Daily Archives: January 13, 2015

BANGLADESH IN 2014: ECONOMY, INFRASTRUCTURE & POWER

BANGLADESH IN 2014: ECONOMY, INFRASTRUCTURE & POWER In January 2014, Bangladesh Awami League was elected to state power for the second consecutive time since 2009. This time, the government aimed to fulfill the pledges made in its 2014 election manifesto … Continue reading

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THE LEGACY OF HM ERSHAD

THE LEGACY OF HM ERSHAD SYED BADRUL AHSAN General (retd) Hussein Muhammad Ershad informed the country a few days ago that there have been bigger dictators in Bangladesh since he lost power in December 1990. He was, of course, referring … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH: RELIGIOUS FANATICISM AND THE SECULAR STATE

BANGLADESH: RELIGIOUS FANATICISM AND THE SECULAR STATE Syed Badrul Ahsan One of the earliest decisions made by the Bangladesh Government-in-Exile—and that was within hours of the surrender of the Pakistani occupation forces in Dhaka on December 16, 1971—was clamping a … Continue reading

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THE PIONEER OF MUSLIM RENAISSANCE IN BENGAL

KHAN BAHADUR AHSANULLAH THE PIONEER OF MUSLIM RENAISSANCE IN BENGAL Md. Monirul Islam THE Bengal Muslim Renaissance refers to a socio-cultural, educational and religious reform movement during the nineteenth and early twentieth century in undivided India’s Bengal province. It is … Continue reading

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HASINA’S YEAR THAT WAS

HASINA’S YEAR THAT WAS Shah Husain Imam IT was Sheikh Hasina’s year in politics, literally, where other leaders were eclipsed. She wielded power unchallenged and remained unruffled in spite of controversies stalking her. In a unique way, even her worst … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH IS NO BASKET CASE

BANGLADESH IS NO BASKET CASE  Marianne Scholte Bangladesh is one of the few countries likely to meet almost all of the Millennium Development Goals.The country is still very poor, but it has made spectacular progress One of the most overlooked … Continue reading

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INDIA AND BANGLADESH NEAR RESOLUTION ON BORDER DISPUTE

INDIA AND BANGLADESH NEAR RESOLUTION ON BORDER DISPUTE Akhilesh Pillalamarri With a favorable political climate in India, the long-standing India-Bangladesh border dispute nears resolution. After years of negotiation, recent reports suggest that India is close to resolving its border dispute … Continue reading

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THE GEOPOLITICS OF SOUTH ASIAN POLITICAL STABILITY

THE GEOPOLITICS OF SOUTH ASIAN POLITICAL STABILITY Akhilesh Pillalamarri A recent essay by Robert Kaplan offers fascinating insight into South Asia’s political stability. Earlier this week, the well-known geopolitical analyst Robert Kaplan wrote an interesting article about South Asian geopolitics … Continue reading

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NO CHANGE IN US STAND ON JAN 5 POLLS: MOZENA

NO CHANGE IN US STAND ON JAN 5 POLLS: MOZENA Thereport24.com Special Correspondent, Dhaka: Outgoing US Ambassador in Dhaka Dan W Mozena on Saturday said there has been no change in his country’s stand on January 5 polls which called … Continue reading

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US-BANGLADESH TIES DEEPER

US-BANGLADESH TIES DEEPER Thereport24.com Correspondent, Dhaka: The outgoing US ambassador in Dhaka on Thursday said that the US-Bangladesh relations are ‘better, wider, and deeper’ now. Dan Mozena made the observation while paying a farewell call on Foreign Minister Abul Hassan … Continue reading

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CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOOD SECURITY IN ASIA

CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOOD SECURITY IN ASIA Md. Saidul Islam FEEDING the people of the planet puts a lot of stress on the environment. Farming takes more than 40% of land and half the world’s available freshwater. We may need … Continue reading

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A GOOD YEAR IN AGRICULTURE

A GOOD YEAR IN AGRICULTURE Bumper crop should lead to fair prices for farmers IT is reassuring that Bangladesh has passed quite a good year in agriculture through increasing food production coupled with relatively stable prices of rice and vegetables. … Continue reading

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2014: A YEAR OF RMG TRANSFORMATION

2014: A YEAR OF RMG TRANSFORMATION  Ibrahim Hossain Ovi ‘The year 2014 was viewed as a transformational year. It was also a challenging year for the RMG sector to revive from trouble it faced, and I think we have been … Continue reading

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RMG EXPORT EARNINGS GROW 5% DESPITE ALL ODDS IN 2014

RMG EXPORT EARNINGS GROW 5% DESPITE ALL ODDS IN 2014  Ibrahim Hossain Ovi ‘Export earnings will start to grow in the first quarter of the next year, as a number of new factories will contribute to the export basket from … Continue reading

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GLOBAL RETAILERS: $50BN RMG EXPORT TARGET ACHIEVABLE

GLOBAL RETAILERS: $50BN RMG EXPORT TARGET ACHIEVABLE  Tribune Report ‘The Summit has opened our eyes for the future of Bangladesh’s RMG sector after participating in the event and having visit to several factories’ Bangladesh’s target for $50-billion export by 2021 … Continue reading

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THE NEXT STEPS FOR SAARC ENERGY AGREEMENT

THE NEXT STEPS FOR SAARC ENERGY AGREEMENT Mirza Sadaqat Huda Saarc countries must come together to envision energy as the means of reducing low-level political conflicts The viability of Saarc was once again put to test at the 18th Saarc … Continue reading

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CHINA PROPOSES FTA WITH BANGLADESH

CHINA PROPOSES FTA WITH BANGLADESH  Tribune Report The Chinese side indicated that they are considering a big investment in the economic zone China has proposed signing a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Bangladesh to promote trade between the two countries … Continue reading

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WANG: CHINA TO REMAIN BESIDE BANGLADESH

WANG: CHINA TO REMAIN BESIDE BANGLADESH  Tribune Online Report China would always remain beside Bangladesh in its development needs, visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said. He made the statement during a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina … Continue reading

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WANG YI TERMS BANGLADESH ‘IMPORTANT NEIGHBOUR’

WANG YI TERMS BANGLADESH ‘IMPORTANT NEIGHBOUR’ Thereport24.com Special Correspondent, Dhaka: Terming Bangladesh ‘an important neighbour’, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has proposed to sign a free trade agreement to boost up bilateral relations between Bangladesh and China. The Chinese foreign … Continue reading

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MUJIB FREED FROM HOUSE ARREST

MUJIB FREED FROM HOUSE ARREST Rome News-Tribune JANUARY 09, 2014

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