Daily Archives: March 13, 2014

THE LIBERATION WAR OF BANGLADESH : NORTH KOREAN INVOLVEMENT

THE LIBERATION WAR OF BANGLADESH : NORTH KOREAN INVOLVEMENT 1. The Liberation War of Bangladesh was one of the most memorable events of the 20th century, tragic and glorious simultaneously, and also was an important factor of the international diplomacy and … Continue reading

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BHUTTO, YAHYA KHAN, 1971 MILITARY ACTION & BANGLADESH

NOTES FROM MY MEMORY BHUTTO, YAHYA KHAN, 1971 MILITARY ACTION & BANGLADESH Mir Thebo Syed The nationalists of earlier times in Sindh were very much traditional. They used to give much importance to culture, traditions, folk music, literature and history … Continue reading

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THE ISI’S PERILOUS CHESS GAME WITH THE BENGALIS: IS IT ALMOST OVER?

THE ISI’S PERILOUS CHESS GAME WITH THE BENGALIS: IS IT ALMOST OVER? BY JAMAL HASAN The fallout of political events after the Pakistani Deputy High Commissioner Irfan Raja fiasco is too numerous to mention in this article.  Nevertheless, Bangladesh Premier … Continue reading

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‘PAKISTAN… IS FINISHED’

‘PAKISTAN… IS FINISHED’ Syed Badrul Ahsan The movement for freedom was inexorable, indeed was unstoppable. So were the reports from foreign newsmen then in Dhaka in numbers that were stupefying. On March 13, The Economist reported that Sheikh Mujibur Rahman … Continue reading

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PRESERVING OUR NATIONAL HERITAGE

PRESERVING OUR NATIONAL HERITAGE  ABDULLAH AL ARIF Antiquities Act, 1968 is the applicable law in this regard In Bangladesh, we have a vast number of archaeological sites and monuments, mostly belonging to the medieval period. Paharpur Buddhist Vihara of Naogaon, … Continue reading

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WORLD STANDARD HI-TECH PARK IN GAZIPUR SOON

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ORGANISATIONAL CRISIS IN BNP

ORGANISATIONAL CRISIS IN BNP Staff Correspondent Policymakers unhappy over senior leaders’ inaction One of the country’s major political parties, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), now appears to be in deep organisational crisis. Sources said party leader Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has … Continue reading

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DEEP-SEA PORT AT SONADIA

DEEP-SEA PORT AT SONADIA DUBAI FIRM PROPOSES PRE-CONSTRUCTION STUDY Mohosinul Karim The idea was suggested during a presentation of its multi-billion dollar investment proposal for construction of deep-sea port at the Prime Minister’s Office The DP World, an Emirati marine … Continue reading

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TEESTA A THORN

TEESTA A THORN The sharing of waters of the Teesta River will continue to remain a festering issue between India and Bangladesh, says a report in ‘Times of India’. It says the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal not only … Continue reading

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GOVT STAYS ON TARGET FOR 7.2PC ECONOMIC GROWTH

GOVT STAYS ON TARGET FOR 7.2PC ECONOMIC GROWTH Star Business Report The government has decided to keep the GDP growth target unchanged at 7.2 percent this fiscal year despite risks and the central bank’s conservative outlook on the economy. “The … Continue reading

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INDIA TO ALLOW VEHICLES FROM NEIGHBOURING SAARC MEMBERS FROM 2016

INDIA TO ALLOW VEHICLES FROM NEIGHBOURING SAARC MEMBERS FROM 2016 As a first step, from 2016, India will start issuing international permits for vehicles entering the country from some of its neighbours, covering both commercial and passenger category, from Bangladesh … Continue reading

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MUSINGS ON ANOTHER ELECTION AS DEMANDED

MUSINGS ON ANOTHER ELECTION AS DEMANDED JITEN ROY I hope people will learn from the last election, and then create an environment not to make the same mistakes again in the 11th Parliament election. This will take some time; let’s … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH NAVY BUILDS DRONES FOR SURVEILLANCE, TARGETING TRIALS

BANGLADESH NAVY BUILDS DRONES FOR SURVEILLANCE, TARGETING TRIALS The Bangladesh Navy (BN) has begun production of indigenously manufactured unmanned air systems (UASs) to be used for targeting practice and maritime surveillance, BN Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral M Farid … Continue reading

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BAY EXPLORATION DEAL SIGNED

 BAY EXPLORATION DEAL SIGNED BAPEX TEAMS UP WITH 2 FOREIGN EXPLORERS; NO PROVISION FOR EXPORT Staff Correspondent The government yesterday awarded a shallow sea block in the Bay of Bengal to Australia-based Santos, KrisEnergy of Singapore and Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration … Continue reading

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PAYING FOR RMG UPGRADING

PAYING FOR RMG UPGRADING Tribune Editorial It is important for all stakeholders to ensure necessary upgrades are adequately financed Stakeholders have been making concerted efforts to improve safety standards in the RMG sector. The Accord and Alliance initiatives are a … Continue reading

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RMG OWNERS BURST OUT ACCORD AND ALLIANCE INSPECTION

RMG OWNERS BURST OUT ACCORD AND ALLIANCE INSPECTION Tribune Report Tofail tames them with assurance to form multi-stakeholder committee to solve the crisis Apparel manufactures have come down heavily on the inspection being conducted by the Accord on Fire and … Continue reading

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DIVIDED BY BORDERS, UNITED BY RIVERS

DIVIDED BY BORDERS, UNITED BY RIVERS PROMITI PROVA CHOWDHURY Water sharing between Nepal, India, and Bangladesh, according to young scholars and professionals Guwahati, Assam – a milieu of tea, rhino and Bhupen Hazarika. Late Hazarika, the Bard of Brahmaputra, rendered … Continue reading

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ARAB LEAGUE SECY GENERAL PRAISES PM

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US ARMS & AMMOS FOR SWAT

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EXPORTS RISE 6PC IN FEB

EXPORTS RISE 6PC IN FEB Refayet Ullah Mirdha Exports accelerated 6.36 percent year-on-year to $2.38 billion in February, data from the Export Promotion Bureau shows. Shipments are on the rise despite adversities such as the Tazreen Fashions fire and Rana … Continue reading

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