Daily Archives: March 12, 2014

PICTURES OF MARCH 1971 – REVOLUTION IN THE AIR

PICTURES OF MARCH 1971 – REVOLUTION IN THE AIR Police action against mass demonstration Police action against mass demonstration Student leader Tofael Ahmed in Dhaka University during 1969 mass uprising Bangbabandhu on March 7, leaving his residence to give the … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH: FORTY YEARS FREE

BANGLADESH: FORTY YEARS FREE Photographs from Bangladesh’s 1971 struggle for independence  When India was partitioned after independence, modern-day Bangladesh, as a Muslim-majority region, became part of Pakistan. Yet East Pakistan, as it was known, was effectively ruled from Islamabad, with … Continue reading

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THE HISTORY OF THE FLAG OF BANGLADESH

THE HISTORY OF THE FLAG OF BANGLADESH  The national flag of Bangladesh was a product which first came into idea of painter Quamrul Hasan. On the 3rd March 1971, ASM Abdur Rab the then VP of Dhaka University Students´ Union … Continue reading

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MARCH 23, 1971: THE AWAMI LEAGUE FLAG BEING RAISED AT THE RESIDENCE OF SHEIKH MUJIBUR RAHMAN — DAWN LIBRARY

MARCH 23, 1971: THE AWAMI LEAGUE FLAG BEING RAISED AT THE RESIDENCE OF SHEIKH MUJIBUR RAHMAN — DAWN LIBRARY  Reviewed by Bahzad Alam Khan Even the most ardent admirers of Mohammad Ali Jinnah have a hard time explaining why he … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING MARCH 7, 1971,SOUL-STIRRING ELOQUENCE AT THE DEFINING MOMENT

REMEMBERING MARCH 7, 1971,SOUL-STIRRING ELOQUENCE AT THE DEFINING MOMENT ZAHIR SHAMSERY It is an unforgettable and glorious moment for Bengali nationhood and freedom loving people of the world, who wants political emancipation from colonial rule. I share our history and … Continue reading

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ROUTE OF HOPE BECKONS

ROUTE OF HOPE BECKONS Rejaul Karim Byron and Md Fazlur Rahman Bangladesh expects business boom as 4 countries to build transnational highway Bangladesh, India, China and Myanmar are likely to sign an agreement to build a transnational highway that will … Continue reading

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WEST INTERFERING IN FACTORY SAFETY EFFORTS: TOFAIL

WEST INTERFERING IN FACTORY SAFETY EFFORTS: TOFAIL Star Business Report Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday criticised Western nations for what he said was interference in the government’s efforts to improve factory conditions in the apparel industry. “We are taking decisions … Continue reading

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EU TRADE CONCESSION PACKAGE STUMBLES AGAIN AT WTO

EU TRADE CONCESSION PACKAGE STUMBLES AGAIN AT WTO BY GHULAM ABBAS The much awaited trade concessions package offered by European Union (EU) has stumbled again at World Trade Organisation (WTO), with Bangladesh now opposing the facility for Pakistan. Shocked by … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN FTAS WITH ASIAN NATIONS TO HURT BANGLADESH: STUDY

EUROPEAN FTAS WITH ASIAN NATIONS TO HURT BANGLADESH: STUDY Refayet Ullah Mirdha European FTAs with Asian nations to hurt Bangladesh: study Bangladesh’s exports to the EU will fall by 0.18 percent a year if India, Pakistan and Vietnam enjoy duty-benefit … Continue reading

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THE GROWING EXTREMIST THREAT FOR THE US TO SEE

THE GROWING EXTREMIST THREAT FOR THE US TO SEE The spectacular commando type attack on a police microbus near Trishal two days ago, the killing of a policeman by the attackers and the snatching away of two prisoners of the … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH CAN BENEFIT FROM CHINESE EXPERIENCE: ENVOY

BANGLADESH CAN BENEFIT FROM CHINESE EXPERIENCE: ENVOY Star Business Report Bangladesh can tremendously benefit from Chinese experience on transportation, power and trade with a regional connectivity, the Chinese ambassador to Bangladesh said yesterday. Ambassador Li Jun spoke at a programme … Continue reading

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POWER PRODUCTION

POWER PRODUCTION The immediate past government headed by the Bangladesh Awami League celebrated the ‘ ab’ (illumination festival) sometime ago to mark more than fulfilment of one of its very focused election pledges which was to substantially raise the availability … Continue reading

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CURING THE IMAGE PROBLEM

CURING THE IMAGE PROBLEM Foreign direct investments (FDIs) into Bangladesh continue to be not so impressive whereas other countries in its neighbourhood continue to be major beneficiaries of FDIs. China is at the top in receiving FDIs. But India and … Continue reading

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COMPLETING WORK ON THE DHAKA-CHITTAGONG HIGHWAY

COMPLETING WORK ON THE DHAKA-CHITTAGONG HIGHWAY Presently, the Dhaka-Chittagong highway is considered as the busiest one in the whole country. It is a major highway for the movement of people, no doubt. But its greater significance lies in the fact … Continue reading

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OIC CHIEF: EXTREMISTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO HIJACK ISLAM

OIC CHIEF: EXTREMISTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO HIJACK ISLAM (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – The visiting OIC chief made the statement after holding meetings with Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque Iyad Ameen Madani, secretary general of the … Continue reading

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OIC TO CONTINUE WORK WITH GOVT IN BANGLADESH

OIC TO CONTINUE WORK WITH GOVT IN BANGLADESH  Mizan Rahman Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC) Iyad Ameen Madani yesterday assured that the OIC would continue to work with the present government of Bangladesh, saying there were … Continue reading

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OIC CHIEF: EXTREMISTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO HIJACK ISLAM

OIC CHIEF: EXTREMISTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO HIJACK ISLAM  Sheikh Shahariar Zaman The visiting OIC chief made the statement after holding meetings with Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque  Iyad Ameen Madani, secretary general … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH: LOOKING EAST TO PLAY KEY REGIONAL ROLE – ANALYSIS

BANGLADESH: LOOKING EAST TO PLAY KEY REGIONAL ROLE – ANALYSIS   Eurasia Review By Rupak Bhattacharjee The strategic location of Bangladesh which connects the nations of South and Southeast Asia helps Dhaka to play a pivotal role in regional forums like … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH, MYANMAR CENTRAL TO INDIA-ASEAN RELATIONSHIP

BANGLADESH, MYANMAR CENTRAL TO INDIA-ASEAN RELATIONSHIP SCHOLARS OBSERVE AT INT’L SEMINAR Our Correspondent, New Delhi Bangladesh and Myanmar are central to India’s outreach to enhancing its relations and physical connectivity with Asean countries, scholars have agreed at a two-day seminar … Continue reading

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GOVT BENT ON UPROOTING MILITANCY TO ENSURE GOOD GOVERNANCE

GOVT BENT ON UPROOTING MILITANCY TO ENSURE GOOD GOVERNANCE Staff Correspondent The government is bent on uprooting violence, corruption and militancy to ensure good governance in the country, sources close to the government high-ups said. The government’s move in this … Continue reading

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