Daily Archives: January 20, 2015

BANGLADESH RISING: FIVE YEARS OF ECONOMIC SUCCESS

BANGLADESH RISING: FIVE YEARS OF ECONOMIC SUCCESS It is now widely accepted that Bangladesh has made significant strides in social progress and human development indicators. However, Bangladesh has also been a success story in economic terms. The World Development Report … Continue reading

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THE HASINA MOMENT

THE HASINA MOMENT Nadeem Qadir Ban Ki-moon, in his statement marking Bangladesh’s 40 years in the United Nations, praised Bangladesh for taking strides forward I was watching the CNN and NDTV coverage of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with … Continue reading

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SHEIKH HASINA’S SCORECARD ON RETURN FROM USA

SHEIKH HASINA’S SCORECARD ON RETURN FROM USA ABDUL GAFFAR CHOUDHURY  Last Tuesday (30th September) I met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in London and we had a pleasant discussion on the country and politics. I had the privilege to talk to … Continue reading

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BANGLADESHI WOMEN ARE AHEAD OF INDIA

BANGLADESHI WOMEN ARE AHEAD OF INDIA Bangladesh has progressed on the UNDP’s Human Development Index with significant strides in closing the gap between men and women. On the index for year 2014 released on Thursday, Bangladesh has been placed at … Continue reading

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SHEIKH HASINA IS THE SYMBOL OF LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE GLOBAL LEADER: ED, UNICEF

SHEIKH HASINA IS THE SYMBOL OF LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE GLOBAL LEADER: ED, UNICEF UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake described Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as the symbol of liberal progressive global leader and highly appreciated her for her government steps to protect … Continue reading

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HASINA VOWS TO END CHILD MARRIAGE

HASINA VOWS TO END CHILD MARRIAGE Shahriar Sharif Bangladesh has made strides in girls’ education and gender parity but child marriage remains a problem. There is an old Bengali saying: “Kuritey buri”. It means a woman is old when she … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH MOVES FORWARD – HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2014 RELEASED ​

BANGLADESH MOVES FORWARD – HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2014 RELEASED ​ HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT LAUNCH EVENT AT ERD July 24, 2014 was a special day for most Bangladeshis as they were about to leave the city to spend the Eid vacation … Continue reading

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‘BANGLADESH AHEAD OF INDIA’ SAYS PROSPERITY INDEX

‘BANGLADESH AHEAD OF INDIA’ SAYS PROSPERITY INDEX Bangladesh, that proverbial economic basket case, is now outdoing its BRIC-branded neighbor, India. So says the ‘‘prosperity index’’ compiled by the London-based think tank Legatum Institute, after measuring multiple variables about economic performance, … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH OUTPERFORMING INDIA

BANGLADESH OUTPERFORMING INDIA MUSTAFIZUR RAHMAN Bangladesh Is Leading The Way In Terms Of Development In South Asia, Exposing The Failings Of Its Gigantic Neighbour. In recent decades, India has been championed as an economic powerhouse and an economy on the rise. … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH: REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENTS IN FIGHTING EXTREMISM

BANGLADESH: REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENTS IN FIGHTING EXTREMISM – ANALYSIS Dr. Binodkumar Singh Sheikh Hasina Wajed’s Awami League (AL)-led government, which came to power for the second consecutive term after the much-boycotted Jan 5, 2014, 10th general elections by the opposition, has … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH – NO LONGER THE “HUNGRY MAN” OF SOUTH ASIA

BANGLADESH – NO LONGER THE “HUNGRY MAN” OF SOUTH ASIA In less than a quarter century, Bangladesh has outperformed Pakistan in reducing hunger and malnourishment. From trailing Pakistan in hunger reduction in 1990, Bangladesh has sped ahead of Pakistan and … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH ADVANCES IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

BANGLADESH ADVANCES IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT    Bangladesh has improved one step in Human Development Index (HDI) to rank 142 globally, up from 143, as per the Human Development Report 2014. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released the report on its … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH FARES BETTER THAN INDIA AND PAKISTAN

BANGLADESH FARES BETTER THAN INDIA AND PAKISTAN Kamran Reza Chowdhury Apart from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, none of the countries in the South Asian region have been able to change its previous ranking this year In light of the UNDP’s … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH DOING BETTER THAN INDIA: AMARTYA SEN

BANGLADESH DOING BETTER THAN INDIA: AMARTYA SEN The Noble Laureate, Amartya Sen, has lauded Bangladesh’s advancement in several social sectors, particularly in life expectance, child health and mortality, fertility rate, and female literacy in companion to those in India. Despite … Continue reading

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WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION DIRECTOR GENERAL PRAISES SHEIKH HASINA

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION DIRECTOR GENERAL PRAISES BANGLADESH’S  SUCCESS IN HEALTH SECTOR Visiting Director General of World Health Organization (WHO) Dr Margaret Chan yesterday highly praised the achievements of Bangladesh in the health sector saying other countries in this region can follow the country in … Continue reading

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BAN KI-MOON PRAISES STRONG LEADERSHIP OF SHEIKH HASINA

BAN KI-MOON PRAISES STRONG LEADERSHIP OF SHEIKH HASINA NEW YORK, Sept 28 (BSS): UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has highly acclaimed Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina for her commendable role and strong leadership for strengthening democracy, Ban Ki-moon praises strong … Continue reading

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BANGABANDHU FOUNDED BANGLADESH, SHEIKH HASINA SAVED IT: NARENDRA MODI

BANGABANDHU FOUNDED BANGLADESH, SHEIKH HASINA SAVED IT: NARENDRA MODI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that “Bangabandhu founded Bangladesh and his daughter Sheikh Hasina saved it.” The Indian Premier made this comment while Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali … Continue reading

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UNICEF PRAISES SHEIKH HASINA

UNICEF PRAISES SHEIKH HASINA Unicef Executive Director Anthony Lake has praised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for Bangladesh’s initiatives to protect rights of the girl children. Lake hailed the prime minister during a meeting with her on the sideline of the … Continue reading

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BRITISH MP PRAISES SHEIKH HASINA

BRITISH MP PRAISES HASINA’S WORK ON WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT Reazul Bashar, from London,  bdnews24.com A senior British Labour Party MP has praised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s work on women development. The chairman of the home affairs committee at the UK House … Continue reading

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PRESIDENT OF ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK PRAISES SHEIKH HASINA

PRESIDENT OF ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK PRAISES BANGLADESH’S POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY Md Mahfuzur Rahman  Economic Correspondent: President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Takehiko Nakao on Sunday praised the Bangladesh’s recent poverty reduction advancement. The ADB boss raised his praise for Bangladesh’s … Continue reading

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