Daily Archives: February 2, 2014

DHAKA STEPS FORWARD TO RE-CONNECT TO INDIA’S NE STATES

DHAKA STEPS FORWARD TO RE-CONNECT TO INDIA’S NE STATES Shillong: Bangladesh is exploring at ‘reconnecting’ to India’s northeastern states in order to bridge ‘lost connections’ with people near the border and improve economic ties, a Bangladesh official said here on … Continue reading

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INDIA, B’DESH FOR ‘NEW & EXCITING’ BEGINNING

INDIA, B’DESH FOR ‘NEW & EXCITING’ BEGINNING India and Bangladesh are headed towards a “new and exciting” beginning in their bilateral ties, Bangladesh’s envoy to India Tariq Ahmad Karim said Wednesday “We are trying to re-discover and re-connect to our … Continue reading

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INDIAN FIRMS KEEN ON INVESTING IN BANGLADESH: MINISTER

INDIAN FIRMS KEEN ON INVESTING IN BANGLADESH: MINISTER  Star Business Report Indian entrepreneurs want to increase investment in the Bangladeshi priority sectors in bids to boost bilateral trade, said Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu yesterday. “Big industrial groups in India … Continue reading

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INDIA, BANGLADESH HEADING FOR EXCITING BEGINNING: ENVOY

INDIA, BANGLADESH HEADING FOR EXCITING BEGINNING: ENVOY “We are trying to re-discover and re-connect to our historical ties, although history and colonial legacy intervened. Despite this, we are headed towards a new beginning,” Karim told journalists after meeting Meghalaya Chief … Continue reading

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WHY IS US SUPPORTING PARTY ALLIED WITH ISLAMIC TERRORISTS?

WHY IS US SUPPORTING PARTY ALLIED WITH ISLAMIC TERRORISTS? Rahul Dass Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s politically influential son Sajeeb Wazed has said that only a few Western countries have criticised the general election in the country due to their … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH COURT’S DECISION TO HANG ULFA MEMBER PARESH BARUA REASONABLE

BANGLADESH COURT’S DECISION TO HANG ULFA MEMBER PARESH BARUA REASONABLE Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury NEW DELHI: India is satisfied with a Bangladesh court’s landmark decision to award a death sentence to one of its most wanted fugitives, Paresh Barua, founding member … Continue reading

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US FIRMS URGE RETURN OF GSP

US FIRMS URGE RETURN OF GSP 463 companies, trade bodies write to US Congress seeking revival of trade privileges suspended in July last year Refayet Ullah Mirdha In an effort to lessen their tax burden, a host of American companies … Continue reading

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INDEPENDENT POLLS SHOW THAT THE AWAMI LEAGUE IS MORE POPULAR THAN THE BNP

INDEPENDENT POLLS SHOW THAT THE AWAMI LEAGUE IS MORE POPULAR THAN THE BNP Validate Bangladesh Election Commission voter turnout figures. Post election polls run by Democracy International show that the Awami League would have emerged victorious even if BNP had … Continue reading

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THE ALLIANCE OF INDIA-RUSSIA-CHINA

Schiller Institute Conference FORUM FOR A NEW PARADIGM  THE ALLIANCE OF INDIA-RUSSIA-CHINA Schiller Institute Ramtanu Maitra is the New Delhi correspondent for EIR. This is a transcript of his video presentation to the Schiller Conference of Nov. 2 in Los … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH BUYS RUSSIAN COMBAT TRAINING JETS WORTH $800M

BANGLADESH BUYS RUSSIAN COMBAT TRAINING JETS WORTH $800M Yak-130 combat trainer MOSCOW, January 28 (RIA Novosti) – Bangladesh ordered 24 Russian Yak-130 light fighter jets worth $800 million in the final quarter of last year, a Russian newspaper reported Tuesday. … Continue reading

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RUSSIA CONFIRMS YAK-130 SALE TO BANGLADESH

RUSSIA CONFIRMS YAK-130 SALE TO BANGLADESH  Bangladesh signed an order for 24 Yakovlev Yak-130 ‘Mitten’ advanced jet trainer/light fighter aircraft in late 2013, the CEO of Russia’s state arms export agency said in an interview on 27 January 2014. Rosoboronexport … Continue reading

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A BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF BANGLADESH

A BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF BANGLADESH RELIGION AND NATIONALISM ARE LOCKED IN A BLOODY BATTLE FOR PRIMACY STREET CLASHES IN BANGLADESH ARE FREQUENT AND VIOLENT Bangladesh is going through turbulent times. It can partly be blamed on the ongoing … Continue reading

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CHITTAGONG TIP OF THE ICEBERG

CHITTAGONG TIP OF THE ICEBERG Syed Bashir The 2004 Chittagong arms haul was huge by any standard – but surely not something that happened suddenly. From the early 1990s, the Bangladesh coast had emerged as the favourite route for bringing … Continue reading

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RULE OF LAW VINDICATED BY ARMS CASE VERDICT

RULE OF LAW VINDICATED BY ARMS CASE VERDICT Tribune Editorial No government should condone or encourage subversive acts like the ones in this case The guilty verdict returned against 14 defendants, including two former ministers of the BNP-led four-party alliance … Continue reading

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FROM CASIO TO ARMS

SECRET GAME 2004 FROM CASIO TO ARMS Right after the 10-truck arms haul in April 2004, then state minister for home affairs Lutfozzaman Babar appeared apparently too surprised to see the lethal weapons. Photo: File Babar said to be no … Continue reading

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AN ISLAMIC LEGACY OF HARMONY

AN ISLAMIC LEGACY OF HARMONY Andrew Eagle Madrassa students outside the Nesarabadi Islamic Complex in Jhalakathi. Photo: Andrew Eagle The small eatery, Sumon Chotpoti, has no space for a kitchen. The establishment on Kalibari Road in Jhalakathi occupies a ground … Continue reading

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‘KHALEDA TOOK NO ACTION’

‘KHALEDA TOOK NO ACTION’ Star Online Report The then prime minister Khaleda Zia remained silent when she was informed about the recovery of the 10-truck arms haul a decades ago, an intelligence agency chief told a court in Chittagong, which … Continue reading

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MILITANCY AND COUNTER-NARRATIVE

MILITANCY AND COUNTER-NARRATIVE MUHAMMAD NURUL HUDA A daily English newspaper took a dim view of the fact that the anti-militancy campaign has run aground and expressed concern as to why the imams of mosques reportedly refuse to give anti-militancy sermons … Continue reading

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‘ARMS HAUL STRAINED BANGLADESH-INDIA RELATIONS’

VERDICT ON 10 TRUCK ARMS HAUL CASE ‘ARMS HAUL STRAINED BANGLADESH-INDIA RELATIONS’  Sheikh Shahariar Zaman Another diplomat who also served in the Bangladesh Mission in India said that time the relationship was bad commissioner to India Tofail K Haider. “Now … Continue reading

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THE PAYBACK: BANGLADESH SENTENCES ISLAMIST LEADER AND 13 OTHERS TO HANG FOR HELPING ASSAMESE SEPARATISTS SMUGGLE WEAPONS

THE PAYBACK: BANGLADESH SENTENCES ISLAMIST LEADER AND 13 OTHERS TO HANG FOR HELPING ASSAMESE SEPARATISTS SMUGGLE WEAPONS By Palash Ghosh A court in Chittagong, Bangladesh, has sentenced 14 people – including the chief of the country’s top Islamic fundamentalist group and … Continue reading

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