Daily Archives: March 28, 2014

COUNTER TERRORISM: A BANGLADESH PERSPECTIVE

COUNTER TERRORISM: A BANGLADESH PERSPECTIVE MUSTAFA R KAMAL Terrorism has become a threat to peaceful political order and stability for many countries of the world. The attacks on World Trade Centre on 9/11 literally changed the entire world- President Bush … Continue reading

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CLIMATE CHANGE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT- 2015 AND BEYOND

CLIMATE CHANGE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT- 2015 AND BEYOND SALEEMUL HUQ The year 2015 is going to be a significant year globally for two major reasons. Firstly, the United Nations General Assembly to be held in New York in September 2015 … Continue reading

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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: THE BANGLADESH PERSPECTIVE

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: THE BANGLADESH PERSPECTIVE QAZI KHOLIQUZZAMAN AHMAD Let me start with a brief historical overview, albeit in a selective manner, to put sustainable development in perspective. One may go back to the industrial revolution that started in Britain around … Continue reading

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INTELLIGENCE, NATIONAL SECURITY AND FOREIGN POLICY

INTELLIGENCE, NATIONAL SECURITY AND FOREIGN POLICY A.S.M. ALI ASHRAF ALTHOUGH intelligence plays an important role in making and shaping a state’s foreign and security policy, there is little or no public discussion of intelligence issues in Bangladesh. This is due … Continue reading

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INTELLIGENCES NEED COORDINATION

INTELLIGENCE’S NEED COORDINATION SAY ANALYSTS, CITING MAJOR PAST FAILURES STAFF CORRESPONDENT Strategy analysts yesterday said the country’s intelligence agencies had failed to respond appropriately in times of crises on several occasions in the past and called for creation of an apex … Continue reading

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A WELL-KEPT SECRET

A WELL-KEPT SECRET MAMUN RASHID Global investors are not aware of the fantastic returns on investment or on assets possible in this country The gentleman was the boss of a finance agency. He said Bangladesh had conveniently kept itself an … Continue reading

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BUSINESS EXPECTATIONS AND INVESTMENT

BUSINESS EXPECTATIONS AND INVESTMENT M A TASLIM Government leaders often claim that the economy has suffered badly because of the ‘sahinsa’ movement carried out by the opposition 18-party combine in the months immediately before the largely voter-less election of 5th … Continue reading

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A NEW BANGLADESH

A NEW BANGLADESH Bangladesh’s ICT sector is a glaring example of what can be achieved if the government’s goodwill and a skilled workforce work together MD SAHAHNAWAZ KHAN CHANDAN For more than half a decade “Digital Bangladesh” has become the … Continue reading

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LOOKING BACK OVER

LOOKING BACK OVER FARSEEM M. MOHAMMEDY Looking back over one’s shoulder, since the emergence of independent Bangladesh in 1971 till now at 2014 – a span of 43 years – what have we achieved in our Science and Technology (S&T) … Continue reading

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SPIRIT OF LIBERATION WAR

SPIRIT OF LIBERATION WAR SALIMULLAH KHAN Recently a debate has cropped up over the finer points of the question what the spirit of liberation war really means. But I hope that no one would contest some very basic points. The … Continue reading

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A PASSAGE TO PAKISTAN

A PASSAGE TO PAKISTAN  KAZI ANIS AHMED A wary Bangladeshi’s visit to a familiarly foreign land yields pleasant surprises I was supposed to go to Lahore in January 1971, but I didn’t make it there until just this year. In … Continue reading

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MARCH 1971 . . . IN QUETTA

MARCH 1971 . . . IN QUETTA SYED BADRUL AHSAN When the Pakistan International Airlines jetliner landed at Tejgaon airport in the evening on 5 July 1971, it was desolation that I saw all around. With me were my parents … Continue reading

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HOIST THE COLOURS

HOIST THE COLOURS Azmin Azran Every year in February, March and December, there is one common sight you’ll find no matter where you are in the country. Here, there and pretty much everywhere, we see our national flag being put … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH BECOMES POLIO FREE

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PM CALLS FOR REKINDLING SPIRIT OF INDEPENDENCE

PM CALLS FOR REKINDLING SPIRIT OF INDEPENDENCE  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today joined hundreds of thousands of people at National Parade Ground here to hold her voice in singing the national anthem ‘Amar Sonar Bangla Ami Tomai Bhalobasi’. The Prime … Continue reading

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SHEIKH HASINA REIGNITES PATRIOTISM BY SETTING GUINNESS RECORD FOR CHOIR SINGING OF NATIONAL ANTHEM

SHEIKH HASINA REIGNITES PATRIOTISM BY SETTING GUINNESS RECORD FOR CHOIR SINGING OF NATIONAL ANTHEM Hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshis along with the country’s head of the government sang the national anthem in the capital city of Dhaka on the country’s … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH SETS NATIONAL ANTHEM CHORUS SINGING GUINNESS RECORD

BANGLADESH SETS NATIONAL ANTHEM CHORUS SINGING GUINNESS RECORD Dhaka, March 26 (IANS) Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi volunteers along with the country’s head of the government Wednesday sang the national anthem in chorus in capital Dhaka on the country’s Independence … Continue reading

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