Monthly Archives: April 2014

EXTERNAL RELATIONS OF BANGLADESH

EXTERNAL RELATIONS OF BANGLADESH MO CHOWDHURY Left leaning politicians and intellectuals of Bangladesh commonly propagate that India is an eternal friend and Pakistan is a perpetual enemy. The right leaning counterparts are not as warm towards India and are much … Continue reading

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MODI IS OUT OF ORDER

MODI IS OUT OF ORDER Tribune Editorial Amicable and cooperative relations are crucial to the well-being of both countries We condemn the anti-Bangladeshi remarks being made by Narendra Modi during the ongoing Indian general election campaign in the strongest possible … Continue reading

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MODI ALERT

MODI ALERT Uday Sankar Das There has been some rhetoric from BJP leaders relating to Bangladesh that has not gone down well As India’s polling marathon for the 16th Lok Sabha enters into the last three laps, and voters have … Continue reading

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WHERE’S MY MONEY?

WHERE’S MY MONEY? Nofel Wahid Bangladesh’s foreign exchange policy regime needs to be more Asia-oriented The US only accounted for approximately 19% of Bangladesh’s total exports in 2013. The rest went to other countries, mostly European Union economies that use … Continue reading

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RARE FEAT FOR BANGLADESH EXPERT

RARE FEAT FOR BANGLADESH EXPERT Senior Correspondent A Bangladesh public health expert has achieved a rare feat. Prof Mahmudur Rahman has been chosen as member of the World Health Organisation’s international experts review committee on polio virus. He is also … Continue reading

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THE INDIA-BANGLADESH POWER TRAP

THE INDIA-BANGLADESH POWER TRAP  Zahedul Amin A reliance on India for its electricity could be contrary to Bangladesh’s geo-strategic interests. Following the election of its Awami League (AL) government in 2009, Bangladesh’s diplomatic relations with India have enjoyed some renewed … Continue reading

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THE BOY SOLDIER

THE BOY SOLDIER ISHRAT FERDOUSI Shahzaman Mozumdar was born at Dinajpur in 1956. At curfew break on March 27, 1971, he saw the gruesome handiwork of the Pakistani army in Dhaka and decided to join the fight to liberate the … Continue reading

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PAKISTAN ARMY OFFICER TERMS WAR CRIMES TRIAL A ‘SHAM’

PAKISTAN ARMY OFFICER TERMS WAR CRIMES TRIAL A ‘SHAM’ Tribune Online Report Killings, rapes and other human rights violations that may have taken place in 1971 were results of internal conflicts among Bangalee groups, Hanif says A former Pakistan military … Continue reading

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FORMER PAKISTAN COLONEL ATTACKS WAR CRIMES TRIALS

FORMER PAKISTAN COLONEL ATTACKS WAR CRIMES TRIALS Senior Correspondent A former Pakistan military officer has described Bangladesh’s ongoing war crimes trial a “sham” and said killings, rapes and other human rights violations in the 1971 “political conflict” followed from “internal … Continue reading

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INDIAN RIVER-LINKING COULD CUT SUPPLY IN BANGLADESH BY 85 PERCENT

INDIAN RIVER-LINKING COULD CUT SUPPLY IN BANGLADESH BY 85 PERCENT by OOSKAnews Correspondent Bangladesh will see an 85 percent reduction in the amount of freshwater that its gets through the Brahmaputra and Ganges rivers if neighboring India implements its proposed … Continue reading

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GEOPOLITICAL RISKS: TRANSBOUNDARY RIVERS

GEOPOLITICAL RISKS: TRANSBOUNDARY RIVERS Written by Sophie le Clue The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, extends an impressive 2.5 million km2 constituting what is euphemistically known as the roof of the world. Often referred to as the Third Pole, the Plateau is home … Continue reading

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INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO WATER MANAGEMENT: FROM THE UPLANDS TO THE COAST – THE GANGES-BRAHMAPUTRA-MEGHNA BASIN

INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO WATER MANAGEMENT FROM THE UPLANDS TO THE COAST – THE GANGES-BRAHMAPUTRA-MEGHNA BASIN Jayanta Bandopadhyay The Climate of Coastal Cooperation explores finding a balance between the needs for development and safeguarding the environment. In this paper, Jayanta Bandopadhyay … Continue reading

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TRANSBOUNDARY RIVERS: MISSING THE GLOBAL VOICE

TRANSBOUNDARY RIVERS: MISSING THE GLOBAL VOICE Shahriar Feroze HOW do you dry out a nation of its water resources? Well, one way is to cut off its rivers by diverting the historical course of water flow. If desertification occurs due … Continue reading

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HINDU MIGRANTS FROM BANGLADESH MUST BE ACCOMMODATED

HINDU MIGRANTS FROM BANGLADESH MUST BE ACCOMMODATED: NARENDRA MODI Raking up a politically sensitive issue, Narendra Modi today batted for Hindu migrants from Bangladesh, asserting that they must be accomodated in this country while “infiltrators” who form the vote bank … Continue reading

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MODI SEETHING AT BANGLADESHI IMMIGRANTS

MODI SEETHING AT BANGLADESHI IMMIGRANTS Tribune Report In yet another vitriolic remark, Narendra Modi, a leader of the BJP and prime ministerial candidate for the ongoing Indian election, has said Bangladeshis will be thrown out of India as soon as … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH SHOULD COMPENSATE WITH LAND FOR INFLUX: BJP LEADER

BANGLADESH SHOULD COMPENSATE WITH LAND FOR INFLUX: BJP LEADER Thereport24.com Desk, New Delhi BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has said Bangladesh should compensate India with land for the influx of its citizens in India. “If Bangladesh doesn’t agree to take back … Continue reading

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TOI PUBLISHES BD DIPLOMAT’S ‘PRIVATE CHAT’

NARENDRA MODI AS PM TOI PUBLISHES BD DIPLOMAT’S ‘PRIVATE CHAT’ Tribune Report Bangladeshi diplomat’s comment on Narendra Modi, published by an Indian newspaper, was a ‘private chat’, says Bangaldesh High Commission in India. Mahbub Hassan Saleh, deputy high commissioner of … Continue reading

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NARENDRA MODI AS PRIME MINISTER WOULD ROLL BACK WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN INDIA

NARENDRA MODI AS PRIME MINISTER WOULD ROLL BACK WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN INDIA Amrit Wilson If Modi is elected, the many struggles rocking India – including violence against women and state repression – look likely to intensify India’s general election begins … Continue reading

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MODI IS A DEVIL AND HE WANTS TO DIVIDE HINDUS AND MUSLIMS IN KOLKATA

MODI IS A DEVIL AND HE WANTS TO DIVIDE HINDUS AND MUSLIMS IN KOLKATA: MAMATA Reacting to Modi’s charge of misgovernance, she said, “We do not need gyaan on development from the architect of riots. A day after Narendra Modi … Continue reading

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MUSLIM CLAIMS SHE WAS GANG-RAPED FOR SUPPORTING HINDU NATIONALISTS

MUSLIM CLAIMS SHE WAS GANG-RAPED FOR SUPPORTING HINDU NATIONALISTS Supporters of Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), wave their party flags during an election campaign rally addressed by Modi in Srirampur, … Continue reading

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