Daily Archives: February 9, 2014

UN PEACEKEEPING – ON THE FRONT LINES TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

UN PEACEKEEPING – ON THE FRONT LINES TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN An all-female Formed Police Unit from Bangladesh, serving with the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti, arrives in Port-au-Prince to assist with post-earthquake reconstruction. UN Photo/Marco Dormino “I know … Continue reading

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DHAKA’S STORIED ROADS

DHAKA’S STORIED ROADS Slave bazars and unruly elephants lie behind the names of our roads and neighborhood  Chawkbazar, 1885                                           … Continue reading

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A NEW DEAL

 A NEW DEAL IFTI RASHID There are politically-motivated doomsayers, not to mention a section of our self-serving civil society, determined to look at the glass half empty and condemn the powers-that-be. They find every opportunity to condemn the government but … Continue reading

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THE NEW FACE OF SOUTH ASIA

THE NEW FACE OF SOUTH ASIA By Anand Kumar Terrorism, religious extremism and nuclear proliferation have given South Asia a depressing image. But there’s growing room for optimism. When outsiders think about South Asia, they typically picture a region that’s … Continue reading

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FOOD SECURITY IN BANGLADESH

FOOD SECURITY IN BANGLADESH Dr Mahabub Hossain One of the fundamental rights of the citizens stipulated in the Bangladesh Constitution is food security for all. Food security exists when all people, at all times, have access to sufficient, safe and … Continue reading

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BOP SURPLUS HITS RECORD HIGH

BOP SURPLUS HITS RECORD HIGH The balance of payment surplus in the first half of the fiscal has crossed all the previous marks, setting an all-time record. Analysts, however, are not pleased with it. They say it’s ‘not a good … Continue reading

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FOUR HUNDRED YEARS DHAKA HISTORY THROUGH LIGHT AND SOUND DISPLAY IN LALBAGH

FOUR HUNDRED YEARS DHAKA HISTORY THROUGH LIGHT AND SOUND DISPLAY IN LALBAGH The 17th century, Lalbagh Fort is still witness of Mughal Emperor of Bengal  the most popular and renowned fort and a great signature of art  in Bangladesh. It … Continue reading

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PM INAUGURATES LIGHT AND SOUND SHOW

PM INAUGURATES LIGHT AND SOUND SHOW  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates the country’s first ever ‘light and sound show’ at the Lalbagh Fort on Friday evening                             … Continue reading

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LET SENSE OF HISTORY BE REVIVED

LIGHT AND SOUND AT LALBAGH LET SENSE OF HISTORY BE REVIVED THE inauguration of a light and sound show at Lalbagh fort in the nation’s capital revives the old question of what degree of importance we give our symbols of … Continue reading

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GRIEVOUS ACCUSATIONS, PREDICTABLE REACTIONS

GRIEVOUS ACCUSATIONS, PREDICTABLE REACTIONS Mahfuz Anam BNP SHOULD GIVE CREDIBLE EVIDENCE AND AL SHOULD SERIOUSLY INVESTIGATE THE predominant political culture of our two leading parties is ‘righteous arrogance.’ Neither feels that it can do any wrong and its opponent, no … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH’S QUEST FOR JUSTICE

BANGLADESH’S QUEST FOR JUSTICE SHASHI THAROOR NEW DELHI – The sea of humanity besieging the Shahbag area in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, for the last two months, has had an unusual demand – unusual, at least, for the Indian subcontinent. … Continue reading

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THE ENDURING CITY

THE ENDURING CITY Milia Ali EACH time I come to Dhaka for a visit I am faced with the same question from friends and acquaintances: “So, how does it feel coming back to this chaotic city with its horrendous traffic, … Continue reading

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ROLE OF CAPTIVE EDITORS AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE CURRENT CRISIS

ROLE OF CAPTIVE EDITORS AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE CURRENT CRISIS  ABDUL GAFFAR CHOWDHURY I can see a repetition in the history of English journalism in Bangladesh.  According to scholars, History repeats itself. First occur at tragedy, then arrives farce. … Continue reading

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GLOBAL WARMING AND GLOBAL SECURITY

GLOBAL WARMING AND GLOBAL SECURITY A.N.M. MUNIRUZZAMAN The 195 member countries of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), supported by the work of thousands of scientists from around the world, released its Fifth Assessment Report. Even for a … Continue reading

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PM URGES IRANIAN ENTREPRENEURS TO INVEST IN INFRASTRUCTURE, ENERGY SECTORS

PM URGES IRANIAN ENTREPRENEURS TO INVEST IN INFRASTRUCTURE, ENERGY SECTORS Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called upon the Iranian entrepreneurs to invest in joint venture in Bangladesh in infrastructures and exploration of oil, gas and petro-chemicals. The Prime Minister made … Continue reading

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OUTSOURCING: NEW HORIZON OF EMPLOYMENT

OUTSOURCING: NEW HORIZON OF EMPLOYMENT Outsourcing is the most promising employment in information and telecommunication sector in the world. Anyone can engage themselves in this sector. One can easily earn a handsome amount of money at home by developing light … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH AT A CROSSROADS

BANGLADESH AT A CROSSROADS CHARLES TANNOCK BRUSSELS – In the course of just a few weeks, Bangladesh’s fragile democracy – which had made substantial social and economic progress in recent years – has deteriorated dramatically. The general election on January … Continue reading

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A NEW AND PERHAPS HOPEFUL PHASE IN BANGLADESH POLITICS

A NEW AND PERHAPS HOPEFUL PHASE IN BANGLADESH POLITICS ABDUL GAFFAR CHOUDHURY Bangladesh election of 5th January is still stirring debate and discussion among my friend circle in London also. Among them some are journalists. The common question is how … Continue reading

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A BRIEF LOOK INTO HISTORY

A BRIEF LOOK INTO HISTORY Naaz Fahmida The afternoon of 18th December 2013, when “Ganajagaran Mancha” was marching towards the Pakistan High Commission in Bangladesh, a friend and I were watching it live on a screen over lunch, at a … Continue reading

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POLITICAL UNREST COSTS RAILWAY TK 100 CRORE

POLITICAL UNREST COSTS RAILWAY TK 100 CRORE MAMUN ABDULLAH 319 attacks during 10 months State-owned Bangladesh Railway (BR) incurred a loss of around Tk 100 crore during the 10-month political turbulence when it became the prime target of at least … Continue reading

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