Daily Archives: February 12, 2014

SOURCING ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO MEET THE ENERGY DEMAND

SOURCING ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO MEET THE ENERGY DEMAND HASAN KAMRUL From the socio-economic point of view, energy is the key to the success of national development. Continuous supply is an important factor to enhance the GDP growth. Bangladesh as a … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH: THE NEXT CHINA?

BANGLADESH: THE NEXT CHINA? ZAHID HUSSAIN  This is the sixth and last in a series of posts about the recent report, Bangladesh: Towards Accelerated, Inclusive and Sustainable Growth. The previous post looked at what sort of policies it will take … Continue reading

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SOCIO-ECONOMIC TRENDS AND PROSPECTS

SOCIO-ECONOMIC TRENDS AND PROSPECTS ATIUR RAHMAN Socio-economic trends and prospects Steadily growing but still a low income economy, Bangladesh has over the years developed a social consensus for inclusive socioeconomic growth equitably opening up advancement opportunities for all population segments. … Continue reading

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STRANGERS IN A STRANGE LAND

STRANGERS IN A STRANGE LAND There are at least 38 different language groups spread across different parts of the country. Photo: Amirul Rajiv SUSHMITA S PREETHA As we celebrate another Omor Ekushey, we remind ourselves of the importance of language … Continue reading

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WHO IS ‘INDIGENOUS?’

WHO IS ‘INDIGENOUS?’ WASFIA NAZREEN The recent debate on ‘indigenousness’ in the context of Bangladesh has thrown up many questions on the appropriateness of the ‘indigenous’ identity of the peoples of Bangladesh, particularly the Pahari (hill) peoples of the Chittagong … Continue reading

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MYANMAR, BANGLADESH AND INDIA: PROSPECTS FOR ENERGY COOPERATION

MYANMAR, BANGLADESH AND INDIA: PROSPECTS FOR ENERGY COOPERATION Mirza Sadaqat Huda As the world turns its eyes on reforms in Myanmar / Burma and investment rushes in, the opportunities and challenges of trade and peace-building with Myanmar’s neighbours to the … Continue reading

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PETRO-ISLAM’ ON THE RISE IN BANGLADESH

PETRO-ISLAM’ ON THE RISE IN BANGLADESH Sarah Berning Traditional Islamic practices in Bangladesh have undergone changes as influence from the Middle East increases. Many women have started wearing black Middle Eastern burqas, as it makes them feel ‘safer’. More and … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH HAS NOW A DYNAMIC LEADER

BANGLADESH HAS NOW A DYNAMIC LEADER Farid Hossain Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s return to power for a second consecutive term may prove good for country’s sustained development. The 10th parliamentary election has certainly not been the ideal one. But this … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH-INDIA: CONFLICTS OVER LAND AND MARITIME BOUNDARIES

BANGLADESH-INDIA: CONFLICTS OVER LAND AND MARITIME BOUNDARIES SYEED AHAMED revisits the lessons learnt from two exceptional boundary disputes to highlight some policy priorities. The Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s official visit to Dhaka is expected to address some of the … Continue reading

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RISE OF BANGLADESH: LESSONS IN ECONOMIC DIPLOMACY FROM INDIA

RISE OF BANGLADESH: LESSONS IN ECONOMIC DIPLOMACY FROM INDIA We must place economic statecraft above domestic politics, states JALAL ALAMGIR. Bangladesh aspires for an economic milestone: the “status” of a middle-income country. If the country reaches that status around 2020, … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH EXPERIENCES HIGHEST GROWTH OF SOLAR HOME SYSTEMS INSTALLATIONS

BANGLADESH EXPERIENCES HIGHEST GROWTH OF SOLAR HOME SYSTEMS INSTALLATIONS Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- With an average of over 50,000 new installations each month, Bangladesh now has the fastest growing solar home systems program in the world. The World Bank (WB) has … Continue reading

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INDIA PLANS TO DEVELOP NEW WATERWAYS WITH BANGLADESH

INDIA PLANS TO DEVELOP NEW WATERWAYS WITH BANGLADESH Agartala: India will soon ask Bangladesh for new waterways, a move that would facilitate the movement of goods and machinery between the two countries, officials said. “The proposed waterways between the northeastern states … Continue reading

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ICB SEES BANGLADESHI ECONOMY GO FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

ICB SEES BANGLADESHI ECONOMY GO FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH Fishing boats in the Sundarbans National Park, Bangladesh. ICB has developed schemes to provide financing for the low-income youth of the country, including fisheries Bangladesh has gone through an extensive restructuring … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH FARED BETTER THAN MOST OF SOUTH ASIA

BANGLADESH FARED BETTER THAN MOST OF SOUTH ASIA SAYS UN REPORT ON GLOBAL ECONOMY Staff Correspondent Economic prospects for Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, in contrast to the rest of South Asia, remained favourable despite a moderate slowdown last year, says … Continue reading

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