik –  When Sheikh Hasina Wajed’s Awami League won a landslide in the January 5 polls, most were asking how long the government would last. It was … Continue reading

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HINDU, ARE YOU, OR MUSLIM? WHO ASKS?

HINDU, ARE YOU, OR MUSLIM? WHO ASKS?  Mahfuzur Rahman The title should be recognisable to most Bengalis. In case it is not immediately obvious to you, here it is in Bangla: Hindu na ora Muslim oi jiggashe kaun jon? Kazi … Continue reading

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CHINA MAKING A PLAY AT BANGLADESH?

CHINA MAKING A PLAY AT BANGLADESH ? Beijing’s recent efforts at improving strategic ties with Delhi may soon experience a hiccup. In an attempt to strengthen Dhaka’s military might, China has agreed to sell submarines to Bangladesh’s Navy sometime. Last … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH READY TO ERADICATE LEPROSY: DGHS

BANGLADESH READY TO ERADICATE LEPROSY: DGHS Tribune Report A country is considered at the eliminating stage if it is able to keep the leprosy prevalence rate below one in 10,000 Bangladesh observed World Leprosy Day 2014 yesterday with processions and … Continue reading

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LEAVE BANGLADESH, SATKHIRA HINDUS TOLD

LEAVE BANGLADESH, SATKHIRA HINDUS TOLD Satkhira Correspondent Thirty Hindu families in Satkhira district have been threatened with dire consequences if they do not leave Bangladesh. Each family living opposite the Judges’ Court at Palashpole received a letter each on Tuesday, … Continue reading

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BRANDING BANGLADESH: INDIA’S NEIGHBOR IS BECOMING A MAJOR STARTUP HUB

BRANDING BANGLADESH: INDIA’S NEIGHBOR IS BECOMING A MAJOR STARTUP HUB Anushay Hossain Poverty, natural disasters, and cheap labor may be what you would normally associate with Bangladesh, but India’s neighbor could be Asia’s next major startup hub. “Bangladesh is becoming … Continue reading

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JAMAAT DRAGGING BANGLADESH DOWN

JAMAAT DRAGGING BANGLADESH DOWN Paulo Casaca The recent violence in Bangladesh may appear random to the casual observer, but is nothing of the sort. It is the result of a coordinated campaign by Islamist extremists to destroy the country’s democracy … Continue reading

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SUFISM AND THE SECULAR STATE

SUFISM AND THE SECULAR STATE The South Asian experience Dr. Peter Custers OVER the last two decades, since the appearance of a special issue of The Economic and Political Weekly (Mumbai) on secularism (1994), Indian intellectuals have intensely debated the … Continue reading

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HOW DOES BANGLADESH’S SOCIO- POLITICAL SITUATION AFFECT INDIA ?

HOW DOES BANGLADESH’S SOCIO- POLITICAL SITUATION AFFECT INDIA ?  Alyssa Ayres Bangladesh is a critically important neighbor for India, and one with great impact on India—both positive and potentially negative. On the positive side, Bangladesh is a country of approximately … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH’S GOOD NEWS WITH KHALID QUADIR OF BRUMMER & PARTNERS

BANGLADESH’S GOOD NEWS WITH KHALID QUADIR OF BRUMMER & PARTNERS Mr. Khalid Quadir, Managing Partner of Frontier Fund Bangladesh (Photo: Ken Clay / CDC Group) Khalid Quadir is cofounder and managing partner of Brummer & Partners Asset Management Bangladesh, which … Continue reading

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LEARNING THE WORD “HARTAL” GENERAL STRIKE

LEARNING THE WORD “HARTAL” GENERAL STRIKE The first word a Bideshi (foreigner) must learn when he arrives in Bangladesh has to be “hartal”. What is a Hartal? According to the Wikipedia definition, Hartal is a term in many South Asian … Continue reading

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NIAZI PLANNED RAPE OF BANGALEE WOMEN FOR ETHNIC CLEANSING

NIAZI PLANNED RAPE OF BANGALEE WOMEN FOR ETHNIC CLEANSING Star Report In 1971, General AAK Niazi threatened that he would let loose his soldiers on the women of East Pakistan till the lineage or ethnicity of the Bangalees was changed, … Continue reading

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BAN OR REGULATE HARTAL, BLOCKADE AND THE LIKE

BAN OR REGULATE HARTAL, BLOCKADE AND THE LIKE Most of the hartals or strikes in Bangladesh have a devastating impact not only on economy, production, import, export and business but also tremendous negative impact on the overwhelming majority, especially the … Continue reading

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