Daily Archives: February 3, 2014

SERIOUS QUESTIONS FOR THE BNP

SERIOUS QUESTIONS FOR THE BNP TRIBUNE EDITORIAL There must be assurances that rogue elements within their ranks will be reined in, if the BNP wishes to be taken seriously as a democratic entity  The recent verdict that was handed down … Continue reading

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COUNTRY TOOK RISK OF BEING BACKER OF INDIAN SECESSIONISTS

COUNTRY TOOK RISK OF BEING BACKER OF INDIAN SECESSIONISTS Says security analyst Abdur Rashid Bangladesh ran the risk of being a patroniser of secessionist movement in northeastern India after 10 truck-loads of weapons bound for fighters in Assam were unearthed … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH: WHITHER BNP-JAMAAT ALLIANCE?

BANGLADESH: WHITHER BNP-JAMAAT ALLIANCE? Salim Haq The venue of the rallies (October 25, 2013 and January 20, 2014) addressed by Begum Khaleda Zia was the same- Suhrawardy Udyan, Dhaka – but the contrast between them could not have been greater. … Continue reading

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A PATH TO PEACEFUL CO-EXISTENCE SECULARISM AND PLURAL SOCIETIES IN SOUTH ASIA

A PATH TO PEACEFUL CO-EXISTENCE SECULARISM AND PLURAL SOCIETIES IN SOUTH ASIA Professor Radhika Coomaraswamy  A colloquium organised by the Colombo-based South Asia Policy Research Institute discussed Religious Tolerance, Peaceful Co-existence, Secularism and Plural Societies in South Asia recently with … Continue reading

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CAN BANGLADESH BENEFIT FROM GLOBALIZATION?

CAN BANGLADESH BENEFIT FROM GLOBALIZATION?  Abdullah Shibli, Anisul M. Islam and Syed Mushtaque Ahmed The last few decades witnessed a dramatic increase in the globalization trend, particularly for the emerging market economies. Increased pace of globalization was aided, among other … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH’S CURRENT ACCOUNT BALANCE MAINTAINS SURPLUS

BANGLADESH’S CURRENT ACCOUNT BALANCE MAINTAINS SURPLUS Bangladesh’s account balance recorded a surplus of nearly $1.5 billion in July-November period of the fiscal year 2013-14 ending June, a central bank official said Thursday, Jan 23. The Bangladesh Bank official said the … Continue reading

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LIMITS OF FEDERALISM – OPED

LIMITS OF FEDERALISM By PR Chari The Indian Constitution distributes political, financial and legislative authority between New Delhi and the States, with the centre enjoying primacy due to its control over finance, defense, trade, telecommunications and foreign investment. But. the … Continue reading

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INDIA, BANGLADESH CAN COOPERATE PROFITABLY FROM SHIP-BREAKING

INDIA, BANGLADESH CAN COOPERATE PROFITABLY FROM SHIP-BREAKING By Mohammad Rubaiyat Rahman Until the late 20th century, ship breaking took place in port cities of industrialized countries. Later on, environmental regulations and labour costs forced the industry to relocate to Taiwan … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH POST ELECTIONS 2014: WHAT WENT WRONG?

BANGLADESH POST ELECTIONS 2014: WHAT WENT WRONG? Harun ur Rashid Since 1991 the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has either formed the government or the opposition in parliament. For the first time, BNP’s will not have a parliamentary presence because the … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH: IMPLICATIONS OF JAMAAT-E-ISLAMI’S INDICTMENT

BANGLADESH: IMPLICATIONS OF JAMAAT-E-ISLAMI’S INDICTMENT Rupak Bhattacharjee The trial of Bangladeshi war criminals that began on 21 November 2011 has generated many controversies. In March 2010, the Awami League (AL) government constituted the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) for the trial … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH VIOLENCE: WEST CHANGES ANTI-HASINA STANCE? – ANALYSIS

BANGLADESH VIOLENCE: WEST CHANGES ANTI-HASINA STANCE? – ANALYSIS By Mahendra Ved After Bangladesh went through its 10th general election that was widely criticised for being “one-sided” because the opposition boycotted it, the world community is belatedly zeroing down to the … Continue reading

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TARGETING MINORITIES: EMERGING TREND IN BANGLADESH AND PAKISTAN – ANALYSIS

TARGETING MINORITIES: EMERGING TREND IN BANGLADESH AND PAKISTAN – ANALYSIS By C Uday Bhaskar Even as India celebrated its Republic Day to reiterate its commitment to the Constitution and the equality of all its citizens irrespective of religion, caste, language … Continue reading

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THE TWO STRATEGY DILEMMA

THE TWO STRATEGY DILEMMA Sarwar Jahan Chowdhury IT seems that the dust of the last round of political struggle in Bangladesh is settling down slowly; although it never takes much time here to flare up. Yet it appears that the … Continue reading

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ISLAMISTS TARGET HINDU MINORITY IN BANGLADESH

ISLAMISTS TARGET HINDU MINORITY IN BANGLADESH Frédéric Bobin  ENAYETPUR — There is a pile of burned-out metal sheets and poles, and the smell of ashes still remains in Enayetpur, a Bangladeshi hamlet situated on the Gulf of Bengal. Three houses … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH TEACHES DISASTER PREPAREDNESS TO REDUCE RISK

BANGLADESH TEACHES DISASTER PREPAREDNESS TO REDUCE RISK Photo: David Swanson/IRIN                 Children learn about disaster preparedness early DHAKA, 17 January 2014 (IRIN) – Bangladesh is working to enhance children’s understanding of disaster preparedness with … Continue reading

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10-TRUCK ARMS CASES VERDICT AFTER 10 YEARS

10-TRUCK ARMS CASES VERDICT AFTER 10 YEARS The verdict on the sensational 10-truck arms haul cases will be delivered on Jan 30, nearly 10 years after the massive haul that took the nation by surprise. Chittagong Metropolitan Sessions Judge and … Continue reading

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